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WHO Complains

Pandemic Update WHO COMPLAINS The Guardian – one of the world’s leading newspapers particularly renowned for its investigative journalism – has just reported that officials within the World Health Organisation complained in internal meetings during the week of 6 January 2020 that Beijing was not sharing important data needed to evaluate the risk …

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Restaurants May Reopen In Mid-June

Pandemic Update! RESTAURANTS MAY REOPEN IN MID-JUNE Retail shops and restaurants may reopen in the middle of June in Singapore. Singapore is relaxing its lockdown this coming Monday 1 June 2020 with schools reopening and the manufacturing sector going back to work. Offices will remain closed. The relaxation is described …

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Portugal Reopens

Pandemic Update! PORTUGAL REOPENS Quinta do Noval in the Douro Starting this weekend Saturday 30 May 2020, you can visit the vineyards of the Douro and UNESCO World Heritage Site Porto (aka Oporto) without having to be quarantined upon arrival. ‘Portugal’s health system responds well, and this is very important …

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Greece is Opening

Pandemic Update! Greece is Opening The Caryatid porch of the Erechtheion Temple on the north side of the Acropolis, Athens. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is the latest European leader to jump start the country’s tourism devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. Mitsotakis has set 15 June 2020 as the official start of the calendar. …

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Spain to re-opnen 1 July 2020

Pandemic Update! SPAIN TO RE-OPEN 1 JULY 2020 The ruins of the Scala Dei Carthusian Monastery. Built in the 12th Century, it lies near the winery of the same name. Located in Priorat, it is only about 120 km south of Barcelona. Tourists can visit Spain without going into quarantine from July. …

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Flying Into Singapore

Pandemic Update! FLYING INTO SINGAPORE Singapore is to gradually allow passengers to transit at Changi Airport  from 2 June 2020. Since 23 March 2020, all visitors have been barred from entering, or transiting at, Changi Airport because of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, flights into Singapore have dived from around 7,000 …

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CHINA PUNISHES AUSTRALIA

CHINA PUNISHES AUSTRALIA Half of Australian barley is exported to China. Starting today – Tuesday 19 May 2020 – China is slapping a massive 80% duty on Aussie barley imports for the next five years. In 2018, that was worth nearly US$1 billion. Last year – because of a drought in Australia …

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Loud Speakers!

Pandemic Update! Loud Speakers! Stay away from loud speakers, including (from left) Jair Bolsonaro, Donald Trump, and Boris Johnson. Covid 19 spreads via respiratory fluids. In a new study by the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America published on 13 May 2020, it was discovered that speaking in …

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WHO cares?

WELCOME TO EDITION 773 of GRAPEVINE The “Diamond Standard” of how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. WHO cares? The World Health Organisation is meeting today – Monday 18 May 2020 – concerning the coronavirus pandemic. It is a waste of time because WHO will not be considering the two most important issues …

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Italy Re-Opens

Pandemic Update! Italy Re-Opens Beginning Wednesday 3 June 2020, Italy becomes the first in the world to allow visitors into the country without quarantine At the same time, Italians will also be able to travel out of the country from that date without restrictions. Thailand Relaxes As of yesterday, Sunday 17 …

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