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Coronavirus News Update: April 5 – India Sees Over 100,000 New Cases in One Day

Coronavirus News Update: April 5 – India Sees Over 100,000 New Cases in One Day

India recorded over 100,000 new cases in a single day ,  for the first time since the pandemic began ravaging the world, health officials there said. The country has the third highest number of cases in the world after Brazil and the United States, with 12.6 million, and is only the second country after the United States to surpass 100,000 new cases in a single day.
As of Monday morning, the …

Coronavirus News Update – April 3: Florida Attempts to Ban Vaccine Passports, Lockdown in Austria

Coronavirus News Update – April 3: Florida Attempts to Ban Vaccine Passports, Lockdown in Austria

The governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, issued an executive order that attempts to ban businesses as well as government agencies from requiring vaccine passports or the equivalent from patrons and customers.  Businesses that violate the order risk losing contracts and grants from the state. The order says that such vaccine passports wouldthe order “reduce individual freedom” and “harm patient privacy,” as well as “create two classes of citizens based on …

JetBlue Secures Slots at London Heathrow Starting in Early August

JetBlue Secures Slots at London Heathrow Starting in Early August

JetBlue Airways received 270 slots for its planned flights to and from London Heathrow Airport.
The news was revealed in the updated report for the summer of 2021 promulgated by Airport Coordination Limit, the entity that coordinates landing slots for Heathrow.
JetBlue , which will use Terminal 2 at Heathrow, will use 180 slots for its flights to and from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and 90 are for …

U.K. Extends International Travel Ban Through June

U.K. Extends International Travel Ban Through June

The United Kingdom extended its overseas travel ban until at least the end of June to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
The news comes in the wake of a warning of a possible third wave of the virus from Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The move comes as Spain said it will lift restrictions on arrivals from the United Kingdom after a three-month travel ban, initially introduced to stop the spread of …

Austrian Airlines Resumes Normal Service to London, Tel Aviv

Austrian Airlines Resumes Normal Service to London, Tel Aviv

Austrian Airlines said it was resuming regular flights from Vienna to both London and Tel Aviv.
The move comes in the heels of the expiration of a travel ban for visitors arriving from the United Kingdom and on the relaxation of Israel travel rules.
Austrian authorities had banned flights from the United Kingdom to prevent the spread of the U.K. variant of the coronavirus in the Alpine nation.  Austrian effectively operated one-way …

Coronavirus News Update – March 20: U.S. Hits 100 Million Doses One Month Early, AstraZeneca Shots Resumed

Coronavirus News Update – March 20: U.S. Hits 100 Million Doses One Month Early, AstraZeneca Shots Resumed

The decline in new coronavirus infections in the United States is slowing and federal officials warned that the United States might be facing another surge in Covid-19 cases, just as some localities are loosening restrictions.  The United States has trailed Europe by several weeks in surges, a pattern that has been consistent since the start of the pandemic.
As of Saturday, the world has recorded over 123 million Covid-19 cases since …

U.S. May Lift Some International Travel Restrictions in May

U.S. May Lift Some International Travel Restrictions in May

The Biden Administration may relax some of the travel restrictions currently in place between the United States and Mexico and Canada, as well as those for international travel from the United Kingdom, the European continent, and Brazil come May.
The news was first reported by CNBC.
The action would be propelled by progress in inoculating people against the coronavirus pandemic by that time.
“There is going to be a sea change in mid-May when …