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  • Reuters

    Fighting COVID, solemn-faced Hong Kong leader explains maskless appearances

    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defended herself against criticism on Tuesday by saying she appears for newsconferences without a face mask so that people could see how "solemn" she was when talking about the coronavirus outbreak. A surge in locally transmitted infections with the Omicron and Delta variants of COVID-19 this year have led to the imposition restrictions that have made the global financial hub one of the most isolated major cities in the world. Lam has been criticised on social media and by some health experts for not wearing a mask while asking society to follow the strict rules her government has reimposed.

  • Variety

    Neil Young Threatens to Remove Music From Spotify Over Joe Rogan’s ‘False Information About Vaccines’

    Neil Young has shared a message demanding his music be removed from Spotify, citing the streaming service’s distribution partnership with Joe Rogan and accusing Rogan’s podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience” of spreading false information regarding COVID-19 and vaccines. The musician posted an open letter to his official website on Monday evening, although it has since […]

  • Bloomberg

    Singapore Tightens in Surprise Move, Sending Currency Higher

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