House passes bill to end COVID vaccine requirement for foreign air travelers
Legislation that would eliminate a requirement that most foreign travelers arriving in the U.S. be vaccinated against COVID-19 passed the House Wednesday.
Under the requirement imposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all adult visitors who are not citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. are required to show proof of COVID vaccination before boarding their flight to the country.
The legislation passed on a mostly party-line vote of 227-201. Seven Democrats joined all Republicans voting in favor.
BREAKING NEWS: Wout Weghorst 'packs his bags to fly to England'
Wout Weghorst has flown out of Istanbul to travel to England ahead of joining Manchester United on loan until the end of the season.
The forward was filmed arriving at a Turkish airport prior to boarding his private plane to take him to Manchester.
This comes after United agreed to make a direct payment of £2.5m to Besiktas to take Wout Weghorst on loan until the end of the season.
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EU strongly recommends travelers from China to take Covid test before entering Europe
European nations are looking at new travel requirements from China after Beijing lifted Covid restrictions.
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European nations on Wednesday recommended imposing new restrictions on travelers from China amid fears of an increase in Covid cases.
Passengers departing from China will likely have to present a negative Covid test before leaving the country if heading toward one of the 27 EU countries. They will also likely be asked to wear facial masks during the flights and potentially be subjected to random testing on arrival.
“The Member States agreed on a coordinated precautionary approach in the light of Covid-19 developments in China,” said a statement issued Wednesday, following a meeting of EU officials that lasted several hours.
COVID-19: NCDC says travel restrictions did not have any public health benefits
The Nigeria Centre for Disease and Prevention Control (NCDC) has said that recent experiences in the country with the arrival of the COVID-19 omicron variants showed that travel restrictions did not have any public health benefits but were disruptive for persons and businesses.
Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, Director-General, NCDC, said this on his official Twitter handle while addressing Nigerians who raised concern over the rising COVID-19 cases in China, the UK, U.S.A and other countries.
He said that COVID-19 had and continues to follow a different course (epidemiology) in Nigeria and most of African nations.
“Other omicron progeny that was associated with increases in cases, admissions and deaths elsewhere did not cause the same in Nigeria as confirmed by our genomics surveillance.
“Our population is significantly protected from a combination of natural infection and vaccination,” he explained.
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: Chinese are snapping up flights abroad as Beijing drops more travel restrictions
Chinese are rushing to book international trips as Beijing lifts restrictions on re-entering the country from abroad.
Minutes after authorities this week announced they would end quarantine and testing requirements for inbound passengers, the country’s top travel sites were flooded with searches and bookings for overseas flights.
The scramble for the exits comes as China earlier this month lifted domestic COVID restrictions, causing a massive wave of infections across the country, which had been nearly virus-free for much of the pandemic due to rigid control measures.
China to drop journey tracing because it relaxes strict zero Covid laws : NPR
A safety guard retains watch inside a sales space exterior an workplace constructing in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022.
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R Ashwin explains why Rahul Dravid and support staff opted to take a break from New Zealand tour | Cricket News
NEW DELHI: On Thursday, former India head coach Ravi Shastri was unimpressed with Rahul Dravid and support staff for taking a break by not being a part of the white-ball tour to New Zealand. Now, ace India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin explained that why Dravid and other members of the support staff have taken the break, citing the mental and physical fatigue while preparing for a marquee tournament like the recent Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia. VVS Laxman, the current head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA), is the stand-in head coach for the New Zealand tour, with Hrishikesh Kanitkar (batting coach), Sairaj Bahutule (bowling coach) and Munish Bali (fielding coach) assisting him for the white-ball matches.
‘Time traveller’ warns European city will be ‘destroyed by meteor’ in 2023
A ‘TIME traveller’ who claims to be from the future has revealed the exact day a major European city will be “destroyed by a meteor.”
A TikTok user, who goes by the name ‘Time Voyager’, claims to know the devastating fate of several countries in a new series of alarming videos – and the first is very soon.
Hellbent on warning the world about possible future events, the user claims that Amsterdam would be the first city to fall in a catastrophic series of events.
The bizarre video claims: “Attention! Yes, I am a real time traveller, these are two major events to come in the Netherlands.
“January 4, 2023: A bunker is discovered that has secrets from ancient civilisations.
“April 28, 2023: Amsterdam is hit by a meteor, with it destroying most of the city.”
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