England will soon abandon almost all Covid-19 restrictions. Will this action boomerang like The Netherlands ?

England will soon abandon almost all Covid-19 restrictions. Will this action boomerang like The Netherlands ?

On Monday, England will do away with all of its legal coronavirus restrictions in what many people have dubbed “Freedom Day”. Masks will no longer be compulsory indoors, social distancing will be abolished and more than six people will be allowed to mix inside homes for the first time since September last year. But with 50,000 new COVID-19 cases per day occurring in the United Kingdom currently – the highest numbers since Britain’s third wave in January – is this the right time to be doing it? Prime Minister Boris…

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“Spain is a safe tourism destination”: Tourism Minister Of Spain

“Spain is a safe tourism destination”: Tourism Minister Of Spain

MADRID, July 9 – Spain is a safe destination for tourists even though COVID-19 cases are rising, Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said on Friday, citing its vaccination programme and the number of hospitalized patients being kept under control. “Governments must not raise alarms,” she said in an interview with RNE radio station. “We cannot measure the epidemiological situation only based on cumulated incidence,” she said. Maroto’s comments come after French Junior European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune advised French people on Thursday to avoid Spain and Portugal for their summer holidays.

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World’s tallest sandcastle constructed in Denmark, with a theme on Covid pandemic

World’s tallest sandcastle constructed in Denmark, with a theme on Covid pandemic

A sandcastle in Denmark has established a new Guinness World Record of 21.16 metres, which is 3.5m taller than the previous record of 17.66m set in Germany in 2019. The structure is built in the shape of a triangle to avoid collapsing like many others have. A wooden structure was built around it to allow the artist to carve the incredible figures in the sand. This highly decorated monument in the small seaside village of Blokhus, which is reminiscent of a pyramid, is made up of 4,860 tonnes of sand….

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Norway’s beach handball protest is about a lot more than bikinis

Norway’s beach handball protest is about a lot more than bikinis

Over the weekend, at the European Beach Handball Championships in Varna, Bulgaria, Norway’s women’s beach handball team staged a protest: They wore shorts while competing in the bronze medal game. According to the rules put in place by the International Handball Federation, this was not allowed. The rulebook states that women must wear bikini bottoms “with a close fit and cut on an upward angle toward the top of the leg,” and those bikini bottoms cannot be longer than 4 inches, according to The New York Times. Meanwhile, men can…

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Iceland sees success with 4-day work week

Iceland sees success with 4-day work week

A study in Icelandic government offices again shows the benefits of a shorter workweek. Productivity rose enough to ensure that all services were still provided as needed. Because of the study’s success, 86 percent of Icelanders now or soon will have the right to a shorter workweek. Having rolled out a major program that reduced the work hours of more than 2,500 workers to four days per week, Iceland is calling the trials “a major success.” “Workers experienced significant increases in wellbeing and work-life balance — all while existing levels…

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Story of a nudist couple experience in world’s largest nudist city of Cap D’Age

Story of a nudist couple experience in world’s largest nudist city of Cap D’Age

Here is a first hand experience of a nudist couple who love stripping naked and baring all have jetted off to the “largest nudist city in the world” for a naked honeymoon. The stunning seaside town of Cap D’Age on the Mediterranean coast in France allows its residents and visitors to be completely nude in public. Whereas some holiday destinations have a few beaches where tourists and locals can walk around leaving nothing to the imagination, the entire town of Cap D’Age gives people these freedoms. Residents can walk totally…

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25.6% of the world has received a COVID-19 vaccine.Check how your country is doing.

25.6% of the world has received a COVID-19 vaccine.Check how your country is doing.

The globe reached a couple of Coronavirus milestones this week. One is terribly grim: We passed 4 million deaths due to the virus. The other, offers faint hope: Through July 13, more than a quarter (25.6%) of the world’s population has now received at least one COVID-19 vaccine according to Our World in Data, which collects information from local governments. That’s up 3.2% from two weeks ago; the world is currently administering nearly 30 million vaccines per day. In all, 3.51 billion shots have been given around the globe. That’s…

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Miami Swim Week 2021: Catwalk highlights Inclusivity & Diversity

Miami Swim Week 2021: Catwalk highlights Inclusivity & Diversity

After missing out on Miami Swim Week last year, the annual swimwear showcase is back and it’s truly a reason to rejoice. Miami Swim Week saw its most inclusive and diverse casting yet with a host of shows that put women of all sizes, shapes and ethnicity on the runway. Now, in the aftermath of the shows, people are praising the brands that made strides in redefining what beauty can look like and are reflecting on what that might mean for younger people watching the shows today. In previous years…

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US President Joe Biden sets up Climate Change Support Office

US President Joe Biden sets up Climate Change Support Office

US President Joe Biden issued an executive order on May 7, 2021 to set up the Climate Change Support Office (CCSO) within the Department of State. The Climate Change Support Office (CCSO) has been established within the State Department as a temporary organisation in accordance with section 3161 of title 5, United States Code. Objective of Climate Change Support Office •The main objective of the climate change support office would be to perform the specific project of supporting bilateral and multilateral engagement in order to advance the US initiative to…

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Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine shows 97.6% efficacy

Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine shows 97.6% efficacy

The Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) have reported that the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine showed a 97.6% efficacy. This was based on the analysis of data on disease infection rate among people receiving both shots of the vaccine. The vaccine, which is based on an established and well-studied platform of human adenoviral vectors, uses two different vectors for the two jabs for vaccination. Data from 3.8 million Russians who received both components of Sputnik V from 5 December last year…

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