Wednesday, 24 February 2021
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Amsterdam News

Amsterdam closes part of Red Light District because of social distancing issues

Amsterdam authorities have closed a few streets in the famous red light district of the city, due to overcrowding. City officials have also told people not to visit the area. Social distancing restri...
London News

Queen Elizabeth II knights war veteran Tom Moore

On 17 July, Queen Elizabeth II, 94 years old, knighted war veteran Tom Moore, who turned 100 last April and became a national hero during the pandemic. The knighthood came after Captain Moore managed...
London News

British Airways dismantles entire Boeing 747 fleet

The British airline British Airways announces the withdrawal of its entire fleet of Boeing 747 "Jumbo Jets,"due to the hard blow to international air transport caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to...
Paris News

Disneyland Paris reopens after lockdown

After a four month lockdown period due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Disneyland Paris amusement park will gradually reopen starting 15 July. As from this date Disneyland Paris, the Walt Disney Studio...
London News

UK pub uses electric fence to enforce social distancing

At the beginning of July, UK pubs reopened at the end of lockdown allowing costumer to enjoy their pints after months of abstinence.  Pub operators are though struggling to enforce social distancin...
Brussels News

Norway: anti covid measures affect funeral services because of declining mortality

The covid-19 pandemic crisis in Norway is also affecting funeral services in an unprecedented way.  The declining mortality rate and the inability to perform funeral ceremonies have forced half a doz...
London News

UK study shows that covid-19 antibodies decrease over a three-month period

A new study conducted on people that were first infected, and then cured from covid-19, increases the prospect that immunity to the virus may be shorter than what is believed.  Three months after inf...
Barcelona News

Covid-19, in Catalonia 8 municipalities return to a Phase 1 lockdown

Update 13 July at 13.27 A court decided not to ratify the decision taken yesterday by the Catalan Government to impose a lockdown in eight municipalities, including Lleida. For the judge of the Court...
London News

Coronavirus: England to scrap quarantine for more than 50 countries

France, Germany, Italy and Spain already confirmed on list of 'reduced risk' destinations. Travellers arriving into England from more than 50 countries will be exempt from the mandatory coronavirus q...
Jersey News

Jersey opens up to safe travel after months of isolation from the rest of the world

Air and sea connections with Jersey, the United Kingdom and France will resume on Friday 3 July after more than three months of almost total travel lockdown. As of 3 July airlines and ferries will...
Copenhagen News

A love letter, please

Covid-19 has been, and still is, an enemy of love.Married couples have been separated by the anti-contagion regulations all over the world, but those most severely hit are between 16 and 25 years old,...
London News

Boris Johnson reveals plans for post lockdown strategy

The British prime minister, Boris Johnson, announced his outline plans for England's exit from lockdown in a broadcast on Sunday evening, saying that details are to follow on Monday. His plans apply...
Jersey News

Jersey starts to ease the covid-19 lockdown

The Jersey government has announced its safe exit strategy, a four-point plan to ease the lockdown put in place on 30 March to stop the spread of covid-19. All stages may be reversed on any indicatio...
Brussels News

The U.S. Pandemic Experience

As most countries in the world band together to #StayHome and stop the spread of covid-19, political divisions in the U.S. prevent it from participating as a unified front. Where the majority of Ame...
Vienna News

Austria reopens after lockdown

Austria started closing its borders as early as March 10th due to the burgeoning Covid-19 crisis. It began with the closure of their land borders with Italy and the restricted entry of Italians unl...
Berlin News

Coronavirus in Europe: Germany’s Response to Covid-19

“We must understand that we have to live with the virus as long as there are no medicines and no vaccines,”Chancellor Angela Merkel said. In late February, as the Covid-19 crisis was beginning to tak...
London News

UPDATE: UK prime minister leaves hospital

Boris Johnson, the prime minister, was released from hospital Sunday morning, a week after he was admitted to St Thomas' hospital in London with serious complications from Covid-19. He spent three d...
Jersey News

Jersey to build an emergency Covid-19 hospital

Jersey has given the go-ahead for the construction of an emergency hospital with capacity for 180 Covid-19 patients. It will contain six wards for 30 patients each, administrative facilities for rec...
Brussels News

Coronavirus in Europe: Sweden opts for herd immunity

The Scandinavian country has adopted a starkly different approach to the global COVID-19 health crisis Amidst the eerie calm of European streets due to nationwide quarantine measures, Sweden’s busine...
London News

UPDATE: Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care

06-04-2020 Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to intensive care with coronavirus symptoms. A spokesperson for Downing Street said: “Over the course of this afternoon, the condition o...
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