Tag: coronavirus epidemic

Wimbledon 2020 cancelled over coronavirus epidemic

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 1, 2020 18:47

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) announced today that the 134th Wimbledon Championships that was due to take place from June 29 to July 12, 2020, will instead now ... Read More

Better late than never: Sweden finally bans public gatherings of 50 or more people

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 27, 2020 22:10

Having previously banned all gatherings of more than 500 people, Swedish authorities announced today a stricter measure, banning public gatherings of more than 50 people. The measure is being implemented ... Read More

From Russia with love: 160 Russian doctors arrive in Italy to fight COVID-19

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 23, 2020 16:05

The Russian anti-coronavirus mission, led by a general, arrived in Lombardy, Italy. As well as a team of 52 doctors from Cuba. The Russians arrive, in force, to fight the ... Read More

Grand Canyon West suspends operations over coronavirus spread

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 17, 2020 18:13

​In an effort to keep visitors, suppliers and team members as safe and healthy as possible, Grand Canyon West will temporarily suspend operations at Grand Canyon Skywalk and the company’s ... Read More

WTTC: Coronavirus puts 50 million Travel & Tourism jobs at risk

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2020 18:26

The World Travel & Tourism Council says up to 50 million jobs in the Travel & Tourism sector are at risk due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Gloria Guevara, WTTC ... Read More

IATA: Coronavirus could cost global airlines $30 billion in lost revenue

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 21, 2020 18:06

Global airlines could lose almost $30 billion in revenue due to a rapid decrease in travel demand, caused by coronavirus epidemic, the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) has warned in ... Read More

Royal Caribbean Cruises: Aggressive steps taken to minimize coronavirus risk

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2020 01:03

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd commented on the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak today: As has been widely reported, China and other countries are moving aggressively to contain the spread of the virus.  The ... Read More

China and ASEAN foreign ministers to hold coronavirus emergency meeting in Laos

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2020 20:05

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China are planning to hold an emergency conference, which would take place as early as February 20 in Laos, to discuss the ... Read More

China: US coronavirus travel warning ‘truly mean’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2020 17:15

China has condemned the United States for issuing a travel warning against for virus-stricken country, calling the US action “truly mean.” “The World Health Organization urged countries to avoid travel ... Read More

Vietnam the latest country to ban China flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2020 15:56

The Vietnamese authorities announced ban on flights to and from China because of the danger of the spread of the coronavirus 2019-nCoV. From 9:00 on February 1, all permits for ... Read More

Coronavirus status Bahamas: Restricting all travel from China to The Bahamas

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 31, 2020 18:11

Yesterday the Minister of Health advised the Bahamian people about the status of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV as it relates to The Bahamas. As of today, 30th January, ... Read More

China’s coronavirus epidemic will cost Russian outbound tourism $11 million

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2020 18:42

According to Executive Director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), Russian outbound tourism stand to lose between $7.9 million and $11 million as a result of China ... Read More

Coronavirus epidemic causes collapse in Chinese travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2020 15:52

The latest data reveals that the outbreak of infection in China from the coronavirus has caused a substantial setback in flight bookings for the Chinese New Year period, January 10 ... Read More

Russia closes border with China, stops issuing e-Visas to Chinese visitors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2020 15:18

Following orders from President Vladimir Putin for officials to do all they can to prevent the spread of the dangerous new Chinese coronavirus, new Russian Prime Minister has signed an ... Read More

Russia halts railway service with China to avoid coronavirus epidemic

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2020 23:30

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova announced on Wednesday that Russia will suspend railway service with China starting 00:00 January 31 to avoid the spread of coronavirus epidemic into Russian ... Read More

Lufthansa Group cancels all flights to China

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2020 18:22

The safety of passengers and employees is a top priority for the Lufthansa Group. After thoroughly evaluating all currently available information on the coronavirus, Lufthansa Group has decided to suspend ... Read More

Coronavirus will devastate airport retail worldwide

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2020 16:10

Global airport retail sales are forecast to reach US$48.2 billion in 2020, up 6.1% on 2019, according to data and analytics specialists. However, the escalation of the severity of coronavirus ... Read More

ETOA: Coronavirus fear is powerful deterrent to tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2020 22:15

Speaking from the ETOA Britain & Ireland Marketplace on 28 January, Tom Jenkins, CEO of ETOA said: “Everyone’s thoughts are with the Chinese people at a time of national crisis. ... Read More

China locks down two cities with 18.5 million residents as deadly virus spreads

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2020 15:18

City officials in China's of Wuhan, where the 2019 novel coronavirus originated, have shut down public transport and ordered 11 million residents not to leave the city. Wuhan is believed ... Read More

India issues China travel advisory as deadly virus cases jump to 136

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 20, 2020 15:37

China's Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, in a statement detailing the latest escalation in figures for the major viral outbreak, said that a third person has died from a mysterious new ... Read More