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14/07/20
« on: Tuesday, 14 July, 2020 @ 02:01:56 »
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Air arrivals drop by up to 84%

Anyone hoping that Greece’s successful handling of the pandemic and its opening to international tourism in early July would give Greek tourism a good push are starting to experience disappointment as arrivals fail to take off.

This disappointing performance is reflected not just in low occupancy rates at the hotels that have reopened, but also in figures concerning the main entry gates from abroad: Passenger traffic at the country’s airports in the first 12 days of July has contracted dramatically by between 75% and 84% in Athens and the 14 regional airports respectively.

Furthermore, available seats on airplanes are already down by 60%-65% compared with last year.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/254698/article/ekathimerini/business/air-arrivals-drop-by-up-to-84

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Re: 14/07/20
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 14 July, 2020 @ 02:05:54 »
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European hamster added to 'critically endangered' list

You might want to hold Mr Snuffles extra tight tonight, because European hamsters have been added to a list of critically endangered animals.

They are among the new additions to the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) "red list".

European hamsters are a much larger relative of Syrian or dwarf hamsters that are kept widely as pets.

Human influence on the hamsters' habitats is being investigated as the cause of the species' decline.

IUCN says global warming, industrial development, light pollution and plantations may be possible causes.

European hamster numbers have dropped by up to 75% in numbers across the French region of Alsace, in Germany and across Eastern Europe because female hamsters now give birth to fewer babies than they once did.

The IUCN says that in the 20th Century, a female hamster would give birth to an average of 20 baby hamsters a year, but this has dropped to only five or six a year.

Experts believe if nothing is done, they will go extinct in the next 30 years.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-53363474



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Re: 14/07/20
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 14 July, 2020 @ 02:06:37 »
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Coronavirus: Face coverings in England's shops to be compulsory from 24 July

Wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England is to become mandatory from 24 July.

Those who fail to comply with the new rules will face a fine of up to £100, the government is to announce.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53397617

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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 14 July, 2020 @ 08:26:56 »
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Winter wave of coronavirus 'could be worse than first'

The UK could see about 120,000 new coronavirus deaths in a second wave of infections this winter, scientists say.

Asked to model a "reasonable" worst-case scenario, they suggest a range between 24,500 and 251,000 of virus-related deaths in hospitals alone, peaking in January and February.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-53392148

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Re: 14/07/20
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 14 July, 2020 @ 12:29:31 »
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Air arrivals drop by up to 84%

Anyone hoping that Greece’s successful handling of the pandemic and its opening to international tourism in early July would give Greek tourism a good push are starting to experience disappointment as arrivals fail to take off.

This disappointing performance is reflected not just in low occupancy rates at the hotels that have reopened, but also in figures concerning the main entry gates from abroad: Passenger traffic at the country’s airports in the first 12 days of July has contracted dramatically by between 75% and 84% in Athens and the 14 regional airports respectively.

Furthermore, available seats on airplanes are already down by 60%-65% compared with last year.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/254698/article/ekathimerini/business/air-arrivals-drop-by-up-to-84
I think the thought of sharing an airport lounge and a plane with all the morons who crowded beaches and ignored distancing, is enough to put people off flying!