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A mutated strain of COVID-19 causes most new infections in Europe and was spread around the continent by tourists, scientists say

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Arrival of tourists and residents at Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport in Malaga, after the government opened the borders on the first day without COVID-19 virus alarm on June 22, 2020 in Malaga, Spain.
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Most new COVID-19 cases in Europe come from a mutated variant of the virus spread from Spain by tourists, scientists said in a report Thursday.
The coronavirus variant originated in north-east Spain in June and was carried abroad by tourists and other travelers, the scientists said.
There isn't enough data to suggest this variant, known as 20A.EU1...
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Global stocks limp higher after Wall Street indexes crashed the most since June, but tougher COVID-19 rules in Europe and the US election cap gains

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Global stocks limped higher on Thursday after the biggest one-day loss on Wall Street since June, but new lockdowns in Europe and next week's US election were curbing gains. European stocks rose in the range of 0.2% to 0.7% and US futures rose as much as 1%. "The overnight misery on the most toxic combination of more stringent mobility restrictions, traders unwilling to add risk ahead of the US election next week, and the pre-election US stimulus impasse has seemingly abated for now," said Stephen Innes, chief global market strategist at Axi. Most Asian markets...
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Germany and France announces new nationwide lockdowns

Germany and France announces new nationwide lockdowns

27 days ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

On Wednesday, both Germany and France, two of Europe's biggest economies announced new nationwide lockdowns as a response to the new wave of COVID-19 cases across the countries. The decision was officially announced by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, respectively. According to the latest rules, France is set to begin a 4-week lockdown starting Friday, October 30 and Germany will be observing the same starting Monday, November 2.
The announcements arrived as governments across Europe struggled to contain a second wave of the virus in colder weather...
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Jamaica announces new travel insurance plans for COVID-19 protection

Jamaica announces new travel insurance plans for COVID-19 protection

27 days ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

The Caribbean destination of Jamaica recently unveiled plans for a new compulsory insurance programme to protect tourists against the impact of Covid-19. Titled “Jamaica Cares,” the emergency service has been launched with the aim of restoring confidence among tourists. The destination believes that the initiative will provide visitors the peace of mind they require to travel again knowing that their health, wellbeing and finances are protected.
The insurance plan has been developed in partnership with crisis response specialist Global Rescue to provide health and evacuation and...
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China reports five new COVID-19 cases vs 22 a day earlier

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I THINK HE MIGHT JUST BE ON TO SOMETHING

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