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Coronavirus News from Across the Globe: June 8, 2020 – N.Y. Reopens, U.K. Quarantine in Effect

Coronavirus News from Across the Globe: June 8, 2020 – N.Y. Reopens, U.K. Quarantine in Effect

New York City is reopening, 100 days after the first reported case of the novel coronavirus in the city.  Officials expect over 400,000 people to return to their place of business.
The United Kingdom is proceeding with a two-week quarantine on international arrivals. British Airways, EasyJet, and other carriers say the quarantine will devastate tourism and kill any chance for a summer recovery.
With no active coronavirus cases, New Zealand will lift …

Coronavirus News from Across the Globe: June 4 – New Hotspots Emerge, Sweden Relaxes Restrictions

Coronavirus News from Across the Globe: June 4 – New Hotspots Emerge, Sweden Relaxes Restrictions

Health officials said that new Covid-19 hot spots are emerging across the globe. The number of cases reported on May 30, 2020, was 134,064, more than on any prior day.  The new hotspots are in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
In the United States, top college and university officials and healthcare experts told the U.S. Senate committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. that they won’t bring students …

Austrian Airlines to Resume Long-Haul Flights on the 1st of July

Austrian Airlines to Resume Long-Haul Flights on the 1st of July

Austrian Airlines, which plans to restart a number of flights on June 15, announced Thursday that it will begin to offer long-haul flights starting on July 1.
The first long-haul flight to operate will be from Vienna to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, departing at 10:15 a.m. local time.  Other long-haul destinations that will start in July include Bangkok, Chicago, Newark, and Washington, D.C.
The Austrian flag carrier ended long-haul …

Coronavirus News from Across the Globe: June 2 – Cafés in Paris Reopen, Protests Could Cause Spikes

Coronavirus News from Across the Globe: June 2 –  Cafés in Paris Reopen, Protests Could Cause Spikes

From the Café de la Paix to La Maison Rose to Les Deux Magots, cafés in Paris reopened Tuesday, albeit only with outdoor seating, and excited Parisians flocked to them, even though tables were now spaced 3’ apart.
Officials in Wuhan, the city where the novel coronavirus first emerged, said they had tested almost 9.9 million residents over the course of a few weeks.  The push to test so many people …

Coronavirus News from Across the Globe: June 1, 2020 – Protests ‘Could Exacerbate’ Spread of Virus, Says Cuomo

Coronavirus News from Across the Globe: June 1, 2020 – Protests ‘Could Exacerbate’ Spread of Virus, Says Cuomo

Officials across the United States expressed concern that the large protests against police violence that took place in multiple cities could cause result in new outbreaks of the novel coronavirus.
“I’m extremely concerned we are seeing mass gatherings,” said Keisha Lance Bottoms, the mayor of Atlanta. “We’re going to see the other side of this in a couple of weeks.”  In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was …

Great Moments in Travel History – June 2020

June, the month with the most daylight hours in the Northern Hemisphere, is the sixth month of the year, and is equivalent to December in the Southern Hemisphere. The start of meteorological summer, June derives its name from the Latin name for the Junius, which in turn comes from the ancient Roman goddess Juno, wife of Saturn and protector and special counselor of the state.
The month of June includes the …

Coronavirus Update: Over 6 Million Cases, Supreme Court Rejects Religious Challenge, India Lifts Some Restrictions

Coronavirus Update: Over 6 Million Cases, Supreme Court Rejects Religious Challenge, India Lifts Some Restrictions

Just as the number of coronavirus cases worldwide crossed the six million mark, the European Union said Saturday that it would continue to support the World Health Organization after the United States said it would pull out. “The W.H.O. needs to continue being able to lead the international response to pandemics, current and future,” said Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, and Josep Borrell, who serves …