Binance vows to abide by Canadian restrictions after reprimand: Crypto Moves

Binance vows to abide by Canadian restrictions after reprimand: Crypto Moves

Hong Kong set to reverse 2 years of recession with 6.4% expansion in 2021: Macro snapshot Economic growth in Hong Kong is expected to have reached 6.4 percent in 2021 due to higher exports and stronger vaccination campaigns, the city’s Financial Secretary Paul Chan, said in a blog post. This rebound comes after the economy … Read more

How will fresh Covid restrictions affect the UK economy and jobs? | Coronavirus

The introduction of Covid-19 countermeasures across the UK and the rest of Europe, not to mention the US and Asia, to try to combat the spread of the Omicron variant has raised the spectre of the global economy stumbling into 2022 in a distinctly weakened state. But how big is their impact likely to be?Will … Read more

Iran imposes restrictions on unvaccinated in new COVID plan | Coronavirus pandemic News

Iran imposes restrictions on unvaccinated in new COVID plan | Coronavirus pandemic News

Iran announces a new COVID-19 plan that will limit some public spaces to those with a digital pass showing they have been fully vaccinated.Tehran, Iran – The Iranian government has launched a “smart protocols” plan that will impose some restrictions on those unvaccinated against COVID-19, as it aims for the country to learn to “co-exist” … Read more

Tennis Australia annual report shows $100 million loss due to COVID-19 restrictions, player quarantine for Australian Open

People wearing masks check their mobile phones after passing through gates at the Australian Open.

Tennis Australia sustained a net loss of more than $100 million in the 15 months around this year’s delayed — and COVID-19-affected — Australian Open, the body’s 2020-21 annual report showed.Key points:Tennis Australia emptied its cash reserves of $80 million and took a loan of $40 million due to the impact of COVID-19 on the … Read more

Covid travel restrictions: Do they work?

Covid travel restrictions: Do they work?

(CNN) — Governments are trying to buy time with a rash of new travel restrictions as they figure out the potential impact of Omicron.But the restrictions are being criticized by some officials and medical experts as ineffective and potentially damaging to global coronavirus tracking.”I think this is really an illusion of protection,” CNN medical analyst … Read more

Areas hit hard by flooding also dealing with regional COVID-19 restrictions

Areas hit hard by flooding also dealing with regional COVID-19 restrictions

As emergencies pile up in B.C., health officials are reminding evacuees and those providing aid that COVID-19 is still of great concern, particularly in regions impacted by flooding, and precautions must be taken to reduce transmission. Residents in the Fraser Valley and B.C.’s Interior fled their homes earlier this week due to rising floodwaters caused … Read more

Thousands protest in Vienna against Austria’s Covid restrictions | Austria

Thousands of people, many of them far-right supporters, have protested in Vienna against coronavirus restrictions a day after Austria’s government announced a new lockdown and said vaccines would be made compulsory next year.Whistling, clapping, blowing horns and banging drums, crowds streamed into Heroes’ Square in front of the Hofburg, the former imperial palace in central … Read more

UK must be ready to impose Covid restrictions this winter, expert warns | Coronavirus

The UK cannot afford to be complacent and must be prepared to introduce tougher measures to control the spread of Covid-19 this winter if necessary, a government adviser and leading epidemiologist has warned.As mainland Europe is gripped by a new Covid wave, some countries have imposed strict measures to control the spread of Covid.With Austria … Read more

Auckland Covid travel restrictions to be lifted in December, says Jacinda Ardern | New Zealand

Aucklanders will be allowed to leave the city this summer after months in lockdown, the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has announced, but public health experts warn it could lead to a torrent of Covid-19 spreading into other parts of the country.The country recorded 194 new cases of Covid-19 in the community on Wednesday and the … Read more

Portuguese PM warns restrictions may return as COVID cases rise

Portuguese PM warns restrictions may return as COVID cases rise

General view inside a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination centre in Seixal, Portugal, September 11, 2021. REUTERS/Pedro NunesLISBON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Tuesday that authorities in one of the world’s most vaccinated nations may bring back some measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the run-up to the … Read more

Central Queensland business owners ‘in tears’ over looming COVID restrictions, meeting organiser says

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Some frustrated businesses in regional Queensland say they fear they will have to “shut their doors” due to the state government’s impending tough COVID-19 restrictions for unvaccinated people.Key points:Roughly 400 business owners attend a meeting in Yeppoon discussing navigating impending restrictionsIt follows a similar meeting held recently in MackayState MP Brittany Lauga says business would be in a … Read more

Queensland set to loosen COVID border restrictions, with 1.6 million unvaccinated in the state

Queensland set to loosen COVID border restrictions, with 1.6 million unvaccinated in the state

About 1.6 million Queensland residents remain unvaccinated against COVID-19, as the state prepares to open borders to inoculated travellers flying in from virus hotspots interstate.Key points:The Queensland government is expected to announce today how people can start applying for border passesAn infectious disease expert is concerned the virus will spread quickly once border rules relaxAbout … Read more

Nursing homes can now lift most COVID restrictions on visits : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Nursing homes can now lift most COVID restrictions on visits : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Melvin Goldstein, 90, glances at pictures of birds, left, and a fish, his 13-year-old granddaughter drew for him as a gift as his daughter Barbara Goldstein shares them with his during a family visit inside the Hebrew Home at Riverdale on March 28 in New York. On Friday, the government eased many remaining pandemic restrictions. … Read more

COVID updates: Greater Darwin enters fifth day of ‘lockout restrictions’, Queensland expected to hit 80 per cent first-dose vaccination rate — as it happened

COVID updates: Greater Darwin enters fifth day of 'lockout restrictions', Queensland expected to hit 80 per cent first-dose vaccination rate — as it happened

The Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT is calling on federal health authorities to pressure the territory government into changing how it measures the local coronavirus vaccination rollout.The government counts the number of  “jabs in arms” whereas the federal government data uses the Australian Immunisation Register data, which is based on addresses registered with Medicare.Chief Minister Michael Gunner says the NT is … Read more

Thousands protest Covid restrictions in New Zealand

Thousands protest Covid restrictions in New Zealand

Thousands of demonstrators marched on the New Zealand parliament to protest against Covid-19 restrictions, prompting a major police deployment at the Wellington building known as the Beehive. About 3,000 people, most not wearing masks, made their way through the capital’s city centre, including dozens of motorcyclists in biker gang regalia performing burnouts. Some attendees carried … Read more

Australia news updates live: ACT Covid restrictions to ease Friday; masks to come off in Queensland this week; NSW students to sit HSC exams | Australia news

I have been working closely with colleagues in New South Wales, ACT and Victoria over the last few weeks to prepare for exactly the issues that have been faced and that is a rapidly moving space, in terms of how rapid antigen tests can be used in those circumstances, what is the minimum amount of … Read more

Covid-19: 190 new cases in Delta outbreak as Cabinet mulls easing Auckland restrictions

Covid-19: 190 new cases in Delta outbreak as Cabinet mulls easing Auckland restrictions

There are 190 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta outbreak as Cabinet is set to confirm if Auckland restrictions can ease as planned. There is one case in Northland, seven in Waikato and the remaining 182 are in Auckland. There are 81 cases in hospital, up from 74 on Sunday, with seven of those … Read more

COVID live updates: Restrictions ease in NSW as residents in Katherine and Darwin await lockdown news

COVID live updates: Victoria and the ACT exercise new freedoms today as they continue to emerge from restrictions

Live updates8m ago8 minutes agoSun 7 Nov 2021 at 9:04pmBy Bridget JuddQueensland government ‘re-evaluating’ mask mandateAs Queensland edges closer to the 80 per cent single-dose COVID-19 vaccination milestone, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has flagged potential changes to the mask mandate.In August, former chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young warned Queenslanders that masks could be mandatory until Christmas, … Read more

Unvaccinated in Greece face new restrictions as COVID cases soar

Unvaccinated in Greece face new restrictions as COVID cases soar

ATHENS, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Queues formed outside shops in Athens on Saturday on the first day of new restrictions to curb soaring coronavirus infections which require the unvaccinated to have negative COVID-19 tests.COVID-19 infections in Greece hit a new daily high almost every day in November, prompting authorities to announce new measures on Tuesday, … Read more

NT records one new COVID case on day two of lockdown and lockout restrictions

Michael Gunner talks at COVID presser.

The Northern Territory has recorded one new case of coronavirus, Chief Minister Michael Gunner says.Key points:The current NT outbreak has grown to threeKatherine and Greater Darwin are in day two of three-day COVID restrictionsThe new case is a 21-year-old woman who had received one vaccine doseThe new case is a 21-year old woman who arrived in Darwin from … Read more

COVID live updates: SA and Qld tighten border restrictions with NT after Katherine COVID cases

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Live updates16m ago16 minutes agoFri 5 Nov 2021 at 9:46pmBy Daniel SmithElective surgery in VicHi Team! When will elective surgery re-open in Vic? I’m in metro Melb and am waiting for surgery for endometriosis. It’s been really difficult and I’d really love to know when surgery will resume so I can get some relief-Waiting for … Read more

Dutch consider new restrictions as Covid-19 cases surge

Dutch consider new restrictions as Covid-19 cases surge

Health authorities in the Netherlands are to decide whether to recommend Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for adults, while the government weighs a new package of restrictions, amid the latest surge in new infections. Prime Minister Mark Rutte is expected to announce new measures to slow the spread of the virus at a press conference this … Read more

South Korea Eases Covid Restrictions As Australia, Thailand Reopen Borders

South Korea Eases Covid Restrictions As Australia, Thailand Reopen Borders

Topline Several countries began lifting pandemic-related restrictions Monday, with Australia, Thailand and Israel allowing some forms of international travel and South Korea reopening certain public spaces even as other parts of the world remain steadfastly closed because of the pandemic. A woman embraces her brother after arriving on a flight from Los Angeles at Sydney … Read more

NSW COVID cases today drop to a low not seen since JULY as the state prepares to ease travel restrictions from Sydney

NSW COVID cases today drop to a low not seen since JULY as the state prepares to ease travel restrictions from Sydney

New South Wales has recorded another drop in new COVID-19 cases as the state prepares to open up travel between metropolitan Sydney and beyond.On Sunday, the Department of Health confirmed there had been 177 cases in the 24 hours until midnight.There was also one COVID-related death.The number of people hospitalised with COVID-19 in the state … Read more

NCOC to lift Covid-19 restrictions from cities with at least 60pc vaccination rate

NCOC to lift Covid-19 restrictions from cities with at least 60pc vaccination rate

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Saturday announced that it will roll back all COVID-19 related restrictions from cities with at least 60 per cent vaccinated population.   The decision was made in a meeting of the NCOC chaired by the Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar. According to the … Read more

South Korea loosens restrictions in first step toward ‘living with COVID-19’

South Korea loosens restrictions in first step toward 'living with COVID-19'

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea said on Friday it will drop all operating-hour curbs on restaurants and cafes and implement its first vaccine passport for high-risk venues, such as gyms, saunas and bars, as it tries to “live with COVID-19”.FILE PHOTO: Commuters wearing masks to avoid contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walk on a zebra … Read more

COVID live updates: Victoria and the ACT exercise new freedoms today as they continue to emerge from restrictions

COVID live updates: Victoria and the ACT exercise new freedoms today as they continue to emerge from restrictions

Restrictions easing across Victoria and the ACT From 6:00pm, regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne will unite on the same restrictions, enabling travel across the state.Masks will also no longer be required outdoors, as Victoria is set to hit its 80 per cent double dose target.Places like gyms and retail shops will be able re-open, with density … Read more

Covid measures give us choice. They are not restrictions on British life | Stephen Reicher

Calls for the government to introduce extra measures to contain Covid have grown louder. At the last count these came from the NHS Federation, the British Medical Association, Macmillan Cancer, the behaviours and modelling subcommittees of the emergency science group Sage, the president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, the president of the Royal … Read more

Hong Kong doubles down on Covid restrictions to fall into line with mainland China | Hong Kong

It used to be an international business centre, the bustling, vibrant commercial gateway to China and the rest of Asia.But after weeks of lobbying by Hong Kong’s global business community for the government to ease border restrictions and harsh mandatory quarantine to bring it into line with other trading hubs, the authorities have instead responded … Read more

COVID live updates: WA eases restrictions with Queensland amid hard border warning ahead of Christmas

COVID live updates: WA eases restrictions with Queensland amid hard border warning ahead of Christmas

Western Australia assesses Queensland as ‘very low’ riskThe change came into effect just after midnight, and you know what that means — quarantine-free travel.Queensland was meant to move to “very low risk” last Friday, but that was put on hold after a positive case was recorded on the Gold Coast on Thursday.”With the inclusion of … Read more

SA announces COVID-19 roadmap including repeal of border restrictions on November 23

Steven Marshall stands in a suit in front of a SA Health and SA Government logo background

South Australia will ease its border restrictions for double-vaccinated people from November 23.Key points:Double-vaccinated domestic travellers will be able to head into SA without quarantiningInternational arrivals will have the current quarantine duration halvedFurther repeals will require 90 per cent of the population, aged 12 and over, to have been fully vaccinatedThat date will also see the … Read more

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: When Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson expects restrictions to lift in Auckland

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: When Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson expects restrictions to lift in Auckland

Exclusive footage of inside Auckland City Hospital’s Covid ward. Video / SuppliedCOVID LATEST:* ‘It feels like we’re the guinea pigs’: Some students nervous about return to school* Inside the Te Awamutu cluster – epicentre of the Waikato spread* The 90% Project: How to enable vaccination in key populations* Derek Cheng: Hundreds of cases now self-isolating. … Read more

COVID-19 live updates: Victoria set to ease more COVID restrictions this week

COVID-19 live updates: Victoria set to ease more COVID restrictions this week

NSW: Schools are back, but not all teachers areABC NewsSchools across New South Wales are welcoming back the remainder of students to classrooms today after four months of at-home learning due to COVID-19 related lockdowns.Students in years 2 to 11 are returning to face-to-face learning, after kindergarten and years 1 and 12 students made their return last … Read more

SNP Heallth Secretary Humza Yousaf says COP26 will worsen Covid but more restrictions still avoidable

SNP Heallth Secretary Humza Yousaf says COP26 will worsen Covid but more restrictions still avoidable

HUMZA Yousaf has said that “of course” there will be a increase in coronavirus as a result of the COP26 climate change summit descending on Glasgow next month. The Health Secretary said there was “absolutely a risk of Covid cases rising thereafter”, but said the Scottish Government would do all it could to keep them to a … Read more

Former COVID-19 advisor Neville Power charged with breaching Western Australia’s coronavirus restrictions

Neville Power standing outside Parliament House and glancing sideways.

The man who spearheaded Australia’s post-COVID-19 economic task force has been charged with breaching Western Australia’s coronavirus border restrictions during a private helicopter flight from Queensland.Key points:WA Police say Neville Power and another man flew into the state without border passes Mr Power headed the National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board  The two men are due to appear in court on … Read more

Austria: unvaccinated may face restrictions if Covid cases keep rising | Austria

Unvaccinated people in Austria could face new lockdown restrictions if coronavirus case numbers continue to rise, Austria’s chancellor has said.The news came after a Friday evening meeting between Alexander Schallenberg, the chancellor, and state-level leaders to discuss their response to rapidly increasing case numbers.“The pandemic is not yet in the rearview mirror,” Schallenberg said. “We … Read more

Doctors warn of crisis as officials reject restrictions

Doctors warn of crisis as officials reject restrictions

Firefighter Matt Smither is seen working alongside critical care nurses in the Intensive Care Unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, southern England.ADRIAN DENNIS | AFP | Getty ImagesLONDON — An increasing number of doctors in the U.K. are warning that the country, and its health service, are facing a renewed health crisis due to … Read more

WHO warns of rise in Covid cases across Europe for third consecutive week as restrictions are eased

WHO warns of rise in Covid cases across Europe for third consecutive week as restrictions are eased

A Covid patient breathes oxygen through a mask at the sub-intensive care unit of the Casalpalocco hospital, south of Rome, on October 13, 2021.Alberto Pizzoli | AFP | Getty ImagesCovid cases in Europe have increased for the third consecutive week, World Health Organization officials said at a briefing Wednesday, urging caution as temperatures fall and … Read more

Sydney eases more COVID-19 restrictions as vaccinations pass key milestone

Sydney eases more COVID-19 restrictions as vaccinations pass key milestone

Shoppers wait to get inside stores with limited capacity at a city centre mall as businesses re-open to vaccinated patrons in the wake of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) regulations easing, following months of lockdown orders to curb the rise in the number of cases, in Sydney, Australia, October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Loren ElliottSYDNEY, Oct 18 (Reuters) – … Read more

ACT records 33 new cases of COVID-19, as differing cross-border restrictions frustrate Canberra retailers

Sign saying closed due to COVID on a shop door.

Canberra business owners are frustrated by differing cross-border restrictions on non-essential retail that they say is leaving them at a “competitive disadvantage”.Changes to travel arrangements on Saturday now mean fully vaccinated Canberrans can visit surrounding New South Wales for any reason, including to go shopping at non-essential retail stores.But on-going restrictions in the ACT, mean non-essential retailers … Read more

NCOC eases Covid-induced restrictions

One-day weekly closure of businesses ends, shrines, cinemas open for vaccinated people ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) eased some of the coronavirus-induced restrictions nationwide, in the wake of fall in the number of new cases of Covid-19, and the stepped-up vaccination campaign. On account of a low-risk outlook of the disease, the … Read more

NSW COVID restrictions lifted, 5km bubble scrapped; pubs, clubs reopen

NSW COVID restrictions lifted, 5km bubble scrapped; pubs, clubs reopen

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said it’s been a long 100 days but the easing of restrictions is a major step forward to Sydney returning to pre-COVID conditions.“I just ask everybody to be patient, treat everyone with kindness and respect, you will have a lot of young people pulling beers, serving tables, there will be challenges … Read more

COVID live updates: End of stay-at-home restrictions in sight as NSW readies to open up

COVID live updates: End of stay-at-home restrictions in sight as NSW readies to open up

COVID vaccine letters target GPs, pharmacists demanding they ‘cease and desist’ or face ‘punishment’GPs and pharmacists say they are facing a rise in harassment from anti-vaxxers including fake legal letters threatening to strip them of their indemnity unless they stop administering COVID vaccines to the public.Alvin Wee runs a vaccination clinic on weekends at his … Read more

Queensland records six new community cases of COVID-19, new restrictions announced for south-east, Townsville region

Queensland records six new community cases of COVID-19, new restrictions announced for south-east, Townsville region

Queensland has recorded six new community cases of COVID-19 and new restrictions will be introduced for parts of the state’s south-east and the Townsville region, but Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says authorities are “not too concerned at this stage”.Ms Palaszczuk said four of those cases are linked to the aviation trainer cluster, which began with a man … Read more

Norway lifts COVID-19 restrictions, despite under 70 per cent of population being fully vaccinated

Norway lifts COVID-19 restrictions, despite under 70 per cent of population being fully vaccinated

Norway has re-opened society, its government says, ending its COVID-19 restrictions that have limited social interaction and hobbled many businesses.Key points:Culture and sports venues will be able to utilise their full capacityAs many as 76 per cent of Norwegians have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine Meanwhile, 67 per cent have been fully immunised against the virusThe Nordic … Read more