Italy reopening visitor boundaries in early June
In early March Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte imposed an economically debilitating shutdown to combat a pandemic that has killed more than 31,500 people in Italy to date.
Shop in Hong Kong offers ice cream ‘tear gas’ flavour
Tear gas in a Hong Kong ice cream shop is among the new flavours. The main ingredient is black peppercorns, a reminder of the pungent, peppery rounds fired by police during months of protests last year on the streets of the semi-autonomous Chinese region.
Pakistan is partly resuming domestic flights as a national lockout eased
A spokesperson for the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCCA) said for now Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and one private company will operate domestic flights. Meanwhile the ban on international flight operations was extended until May 31.
Kazakhstan becomes Asia’s third country to lift the Covid-19 emergency
“Some shops will open all over the world. Beauty salons, educational centers and other services will reopen. Parks will also reopen. Flights have resumed. At the same time, we will all continue to take protective steps in our everyday lives,” said Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on May 11.
China reports 21 new cases of COVID-19, Wuhan steps up mass infection testing
China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said Friday six of the eight new confirmed COVID-19 cases were imported infections.
After declaring an epidemic, Slovenia opens borders
As of Thursday the mountainous nation of two million people, which borders Italy, had reported some 1,500 cases of coronavirus and 103 deaths. Yet with the incidence of new diseases dropping off, the government has ordered borders to be open to all EU residents, while those outside the EU will continue to live in quarantine.