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Coronavirus News Update – July 3: Officials Across U.S. Sound the Alarm Over Significant Increase in New Cases

Coronavirus News Update – July 3: Officials Across U.S. Sound the Alarm Over Significant Increase in New Cases

Just as the United States is about to celebrate a Fourth of July holiday that many including President Joseph Biden had hoped would mark a return to normalcy, local officials across the country are sounding the alarm over a dramatic rise in new Covid cases.  The country saw 20,467 new cases on July 2, a 17% rise over the past two weeks.
As of Saturday morning, the world has recorded over …

EU to Toughen Restrictions on U.K. Visitors as Concerns Over India Variant Grow

EU to Toughen Restrictions on U.K. Visitors as Concerns Over India Variant Grow

Several European countries are toughing entry requirements for U.K. travelers amidst rising numbers of Covid cases in Britain.
The United Kingdom reported 22,868 additional Covid cases on Monday and that number is causing great consternation across the European Continent.
As a result, multiple countries including Spain and Portugal are putting new travel restrictions into place
Meanwhile, Angela Merkel wants a the bloc to take a common approach to the situation in the United …

Coronavirus News Update – June 27: Cases Surge Again in Russia, Many from India Variant

Coronavirus News Update – June 27: Cases Surge Again in Russia, Many from India Variant

Covid is surging in Russia again and the country recorded20,538 new infections over the past 24 hours, health officials there said.  In Moscow, there were 6,723 daily infections on Sunday, down from 8,457 the day before. While cases had plateaued to a level far lower than the country’s high in December, when over 25,000 new cases were reported on Christmas Day, case numbers never dropped below an average of 8,000 …

Coronavirus News Update – June 26: Facing India Variant, Countries Bring Back Strict Covid Measures

Coronavirus News Update – June 26: Facing India Variant, Countries Bring Back Strict Covid Measures

Several countries that, in recent months, had lifted most Covid-19 restrictions began to impose harsh measures to stem the spread of the highly infections India, or Delta, coronavirus variant.  The move comes as India reports that the variant first reported there, known as B.1.167.2, have it self mutated.
Portugal, where the new variant accounts for more than 7 in 10 new infections in Lisbon, government officials announced new capacity limitations and …

London Underground to Offer High-Speed Mobile Coverage

London Underground to Offer High-Speed Mobile Coverage

Transport for London, the operator of the London Underground, known by its nickname the Tube, announced that the city’s rapid transit system.
The news was announced by the city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan.
“Customers on London Underground will be able to access full mobile connectivity and Internet access within every station and tunnel,” the mayor said.
The move comes as TfL is installing a new fiber network throughout the system.
“High speed mobile coverage will …

Coronavirus News Update – June 18: UEFA Could Move Euro 2020 Final Due to U.K. Pandemic Restrictions

Coronavirus News Update – June 18: UEFA Could Move Euro 2020 Final Due to  U.K. Pandemic Restrictions

Only weeks before the Euro 2020 final, organizers are considering moving the match from London to another location.  Officials from UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations or Union der europäischen Fußballverbände, are in discussions with the British government to allow exemptions to pandemic travel restrictions that would allow thousands of overseas fans and dignitaries to attend matches in London.  If no agreement can be reached, UEFA would be forced …

Delta CEO Expects Domestic Travel to Return to ‘Close to 100%’ of Pre-Pandemic Levels by End of Summer

Delta CEO Expects Domestic Travel to Return to ‘Close to 100%’ of Pre-Pandemic Levels by End of Summer

Delta CEO Ed Bastian said he believes that domestic travel in the United States will return to almost 100% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of the summer.
“We expect that, by the end of this summer, that number will get pretty darn close to 100%,” he told Fox News reporter Liz Clamin in an interview on Thursday.
“It’s been a massive return to travel led by consumers,” Bastian added, saying that …