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Covid 19 Updates Last updated: May 7, 2021, 06:19 GMT

Confirmed

156,681,524

Recovered

134,042,630

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Biden to travel to UK, Belgium in June -White House

In the first overseas trip after taking office, U.S. President Joe Biden will travel to the United Kingdom and Belgium in June in order to show the country’s commitment to restore and revitalize the relations with close
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Singapore, Hong Kong hope to announce travel bubble ASAP

On a long delayed air travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong, the two cities stated that it would soon be starting the air travel bubble, but cannot say on dates, currently.

The travel bubble was delayed last
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Families reunite as Australia-New Zealand 'travel bubble' begins

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Adern, addressed the reporters recently and said that the bubble between New Zealand and Australia is a major step towards the country getting connected with the world, as on Monday hundr
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Russian ambassador says no famine in North Korea, trade may resume soon

The Russian ambassador in Pyongyang stated that there is no famine in North Korea, and some of the cross border shipments may soon resume. This comes after the North korean leader Kim Jong Un stated that the country might
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Australia and New Zealand to start quarantine-free travel

On Tuesday New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the travel bubble for the two nations. Since October the NewZealand travellers were allowed to enter the Australian states without any quarantine, but it was n
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Too soon to say if Britons can take summer holiday abroad, says UK's Johnson

Boris Johnson on Monday stated that it is too early to say whether international summer holidays can be allowed for the British this year or not ?

As the Britons are the highest spending tourists in Europe, hence the
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Air China to buy 18 Airbus A320neo jets from GECAS subsidiary

Air China will purchase 18 Airbus A320neo jets from AFS Investments Inc, a subsidiary of aircraft lessor GECAS, the airline announced on Thursday, in a boost to Airbus as it competes with Boeing for the Chinese market shar
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Volvo to go Electric By 2030:

By 2030, Volvo will bring out fully electric cars, the Chinese company stated on Tuesday. Volvo will enter the list of cars that are going to rule out fuel-based engines. CEO of Volvo stated that he was totally convinced t
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At year-end 2020, Europe’s hotel construction pipeline stands at 1,905 projects/307,093 rooms

According to the latest Europe Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), analysts at LE report that at the close of 2020, Europe’s hotel construction pipeline incre
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EU mulls vaccination passports to resurrect tourism after COVID-19

To recover the southern EU countries that depend heavily on tourism, the European Union leaders will admit on Thursday to work on certificates of vaccination for EU citizens who have had an anti-COVID shot.
With the rol
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U.S. extends travel restrictions at land borders with Canada, Mexico through March 21

 U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least March 21 to address COVID-19 concerns, the U.S. government said Friday.
The new 30-day extension is the first anno
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South Korea eases lockdown for businesses 

South Korea lifted some of its most stringent social distancing rules for businesses on Monday but kept limits on gatherings as authorities prepared to unveil plans for the bring-out of the first coronavirus vaccines later
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Australian city Victoria on lockdown again

Australia’s one of the most populous state Victoria entered a weekly lockdown on Saturday as authorities raced to prevent a third wave of COVID-19 cases sparked by the highly infectious UK variant.

One new cas
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 Saudi Arabia’s economy shrank by 3.8 percent during the fourth quarter of 2020

Saudi Arabia’s economy shrank by 3.8% in Q4 2020, hit by the reduction in the demand for travel and the lack of factory activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which significantly impacted the demand for oil and also
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New York reopens stadiums with restricted capacity

New York will allow large stadiums and arenas to reopen for sports and concerts later this month, with sharply restricted capacity and other measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Any stadium that can fit more t
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French flock to Madrid cafes for pandemic reprieve

French tourists weary of their strict national lockdown, are congregating over the border to Madrid, where eateries are open and people can stay outdoors until 10 p.m., even as COVID-19 burdens European region for a new wa
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The UK imposed Mandatory Covid-19 Test for Every International Traveler 

The UK Border Force will now do spot checks on coming into Britain to make sure that passengers are fully compliant, The UK govt. added that the test could be either in the form of PCR tests or lateral flow tests currently
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Airbus is gearing up for the assembly of its new aircraft- the A321XLR

Airbus is gearing up for the assembly of its new aircraft- the A321XLR as per the media report. The final assembly of the first A321XLR is planned for 2021, with the aircraft’s entry into airline service is being ta
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COVID-19 PANDEMIC THREATENING THE VIABILITY OF THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

The tourism industry is probably the worst-hit sector due to the pandemic and the consequent restrictions imposed during the lockdown period and also beyond.
Looking back at the impact of the coronavirus crisis on touri
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