LA City Council Votes to End COVID-19 State of Local Emergency in February – NBC Los Angeles

LA City Council Votes to End COVID-19 State of Local Emergency in February – NBC Los Angeles

Los Angeles’ state of local emergency due to COVID- 19 will end in February after a City Council vote Wednesday.   The state of local emergency has been in place since March 4, 2020. The council has voted to extend it each month since then.  Council President Paul Krekorian introduced an amendment to Wednesday’s item to continue … Read more

China eases anti-COVID measures following protests

China eases anti-COVID measures following protests

BEIJING (AP) — China rolled back rules on isolating people with COVID-19 and dropped virus test requirements for some public places Wednesday in a dramatic change to a strategy that confined millions of people to their homes and sparked protests and demands for President Xi Jinping to resign. China has enforced some of the world’s … Read more

Lower Oil Prices On The Horizon As China Enters Next Phase Of Covid Crisis

Lower Oil Prices On The Horizon As China Enters Next Phase Of Covid Crisis

Since the late 1990s, China has been the big beast in the global oil markets, driving demand for oil and other commodities that it used to power double-digit economic growth every year for many years and then high single-figure growth for years after that. As late as 2017, China’s high rate of economic growth still … Read more

Global News at 5:30 Toronto: Dec. 5, 2022

Global News at 5:30 Toronto: Dec. 5, 2022

Global News at 5:30 Toronto Police are calling a woman’s death “suspicious” after she was found dead in a Markham apartment. Dozens of guns are off the streets after a major gun seizure by Toronto police. And, after CUPE education workers ratified a deal with the Ford government, we look to what’s next with negotiations … Read more

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese tests positive for COVID, to work from home

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese tests positive for COVID, to work from home

This week’s national cabinet meeting has been postponed, after Prime Minister Anthony Albanese tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time this year. Key points: Anthony Albanese is isolating at Kirribilli House in Sydney after testing positive for COVID-19 It is his second infection after contracting the virus during this year’s federal election campaign A spokesman for the prime minister says … Read more

Covid Was Man-Made Virus, Says Wuhan Lab Scientist In New Book

Covid Was Man-Made Virus, Says Wuhan Lab Scientist In New Book

The Wuhan lab has been the centre of heated debates over the origins of COVID. (Representational) New Delhi: In what appears to be an astonishing revelation, a US-based scientist, who worked at a controversial research lab in China’s Wuhan, has said that COVID-19 was a “man-made virus” that leaked from the facility. Covid was leaked from … Read more

G-7 joins EU on $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil

G-7 joins EU on -per-barrel price cap on Russian oil

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Group of Seven nations and Australia joined the European Union on Friday in adopting a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian oil, a key step as Western sanctions aim to reorder the global oil market to prevent price spikes and starve President Vladimir Putin of funding for his war in Ukraine. Europe … Read more

The latest COVID-19 news and case numbers from around the states and territories

The latest COVID-19 news and case numbers from around the states and territories

Here’s a quick wrap of the COVID-19 news and case numbers from each Australian jurisdiction for the past week, as reported on Friday, December 2, 2022. The states and territories are now reporting their COVID-19 statistics weekly instead of through the daily updates that were provided from the early days of the pandemic. This story will be updated throughout … Read more

LA County Reports Over 4,300 New COVID-19 Cases – NBC Los Angeles

LA County Reports Over 4,300 New COVID-19 Cases – NBC Los Angeles

Los Angeles County reported a significant spike in daily COVID-19 infections Wednesday, part of a recent cold-weather surge in transmission. The county health department reported 4,353 new cases of COVID Wednesday after 2,370 cases were reported the previous day. The county has now logged 3,542,744 infections since the pandemic began in early 2020. The county … Read more