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Hong Kong tells civil servants to get jabbed or pay out for Covid exams

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Hong Kong tells civil servants to get jabbed or pay for Covid tests

Metropolis chief Carrie Lam introduced the shift on Monday, confirming steps to persuade additional people to get vaccinated.

Hong Kong has registered 56 times without the need of any scenarios and life has mostly returned to standard in the international financial hub, except major travel restrictions continue to be in spot, with resort quarantine expected for all arrivals.

Authorities were being unhappy with a slow original choose-up of vaccines, even though the numbers have improved in new months after several firms announced a selection of benefits for those people who get vaccines, like a lottery prize of an condominium truly worth about $1 million.

“If it’s purely a personal possibility not to get vaccinated and help society reach herd immunity, that’s not anything a accountable federal government ought to permit or tolerate,” Lam advised reporters.

Lam also mentioned that vaccinated persons arriving in Hong Kong from nations considered as medium-chance who current a adverse Covid test and constructive antibody test could expend 7 days as an alternative of 14 days in necessary hotel quarantine.

They would have to “self-monitor” in the 2nd 7 days.

These who are not vaccinated, even so, have to shell out an additional 7 days in the resort, Lam mentioned.

The govt is also mulling extending the availability of no cost vaccination centres by just one month until the finish of Oct, she additional.

About a third of the populace has received the advisable two doses and a lot less than 50 percent have experienced at minimum 1 dose.

By comparison, rival finance hub Singapore is looking to allow quarantine-cost-free journey from September, when 80 for each cent of its population is predicted to be inoculated.

Extra reporting by Reuters.

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Brad Pitt ‘in new legal suit against Angelina Jolie over French vineyard’

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Brad Pitt ‘in new legal suit against Angelina Jolie over French vineyard’

According to DailyMail.com, new court papers accuse Jolie of trying to remove Pitt from a deal to sell her shares in the former couple’s French property and vineyard, Chateau Miraval.

The website says the court papers were filed in Luxembourg on Tuesday in regard to the property in Correns, France.

It says the lawsuit suggests Miraval is owned by Quimicum – which both Pitt and Jolie have a 50 per cent take in through their companies Mondo Bongo and Nouvel respectively.

The suit reportedly alleges that Jolie is attempting to flog her 50 per cent stake while circumventing Pitt’s right of first refusal. It allegedly claims she is attempting to profit from the “incredible amount of work, time and money” invested by Pitt and his business partners.

The papers alleged say: “We understand that behind this systematic obstruction, the real purpose of Nouvel and its shareholder [Jolie] is to sell its stake in Chateau Miraval SA in a way that would circumvent Mondo Bongo’s right of first refusal (as provided in Quimicum’s articles of approval), taking, as a result, a capital gain raised thanks to Mondo Bongo’s investment and to which Nouvel did not contribute.”

The representatives of both Pitt and Jolie have been contacted for comment.

The actress filed for divorce in 2016 and the former Hollywood golden couple, who share six children, have been wrangling in legal proceedings concerning their separation in California largely shielded from public view.

Pitt, 57, was accused of being abusive toward his then-15-year-old son Maddox during the flight, but investigations by child welfare officials and the FBI were closed with no charges being filed.

Jolie, 46, made the allegation in an interview with The Guardian promoting her new book, Know Your Rights And Claim Them, which aims to equip children with the knowledge to challenge injustices.

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