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Lufthansa to Add 15 New Destinations for Summer 2021

Lufthansa to Add 15 New Destinations for Summer 2021

Deutsche Lufthansa announced 15 new seasonal destinations on Tuesday for next summer. The list spans cities in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
The German flag carrier will launch service from Frankfurt Airport to six cities in Greece including Corfu, Crete, Mykonos, and Kos, and three in Spain – Jerez de la Frontera, the Canary Islands, and Tenerife – which will continue in the winter season as well.  Other new destinations include Djerba, Tunisia, …

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 16 – Economic Damage from Pandemic 4 Times Worse Than Financial Crisis

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 16 – Economic Damage from Pandemic 4 Times Worse Than Financial Crisis

As the world headed towards 30 million coronavirus cases, the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation said that the damage to the world’s economies from the pandemic was four times greater than the 2009 global financial crisis.
Macy’s said it would scale back its annual Thanksgiving Day parade in New York to be a television-only event.  The department store chain said that the event will take place around its flagship store …

Coronavirus News: Friday, September 4 – Death Toll in U.S. Could Hit 410,000 by New Year if Mask Use Dwindles

Coronavirus News: Friday, September 4 – Death Toll in U.S. Could Hit 410,000 by New Year if Mask Use Dwindles

The worldwide number of reported virus cases crossed the 26 million mark on Thursday, and now is at 26.55, an increase of over 600,000 cases in the past 48 hours.  The number of deaths stands at over 874,442, an increase of 5,896 deaths in the past 24 hours, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics.
There are 6.94 million active cases across the …

Coronavirus News: Sunday, August 30 – California Surpasses 700,000 Cases, Colleges Fight Outbreaks

Coronavirus News: Sunday, August 30 – California Surpasses 700,000 Cases, Colleges Fight Outbreaks

The worldwide number of virus cases, which topped the 25 million mark on Saturday, now stands at 25.28 million, an increase of almost 258,000 cases in the past 24 hours.  The number of deaths stands at over 848,462, and over 17.61 million people have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics.
The United States continues to lead the world in the number …

Coronavirus News: Friday, August 28 – India Sets Record for New Infections, Merkel Warns of Tough Winter

Coronavirus News: Friday, August 28 – India Sets Record for New Infections, Merkel Warns of Tough Winter

The worldwide number of virus cases currently stands at 24.69 million, an increase of over 273,000 cases in the past 24 hours.  The number of deaths stands at over 836,000, and over 17 million people have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics.
The United States continues to lead the world in the number of coronavirus cases reported, crossing the 6 million …

Coronavirus News: Monday, August 24 – Over 800,000 Deaths, 15 States Report Outbreaks at Colleges

Coronavirus News: Monday, August 24 –  Over 800,000 Deaths, 15 States Report Outbreaks at Colleges

The worldwide number of virus cases currently stands at 23.39 million, an increase of almost 262,000 cases in the past 24 hours.  The number of deaths crossed the 800,000 mark over the weekend: Almost 808,753 people have died thus far and 15.9 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics.
The United States continues to lead the world in the number …

Germans Must Walk Their Dogs Twice a Day Starting Next Year, New Law Says

Germans Must Walk Their Dogs Twice a Day Starting Next Year, New Law Says

Canines everywhere, take note: Germany’s dog owners will be required to walk their pets twice a day
The Bundesministerin für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft  or Minister of Agriculture, Julia Klöckner, sponsored the law.
Under the regulations in the Hundeverordnung or Dogs Act, owners will be required to take their canine companions out for at least one hour on each of two walks.  A quick walk around the block won’t cut it, although there …