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Scotland: More people can claim Self-Isolation Support Grant

December 1, 2020
The £500 Self Isolation Support Grant is being extended to include parents on low incomes whose children are asked to self isolate, Social Security Secretary Shirley Anne Somerville announced.

Mexico purchases 200 million doses of coronavirus vaccine

December 1, 2020
Mexico has bought in advance more than 200 million doses of different vaccines against coronavirus, with which it intends to cover 92 percent of its population, the Foreign Affairs Ministry has confirmed.

Passengers outside EU not allowed to enter Greece

December 1, 2020
Greece extended its restrictions on domestic and international travelers, the Civil Aviation Authority announced on Monday in an aim to prevent further spread of coronavirus.

Bali may reopen for international tourists in early 2021

December 1, 2020
Bali Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati has said the popular island destination may reopen for international tourists early next year.

Huawei officially out of English 5G networks

November 30, 2020
The UK government will set out a roadmap for the complete removal of high risk vendor equipment from the UK’s 5G networks.

ESA takes action against Norway for restrictions on claiming sickness benefits while abroad

November 30, 2020
The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) has launched infringement proceedings against Norway for not respecting EEA rules on the coordination of social security systems and on the free movement of persons by barring sickness benefits from being paid when recipients go to other EEA states.

Taiwan to curb flow of Indonesian workers after coronavirus spike

November 30, 2020
Taiwan will restrict the number of Indonesian workers coming to the island from this week, following a spike in the number of coronavirus infections among migrant workers arriving from the southeast Asian country, the government said on Monday.

UK holds firm on fish in Brexit talks with EU

November 30, 2020
Britain dug in its heels over fishing in Brexit negotiations with the European Union, demanding an end to what its environment minister cast as an unfair system of EU fishing in its waters.

Austria to face massive restrictions after lockdown, says Kurz

November 29, 2020
Austria should expect further heavy restrictions when its current lockdown measures expire in just over a week, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told Kleine Zeitung.

Mexico announces reduction of border taxes and free zone

November 29, 2020
The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, signed separate fiscal decrees for the northern and southern borders, with the United States and Guatemala, respectively, and for the creation of a free zone in Chetumal.

Zimbabwe to close down unmonitored airstrips to curb smuggling of minerals

November 29, 2020
The Zimbabwean government has said that it will close down all unmonitored airstrips and at the same time install a new radar control system to monitor aircraft flying in the country\'s airspace amid concerns some planes are being used to smuggle minerals out of the country.

Canada blocks bulk exports of some prescription drugs in response to Trump import plan

November 29, 2020
Canada on Saturday blocked bulk exports of prescription drugs if they would create a shortage at home, in response to outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to allow imports from Canada to lower some drug prices for Americans.
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