COVID-19, August 6: Daniel Andrews announces 471 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths | ABC News

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announces an additional 471 coronavirus cases and eight deaths over the latest 24-hour period, as stage 4 restrictions limiting the number of workers allowed out of their homes leave an estimated 250,000 employees housebound. Health authorities in NSW confirm 12 new coronavirus infections, while at least five hotels and a stadium … Read more COVID-19, August 6: Daniel Andrews announces 471 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths | ABC News

Sri Lanka Elections Pass Without a Glitch Amid Covid-19

Sri Lankans voted Wednesday to elect a new Parliament that is expected to give strong support to the powerful and popular Rajapaksa brothers. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was elected last November after projecting himself as the only leader who could bring security to the country after the Islamic State-inspired bombings of churches and hotels on Easter … Read more Sri Lanka Elections Pass Without a Glitch Amid Covid-19

Over 35,000 Kiwis have returned home through isolation hotels

Housing Minister Megan Woods said the law to charge Kiwis returning to New Zealand has now passed all stages and the fees will come into force mid-August. Full story: http://nzh.tw/12353872 Subscribe: https://goo.gl/LP45jX Check out our playlists: https://goo.gl/Swd249 Like NZ Herald on Facebook: https://goo.gl/tUC4oq Follow NZ Herald on Instagram: https://goo.gl/oLicXe Follow NZ Herald on Twitter: https://goo.gl/Wi6mbv

Weddings Get Intimate in the Age of Covid-19

Big weddings may be a thing of the past as matrimonies evolve in the age of Covid-19. Typically, weddings in Pakistan are a large affair with some couples having as many as thousand guests. But the coronavirus pandemic has meant wedding celebrations have had to downsize to comply with lockdown restrictions. Father of the bride … Read more Weddings Get Intimate in the Age of Covid-19

Watch Gladys Berejiklian’s press conference in full – Monday August 3 | ABC News

Premier Gladys Berejiklian provides an update on the coronavirus situation in New South Wales, as the state attempts to clamp down on community transmission. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-03/coronavirus-thirteen-new-cases-in-nsw-newcastle-hotels-closed/12517640 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on … Read more Watch Gladys Berejiklian’s press conference in full – Monday August 3 | ABC News

An agreement between one security company and the Vic government revealed | 7.30

Authorities suspect the wave of coronavirus cases sweeping through Victoria can be traced to two Melbourne hotels where returned travellers were kept in quarantine. Tonight 7.30 can reveal details of the agreement struck between the Victorian government and one of the companies responsible for hotel security. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-29/hotel-quarantine-contract-between-security-and-vic-government/12503466 For more from ABC News, … Read more An agreement between one security company and the Vic government revealed | 7.30

Outdoor Night Museum in Japan Turns Nature Into Art

These days, just being outside can feel like a luxury. Japan’s leading digital art studio is betting that will continue even after the pandemic. TeamLab, a Tokyo-based company known for its award-winning psychedelic installations throughout the world’s biggest cities, is branching into outdoor exhibitions. The group has formed a new subsidiary dedicated to creating electronic … Read more Outdoor Night Museum in Japan Turns Nature Into Art

Tasmania’s public health authorities recommend people in quarantine test for coronavirus | ABC News

It will be “strongly recommended” people staying in quarantine hotels in Tasmania have voluntary coronavirus tests at days five and 12 of their stay. But the government has stopped short of making testing compulsory. On Monday, Tasmania recorded its first new coronavirus case in 65 days. A young Tasmanian woman is recovering in hospital from … Read more Tasmania’s public health authorities recommend people in quarantine test for coronavirus | ABC News

How safe are hotels as UK braces for staycation boost? | ITV News

With more of us than ever planning staycations, how safe are we in hotels here? New figures obtained by ITV News show how hotel and guest house owners are aiming to reassure customers during the pandemic. Several accreditation schemes have started, but there’s concern some may rely on hotels doing their own assessments. • Subscribe … Read more How safe are hotels as UK braces for staycation boost? | ITV News

Prince William visits drop-in day centre for the homeless in Peterborough

Britain will “never have a better chance” to “crack” the problem of homelessness, the Duke of Cambridge has said, as he urged: “We’ve just got to be a bit brave and a bit bold to get it done.” The Duke, visiting a homeless centre in Peterborough this week, said the “truly horrendous” Covid-19 crisis had … Read more Prince William visits drop-in day centre for the homeless in Peterborough

Mnuchin Urges Congress to Pass Another Stimulus Bill for Hardest Hit

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Congress Friday that the U.S. economy “continues to recover” from the COVID-19 global pandemic. But he urged lawmakers to work with the Treasury Department and the Trump administration to pass additional stimulus measures by the end of the month. Mnuchin said the first round of stimulus passed by Congress is … Read more Mnuchin Urges Congress to Pass Another Stimulus Bill for Hardest Hit

Welcome not welcome | Infection fears force Irish pubs and hotels to turn US tourist away

One particular group of tourists is causing big concerns in Ireland, and those tourists are Americans. Although they should be in quarantine for 14 days, guests from the United States are heading straight to enjoy Ireland’s bars, restaurants and hotels. One chef told RT he’s had to turn American guests away! Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 … Read more Welcome not welcome | Infection fears force Irish pubs and hotels to turn US tourist away

‘There is the sun and sea, but that does not feed us’: Pandemic hits tourism income on Greece’s Kos

It’s an unusually calm summer on the Greek island of Kos. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to fewer flight connections and social distancing, which in turn means many hotels are shut, a calamity for workers who depend on seasonal income. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news … Read more ‘There is the sun and sea, but that does not feed us’: Pandemic hits tourism income on Greece’s Kos

Two new cases in isolation hotels; Hamilton escapee tests negative | nzherald.co.nz

There are two new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation facilities and Health Minister Chris Hipkins says the man who escaped a Hamilton hotel last night evaded the police guard. Full story: https://bit.ly/320wAt9 Subscribe: https://goo.gl/LP45jX Check out our playlists: https://goo.gl/Swd249 Like NZ Herald on Facebook: https://goo.gl/tUC4oq Follow NZ Herald on Instagram: https://goo.gl/oLicXe Follow NZ Herald on Twitter: https://goo.gl/Wi6mbv