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07/05/20
« on: Thursday, 07 May, 2020 @ 08:51:17 »
More free holidays in Greece, this time open to all key workers, not just NHS frontline staff. More details at travelweekly.co.uk

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« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 07 May, 2020 @ 08:56:09 »
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Exclusive: 'Air Jenrick' gowns brought back from Turkey impounded after failing safety tests

It was dubbed ‘Air Jenrick’ - a Royal Air Force plane left waiting in a Turkish airport for a vital shipment of medical gowns.

The UK’s severe shortage of PPE had descended into farce, with officials scrambling to secure equipment needed to keep frontline NHS workers safe.

Today the Telegraph can reveal that the mission ended in disaster.

Every one of the 400,000 gowns brought back from Turkey last month has been impounded in a warehouse outside Heathrow Airport after inspectors found the gear was “useless” and fell short of UK standards, senior sources said.

Ministers were last night facing questions over whether the money paid for the gear will be recovered, and why the public were not told earlier....
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/06/exclusive-gowns-delayed-ppe-shipment-turkey-impounded-failing/

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« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 07 May, 2020 @ 08:58:30 »
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Britain criticised around the world for 'complacent' and 'calamitous' coronavirus response
As British death toll becomes the worst in Europe, criticism of the UK approach is being voiced around the globe
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/06/britain-criticised-around-world-dither-delay-coronavirus-response/

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« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 07 May, 2020 @ 09:01:38 »
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Police officer’s bike snatched while enforcing social distancing measures
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/coronavirus-police-bike-stolen-pcso-thames-valley-a9501971.html

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« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 07 May, 2020 @ 11:22:57 »
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Covid-19 to Hurt Greece the Most in the EU

Greece’s economy this year is expected to be hit severely by the Covid-19 pandemic and the counter measures taken to limit its spread, according to the European Commission’s Spring 2020 Economic Forecast released on Wednesday.

The forecast gives a discouraging picture for Greece in 2020, as it says the country’s GDP is expected to contract by 9.7 percent this year – the highest out of all EU countries – and its unemployment rate may reach 19.9 percent from 17.3 percent in 2019. However, the Commission says a rebound should be expected in 2021.
https://news.gtp.gr/2020/05/06/covid-19-hurt-greece-most-in-eu

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« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 07 May, 2020 @ 11:26:41 »
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Covid-19: IATA Says No to Leaving Airlines’ Middle Seats Empty

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters on modern aircraft clean cabin air to hospital operating theater quality, further assisted by high levels of fresh air circulation

Moreover, even if mandated, IATA said that keeping the middle seat open will not achieve the recommended separation for social distancing to be effective. Most authorities recommend 1m-2m while the average seat width is less than 50 cm.
https://news.gtp.gr/2020/05/06/covid-19-iata-says-no-leaving-airlines-middle-seats-empty