The draft regulation, which did not point out for how long the two categories would be denied entrance to the US, highlighted that the prohibition would apply “only in the rarest of circumstances,” and “when required in the interest of public health, and be limited in duration.” The modified rule is expected to be applied at all US airports and land borders, particularly at the US-Mexico border, which has witnessed frequent movement by US citizens and legal permanent residents, according to The Times. … [Read more...] about Trump Reportedly Considers Denying Americans, Legal Residents Suspected of COVID-19 Entrance to US
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From the petrol and particulates that spew from jetskis to pesticides drenching the putting green, the holidaymaker’s every innocent pleasure seems like another blow to the poor old planet. Then there is the food left in the fridge and the chemicals used to launder the sheets after each single-night occupancy in one of Airbnb’s 7 million rental properties, and the carcinogenic fuel that is burned by cruise ships. And then there are the carbon emissions. “Tourism is significantly more carbon-intensive than other potential areas of economic development,” reported a recent study in the journal Nature Climate Change. Between 2009 and 2013, the industry’s global carbon footprint grew to about 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions, the majority generated by air travel. “The rapid increase in tourism demand,” the study went on, “is effectively outstripping the decarbonisation of tourism-related technology”. … [Read more...] about The end of tourism?
Gross domestic product fell by much more than the 9% contraction forecast in a Reuters poll and was worse than a revised slump of 0.7% in the first quarter. Seasonally adjusted GDP fell 15.2% in the second quarter from the first three months of the year. … [Read more...] about UPDATE 1-Philippine economy dives into recession in worst slump on record
Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism Tourism on Greek islands starts again From Monday (May 25), Greece's islands will be accessible again by plane and ferry for domestic tourists. Taverns, bars and cafes are reopening nationwide. Ferries are to sell only 50% of their tickets, and taverns are only allowed to occupy half of their tables. The list of countries from which foreign tourists can enter Greece without a two-week quarantine will be announced at the end of May. … [Read more...] about Mandatory coronavirus testing at airports in Germany off to smooth start
“Solar-powered aggregates, where available, will be prioritized. Federal Health Institutions with oxygen plants should activate them as a matter of priority and ensure they can deliver to their A & E Dept. The other measure is the activation of the Ambulance service to move patients to treatment centres.” … [Read more...] about COVID-19: All 774 LGAs likely to be affected soon — FG
Michael Ricafort, economist at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp said it is “fundamentally tougher to further cut local policy rates at the moment” when inflation is at a six-month high of 2.7% in July, above the central bank’s key interest rate. … [Read more...] about Philippines suffers first recession in 29 years, braces for grim year on virus woes