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Tag: Us Government

COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Ready By Year End In 'Best Case Scenario': Pfizer

New York: Pfizer, which has struck a nearly $2 billion deal with the US government to deliver 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine developed in collaboration with its German partner BioNTech, is hoping to seek regulatory approval for a vaccine “as early as October” this year and have a vaccine on the market by […]

US To Give $3.6 Million Aid To India For COVID-19 Battle

New Delhi: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has committed $3.6 million to assist India’s efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. A US government statement said the initial tranche of funding will seek to further strengthen and support the Central government’s efforts to increase laboratory capacity for SARS-COV-2 testing, including molecular diagnostics […]

Google wants exemption from Huawei ban: Report

San Francisco: Asking for an exemption from the ban, Google’s recent discussions with the US government argues that Huawei ban is bad for the company’s technology business as well as for the national security. Google also fears that the export ban would create a competitor to the US-made Operating Systems (OS), which would hurt the […]

US issues new travel advisory for Sri Lanka

Washington/Colombo: In a new travel advisory, the US State Department has ordered the departure of all school-age family members of American government employees in Kindergarten through 12th grade. The advisory issued on Friday also authorised the voluntary departure of non-emergency US government employees and family members. “Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Sri Lanka. Terrorists […]

Trump threatens government shutdown over immigration policy

Washington: US President Donald Trump has threatened to shut down the government if the Democratic Party does not cooperate on border security issues. “I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! “Must get rid of Lottery, Catch and Release […]

A sign on the National Mall tells visitors of the closures do to the federal government shutdown in Washington
US government shuts down

Washington: The US government began shutting down on Saturday, putting thousands of workers on unpaid leave, after the Senate failed to pass a stopgap budget. The shutdown marked the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, media reports said. It is the first shutdown in US history to happen while the same party controls both chambers […]