CDC Lifts Covid-19 Ban on Cruises, but Still Recommends People Steer Clear of Cruises

The Diamond Princess cruise ship approaches Daikoku Pier where it will be resupplied and newly diagnosed coronavirus cases taken to hospital while it remains in quarantine off the port of Yokohama after a number of the 3,700 people on board were confirmed to have coronavirus on February 6, 2020.Photo: Carl Court (Getty Images)Despite acknowledging the…Continue Reading

Melbourne lifts one of world’s longest lockdowns after 111 days

One of the world’s longest novel coronavirus lockdowns wound down Wednesday morning, allowing roughly 5 million people in the Australian city of Melbourne to leave home anytime they want, eat dinner at a restaurant and drink at bars for the first time in more than three months.Celebrations ensued. Bookings at low-capacity bars and restaurants quickly…Continue Reading

Thai court lifts ban on online news site Voice TV amid ongoing protests

A Bangkok Criminal court has lifted its order to ban all online platforms of digital media Voice TV on Wednesday, a digital news outlet that was accused of breaching the Computer Crime Act and the emergency decree with “false information”, as anti-government protests intensify, according to a local news report. Thailand’s digital ministry spokesman Putchapong…Continue Reading