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Coronavirus Update: Memorial Day Marked with Closed Beaches, All 50 States Begin to Reopen, India Restarts Domestic Flights

Coronavirus Update: Memorial Day Marked with Closed Beaches, All 50 States Begin to Reopen, India Restarts Domestic Flights

IN BRIEF
The United States reached a milestone over the past week in that all 50 states began to reopen in some fashion, although there are dramatic differences between what measures have been relaxed in one state compared to another.  Scientists and epidemiologists remain cautious, however, and many have warned of the potential for a second wave of novel coronavirus infections.
The Trump Administration released a new testing strategy on Sunday that …

And the World’s Busiest Airport is… – But Only If Today is Saturday

And the World’s Busiest Airport is… –  But Only If Today is Saturday

There are several ways to determine the world’s busiest airport.
One method is by passenger traffic, the total number of passengers emplaned and deplaned, but there hasn’t been a lot of that recently so let’s put that to the side. Another is the total of loaded and unloaded freight and mail.  The third is the number of traffic movements, meaning takeoffs and landings, at an airport.
Indeed, the Airports International Council, an industry …

Delta Plans to Offer New Service to Cape Town, South Africa

Delta Plans to Offer New Service to Cape Town, South Africa

Delta Air Lines announced plans to launch one-stop service to Cape Town, South Africa, from its Atlanta hub, via Johannesburg.
Pending government approval, the service would start on October 24.
The airline currently offers non-stop service to Johannesburg from Atlanta using Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.   It announced plans to retire its entire Boeing 777 fleet by the end of the year amidst the coronavirus pandemic on May 14.
The news was announced by the …

Coronavirus Update: Brazil Overtakes Russia in Number of Cases, New York State Relaxes Rules

Coronavirus Update: Brazil Overtakes Russia in Number of Cases, New York State Relaxes Rules

IN BRIEF
It’s the start of Memorial Day Weekend in the United States, the unofficial start of summer, and a time where friends and family gather for picnics and barbecues.   Given the ease with which the virus spreads, keep any gatherings as small as possible and make sure your guests share your concerns for protecting against the spread of the virus.  Finally, stay outdoors and offer lots of hand sanitizer.
The economic …

Coronavirus Update: Over 2 Million Have Recovered from Virus, Expect Air Travel to be ‘Somewhat Strange’

Coronavirus Update: Over 2 Million Have Recovered from Virus, Expect Air Travel to be ‘Somewhat Strange’

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Those taking to the skies will find travel somewhat strange this Memorial Day Weekend. They will find signs and floor markings reminding them of the need for social distancing, and everyone will be wearing face coverings.  Airlines will board passengers in smaller groups, many from back to front, and service on board flights will be limited.
New studies show that hydroxychloroquine, a drug touted and taken by President Trump, may …

CDC: Coronavirus ‘Does Not Spread Easily’ on Surfaces

CDC: Coronavirus ‘Does Not Spread Easily’ on Surfaces

Covid-19 may not spread as easily on surfaces as originally thought.
In updated guidance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the virus “is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person-to-person,” and it “does not spread easily” on surfaces such as countertops and handrails.
The coronavirus, the CDC said, is believed to spread mainly from person to person.  This would include between two or more people who are …

Coronavirus Update: CDC Releases More Guidelines, N.Y. ‘Back to Where We Started,’ Says Gov. Cuomo

Coronavirus Update: CDC Releases More Guidelines, N.Y. ‘Back to Where We Started,’ Says Gov. Cuomo

IN BRIEF
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention promulgated guidance for schools, businesses, and mass transit systems as opposed to what was released last week, this document provides specific guidance and instructions for different sectors to detect and trace the virus based on exposure and risk after the pandemic.
The language in the document is somewhat watered down from what was in the original document. Language that tells schools to “ensure social …