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In Vienna, Horse-Drawn Carriages Deliver Food to Locked Down Residents

Even though tourists are missing from the city center, the Fiaker – the city’s horse-drawn carriages that still connote fin-de-siècle Vienna – are out and about, delivering food prepared by the InterContinental Vienna’s kitchens to the city’s elderly.
The Fiaker have long been a fixture of the cityscape, drivers with bowler hats and formal dress offering tourists a unique glimpse of the city and the opportunity to – for the duration …

Coronavirus Update: N.Y. is Only in ‘First Wave,’ ‘Cautious Hope’ in Germany, U.K. PM Still in ICU

Coronavirus Update: N.Y. is Only in ‘First Wave,’ ‘Cautious Hope’ in Germany, U.K. PM Still in ICU

IN BRIEF
In his televised briefing, which has become a staple of morning television programming, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state is only in the “first wave” of the pandemic, and people “must be prepared.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that the latest infection rate figures “give us reason for cautious hope,” while countries in Europe are preparing for the Easter holiday weekend while stepping up enforcement of social-distancing measures.
U.K. …

Broadway to Remain Closed Through at Least June 7

Broadway to Remain Closed Through at Least June 7

Broadway theaters will remain shuttered for at least two more months.
The Broadway League, the trade association representing the industry’s 41 theaters, issued a statement Wednesday morning saying that its theaters would remain closed until at least June 7, 2020.  The previously announced reopening date was April 12.
Off-Broadway theaters will probably follow the group’s lead.
The theater industry is a major contributor to the local economy and is responsible for thousands of …

100 American Airlines Flight Attendants Have Contracted Covid-19

100 American Airlines Flight Attendants Have Contracted Covid-19

The union that represents flight attendants at the world’s largest airline said that approximately 100 of its members have contracted the novel coronavirus.
The news was announced in a memorandum to the members of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, which represents over 27,000 cabin crew at American Airlines, which was provided to FBT.
The airline, the union said, has “agreed to start providing face masks for frontline team members,” adding that …

Lufthansa to Mothball 747s, A380s, and Ground Germanwings

Lufthansa to Mothball 747s, A380s, and Ground Germanwings

Lufthansa said it plans to ground its low-cost subsidiary Germanwings and permanently reduce the size of its fleet, while warning that it will take years until the aviation industry sees a return to the type of traffic that it experienced in the past few years before the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“”It will take months until the global travel restrictions are completely lifted and years until the worldwide demand …

Coronavirus Update: World May Never Return to ‘Normal,’ UK Prime Minister in ICU, Austria to Reopen Shops

Coronavirus Update:  World May Never Return to ‘Normal,’ UK Prime Minister in ICU, Austria to Reopen Shops

IN BRIEF
The world may never get back to what it once considered “normal” just a little over three months ago said U.S. health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci at a White House press briefing.
Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, was moved to intensive care. the U.S. Supreme Court told Wisconsin to hold its elections as originally planned, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that the state had experienced its highest increase …

Fire at Fort Myers Airport Destroys 3,500 Rental Cars

Fire at Fort Myers Airport Destroys 3,500 Rental Cars

A fire at South Florida International Airport in Fort Myers destroyed over 3,500 rental cars, local officials said.
The fire, which began Friday night, was in an overflow parking area for the various rental car agencies that service the airport.
Both the Florida Forest Service and the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Department made dozens of air drops in an attempt to contain the blaze.
The Lee County Port Authority, which operates the airport, said …