Melbourne, the city of about five million people and the capital of Australia’s Victoria state, which reported 471 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths in just one 24 hour period, has started its new six-week total COVID-19 lockdown today. Most shops were shut down and streets were deserted in Aistralia’s second-biggest city on Thursday. Australia
Swiss government officials announced today that Switzerland’s list of states with a risk from high rates of COVID-19 new cases has been revised and now includes all countries outside Europe’s passport-free Schengen zone. There are some notable exceptions though, including Australia, Ireland, Japan, Canada, South Korea and New Zealand, the Swiss officials said on Thursday.
Patients of the Pediatric Department at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas, will now be examined by and treated with state-of-the-art equipment thanks to a sizable donation from the Sandals Foundation. The equipment, which is valued at US$13,000 will serve approximately one thousand (1,000) children who use the medical facility on an annual basis.
Health officials in Bern announced that all new arrivals to Switzerland from Spain are now subject to a mandatory 10-day COVID-19 quarantine. Patrick Mathys, head of crisis management for the federal public health office, told reporters in Bern the move would take effect from Saturday. The measure excludes Spain’s Balearic and Canary Islands. “For the
Budapest Airport celebrated its first link to Mykonos yesterday, as Wizz Air launched its twice-weekly service to the popular resort in Greece. The home-based airline’s new operation will be the airport’s tenth connection to the Greek islands, offering close to 100,000 seats between Hungary and Greece this summer season. Wizz Air faces no competition on
Total tourism & leisure industry merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in Q2 2020 worth $3.64 billion were announced globally. The value marked a decrease of 71.8% over the previous quarter and a drop of 80.4% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $18.59 billion. Comparing deals value in different regions of the
Strong Magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Vanuatu today. Vanuatu is a South Pacific Ocean nation made up of roughly 80 islands that stretch 1,300 kilometers. Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.4 Date-Time · 5 Aug 2020 12:05:36 UTC · 5 Aug 2020 23:05:36 near epicenter Location 16.112S 168.082E Depth 174 km Distances · 71.2 km (44.1 mi)
A heavy rain followed by a rainbow, the Italian anthem, and the reading of the 43 names of the victims followed by the honors of silence. This is how the Genoa Bridge inauguration ceremony of the new San Giorgio bridge began 2 years after the collapse of the former Ponte Morandi bridge on August 14,
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE has launched innovative new protective wear for First and Business class guests. As part of its new health and hygiene program, Etihad Wellness, premium passengers will receive a snood style facemask for use throughout their journey and beyond. The soft reusable snood has been treated with MicrobeBARRIER
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Muhammad Albakri, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East (AME), will be appointed Senior Vice President for Customer, Financial and Digital Services (CFDS), based in Geneva and effective 1 March 2021. At that time Aleks Popovich, who currently holds the position, will retire. “Over