Tag Archives: Humanitarian crises

California reopens, says goodbye to most COVID-19 rules

SAN FRANCISCO — California, the first state in America to put in place a coronavirus lockdown, is now turning a page on the pandemic. At the stroke of midnight, California is lifting most of its COVID-19 restrictions and ushering in what has been billed as the state’s “Grand Reopening.” Starting …

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The Latest: Vermont lifts remaining COVID-19 restrictions

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott on Monday lifted all remaining COVID-19 restrictions after the state reached the milestone of 80% of eligible residents getting at least one dose of the vaccine. The governor said: “Vermonters met this difficult moment from the very start.” Scott had said he would …

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The Latest: China, US diplomats clash over virus origin

BEIJING — Top U.S. and Chinese diplomats appear to have had another sharply worded exchange, with Beijing saying it told the U.S. to cease interfering in its internal affairs and accusing it of politicizing the search for the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior Chinese foreign policy adviser Yang Jiechi …

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The Latest: Pakistan to spend $1.1B on shots for adults

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan will spend $1.1 billion in the next fiscal year to import COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate most of the 100 million adult population. This announcement was made by finance minister Shaukat Tareen on Friday while presenting the annual budget for fiscal 2021-22 in the parliament. Pakistan’s fiscal year …

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New federal COVID-19 safety rules exempt most employers

The Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited rules for protecting workers from the coronavirus By ALEXANDRA OLSON AP Business Writer June 10, 2021, 8:09 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — The Biden administration has exempted most employers from long-awaited …

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The Latest: Pakistan administers 10M doses as cases decline

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has administered 10 million vaccine doses as COVID-19 cases and deaths steadily decline in the country. Asad Umar, minister for planning and development, announced the milestone in a televised ceremony Wednesday. He asked people to get themselves vaccinated to return to a normal life. From the beginning …

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