US lawmaker urges congressional action on crypto as government avoids shutdown

US lawmaker urges congressional action on crypto as government avoids shutdown

Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, one of the ranking members of the Senate Banking Committee, has suggested Congress step in with legislation should the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) be unable to provide sufficient guidance on cryptocurrencies.In a Friday announcement from the Senate Banking Committee, Toomey said he was dissatisfied with the answers SEC chair Gary … Read more

U.S. and other countries tighten travel rules over Omicron, EU urges vaccination

U.S. and other countries tighten travel rules over Omicron, EU urges vaccination

Air travellers to U.S. to face tougher COVID-19 testingEU says combating variant is a ‘race against time’Japan expands travel ban to some foreign residentsWHO warns against blanket travel bans over OmicronWASHINGTON/PARIS, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Air travellers to the United States will face tougher COVID-19 testing rules to try to slow the spread of the … Read more

4,181 new Covid cases confirmed as Coveney urges ‘national effort’ to avoid lockdown

4,181 new Covid cases confirmed as Coveney urges 'national effort' to avoid lockdown

Further lockdowns are not inevitable, but it will require a national effort to avoid them, Minister Simon Coveney has said.He said the country can still avoid the return of enhanced restrictions if people pull together and reduce the spread of Covid-19.Mr Coveney was speaking as a further 4,181 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed this afternoon … Read more

Angela Merkel urges Germans to get Covid vaccines quickly amid high infection rate | Germany

Angela Merkel has called on unvaccinated Germans to get their shots as quickly as possible as the country’s coronavirus infection rate hit the latest in a string of new highs.Germany’s disease control centre said the country’s infection rate had climbed to 277.4 new cases per 100,000 residents over seven days, up from 263.7 the previous … Read more

West of England metro mayor urges mask-wearing after rise in Covid cases | UK news

The West of England’s metro mayor is urging people to start wearing masks again in public places after a sharp rise in Covid cases across the south-west.Dan Norris is sending a poster urging people to wear masks to thousands of public-facing businesses. He will also take out pro-mask adverts in local papers and has written … Read more

Minister urges district administrations to expedite Covid vaccinations – Newspaper

Minister urges district administrations to expedite Covid vaccinations - Newspaper

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Thursday urged district administrations of Karachi, Hyderabad, Nowshera, Faisalabad, Quetta, Mingora and Mardan to expedite vaccination so that the country could be able to avoid fifth wave of Covid-19. “To ensure there is no 5th wave of Covid we have to meet vaccination … Read more

Virginia governor reveals his long Covid symptoms as he urges vaccinations | Virginia

More than a year after testing positive for Covid-19, Virginia’s governor, Ralph Northam, is warning about the importance of vaccines and the long-lasting effects of Covid.After a mild case in September 2020 that felt like a sinus infection, Northam said in a video briefing that he was recovering quickly, and he waited for his sense … Read more