Katie McGonagle of Travel Weekly UK speaks to six tour leaders, accommodation providers and operator representatives in destinations from Australia to Peru.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that “extreme vigilance” was needed as countries begin to exit from lockdowns imposed to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, amid global concerns about a second wave of infections, reports Reuters.
Italy started stirring Monday, with millions allowed back to work as Europe’s longest coronavirus lockdown started easing, while the U.S. took halting steps to lift some restrictions even as tens of thousands of new cases were reported every day, NBC 15 reported In Washington, the Senate convened for the first time since March. The Supreme Court heard arguments by telephone and allowed the world to listen in live — for the first time ever.
Two Portuguese crewmembers, stuck on the Costa Atlântica cruise ship in Nagasaki, Japan, have mounted a hunger-strike in a bid to finally be released from their misery, according to Portugal Resident. “We’re being kept against our will”, said Pedro Almas, talking to Observador online. “We’ve been stuck in our cabins for 22 days, with no cleaning or change of sheets. This is treating people like animals.
Before the coronavirus, sudden life-threatening ailments among tourists, fishermen and others on the Galapagos Islands were considered so rare that hospitals didn’t have a single intensive care unit bed, reports the Washington Post. Now, officials are racing to equip medical teams on the remote islands with breathing machines while also trying to stanch an economic crisis that has left many of the 30,000 residents jobless.
Travel Weekly UK reports Hurtigruten is extending the suspension of worldwide sailings until the middle of next month in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
Associated Press: A set of detailed documents created by the nation’s top disease investigators meant to give step-by-step advice to local leaders deciding when and how to reopen public places such as mass transit, day care centers and restaurants during the still-raging pandemic has been shelved by the Trump administration.
STAT News:Hospitals and physicians around the country are sharply criticizing the federal government for the uneven and opaque way it is distributing its supply of the Covid-19 drug remdesivir.