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Canada extends travel ban to August 31, launches COVID-19 contact tracing app

By Kelsey Johnson and Julie Gordon

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada on Friday extended a measure barring most foreign travelers from entering the country and launched a new contact tracing app as part of its fight to control the “gate-crashing” coronavirus pandemic.

The extension to Aug. 31 applies to foreign travelers entering Canada from outside the United States. It came despite calls from Air Canada and some European aviation companies for Ottawa to restore safe travel.

Canada has a separate agreement for border crossings with the United States. The two countries earlier this month agreed to extend restrictions on non-essential travel

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Britain turns to Portugal for Covid tests that could prevent disease spread and deaths despite ban on travel to country

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Britain has turned to Portugal for a mass screening Covid-19 test that can prevent the spread of the disease and help reduce the death rate despite the UK banning travel to the country.

 British officials have met with the Portuguese scientists at the Algarve biomedical centre which has developed a method of testing ten times as many people for a fifth of the price using the same laboratory equipment as now.  

It means potential outbreaks in the population and asymptomatic carriers can be detected far earlier than at present for a fraction of the price, enabling public health officials

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Vintage Citroen 2CV Paris tours struggle under coronavirus travel ban

PARIS — There’s nothing Jean-Remi Galinon enjoys more than bouncing along cobbled streets and showing off Paris to foreign tourists, usually Americans, in his most iconic of French vintage cars.

But the coronavirus has kept them away, and since mid-March he’s only given one tour in his 39-year-old cherry red Citroen 2CV boneshaker.

France is from Wednesday tentatively opening up its borders to a select group of non-EU countries, but the United States, where COVID-19 cases are still soaring, is not on the list.

“The Americans are our No. 1 tourists, for sure,” Galinon said, the very image of Gallic

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Home and Away’s Colby Thorne gets a travel ban put on the Parata family

From Digital Spy

Home and Away spoilers follow for UK and Australian readers.

Home and Away is lining up a nasty shock for the Parata family, as Colby Thorne (Tim Franklin) takes action against them.

In scenes set to air next week in Australia and around a month’s time on Channel 5 for UK viewers, Colby is set to get in the way of the Parata sons travelling back to their native New Zealand in order to scatter the ashes of Nikau’s (Kawakawa Fox-Reo) late father Mikaere.

Instead, Colby will get a travel ban put on the boys following a

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With EU Travel Ban Still in Place for U.S., Made-in-Italy Shoe Designers Adjust Their Entire Process

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Today marks the first day that the European Union will lift its travel ban, allowing residents of some 15 countries including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and possibly China (if the country lifts its own ban) to enter the EU after months of a pandemic-induced travel lockdown.

Noticeably, the list does not include the U.S. (or Brazil or Russia). For U.S.-based designers and brands, the continued travel ban has implications for the entire process of designing, sampling, production and merchandising — and even marketing and buying — in European fashion capitals like Milan

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