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‘Safe Travel Corridor’ Between New York and London in Discussion

‘Safe Travel Corridor’ Between New York and London in Discussion

Transatlantic air travel has been at a near standstill since mid-March, effectively shutting down the world’s busiest route based on the number of available seat miles, or ASMs, namely New York JFK – London Heathrow.
U.S. officials hope to reopen travel between the United States and Europe by creating safe travel corridors, also known as air bridges or travel bubbles, for travel across the pond.  Such an effort would require passengers …

In Appeal, Uber Regains License to Operate in London

In Appeal, Uber Regains License to Operate in London

A London court ruled on Monday in favor of ride-hailing service Uber’s appeal over the revocation of its license to operate in the U.K. capital.
Last November, Transport for London, the city’s regulator, refused to renew Uber’s license to operate, citing what had been a fairly common practice of sharing or renting out the company’s driver accounts.  The agency said at the time that approximately 14,000 rides in 2018 and early …

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 28 – New Cases Skyrocketing in France

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 28 – New Cases Skyrocketing in France

As the global death toll crossed the 1 million mark, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said that the country should prepare for the Covid-19 “challenge” of the coming seasons, noting that the country is still in the first wave of the pandemic given that case numbers never declined significantly to a good baseline.
In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that a second wave of the coronavirus …

Coronavirus Stats and Facts: Monday, Sept. 28 – Number of Lives Lost to the Virus is Now Over 1 Million

Coronavirus Stats and Facts: Monday, Sept. 28 – Number of Lives Lost to the Virus is Now Over 1 Million

The worldwide number of reported virus cases, which crossed the 31 million mark last Sunday, now stands at 33.3 million just one week later, while the number of deaths, which reached the 900,000 mark just two weeks ago, is now over 1 million, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics.
The United States, Brazil, India, and Mexico account for more than half of …

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 26 – Protests in London, Hotspots in N.Y.C.

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 26 – Protests in London, Hotspots in N.Y.C.

A day after Britain reported its highest daily number of new coronavirus infections, almost 7,000, thousands of people joined demonstrations in London that were protesting new lockdown measures. Chanting “Freedom,” the crowds were quickly dispersed by Metropolitan Police as they failed to observe social distancing rules.
The number of reported new cases in New York State rose above 1,000 for the first time since June. Officials in New York City said …

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 21 – Trump Says Vaccines Will Not Be Widely Available Until Spring

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 21 – Trump Says Vaccines Will Not Be Widely Available Until Spring

As the number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped 31 million on Sunday, U.K. Prime Minister said he was adding restrictions and taking other measures in an effort to avoid a lockdown. “We are now seeing a second wave coming in,” he said to reporters late last week. “It is absolutely, I’m afraid, inevitable, that we will see it in this country,” he added.
The number of new daily cases in Britain …

Britain to Impose Fines of up to £10,000 for Coronavirus Restriction Violations

Britain to Impose Fines of up to £10,000 for Coronavirus Restriction Violations

The United Kingdom announced it would impose fines of up to £10,000 ($12,916) against individuals who do not comply with coronavirus restrictions.
The number of new daily cases in Britain has risen to over 4,000, causing the move as Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to avert a nationwide lockdown.
The country’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, speaking on a BBC news program hosted by Andrew Marr, made the issue quite clear.
“If everybody follows …