Japan to close borders for international travelers over Omicron fears

Japan to close borders for international travelers over Omicron fears

Published: 5 hours ago By Mateen Dalal

The government of Japan is reportedly planning to bar the entry of overseas travelers for a month in an effort to curb the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in the country. The restrictions will prevent the entry of....

Fintech startup Slice obtains unicorn status after USD 220 Mn funding

India’s fintech startup Slice has reportedly raised USD 220 million in Series B funding led by Tiger Global and Insight Partners. Other investors that participated in the fundraising included Advent International’s Sunley House ....

AT&T and Verizon to lower their 5G power to meet aviation safety needs

Telecommunication majors AT&T Inc. and Verizon have reportedly decided to temporarily limit their 5G capabilities to address safety concerns of the aviation industry. This comes after the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) a....

France battles fresh COVID-19 wave with 30,000 new cases in 24 hours

France has recorded over 30,000 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, marking the first time the case count has reached this level since August, as stated by the country’s Health Minister Olivier Veran. Notably, France rec....

Shell halves its Singapore crude processing capacity to cut emissions

Royal Dutch Shell plc has reportedly cut the crude processing capacity at its center in Singapore by half and curtailed fuel exports, as the company shifts away from fossil fuels in order to reduce emissions and fulfill global low-carbon en....

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