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Singapore to start easing Covid restrictions as daily infections fall

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A woman, wearing a face mask as a prevention against Covid-19 walks along the promenade at Marina Bay in Singapore on May 4, 2020. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore’s government on Thursday said it will......

Canada plans a first, and small, step for easing border restrictions.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here OTTAWA — Canada will take its first, limited step toward rolling back border restrictions next month, the country’s health minister said on Wednesday. Fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents who fly home will no longer have to......

G.M. agrees to tighter federal restrictions aimed at combating climate change.

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General Motors on Wednesday told the Biden administration that it would agree to tighter federal fuel economy and tailpipe pollution rules, along the lines of what California has already agreed to with five other auto companies. The move is a step by the nation’s largest automaker away from its position......

Canada takes cautious first step toward lifting border restrictions

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Canada on Wednesday took a cautious first step toward easing COVID-19 border restrictions, saying it was prepared to relax quarantine protocols for fully vaccinated citizens returning home starting in early July. Canada’s air and land borders have allowed for only essential travel since March of last year, and Canadians coming......

U.S. forming expert groups on safely lifting global travel restrictions

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The Biden administration is forming expert working groups with Canada, Mexico, the European Union and the United Kingdom to determine how best to safely restart travel after 15 months of pandemic restrictions, a White House official said on Tuesday. Another U.S. official said the administration will not move quickly to......

After talks fail, Florida’s suit against federal cruise-line restrictions to proceed

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here John Haughey, The Center Square Florida and the Feds can’t agree, so a lawsuit lodged by the state demanding an immediate resumption of cruise-line sailing will proceed. And that’s a victory for Florida’s $8.1 billion cruise industry and a......

Gorsuch denies Colorado churches’ petition challenging Covid-related restrictions

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Gorsuch, who has jurisdiction over cases out of Colorado, denied the churches’ petition without referring the matter to the full court, suggesting he didn’t think his colleagues would be interested in the arguments put forward by the houses of......

These Michigan COVID-19 restrictions are changing Tuesday

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Many Michigan restrictions on businesses and gatherings aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be lifted or relaxed starting Tuesday. Capacity limits for outdoor events and venues, such as Detroit Tigers baseball games and concerts, will disappear under a......

COVID restrictions easing across the country as Americans celebrate Memorial Day weekend

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here COVID restrictions easing across the country as Americans celebrate Memorial Day weekend – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Memorial Day weekend looks much different than it did a year ago, as COVID restrictions are being relaxed throughout the U.S.......

Egypt lifts coronavirus restrictions from June 1, cabinet says

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Egypt will lift restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, including easing the early closure of shops and restaurants, from Tuesday, the cabinet said. Since May 6, stores, malls and restaurants had to close by 9 p.m. after a rise in infections. read more Egypt imposed strict measures......

Texas Republicans’ sweeping voting restrictions bill passes state Senate

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Texas’ Republican-led state Senate passed a sweeping voting restrictions bill early Sunday and sent it to the state’s House. The legislation was unveiled Saturday amid efforts by GOP-led states to overhaul election laws in the wake of former President......

Texas Legislature close to adding new restrictions to voting process

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here After nearly seven hours of debate, the lawmakers adopted the conference committee report for Senate Bill 7. The vote took place minutes after 6:00 a.m. CT. The measure moves Texas closer to joining Florida, Georgia and other states that......

Texas Republicans unveil sweeping voting restrictions bill

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Texas Republican state legislators on Saturday unveiled a sweeping voting restrictions bill amid efforts by Republican-led states to overhaul election laws in the wake of former President Trump’s electoral loss. The bill, S.B. 7, includes several controversial provisions that......

Missouri loses 26% of small businesses to pandemic, government restrictions

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joe Mueller, The Center Square Missouri lost about 26% of its small businesses during the pandemic and an unknown percentage remain stressed due to the recession.` Economic leaders shared data on small businesses and a wide range of other......

Changes to state restrictions move art fairs to resume summer plans

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Ann Arbor — The Ann Arbor State Street Fair has resumed plans to hold its July event after they were canceled earlier this month due to restrictions to stem COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement last week with plans to lift restrictions on......

Masks, social restrictions return to Australia’s Melbourne after fresh outbreak

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The Fearless Girl Statue looks at a “Please Stay Home” sign in an empty Federation Square on the first day of a five-day lockdown implemented in the state of Victoria in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, February 13, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders/Files/File Photo Australia’s second largest......

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