Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday that foreign visitors arriving by air from most countries will no longer need to quarantine if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Visitors from 20 other countries – including the United States, India, Britain, Germany, France and the United Arab Emirates – remain banned from entering the kingdom, however, under measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The civil aviation authority (GACA) said that from May 20 non-Saudi visitors arriving in the kingdom from eligible countries by air who are fully vaccinated, or have had COVID-19 and recovered, will no longer have to spend seven days in government-approved hotels as long as they provide an official vaccination certificate upon arrival.
Currently, all travellers coming into the kingdom need to quarantine for a period of seven to 14 days depending on the countries where they are coming from, and provide negative PCR tests.
Under the new rules, anyone over the age of eight years old who is not vaccinated must quarantine on arrival in Saudi Arabia for seven days at their own expense as of May 20 and provide a negative PCR test on the sixth day of their arrival, GACA said.
They must also provide a valid health insurance policy to cover potential risks from COVID-19. They will also need to provide a negative PCR test taken no later than 72 hours before boarding their flight to the kingdom.
Separately, the Saudi ministry of interior announced that Saudi citizens are still banned from travelling to 13 countries through direct or indirect flights without prior permission form authorities due to COVID-19 risks.
ViacomCBS said Friday that former CBS CEO Les Moonves will not get his $120 million severance package from his firing in 2018, ending a long-running dispute over the money.
Moonves was ousted in 2018 after a company investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct spanning three decades found Moonves violated company policy and did not cooperate with the investigation.
But Moonves challenged the decision and his $120 million severance was set aside until the matter could be resolved.
On Friday, New York-based ViacomCBS said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that the matter had been resolved, the arbitration dismissed, and the $120 million would be going back to ViacomCBS in its entirety. It give no further details.
Moonves was one of television’s most influential figures, credited for turning around the fortunes of CBS when he took over as entertainment chief in 1995. He had been one of the highest-paid executives in the nation, making about $70 million a year at the end of his run with the company.
He was ousted after allegations from women who said he subjected them to mistreatment including forced oral sex, groping and retaliation if they resisted. Moonves has also denied any allegations of non-consensual sex.
A year prior to her political race to Congress, Marjorie Taylor Greene looked for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at her Capitol office, insulting the New York Democrat to “dispose of your diaper” and “converse with the American residents,” as demonstrated in video uncovered Friday by CNN.
“I’m an American resident. I pay your compensation through the assessments that you gather from me through the IRS,” Greene says through the mail opening of a bolted entryway. “I’m a lady. I’m a female entrepreneur and I’m glad to be an American lady. What’s more, I don’t uphold your communist arrangements.”
The Georgia Republican proceeded: “On the off chance that you need to be a young lady, you need to dispose of your diaper and come out and have the option to converse with the American residents.” Two men show up alongside her in the video, likewise taunting Ocasio-Cortez and her staff through the mail opening.
The arrival of the since-erased video, which was at first transmission in February 2019 on Facebook Live, came that very week that Greene followed Ocasio-Cortez off the House floor, yelling that the Democrat upheld “fear based oppressors” and doesn’t “care about the American public,” as first revealed by The Washington Post. She has been provoking Ocasio-Cortez to a discussion on Twitter, pleas that Ocasio-Cortez had been disregarding.
Gotten some information about the “specific situation” of the 2019 video, Greene told correspondents, “Strolling around and conversing with individuals from Congress who serve the citizens that, presently we have citizens aren’t permitted to come converse with us, that is the unique circumstance.”
The occurrences add to a representation of the lobbyist turned-official who has shown little interest in overseeing, however has rather utilized her foundation to coast paranoid fears, push Donald Trump’s bogus cases about a taken 2020 political decision and further her own reputation. Her aggressiveness toward associates has just developed after a remarkable censure where the House stripped her of panel tasks, successfully finishing her capacity to shape enactment.
Another showdown Friday included an individual from her staff.
Rep. Eric Swalwell said a staff member for Greene hollered at him to take his veil off subsequent to venturing off the House floor, a surprising of break of decency. Despite the fact that the CDC has loosened up veil wearing rules for the individuals who have been inoculated, numerous legislators keep on wearing them, and they are as yet needed on the House floor.
“I had a veil on as I ventured off the Floor. An associate with @mtgreenee hollered at me to take my cover off. Nobody ought to be harassed for wearing a veil,”‘ Swalwell tweeted. “So I mentioned to the domineering jerk my opinion about his request.”
On Twitter Friday, Greene said she had seen the conflict and guaranteed, “Nobody shouted.”
Greene’s conduct has frightened a few individuals from Congress, where sentiments stay crude after the lethal Jan. 6 raging of the Capitol by a horde of Trump allies purpose on upsetting the result of the 2020 political race.
“This is a lady that is profoundly unwell and unmistakably needs some assistance,” Ocasio-Cortez told journalists Friday. “Her sort of obsession has gone on for quite a long while at this point” and the “profundity of that unwellness has raised worries for different individuals, too.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Greene’s conduct was “shockingly awful” and raised the chance of a morals examination.
“This is underneath the nobility of an individual serving in the Congress of the United States and is a reason for injury, and dread among individuals, particularly behind an uprising,” Pelosi said Thursday..
However up until this point, Republicans have shown little hunger for rebuffing Greene. They united behind her in February after a portion of her past remarks arrived at light, including her underwriting of calls to kill driving Democrats. That left it to Democrats, who were joined by 11 Republicans, in casting a ballot to strip her of her council tasks.
As a legislative up-and-comer, Greene posted a photograph in 2020 of herself with a weapon close to pictures of Ocasio-Cortez and individual Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.
Prior to her political race, she additionally upheld Facebook posts that pushed savagery against Democrats and the FBI. One recommended shooting Pelosi in the head. Because of a post raising the possibility of hanging previous President Barack Obama, Greene reacted that the “stage is being set.”
In one 2018 Facebook posts, she hypothesized that “lasers or blue light emissions” constrained by a left-wing secrecy attached to an amazing Jewish family might have been answerable for starting California fierce blazes.
Also, in February 2019, Greene showed up in an another online video shot at the U.S. Legislative center, contending that Omar and Tlaib weren’t “actually official” individuals from Congress since they didn’t make the vow of office on the Bible. The two ladies are Muslim.…