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Covid-19: WHO urges responsible summer travel in Europe as delta variant spreads
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Covid-19: WHO urges responsible summer travel in Europe as delta variant spreads

[ad_1] The World Health Organization’s Europe director warned that the highly transmissible Covid-19 variant first identified in India is “poised to take hold in the region,” as many countries prepare to ease restrictions and allow more social gatherings and travel across borders.During a press briefing on Thursday, WHO’s Dr. Hans Kluge said the variant also known as the delta variant, has shown signs of being able to evade some vaccines and warned that many vulnerable populations, particularly those over age 60, remain unprotected.“We have been here before,” warned Kluge, WHO’s European regional director. “Over the course of last summer, cases gradually rose in younger age groups and then moved into older age groups, contributing to a devastating resurgence,” he said. Kluge said that s...
Priyanka Chopra is ‘so jealous’ of bikini clad Parineeti Chopra’s Turkey vacay
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Priyanka Chopra is ‘so jealous’ of bikini clad Parineeti Chopra’s Turkey vacay

[ad_1] Parineeti Chopra is enjoying the success of her latest onscreen offering alongside Arjun Kapoor, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. And the actor took some time off for a much needed vacation as she jetted off to Turkey, making cousin Priyanka Chopra Jonas 'so jealous'. By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Alfea Jamal, Hindustan Times, Delhi PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 01:38 PM IST Parineeti Chopra was missing from the big screen for quite a while, but when the Ishaqzaade actor finally did appear on our screens alongside Arjun Kapoor in Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, the actor blew away audiences with her convincing performance of Sandy aka Sandeep Walia, an ambitious woman who turns righteous after a tumultuous experience.And after much hardwork and spending most of the coronavirus lockd...
US eases travel warning for Japan ahead of Olympics, France, Germany, others
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US eases travel warning for Japan ahead of Olympics, France, Germany, others

[ad_1] The US State Department loosened its travel warnings for dozens of nations including France, Canada and Germany, in a move that could ease airline restrictions for people wanting to go overseas as the coronavirus pandemic wanes in parts of the world.The department changed its travel warnings Tuesday for nearly 60 nations and territories from level 4, or “do not travel,” to level 3, “reconsider travel,” according to the agency’s website. In a statement, the department said it was updating the advisories after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed the methodology for its travel health notices.Countries affected by the latest change included France, Canada, Japan, Mexico, South Korea and Singapore. Another 16 nations were downgraded from level 3 to level 2, or “e...
UK lockdown may extend beyond June 21 owing to Delta variant of Covid-19
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UK lockdown may extend beyond June 21 owing to Delta variant of Covid-19

[ad_1] The UK government is said to be weighing up a delay of around a fortnight beyond the June 21 timeline set for the final stage of a roadmap to end all legal lockdown restrictions, amid a continuing rise in the cases of the Delta variant of Covid-19 in parts of the country.The delay being considered is to enable all over-50s to be fully vaccinated with both doses of a vaccine, found to be most effective against the highly transmissible variant of concern (VOC) first identified in India, and also to leave sufficient time for the jabs to take effect.'The Times’ newspaper quoted a Cabinet source as saying that a delay of “between two weeks and a month” is to be expected and another said that a delay made more sense than a partial lifting of lockdown restrictions to avoid any “confusio...
Goa nightclubs, bars to remain shut ’till Covid-19 comes under control’
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Goa nightclubs, bars to remain shut ’till Covid-19 comes under control’

[ad_1] Nightlife in Goa should not be allowed to resume till the Covid-19 situation in India comes under control, state Ports Minister and BJP leader Michael Lobo said on Monday as he stressed the need to protect the lives of people.Lobo represents the Calangute Assembly segment which has many nightclubs and bars.Speaking to reporters, Lobo said it will take another year for the pandemic-hit economy to return to normalcy."Goa is a world-famous destination for its nightlife. The nightlife has been shut down (due to Covid-19 curbs) and I feel that it should continue to remain closed till the Covid- 19 situation in the country comes under control," he said.The minister said the lives of people are more important than the economy of Goa."We have seen our close friends dying due to Covid- 19...
IndiGo to start flights connecting Darbhanga with Kolkata, Hyderabad from July 5
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IndiGo to start flights connecting Darbhanga with Kolkata, Hyderabad from July 5

[ad_1] A statement by IndiGo airline said that the Kolkata-Darbhanga flights as well as Hyderabad-Darbhanga flights will be daily flights. This announcement has come at a time when India and its aviation sector have been badly hit due to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. PTI | UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2021 06:00 PM IST IndiGo on Monday said it will start flights connecting Darbhanga with Kolkata and Hyderabad from July 5 onwards."Being the 6th largest metropolis in Bihar, Darbhanga is also one of the fastest growing cities of India owing to the increasing opportunities in manufacturing and trade across the states," a statement by the airline said.The Kolkata-Darbhanga flights as well as Hyderabad-Darbhanga flights will be daily flights, it said.This announcement by IndiGo...
China’s Guangzhou cancels most inbound and outbound flights as Covid-19 resurges
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China’s Guangzhou cancels most inbound and outbound flights as Covid-19 resurges

[ad_1] China's Guangdong province has registered seven new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases and all of them were recorded in the provincial capital Guangzhou.The cases were reported on Saturday in the Chinese metropolis as the local authorities continued to increase prevention measures to curb the spread of the virus.Starting from Monday noon, passengers leaving Guangzhou, are required to present negative nucleic acid test results within the last 48 hours, Global Times reported."Party and government agencies at all levels, enterprises and institutions, schools and travel agencies should take the lead in implementing the requirements for not leaving Guangzhou or leaving the Guangdong Province on non-essential trips," said Chen Bin, Deputy Director and spokesperson of the Guangzhou City...
IndiGo faces worse-than-expected loss due to Covid crises
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IndiGo faces worse-than-expected loss due to Covid crises

[ad_1] The carrier, operated by InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., posted a loss of 11.5 billion rupees ($157 million) in the three months through March, its fourth quarter. That compared with a loss of 8.7 billion rupees a year ago. The average forecast from analysts was for a loss of 4.5 billion rupees.“This has been a very difficult year with our revenues slumping hard due to Covid, showing some signs of recovery during the period December to February and then slumping again with the second wave of the Covid,” Chief Executive Officer Ronojoy Dutta said in the statement. “While we have seen a sharp decline in revenues in March through May, we are encouraged by the modest revenue improvements starting last week of May and continuing through June.”While the pandemic has pushed many airlines arou...
Delta CEO expects US to reopen for business by summer 2022
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Delta CEO expects US to reopen for business by summer 2022

[ad_1] Domestic travel is at about 30% of 2019 levels but will quickly rebound once workers return to offices, Chief Executive Officer Ed Bastian said Thursday. Trans-Atlantic travel will begin to return in the second half, and other long-distance trips next year, he said.“No one is going to be waiting for the government to say now is the right time to travel,” Bastian said at a Sanford C. Bernstein conference. “Businesses are going to be making those decisions and pushing their people out on the road, and I think there’s going to be a renaissance of business travel in our country.”Corporate demand is particularly important to Delta, which reaped about 50% of its passenger revenue from business customers in 2019. International corporate travel is especially lucrative. Air travel was nea...
Coronavirus pandemic: Here’s what it’s like to visit Rome right now
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Coronavirus pandemic: Here’s what it’s like to visit Rome right now

[ad_1] At sunset, the tables that spill outside Canova bar in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo are bathed in golden light as couples and groups of friends drink spritzes and nibble on canapés for their aperitivo. It’s the ideal spot for locals to wind down after work—or for travelers to refuel before heading up Pincio hill to watch the sun descend against the silhouette of St Peter’s Dome. For months, Canova sat quiet. Now, humming with life, it’s a sight most Italians had almost forgotten.Since last March, the Eternal City has seen countless changes to its normal rhythms. While it hasn’t suffered from the pandemic as drastically as the country’s northern regions, where Covid-19 caseloads and deaths were significantly higher per capita, its restaurants and bars have followed a 6 p.m. closing ti...