London struggles with surge in homelessness | ABC News

Welfare groups in London say housing conditions and diseases of the Victorian ages are returning as the British capital struggles with a surge in homelessness. Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, hundreds of rough sleepers in the UK have been moved to hotels. But support groups say the poor are more vulnerable than ever. ABC Europe correspondent … Read more London struggles with surge in homelessness | ABC News

Coronavirus: Australians stranded on Antarctic trip recount their stressful journey home | The Drum

The passengers of the Ocean Atlantic have finally been granted their freedom, after spending more than a month separated from the rest of the world. More than 130 Australians spent weeks isolated, first on board their Antarctic cruise liner, and for the past two weeks, in the rooms of various Sydney hotels. It’s been a … Read more Coronavirus: Australians stranded on Antarctic trip recount their stressful journey home | The Drum

French economy to shrink by 8% in 2020, government estimates

The French government expects the economy to shrink by 8 percent in 2020, according to Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire. The budget deficit will also balloon to around 9 percent of GDP, as the government pumps €100 billion into its economic rescue plan. These latest forecasts come after President Emmanuel Macron announced some French shops … Read more French economy to shrink by 8% in 2020, government estimates

Singapore and human rights groups at odds over floating hotels to curb Covid-19

With 233 new cases of Covid-19 recorded Sunday, Singapore is ramping up restrictions with a partial lockdown to curb the spread. Thousands of migrant workers, seen as the biggest source of new infections, will be housed in floating dorms, raising questions from human rights groups. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news … Read more Singapore and human rights groups at odds over floating hotels to curb Covid-19

Singapore prepares ‘floating hotels’ to accommodate workers

Singapore is preparing “floating hotels” to accommodate hundreds of foreign workers. These vessels typically house marine industry staff. But they are now being used as alternatives to land-based dormitories, which have become a main source of coronavirus infections in the city-state. The government is also looking at using military camps, exhibition centers, and vacant housing … Read more Singapore prepares ‘floating hotels’ to accommodate workers

Why does ARGENTINA have the most POWERFUL trade UNIONS in the WORLD? – VisualPolitik EN

From a political point of view, Argentina is as exciting as a football match between Real Madrid and Barça for a football fan. That helps explain why we have already published more than 15 videos about the Land of Tango. Videos where we have touched on a lot of different topics but here we take … Read more Why does ARGENTINA have the most POWERFUL trade UNIONS in the WORLD? – VisualPolitik EN

Accor Plans to Rehire All Staff, Reopen Hotels After Virus

Apr.07 — Accor SA Chief Executive Officer Sebastien Bazin says he’s fighting to make sure the hotel group’s operations are in shape when the rebound happens following the coronavirus pandemic. Accor has laid off 220,000 employees around the world due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Bazin says he intends to re-hire “everyone of them” and to … Read more Accor Plans to Rehire All Staff, Reopen Hotels After Virus

Coronavirus: QLD beaches close as Premier announces ‘health heroes’ package | ABC News

Several major beaches on Queensland’s Gold Coast will be off limits from Tuesday April 7 at midnight due to coronavirus concerns. The Queensland Government is putting into place a $17./5 million plan to help “health heroes”, by providing hotels for health care workers. Read more here: https://ab.co/2UZJEtO 0:32- Announcement three Gold Coast beaches are closed … Read more Coronavirus: QLD beaches close as Premier announces ‘health heroes’ package | ABC News

Live: China’s tourism slowly recovers amid the COVID-19 pandemic

As the #COVID19 pandemic gets gradually contained in China, more people are starting to go out and enjoy the beautiful scenery and delicious food with their families and friends. The tourism industry, which since the beginning of the outbreak went into a freezing state, is slowly recovering as restaurants, hotels, and tea houses welcome more … Read more Live: China’s tourism slowly recovers amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus: How’s the Pandemic Impacting the Travel Industry?

“As a leader, I need to be the first one in the line taking the hit.” Jane Sun, CEO of Trip.com Group, China’s biggest online travel service provider, on sacrificing her salary and whether the coronavirus will change the travel industry forever. Chairman James Liang and Chief Executive Officer Jane Sun will no longer receive … Read more Coronavirus: How’s the Pandemic Impacting the Travel Industry?

Thousands of U.S. sailors moved off USS Theodore Roosevelt

The U.S. Navy is evacuating thousands of sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in Guam. This comes after its captain warned that a coronavirus outbreak was threatening the lives of the crew. So far, 93 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed among the 4,800 crew members. On Thursday, Guam Governor Leon Guerrero said sailors … Read more Thousands of U.S. sailors moved off USS Theodore Roosevelt

Las Vegas’ Homeless Moved to Parking Lot While Hotels Remain Vacant

Homeless people in Las Vegas have been directed to sleep in rectangles painted on the pavement in a makeshift parking lot camp as a way to limit the spread of the coronavirus, a move that is stirring outrage by some on social media. #Coronavirus #Covid19 #LasVegas #CoronavirusLasVegas Former Obama administration housing chief Julian Castro suggested … Read more Las Vegas’ Homeless Moved to Parking Lot While Hotels Remain Vacant