A source told The Sun: "There have been meetings with officials but they’re clear that, as far as they are concerned, there is a serious risk in the area, especially where large numbers are gathered — and this is a huge set." … [Read more...] about Tom Cruise ‘flees Italy over coronavirus fears’ on Mission Impossible film set
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British Airways has suspended all routes from London Gatwick and London City airports, and has moved all operations into terminal 5 at London Heathrow. The airline currently plans on resuming 50 per cent of its flights from July. On April 28, BA’s parent company IAG said it was preparing to cut 12,000 jobsfrom the airline’s 42,000-strong workforce. easyJet has grounded its entire fleet of 330 aircraft and cancelled all flights. It plans on restarting a small number of flights in the UK and France from mid-June. On May 28, easyJet announcd plans to reduce its workforce by 30 per cent, meaning up to 3,000 jobs at the airline could be lost. Flybe collapsed into administration on March 5. The airline had been losing money for several months, with it narrowly avoiding going under in January 2020, but coronavirus was understood to have had a severe impact on bookings. Jet2 has cancelled all flights and holiday packages until June 17. The airline … [Read more...] about EasyJet to cut up to 4,500 jobs as part of plans to reduce workforce by 30% due to coronavirus
Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism Tourism in Germany comes to a halt The coronavirus crisis is impacting travelers and the tourism industry with full force. Several tour operators, including TUI, has cancelled trips, and some airlines are shutting down. Germany's federal and state governments decided that overnight stays should only be used for "necessary and explicitly not for touristic purposes". Germans are to "no longer take holiday trips at home and abroad". … [Read more...] about My Europe: The coronavirus time machine
What’s to blame? According to Milano, the phenomenon of over-tourism comes partially from the rise in global mobility. Increased transnational travel has led to rising numbers of international students, migrant workers, second home residents, and even journalists working overseas. He also emphasises the role of neoliberalism, which he says is turning cities from “locations to destinations”. … [Read more...] about Global tourism hits record highs – but who goes where on holiday?
How do asymptomatic people spread the virus? Infectious disease doctor Peter Collignon said speaking, shouting and singing were all ways someone with no symptoms could spread the virus. “Touching inside the nose and then touching surfaces is another way,” he said. There are many diseases where people can be asymptomatic. Influenza is one of them, typhoid another, as the now infamous case of “Typhoid Mary”, who despite showing no symptoms spread the disease to more than 500 people in the US, shows. … [Read more...] about Asymptomatic coronavirus: how common is it and can its spread be contained?