Chicago Adds Indiana To Coronavirus Travel Quarantine List

CHICAGO — Public health officials Tuesday added Indiana and three other states to the list of coronavirus hotspots on the city’s emergency travel quarantine list.

The travel restriction requirements for folks traveling to and from Indiana, North Carolina, Rhode Island and New Mexico take effect Friday.

Chicago public health commissioner Allison Arwady on Tuesday acknowledged the “obviously” significant addition if Indiana’s addition to the travel quarantine list. She stressed that the mandatory 14-day quarantine applies to anyone traveling between Indiana and Chicago for non-work purposes. Students, regular commuters, essential workers and folks traveling for medical care and parental custody are exempt from the order.

“Indiana has a poorly contained outbreak,” Arwady said Tuesday. She urged Chicagoans to avoid traveling to Indiana and Wisconsin since both states have “poorly contained” coronavirus outbreaks.

The quarantine mandate currently applies to the following locales: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi,

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EU agrees on common coronavirus travel rules | News | DW

European Union ministers in Luxembourg on Tuesday reached an agreement on common criteria to coordinate coronavirus travel rules to provide clarity and predictability on measures that restrict movement due to the pandemic. 

The agreement requires EU countries to provide “clear and timely information about what they must do, and which restrictions are in force,” including any accompanying requirements such as COVID-19 negative tests or passenger locator forms.

EU countries should publish the necessary information as early as possible, at least 24 hours before new measures come into effect. The agreement acknowledges that some flexibility is required for  emergencies.

“We welcome this agreement to bring more order to a currently confusing situation,” the European Commission said in a statement.

The agreement is non-binding — individual EU countries are free to determine their own measures but are advised to be consistent.

Countries also agreed on the mutual recognition of coronavirus tests.

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Chicago residents urged not to travel to Indiana amid surge in coronavirus cases

CHICAGO — Indiana hasn’t made Chicago’s quarantine list yet, but officials from the Windy City are urging residents not to travel to the Hoosier State, citing rising COVID-19 numbers.

The city updated its emergency travel order last week. Indiana was added to the warning category:

Indiana is seeing a daily case average of over 15 cases/100k/day. To allow residents enough time to plan travel to this border state, it has been added to a warning list. If Indiana is unable to bring down the daily case average in the next week, they will be added to the quarantine list. Chicago residents are strongly advised to not travel to Indiana.

The city said Indiana would be added to the quarantine list if cases continue to rise. As noted, Chicago residents are “strongly advised” not to travel to Indiana.

The full quarantine list includes Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota,

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Impact of Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic on Wedding Industry in India

The Indian wedding industry, worth around $50 billion, is among the sectors that has been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. We caught up with wedding photographers Ankita Asthana and Akash Agarwal of WeddinNama to find out how the industry is bouncing back now that restrictions have been lifted.

Here are excerpts from the interview.

How has the pandemic impacted the wedding industry in India?
Ankita: Oh, it’s been like a pause button. Weddings thrive on social gatherings and human interaction and that is exactly what got affected by this pandemic. So it is no surprise that the industry has got severely hit. Not only did the weddings planned this year get postponed but even people who wanted to plan one next year are not able to do so because of uncertainty and risk factors. 

Akash: Almost everyone in the over-a-crore people who are involved in the wedding industry are

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With coronavirus grounding travel, India’s homestay owners win

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With Indian families looking for properties that fit the bill as a home away from home, offering an option for long-term stays should they choose to also work, homestay owners across the country, especially in and around the metros, are witnessing a steady recovery in business after being hit hard by Covid-19 outbreak.

Jaipur’s historic forts and palaces, witness to numerous tales of valour, sacrifice and revenge, are gathering dust as the Pink City’s hospitality industry goes through the wringer in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. However, sculptor and homestay owner Tarpan Patel is thanking his stars as a completely different type of revenge helps save his business.“Believe it or not, it was revenge tourism that threw us a lifeline. I was expecting the

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Coronavirus cases in world rising by 1 million every three days

Oct. 11 (UPI) — Nations are reporting record daily coronavirus cases, mainly in Europe after largely controlling the pandemic, with the world adding around 1 million new infections every three days.

On Saturday, a total of 355,909 new cases were reported worldwide, slightly less than the record 358,354 the day before and the fourth day in a row with more than 300,000. One-third of those new cases were in Europe.

On Sunday, Europe added 88,488 cases with 242,197 globally so far Sunday.

In all, the cases total 37,454,230, according to Worldometers.info.

Total cases passed 36 million on Tuesday and 37 million on Friday.

The death toll is 1,077,290, including an additional 5,074 fatalities Saturday. Within the past month, daily deaths have risen from a low of 3,535 on Monday, Sept. 28 while remaining short of a high of 6,447 on Sept. 2.

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30-second coronavirus test could help out the travel sector and more (NYSE:ABT)

A rapid coronavirus detection test that gives results in under a minute – developed by Israel and India – should be ready in “a matter of days,” according to Israeli Ambassador to India Ron Malka. “All the thresholds have been passed.”

“It will be good news for the entire world. Until we manage to immunize the entire population, this joint operation, which we had named ‘Open Skies,’ would literally open the skies in terms of international travel and other economic activities as this can be used at airports and other places by requiring a person just to blow into a tube and the result would be available in 30-40-50 seconds.”

The test is also very inexpensive, as the results are delivered locally without the logistics and cost of sending samples to a lab.

Israel sent a high-level Defense Research and Development Directorate delegation to India in July to develop the

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Cruise ships dismantled for scrap metal as coronavirus pandemic sinks industry

Cruise ships are being dismantled and sold as scrap metal due to the coronavirus pandemic all but destroying the global cruise industry.

Earlier this month, aerial footage shot by drones showed workers stripping walls, windows, floors and railings from several vessels docked in Aliaga, a town 45 kilometres north of Izmir on Turkey’s west coast.

Three more ships are set to join five already being dismantled.

Chairman of a ship recycling industrialists’ association, Kamil Onal, said before the pandemic Turkey’s ship-breaking yards typically handled cargo and container ships.

Catch up on the main COVID-19 news from October 11 with our coronavirus blog.

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The coronavirus crisis claims a sixth cruise line



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Add Jalesh Cruises to the list of cruise companies shutting down for good due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The India-based, one-ship cruise operator won’t be emerging from a months-long, coronavirus-caused halt to departures, according to multiple news outlets in India.

Mumbai-based Mumbai Live reports that creditors have had the line’s one ship, the 1,590-passenger Karnika, arrested in Mumbai through India’s Admiralty Court.

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A skeleton crew that has been on the ship since it halted departures early this year has posted on Twitter in recent days that they have been left without a resupply of food or fuel, and they say they

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Disneyland Resort Offers Free Coronavirus Testing To Cast Members

ANAHEIM, CA —They’re the people we see walking into Downtown Disney, the ones taking temperatures, reminding you to put on your mask or socially distance amid the coronavirus slow reopening of Disneyland Resort. Now, Disneyland is showing how they are protecting their workers by offering more testing.

On Friday, the theme park shared a new offering for cast members: a free and accessible method to test for coronavirus, a spokesperson for the park tells Patch.

Starting Oct. 26, through a partnership with Quest Labs, employees can request a coronavirus test from their own homes.

The program, increasing options for testing, is all part of the Disneyland Resort’s comprehensive approach to health and safety measures, according to Dr. Pamela Hymel, Chief Medical Officer for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

One week ago, the Walt Disney Co. alerted workers that 28,000 of their ranks would be laid off across the country due

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