Canada to drop COVID vaccine requirement to enter country on Sept 30-source

Canada to drop COVID vaccine requirement to enter country on Sept 30-source

A sign pointing to a clinic where residents who are over 50 years old and immunocompromised can receive their second booster shots of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines in Waterford, Michigan, U.S., April 8, 2022. REUTERS/Emily Elconin Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 20 (Reuters) – Canada’s federal government will likely … Read more

Shenzhen shuts most public transport as China battles multiple outbreaks

Shenzhen shuts most public transport as China battles multiple outbreaks

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Shenzhen suspends public transport across majority of city Toyota, VW plants in Chengdu operate in ‘closed loops’ Chinese blue-chip stocks fall as curbs cloud outlook SHENZHEN, China, Sept 2 (Reuters) – The main districts of Chinese tech hub Shenzhen shut down public transport andextended curbs on … Read more

Australia raises migration target amid labour squeeze, global talent race

Australia raises migration target amid labour squeeze, global talent race

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Permanent migration numbers raised by 35,000 Change brought in for one-year only More funds, staff to speed up visa processing SYDNEY, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Australia on Friday increased its intake of permanent migrants to 195,000 this financial year, up by 35,000, in a bid to … Read more

U.S. airlines commit to providing meals, hotel rooms for extended delays they caused

U.S. airlines commit to providing meals, hotel rooms for extended delays they caused

Passengers use self check-in machines as they travel from John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York City, U.S., July 2, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Major U.S. airlines told the U.S. Transportation Department (USDOT) they will provide meals for customers delayed … Read more

Populous Chinese cities including Shenzhen ramp up COVID curbs

Populous Chinese cities including Shenzhen ramp up COVID curbs

BEIJING, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Several big Chinese cities escalated COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday, with Shenzhen closing more businesses and Dalian locking down millions, renewing economic uncertainty and delaying the start of the school year for some. The fresh measures, scheduled to last just a few days for now, reflect China’s insistence on its so-called … Read more

Inflation begins to strain finances of young, low-income Americans

Inflation begins to strain finances of young, low-income Americans

A shopper wearing a face mask is pictured at a Dollar Tree store in Pasadena, California, U.S., June 11, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Aug 1 (Reuters) – As high inflation forces Americans to spend more on gas and bills, young and low-income consumers are starting … Read more

Australians urged to work from home as winter Omicron wave swamps hospitals

Australians urged to work from home as winter Omicron wave swamps hospitals

A lone woman, wearing a protective face mask, walks across a city centre bridge as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, July 20 (Reuters) – Australians admitted to hospitals from … Read more

London’s Heathrow says May was busiest month since March 2020

London’s Heathrow says May was busiest month since March 2020

Passengers queue for the check in desk at Heathrow Terminal 5 airport in London, Britain, June 1, 2022.REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – London’s Heathrow Airport said on Monday that May was its busiest month since March 2020 as it dealt with 5.3 million … Read more

U.S. to drop COVID testing for incoming international air travelers

U.S. to drop COVID testing for incoming international air travelers

WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) – The United States will drop from Sunday a 17-month-old requirement that people arriving in the country by air test negative for COVID-19, an official said, a move that follows intense lobbying by the airlines and the travel industry. A formal announcement will be made later on Friday. The step comes … Read more

Elon Musk tells Tesla staff: return to office or leave

Elon Musk tells Tesla staff: return to office or leave

June 1 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk has asked employees to return to the office or leave the company, according to an email sent to employees and seen by Reuters. “Everyone at Tesla is required to spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office per week,” Musk wrote in the … Read more