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coronavirus pandemic

Brazil airline Gol raises cash as second COVID wave erodes travel demand
Business & Finance

Brazil airline Gol raises cash as second COVID wave erodes travel demand

  • Gol's net loss ballooned to 2.5 billion reais ($467 million) from a loss of 900 million reais in the final quarter of 2020, and it said it expected only a modest uptick in demand in the second quarter.
  • The epidemic in Brazil, which for much of the quarter was the worst in the world measured by daily death tolls, has hampered a recovery that at the end of last year had left airlines with an upbeat tone.
Published 29 Apr, 2021 05:53pm
US to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions for Chinese students
World

US to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions for Chinese students

  • The US State Department is set to announce later on Tuesday it is expanding its national interest exemptions to cover students and academics around the world starting on Aug. 1 after it made the change in March for European students, officials said.
  • In the 2019-20 academic year 372,000 Chinese nationals attended universities and colleges in the United States, the IEE said in a November 2020 report.
Published 27 Apr, 2021 08:34pm
One billion COVID-19 vaccine doses administered globally
World

One billion COVID-19 vaccine doses administered globally

  • One in four people in rich countries has been vaccinated, compared with one in every 500 in low-income nations
  • Most numbers of vaccine doses have been administered in the United States with 225.6 million doses; China with 216.1 million doses; and India with 138.4 million
Updated 25 Apr, 2021 12:18pm
Torch relay on public roads cancelled in Okinawa's Miyakojima
Sports

Torch relay on public roads cancelled in Okinawa's Miyakojima

  • "Tokyo 2020 will continue to work closely with Okinawa prefecture and the local task forces in all other prefectures due to host Olympic Torch Relay segments in order to ensure that these events will be safe and secure for all local communities" the organising committee said in a statement.
Published 23 Apr, 2021 06:05pm