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Penn Urges Businesses To Create, Update Business Continuity Plans For COVID-19

Acting Director of the Department of Disaster Management, Jasen Penn has urged businesses in the British Virgin Islands to ensure that they have business continuity plans to include the deadly COVID-19 virus.

Novak Djokovic: Tennis star deported after losing Australia visa battle

Novak Djokovic has been deported from Australia after losing a last-ditch court bid to stay in the country.

Key moments: Fauci and the pandemic

After a viral hot mic moment, here's how Fauci's frustration has been building for the last two years.

Biden turning US into ‘large-scale version of Venezuela,’ Trump claims

The former president unloaded on Joe Biden at a packed rally in Arizona

Seniors to be fined for violating vaccine mandate

Greeks over 60 warned about punishment for non-compliance with vaccination rules

Thousands protest against tougher Covid rules in France (VIDEO)

Protesters marched against the vaccine pass and tighter Covid restrictions in Paris

Serb warns of ‘powers’ against Djokovic in NATO bombing message

Serbia is "used to injustice", the former tennis player has told the deported world number one

Democrat group hides comments accusing Nike of slave labor after praising company

Occupy Democrats scrubbed its page of references to slave labor and child workers after celebrating Nike’s decision to threaten unvaccinated employees with dismissal

New US governor rescinds mask & vaccine mandate in 1st order

The state of Virginia will no longer require school children to wear masks and state employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19

Thousands protest over Europe’s first mandatory vaccine plan

The Austrian government’s plan to make vaccination against Covid-19 mandatory has sparked mass protests

DNA test to be added to Covid screening

People most at risk from coronavirus can be identified with a simple genetic check, health officials say

Johnson’s plan to dodge resignation uncovered by media

UK PM reportedly deciding which heads ‘should roll’ for him to survive lockdown parties scandal in a scheme dubbed ‘Operation Save Big Dog’

‘Nationalists are on the rise’: How protests in Kazakhstan turned violent & why Russia feels it can’t stay silent

Central Asian security, access to space, and ethnic Russians among reasons why Moscow can’t ignore unrest in the former Soviet nation

Tesla reducing dependence on China with graphite deal

Analysts say the move is part of a larger push to produce car batteries in the US

‘Revolution in the making’: Tunisians demand return of democracy

Opposition politicians and activists say President Kais Saied’s ‘monopoly of power’ is untenable and denounce his iron-fist approach.

Ousted Myanmar leader Suu Kyi faces five new corruption charges

Five new charges against country’s ousted leader involve the hire, purchase and maintenance of a helicopter used by her government.

'SNL': Joe Biden blames omicron, inflation and everything else on ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

Joe Biden, played by James Austin Johnson on "SNL," knows who's really to blame for COVID's omicron surge, inflation and more issues facing Americans.

Italian nurse accused of giving fake Covid jabs to anti-vaxxers arrested

Police say people were fraudulently obtaining Covid passes by having fake vaccinations in Palermo

Hong Kong NGO calls for financial aid for workers affected by social-distancing

While a recently announced relief package is aimed at shoring up affected businesses, the Society for Community Organisation notes rank-and-file workers have been left out.

Will extending jabs to younger Hong Kong children allow city to live with Covid-19?

Sinovac jabs will be available to children as young as five in coming week, while ‘off-label’ reduced dosage of BioNTech will be offered after Lunar New Year.

Hong Kong uncovers Delta, Omicron cases in community, 1 of them untraceable

The untraceable Delta case involves a woman who works at a pet shop in Causeway Bay, while the Omicron one involves a traveller who tested positive five days after completing quarantine.

Hong Kong budget: should relief go to masses or targeted groups?

Ahead of coming address in February, financial secretary has faced mounting calls to roll out fresh round of consumption vouchers or more sweeteners.

Resuming dinner dine-in a priority

Resuming dine-in service in the evening will be a priority when the government relaxes anti-epidemic regulations on February 4 the earliest, Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee said.

Virtual lender ZA Bank uses mobile games to attract, maintain customers

While virtual banks have primarily opted for digital-driven marketing strategies via social media and targeted ads, ZA Bank uses gamification to retain user engagement and build its brand through word of mouth.

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