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The Latest: Greece not limiting tourists, will do testing

The Latest: Greece not limiting tourists, will do testing

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The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Greece won't limit tourists but will do testing. — Alaska to require COVID-19 testing for air travelers coming into the state. — New York governor signs bill granting death benefits to families of health workers and other public servants who have died from COVID-19. — Istanbul's Grand Bazaar gets a cleaning as country prepares to lift restrictions. ——— ATHENS — Greek officials said Saturday said that the country will not limit incoming tourists to those from a list of 29 nations, but travelers from countries not on the list will be sub
Cyprus pledges to cover costs for virus-hit tourists

Cyprus pledges to cover costs for virus-hit tourists

Health
Cyprus is pledging to cover all costs for anyone testing positive for the coronavirus while on vacation in the east Mediterranean island nationBy MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS Associated PressMay 27, 2020, 10:05 AM3 min read3 min readNICOSIA, Cyprus -- Cyprus is pledging to cover all costs for anyone testing positive for the coronavirus while on vacation on the eastern Mediterranean island nation, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday. The Cypriot government says it will cover lodging, food, drink and medication for COVID-19 patients and their families. Patients will only have to pay for the taxi ride to the airport and the flight back home. A 100-bed hospital will cater exclusively to foreign travelers who test positive. About 112 intensive care units equipped with ...
England in South Africa: Tourists struggle with bat in Cape Town

England in South Africa: Tourists struggle with bat in Cape Town

Sports
Second Test, Newlands, Cape Town (day one of five):England 262-9: Pope 56*; Pretorius 2-26, Philander 2-46South Africa: Yet to batScorecardEngland limped to 262-9 after another dismal batting display against South Africa on day one of the second Test in Cape Town.The top order failed to build on decent starts on a good pitch, but England recovered to 185-4 only to lose their next five wickets for 49 runs.Ollie Pope made a defiant unbeaten 56 to ensure his side were at least not bowled out within the day at Newlands. But England will likely again rely on their bowlers to stay in the match.The Proteas are 1-0 up in the four-Test series.England throw away solid starts ...
New Zealand volcano erupts: Five killed and several tourists missing

New Zealand volcano erupts: Five killed and several tourists missing

World
By Alison Chung, Alix Culbertson and Chris Robertson, news reporters At least five people have died after a volcano erupted in New Zealand.Police say the number of people who are unaccounted for following the eruption on White Island is in double figures - but the rescue operation has been suspended because it is too dangerous to search the area. Approximately 50 people, New Zealanders and foreign tourists among them, were feared to have been nearby when the eruption happened at 2.11pm local time on Monday (1.11am UK time). Image: The GeoNet agency said a moderate volcanic eruption had occurred at around 2.11pm. Pic: GeoNet Image: A we...
Tourists face travel chaos as national strike begins across France

Tourists face travel chaos as national strike begins across France

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Travellers heading to and from France face five days of chaos due to a general strike across the country over pension reform.Flights, trains and buses will all be hit by the biggest wave of industrial action the country has faced for decades - which begins on Thursday. There are no tickets available on Eurostar trains until Tuesday, with the company saying it has cancelled almost 100 services between now and then. Image: Flights, trains and buses will all be hit by the national strike Image: Many airlines have cancelled flights to and from France Airlines including Easyjet, British Airways and Ryanair have opted to cancel many of their flights to and from France, while Air Fran...