Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Business

Keeping International Borders Sealed Unsustainable COVID Strategy: WHO

LONDON: Keeping borders closed to halt the spread of COVID-19 is unsustainable, the World Health Organization said, urging countries to adopt comprehensive strategies based on local knowledge of where the virus is spreading. Border closures and travel restrictions remain an important part of many countries’ strategy to combat the novel ...

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Google extends work from home through June next year

LONDON: Alphabet Inc’s Google said it would allow employees, who do not need to be in the office, to work from home until the end of June 2021. Google had said in May it would begin reopening more offices globally as early as June this year, but most Google employees ...

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Bitcoin rises above $10,000

LONDON: Bitcoin breached $10,000 on Sunday for the first time since early June. After several weeks of trading in narrow ranges. In addition to suffering pricing blows due to the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, the virtual currency went through its third so-called halving on May 11, which cut the ...

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UK police, supermarkets clash over face masks

LONDON: British police and supermarkets clashed Friday on who should implement new rules that have made face masks compulsory in shops. Anyone who breaks the rules can be fined up to £100 ($128). “It is our members who are expected to police what is a new way of living and ...

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36,000 Pakistanis lost jobs in Gulf amid COVID-19

DUBAI: Over 36,000 Pakistanis had lost their jobs working in the Gulf region this year, owing to economic slowdown brought by the Coronavirus pandemic, informed Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari, special assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development. Despite, job losses mounting into thousands the SAPM was ...

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audEERING develops coughing app to detect coronavirus

BERLIN: A German tech company is in the process of developing an app aimed at detecting coronavirus using the sounds of coughing and sneezing as well as voice recognition. The firm audEERING, based in the southern state of Bavaria, is banking on audio artificial intelligence as a means of containment ...

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Twitter says hackers saw messages from 36 accounts

LONDON: Twitter said that the hackers who breached its systems last week likely read the direct messages of 36 accounts, including one belonging to an elected official in the Netherlands. In tweets from its support account and an updated blog post, Twitter said it had no indication that the private ...

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AMD unveils Ryzen 4000G desktop processors

LONDON: AMD’s desktop APUs lagged behind the mobile offerings and were still using Zen+ cores. That is changing as of today with the announcement of the Ryzen 4000G series, which upgrade to the 7 nm Zen 2 chiplets that we’ve seen in the new mobile APUs. The CPUs range from ...

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UK secures 90 million doses of potential coronavirus vaccines

LONDON: UK government said Monday it has secured access to 90 million doses of potential coronavirus vaccines in deals with biotech firms BioNTech, Pfizer and Valneva. Business Secretary Alok Sharma said Britain would now have access to three different types of vaccines being developed domestically and around the world, and ...

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