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Quarantine And Tests, As Covid-19 Third Wave Surges

When the World Health Organization described January, it said it was going to be “a tough one…It really is all hands on deck.” This is evident from the picture in mid January across Europe and the U.K.:

The EU uses a traffic light map from the ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) as a guideline to the high risk countries (in red) from which travel should be limited–there are no longer any green (safe) countries across Europe, with the exception of one corner of Greece.

The restrictions put in place across Europe in November and December appear to have slowed the virus, and the U.S. overtook the EU in number of recorded cases. The World Health Organisation’s Covid-19 dashboard has 30 million recorded cases in Europe and 40 million in the Americas. That said, many countries are

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Covid-19 tests may cost travellers an extra S$800

Singapore — Leisure travel between Singapore and Hong Kong is expected to begin again soon, with officials from both sides working on a travel bubble that will allow people to fly in and out safely. However, the cost of testing for Covid-19 could add as much as S$800 to each traveller’s expenses, according to a report in the South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Tuesday (Oct 20).

Therefore, there is a need for less expensive testing methods for Singapore to revive its travel and tourism industries, which are among the hardest-hit by the pandemic.

Under the travel bubble, visitors will no longer be required to serve a quarantine period or only be allowed to go to specific places, but they will most likely need to take polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, which cost around S$200 per test in Singapore.

How many tests each traveller will need to take has not

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With no positive COVID-19 tests, PGA Tour to share strategy with other leagues

FORT WORTH, Texas – As baseball and basketball eye a return to competition, the leaders of each league likely spent some time the last four days watching how golf’s return fared at the Charles Schwab Challenge.

There were no positive tests for COVID-19 at the PGA Tour event and even without fans the TV-only product drew record ratings. These were all good signs for other sports looking to resume play, and Tour commissioner Jay Monahan plans to share what the circuit has learned with the other leagues.

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“I’ve heard from some of my peers, and I think as I mentioned as we go forward, we will share everything that we’ve learned and how we’re applying our protocols, and I would imagine some of those calls will happen over the next several days,” Monahan said.

Before play began on Thursday, the Tour administered

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