Sydney Eases More COVID-19 Curbs As Vaccinations Pass Milestone

Stores, pubs and gyms can allow more vaccinated people and nightclubs can reopen for seated drinking. Sydney: Thousands of children returned to school in Sydney on Monday after months of home learning as Australia’s largest city, buoyed by rising vaccination rates, eased more COVID-19 restrictions. Masks will no longer be mandatory in offices and more … Read more

Coal India Curbs Supply To Non-Power Customers Amid Worst Supply Deficit In Years

Non-powerconsumers include aluminium smelters, cement manufacturers and steel plants. State-run Coal India Ltd on Thursday said it had temporarily stopped supplying non-power customers, potentially hurting companies in other industries as India battles one of its worst power supply deficits in years. India is the world’s second largest coal producer, with the world’s fourth largest reserves, … Read more

Tamil Nadu govt relaxes COVID curbs, kids schools to reopen on November 1

Chennai: The DMK-led Tamil Nadu government on Thursday (October 14) ordered further relaxations in the COVID-19 restrictions in view of the festive season and in order to facilitate the reopening of schools for children. Based on a meeting with a committee of experts, the state government has announced that all places of worship that were … Read more

Facebook Releases New Curbs On Harassment

Facebook expanded its range of banned “attacks” on public figures (File) San Francisco, United States: Facebook unveiled fresh protections Wednesday against online attacks on journalists, activists and celebrities as the social media giant battles a crisis over its platforms’ potential harms. The company has faced a storm of criticism and a a Senate panel hearing … Read more

US to lift Canada, Mexico land border curbs in November for fully vaccinated

Washington: The United States will lift restrictions at its land borders with Canada and Mexico for fully vaccinated foreign nationals in early November, ending historic curbs on non-essential travelers in place since March 2020 to address the COVID-19 pandemic, two U.S. officials said on Tuesday. The rules, which will be formally announced by Homeland Security … Read more

After ‘hundred days of blood, sweat, no beers’, Sydney set to ease key COVID-19 curbs

Melbourne: Sydney was set to reopen after months in lockdown, officials said on Sunday (October 10, 2021), with businesses reading themselves to welcome fully vaccinated residents from Monday. New South Wales, Australia`s most populous state, reported 477 new coronavirus cases and six deaths on Sunday, in an outbreak that has kept 5 million people in … Read more

Uttarakhand extends COVID-19 curbs till October 19, check SOPs here

Uttarakhand marriage halls can hold wedding ceremonies with attendance up to 50 per cent in Uttarakhand. However, attendees must have COVID-19 negative report.  Source link

New Zealand extends Auckland lockdown but eases some curbs – Times of India

WELLINGTON: New Zealand‘s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern extended the level 3 lockdown in its biggest city Auckland on Monday, but said some restrictions will ease. Ardern said from Wednesday Aucklanders will be able to connect with loved ones outdoors with no more than two households gathering at a time, up to a maximum of 10 … Read more

China curbs political control of internet giants in bid to cut its reliance on West – Times of India

BEIJING: The ruling Communist Party is tightening political control over China’s internet giants and tapping their wealth to pay for its ambitions to reduce reliance on US and European technology. Anti-monopoly and data security crackdowns starting in late 2020 have shaken the industry, which flourished for two decades with little regulation. Investor jitters have knocked … Read more

COVID-19: Kerala lifts more curbs, theatres to reopen from October 25

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Saturday during a Covid analysis meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan decided to announce more relaxations including opening the cinema halls from October 25. It was also decided during the meeting that from next Monday, all colleges will open for final year students while the regular classes for all … Read more