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U.K. Sets Out Roadmap for Recovery from Coronavirus – Variety

The U.K. will begin adjusting certain coronavirus restrictions this week, with quarantine measures to be enforced for anyone travelling into the country, and a July 1 target for the reopening of the hospitality industry and other public places, including cinemas.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pre-recorded televised address on Sunday night has been highly anticipated over the last week as the U.K. lockdown, first enforced on March 23, enters its eighth week. In a 14-minute speech, Johnson laid out a “roadmap” to recovery, offering the first glimpse of how the country will begin restarting its economy.

Johnson said the lockdown will

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Amazon is giving away 6 video games (worth nearly $75)—to all Prime members

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For the month of May: Get six free games with Twitch Prime. (Photo: Twitch Prime)
For the month of May: Get six free games with Twitch Prime. (Photo: Twitch Prime)

At the beginning of May, the live-streaming service Twitch just dropped a whole new crop of free games for Amazon Prime members.

Not a member? Amazon has a 30-day free trial for new users, so you can try the service before you subscribe, and you can sign up here. And when

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UK removes Spain from list of quarantine-free travel destinations

Sunbathers pack onto Barceloneta beach in Catalonia: REUTERS
Sunbathers pack onto Barceloneta beach in Catalonia: REUTERS

Boris Johnson has scrapped an air bridge agreement with Spain and reimposed quarantine measures on tourists re-entering Britain from the European country.

It comes after the Spanish health minister reported 971 new infections of coronavirus on Thursday – the biggest daily spike since the lockdown in the country was eased.

The change in policy from the government will mean any tourist returning to the UK from Spain will be requested to self-isolate for a 14-day period, or risk being fined by the authorities. It takes effect from midnight.

A government spokesperson said

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Spanish holidays at risk as Government reassesses quarantine measures

Sunbathers on a beach in Magaluf - Reuters
Sunbathers on a beach in Magaluf – Reuters

The plans of thousands of British holidaymakers are under threat as Spain continues to wrestle with a surge in coronavirus infections. 

On Thursday, Totana, a town of 32,000 in the region of Murcia, was placed in lockdown after a spike in cases linked to a nightclub, while Catalonia and Malaga have also seen recent rises.

The UK Government is due to reassess its “travel corridors” over the weekend and there have been rumours a fresh quarantine could be introduced for travellers returning from Spain.

Lee Hunt, managing director of Deben Travel, said

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Airlines call for joint US-European testing scheme

Major airlines have asked for a joint coronavirus testing programme, so that travel may resume between the US and Europe.

The owner of British Airways and United Airlines are among the carriers that have signed a letter to US and European Union leaders.

Currently travel between Europe and the US is largely barred.

Carriers are struggling to survive as the coronavirus pandemic has severely disrupted global travel.

In a letter sent on Tuesday to US and European governments, major airline chief executives called for a US-EU testing programme for passengers making trans-Atlantic trips.

Signees of the letter include bosses of

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