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Movie Theaters in New York, London to Reopen

Movie Theaters in New York, London to Reopen

Movie theaters in New York City will be able to reopen next month, albeit at limited capacities, while those in London will be able to reopen in May.
The move comes almost exactly at the one-year point after theaters closed in the state, namely on March 12, 2020.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the plan on Monday at a news conference.
Starting on March 5, cinemas in the Big Apple can …

United Airlines to Offer New Non-Stop Service from Boston to London Heathrow

United Airlines to Offer New Non-Stop Service from Boston to London Heathrow

United Airlines announced plans to offer new, non-stop service between Boston and London.
The late-night, once-daily service, which will start later this year, will operate using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.  Flights will depart Boston Logan International Airport at 10 p.m. local time and arrive at London Heathrow Airport 9:35 a.m. Return flights will depart London at 5 p.m. and arrive in Boston at 7:30 p.m.
The Chicago-based airline said it was “thrilled” to …

U.K. to Require In-Hotel Quarantine for Visitors from 22 Countries

U.K. to Require In-Hotel Quarantine for Visitors from 22 Countries

The United Kingdom said Wednesday that arriving travelers from 22 countries will be required to quarantine in government-provided hotels “without exception.”
“I want to make clear that under the stay at home regulations, it is illegal to leave home to travel abroad for leisure purposes and we will enforce this at ports and airports by asking people why they are leaving and instructing them to return home if they do not …

Best Western Hotel in London to Accept Recovering Coronavirus Patients

Best Western Hotel in London to Accept Recovering Coronavirus Patients

Best Western hotels in the United Kingdom could soon be packed full of patients instead of guests if a pilot program at one such hotel in Croydon, a suburb of London, takes off.
The Best Western in Croydon has been transformed into a “cottage hospital” and anyone arriving is greeted with a sign that says “[C]oughs and sneezes spread disease.”  The hotel is part of the London Hotel Group, and is …

U.K to Enter Third Lockdown, Strictest Since March

U.K to Enter Third Lockdown, Strictest Since March

The United Kingdom entered a national lockdown Monday evening as Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the British people to stay home through mid-February.
In an evening address to the nation, the prime minister said that he hoped that 12.2 million of the most vulnerable in society, namely nursing home residents and staff, frontline health workers, those over 70, and the “clinically extremely vulnerable,” would get their first vaccinations by mid-February as …

Heathrow Express Introduces New Fleet of Trains

Heathrow Express Introduces New Fleet of Trains

Heathrow Express announced the retirement of its Class 332 trains and debuted its new fleet of Class 387s.
Initially introduced in 1997 and then moving to full service in 1998, the Class 332s trains were used by Heathrow Express for over 22 years.
The high-speed service operates trains from Paddington Station in London to Heathrow Airport in 15 minutes.
The new fleet consists of 48 carriages, making up six trains total. Each train …

Britain Tightens Restrictions in London Amidst Virulent New Strain of Covid-19

Britain Tightens Restrictions in London Amidst Virulent New Strain of Covid-19

Amidst the news of a new, more insidious strain of the novel coronavirus in Britain, the government there introduced an additional level of restriction, the Tier 4 level.
Health officials in the United Kingdom said that the new strain is 70% more contagious and spreads far more quickly than other strains. The new strain is believed to be linked to a rise in cases areas covered by the new restrictions.  It …