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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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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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Going Dutch 

Pandemic Update! GOING DUTCH  A restaurant in Amsterdam has come up with a novel idea to allow customers to dine while social distancing themselves from other customers. The solution? Greenhouses. The project is on trial but Mediamatic ETEN hopes to get approval soon. Reservations are being accepted for the vegan restaurant and …

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French Paradox

Pandemic Update French Paradox As we reported last Monday 4 May 2020 in Pandemic Update!, France Health Minister Olivier Veran announced that anyone entering the country will be subject to a 2-week quarantine, including returning residents and citizens of France. This mandate will apply till 24 July 2020 when it will be reviewed. There has …

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14-Day Quarantine

Pandemic Update France Minister of Solidarity & Health Olivier Veran. Travellers to France will face a mandatory 2-week quarantine when they enter the country. The restriction will also apply to French citizens going back to France. ‘This quarantine will be imposed on any person returning on French soil,’ announced Health …

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