Day: February 8, 2021

Economics Lifestyle Social issues Travel

Austria warns against travel to Tyrol amid spread of new variant

  The Austrian government said in a statement on Monday that Austria warned not to travel unnecessarily to its mountain province, Tyrol, because of the outbreak of the so-called South African coronavirus variant.    The federal government’s travel warnings are as follows: Unnecessarily travel to Tyrol. Everyone who was in Tyrol in the last two […]

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Italy: Birth rate falls 21.6 percent during lockdown

  According to new data on a sample of 15 Italian cities released by the National Bureau of Statistics, ISTAT, the birth rate in Italy fell by 21.6% in December last year, exactly nine months after the country was locked down due to the coronavirus.    ISTAT said the number of births in Italy in […]

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Italy: Number of cancer survivors increases 37 percent

  The Italian Society of Medical Oncology (AIOM) said on Monday that approximately 3.6 million people are alive in Italy today having been diagnosed with some form of tumor, a 37% increase from the number of cancer survivors in the country 10 years ago.    But the association also issued an alert about the impact […]

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Italy: Milan Cathedral will reopen on February 11

  Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo said on Monday that Milan’s iconic Duomo Cathedral will reopen to tourists on February 11 (Thursday).    The cathedral, the symbol of Milan, is closed due to COVID-19. Fabbrica said that in the first phase, the cathedral will be open from Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 17:00 local time. […]

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Portugal: Algarve hotel occupancy rate drops in January

  According to Portugal’s major hotel industry associations, the average occupancy rate per room for hotels in the Algarve region in southern Portugal in January was 7.6%, a decrease of 78.8% from the same period last year. The Algarve Hotel and Tourism Enterprise Association (AHETA) revealed that sales in the region also fell by 83.5% […]

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Portugal: Nearly 350 victims of human trafficking

  A United Nations report shows that between 2014 and 2018, more than 350 people in Portugal were victims of human trafficking, mainly men in forced labor.    The data is contained in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) “Global Human Trafficking Report 2020”.    In the case of Portugal, the data […]

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WTTC: Governments should abandon the concept of high-risk countries

  The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) calls on governments to abandon the concept of “high-risk countries” and to focus on how to treat individual “high-risk travelers” at the border.    WTTC, which represents the global travel and tourism private sector, urges governments around the world to shift their focus from entire countries to […]

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Spain takes delivery of first batch of AstraZeneca vaccine

The Spanish Ministry of Health said that Spain received the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines on Saturday, but only used them for people under 55.    Spain became the latest European country, imposing age restrictions on the Anglo-Swedish Jab. It has been said before that it will restrict the use of AstraZeneca vaccines to under […]

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