Hong Kong’s zero-COVID policy keeps movers busy, gives recruiters headaches

Hong Kong's zero-COVID policy keeps movers busy, gives recruiters headaches

A general view showing the Central Business District, in Hong Kong, China, September 15, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone SiuRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterHONG KONG, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s zero-COVID policy is driving foreign talent out of the financial hub and putting off newcomers even as some firms offer pay packages not seen … Read more

Policy 4.0 suggests a wallet-based approach to regulate crypto in India

Policy 4.0 has said the first regulatory focus should be on wallets and the onus should be on the citizens to get a verified wallet. (Photo: Reuters)

NEW DELHI: Emerging technology think tank, Policy 4.0, has suggested a wallet-based solution for India to tackle the spectrum of regulatory risks the government faces with cryptocurrencies. The report recommended that India should build its own “India Wallet” to tackle know your customer (KYC), the inflow and outflow of cryptocurrency, and monetary concerns. The government … Read more

Murad for framing policy to minimize Covid impact

Murad for framing policy to minimize Covid impact

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah Tuesday said the Sindh government was framing an effective policy to mitigate the negative impact of the Covid-19 and to encash opportunities in the post-Covid world. “Post-Covid international scenario has lowered risk outlook for Pakistan and CPEC opportunities have made Sindh a better destination promising healthy returns on … Read more

China reaffirms commitment to zero-Covid policy as new cases spread

China reaffirms commitment to zero-Covid policy as new cases spread

China reported dozens of new local coronavirus infections on Saturday, a day after the government reaffirmed its commitment to strict measures designed to limit the pandemic’s spread within its borders.The country’s National Health Commission on Sunday reported 74 new cases for the previous day, of which 50 were locally transmitted. A wave of cases has … Read more

St. Charles official defends COVID visitor policy after senior waiting outside sparks debate

St. Charles official defends COVID visitor policy after senior waiting outside sparks debate

(Update: Adding video, comments from Bend resident, St. Charles Emergency Department manager) The concerns on both sides boil down to health and safety BEND, Ore (KTVZ) — A recent Facebook post of an elderly man waiting outside the St. Charles Bend Emergency Department due to COVID-19 visitor policies has stirred up some controversy. The post … Read more

China won’t give up on its zero-tolerance COVID policy soon – experts

China won't give up on its zero-tolerance COVID policy soon - experts

BEIJING, Nov 2 (Reuters) – China will not give up on its zero-tolerance policy towards local COVID-19 cases any time soon, some experts said, as the policy has allowed it to quickly quell local outbreaks, while the virus continues to spread outside its borders.To stop local cases from turning into wider outbreaks, China has developed … Read more

Law group threatens to sue over Immensa Covid testing scandal | Health policy

The health secretary is facing legal action over the Immensa testing fiasco, in which about 43,000 people have been given false negative Covid results since September.The Good Law Project has sent a pre-action letter to Sajid Javid seeking answers over the scandal, which some experts believe has contributed to a rise in coronavirus cases in … Read more

‘People are starting to wane’: China’s zero-Covid policy takes toll | Coronavirus

On Friday, the Beijing Daily published an intricate graphic identifying two people sick with Covid-19 and everyone they had infected, detailing the spread of the latest Delta outbreak in the country. The map came amid growing frustration, some panic, and rare protests over the ramifications of China’s effort to remain a “zero Covid” country.Since the … Read more

Hong Kong’s zero-COVID policy undermining financial hub status – industry group

Hong Kong's zero-COVID policy undermining financial hub status - industry group

A general view showing the Central Business District, in Hong Kong, China, September 15, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone SiuHONG KONG, Oct 25 (Reuters) – A financial industry group warned on Monday that Hong Kong’s zero-COVID policy and strict quarantine requirements for international travellers threatens to undermine the city’s status as a financial hub.The Asia Securities Industry and … Read more