The Daily Populous

Thursday December 29th, 2022 morning edition

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Two flights into Milan were among the first to see passengers subjected to new mandatory testing imposed on Chinese travellers.

Guido Bertolaso, Lombardy regional councillor for welfare, told a news conference: "On the first flight, out of 92 passengers 35 (38%) are positive.

A further departure from restrictive COVID measures was taken when Hong Kong scrapped its restrictive quarantine regulations for people who test positive for coronavirus.

The US will impose mandatory COVID-19 tests on travellers from China, health officials told reporters on Wednesday evening.

The handful of foreign businesspeople and others who were allowed into China were quarantined for up to one week.

On Monday, the government said it would scrap quarantine requirements for travellers arriving from abroad, also effective from 8 January.

The Hong Kong government has confirmed it will not provide COVID vaccination to short-term visitors to the territory. »

A barber in Buffalo turned his shop into a shelter for 50 people during the killer blizzard. They slept in the chairs and the floor with barber capes as blankets.

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A Buffalo barber invited 50 people to shelter in his shop as a blizzard smacked the city this weekend.

As the snow started to fall in Buffalo, New York, on Friday, Craig Elston's barber shop, C&C Cutz, was up and running with electricity, heat, and WiFi.

Elston's story starts when a man knocked on the front door of his barber shop looking for shelter. »

Jan. 6 response would have been 'vastly different' if rioters were Black, House sergeant at arms told investigators

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I think it would have been a vastly different response if those were African Americans trying to breach the Capitol,” William J. Walker told congressional investigators, in an interview transcript released Tuesday.

“As a career law enforcement officer, part-time soldier, last five years full but, but a law enforcement officer my entire career, the law enforcement response would have been different.”.

“You know, as a law enforcement officer, there were — I saw enough to where I would have probably been using deadly force,” he said. »

Pakistan court frees rapist after "agreement" to marry his victim

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Pakistan rights campaigners accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of "baffling ignorance" after the former playboy cricketer blamed a rise in rape cases on how women dress.

Peshawar, Pakistan — A Pakistan court freed a rapist after he married his victim in a settlement brokered by a council of elders in the northwest of the country, his lawyer said Wednesday.

"The rapist and the victim are from the same extended family," Amjad Ali, Khan's lawyer, told AFP. »