Day: February 16, 2021

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Italy: Protests against ski resorts closure

    Due to COVID-19 concerns, at the last minute, the Italian Ministry of Health unexpectedly stopped the reopening of ski resorts, which triggered strong protests from local operators facing economic losses.      The unpopular decision was made on Sunday evening, the day before the first skiing was due to be allowed during the […]

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Norway to expel foreigners failing to comply with testing obligations

  The Norwegian government has decided to take more stringent measures, such as expelling foreigners who fail to comply with testing and registration obligations in accordance with COVID-19 regulations and recommendations.    Passengers will be subject to stricter precautions, including registration before entry and testing at the border. Minister of Justice and Emergency Monica Mæland […]

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Ferrari president expects flying cars arrival this decade

  Stellantis and Ferrari president John Elkann said on Thursday that he could see the arrival of flying cars in the near future.    In an interview with the Italian Tech Speak podcast channel, Elkann said: “In this decade, our industry will see many leaps.On the one hand, there are environmental challenges and energy conversion […]

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EU may lose billions due to travel ban on US citizens

  If EU member states and relevant countries in the Schengen area do not propose a solution to reopen borders for non-essential travelers from Canada, the United States and Mexico, a total of billions of dollars may be lost by 2021.    According to the latest press release of the European Travel Operators Association (ETOA), […]

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Italy: Sardinia will allow only vaccinated travelers

  The Governor of Sardinia, Christian Solinas, said that only people who can prove that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 can enter the area this summer.    He told the daily newspaper L’Unione Sarda: “People who enter Sardinia must produce a certificate that they are negative for the coronavirus or have been vaccinated.” “The […]

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Italian expert warns of new COVID-19 variants

  COVID virus expert Massimo Galli said on Italian television on Tuesday that his ward had been “invaded” by a new variant of the coronavirus.  Galli, a professor of infectious diseases at the University of Milan and a doctor at the Sacco Hospital in Milan, said that “everyone” wants to reopen Italy, but the proliferation […]

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Despite criticism, Germany closes borders with Austria

Due to the surge of coronavirus mutations, Germany partially closed its borders with the CzechRepublic and Austria‘s Tyrol on Sunday, February 14th, winning swift condemnation from the European Union and criticism from the International Road Transport Union (IRU). IRU stated that these restrictions are causing “chaos” in the transportation of land goods across Europe, which […]

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Spain: COVID-19 cases drop sharply nationally

  New coronavirus infections continue to fall sharply in Spain, and the Health Ministry is predicting that this trend will continue in the coming days.    The latest report from the government on the pandemic, presented last night by Fernando Simón, the director of the Health Ministry’s Coordination Center for Health Alerts (CCAES), recorded 30,251 […]

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Covid: Vaccine given to nearly 1.2 million in Italy

  According to data updated by the Ministry of Health on Tuesday, Italyhas passed 3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.  The Ministry of Health said that 3,0,57,132 doses of vaccine have been given, and 1,289,059 people have received the first and second doses of full vaccination.    It stated that 3,651,270 doses have been […]

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