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via ekathimerini08/11/2020

Restrictions introduced as Covid-19 infections rise | News -

With the number of confirmed coronavirus cases showing an alarming upward trend, the government has announced a fresh batch of measures to curb the spread of infections, including the decision to call off the 85th Thessaloniki International Fair that was scheduled for September 13-15.

via craftbrewingbusiness08/11/2020

Fat Tire beer brand is certified carbon neutral, New Belgium raises awareness about climate change disrupting agriculture - Craft Brewing Business

You might not have noticed, but last Friday, in select locations, a six-pack of Fat Tire Amber Ale was selling for $100. As New Belgium Brewing Co. explained in the press release: “Fat Tire’s ten-fold price increase is designed to spark customer attention around the growing agricultural disruptions caused by climate change, which will driveRead More

via sports.yahoo08/07/2020

Action moves back onto the field as Belgian league kicks off - Yahoo Sports

Club Brugge were 15 points clear and were awarded the title with the six-team championship playoff scrapped. The problems came at the other end of the table where Waasland-Beveren were bottom but within one victory of Ostend and Circle Brugge with one match to play. Beveren were relegated while Beerschot, who had won the closing tournament in the second division, were promoted.

via eureporter.co08/07/2020

UK set to slap #Coronavirus quarantine on travellers from #Belgium - EU Reporter - EU Reporter

The British government will slap a quarantine on arrivals from Belgium after a rise in coronavirus cases, the Daily Mail newspaper has reported, writes Guy Faulconbridge. The Mail said ministers are expected to approve the quarantine at a meeting shortly. The transport ministry declined to comment on the report. The United Kingdom has already imposed […]

via fiercepharma08/06/2020

Amid COVID deal spree, Catalent plots Argentinian manufacturing scale-up - FiercePharma

Catalent has made waves of late with a series of high-profile coronavirus vaccine deals. Now, the New Jersey-based CDMO is plotting an upgrade to its plant in Buenos Aires, where it aims to churn out high-potency treatments for diseases like cancer, to the tune of 10 million additional doses per year.

via focustaiwan.tw08/06/2020

Man tests positive for COVID-19 after contact with positive returnees - Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taipei, Aug. 6 (CNA) A new imported case of COVID-19 was recorded in Taiwan Thursday after a man who returned to the country last month on the same flight as two people already confirmed as having the coronavirus, tested positive, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.

via voanews08/05/2020

US to Pay Johnson and Johnson $1 Billion for COVID-19 Vaccine - Voice of America

The U.S. has agreed to pay Johnson and Johnson more than $1 billion to create 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in a deal announced Wednesday by the company.   The Johnson and Johnson vaccine is in its experimental phase, currently using early-stage human trials in the U.S. and Belgium. Late-stage human trials of the vaccine are scheduled for September, according to Johnson and Johnson’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Paul Stoffels.   “We are scaling up production in the U.S.

via forbes08/11/2020

France, Switzerland, Sweden: Norway Curbs Travel For 13 On Covid Red List Europe - Forbes

Norway is the latest European country to crack down on travel from a host of neighbors where Covid is making a startling comeback. France, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Monaco and several Swedish regions have been added to its high-risk “red” list, as quarantine measures bring tourism to a halt.

via brewbound08/10/2020

New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale is First Carbon Neutral Beer Nationally Distributed in US -

In celebration of International Beer Day, SCS Global Services (SCS) announced it has certified New Belgium Brewing’s iconic Fat Tire Amber Ale as America’s first nationally distributed carbon neutral beer. SCS issued the certification under the internationally recognized PAS 2060 Carbon Neutrality standard.

via schengenvisainfo08/06/2020

COVID-19: France Strengthens Border Health Controls -

In a bid to prevent the import of new Coronavirus infections by travellers coming from outside, France has undertaken new measures at its borders. Since August 1, those travelling to France from 16 countries with high viral circulation are subject to the requirement of COVID-19 negative test results taken less than 72 hours before the […]

via schengenvisainfo08/06/2020

Belgium Bans Non-Essential Travel to Parts of France, Spain and Switzerland -

Authorities in Belgium have banned non-essential travel to some areas of France, Spain and Switzerland after these countries were added to Belgium’s “red zone” due to a surge in the number of new Coronavirus cases (COVID-19). According to local authorities in Belgium, the country saw a 78 per cent increase in the number of COVID-19 […]

via worldpoliticsreview08/06/2020

COVID-19 Is Pushing Belgium’s Messy Federal System to Its Limits - World Politics Review

In Belgium, a highly federalized nation, some politicians have suggested that the coronavirus pandemic creates the potential for more cooperation at the federal level. A closer look, however, shows that Belgium’s divisions are as deep as ever—and that COVID-19 may have only exacerbated them.

via voanews08/05/2020

Belgium's COVID-19 Cases Surging - Voice of America

A Belgian health official Wednesday warned COVID-19 is spreading "intensively" in the country, with the number of patients admitted to Belgium's intensive care units doubling in the past month. At a news conference in Brussels, Belgium Federal Virus Taskforce spokeswoman Frederique Jacobs painted a grim picture of the situation in Belgium, saying the number of cases continues to rise, with no fewer than 13 municipalities in which more than 100 people per 100,000 inhabitants have tested positive.

via forbes08/05/2020

France, Spain, Switzerland: Belgium Bans Travel To 12 Covid Red Zones Europe - Forbes

Spain is not the only country in Europe to find itself back on a travel red list. As it battles one of the EU's worst Covid outbreaks, Belgium has banned tourism to Lithuania, the U.K city of Leicester and various regions hit by a corona resurgence in France, Spain, Switzerland, Bulgaria and Romania.

via middletownpress08/10/2020

List 2/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic - Middletown Press

CANOE-KAYAK African Olympic canoe slalom qualifier in Basel, Switzerland from March 14-15 canceled. Pan American canoe slalom championships (Olympic qualifier) in Rio de Janeiro from April 3-5 canceled. Asian championships in Pattaya, Thailand from April 22-24 canceled. Asian Olympic canoe sprint qualifier in Pattaya, Thailand on April 26 cancelled. European Olympic canoe sprint qualifier in Racice, Czech Republic from May 6-7 canceled. Pan American championships in Curitiba, Brazil from May 7-10 canceled. World Cup canoe sprint (Olympic qualifier) in Racice, Czech Republic from May 8-10 canceled. European canoe slalom championships in London from May 15-17 moved to Prague from Sept. 18-20. World Cup canoe sprint (Olympic qualifier) in Duisburg, Germany from May 21-24 canceled. European canoe sprint championships in Bascov, Romania from June 4-7 postponed. World Cup canoe slalom in Ivrea, Italy from June 5-7 postponed. World cup canoe slalom in Pau, France from June 12-14 postponed to Nov. 6-8. World Cup canoe slalom in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia from Aug. 21-23 canceled. Super Cup canoe sprint in Oklahoma City from Aug. 22-23 canceled. World Cup canoe sprint in Szeged, Hungary from July 10-12 postponed to Sept. 23-27. World canoe marathon championships in Baerum, Norway from Aug. 27-30 canceled. World canoe polo championships in Rome from Sept. 8-13 postponed to April 2021. World Cup canoe slalom in Prague, Czech Republic from Sept. 18-20 postponed to Oct. 23-25. World Cup Final canoe slalom in Markkleeberg, Germany from Sept. 24-27 postponed to Oct. 15-18. SPORT CLIMBING African championships in Cape Town, South Africa from March 19-22 postponed to Dec. 10-13. . ..

via voanews08/07/2020

US Approaches 4.9 Million Coronavirus Cases - Voice of America

The number of COVID-19 cases around the world continues its steady climb with more than 19.1 million infections, according to Johns Hopkins University.  The U.S. continues to have more cases than any place else with nearly 4.9 million, followed by Brazil with 2.9 million and India with two million. According to Johns Hopkins University, there were more than 2,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States over the past 24 hours as of Thursday night – the highest one-day number since early May. Vaccine prospects The top U.S.


Coronavirus news – live: UK adds more countries to 'no-go' list as Covid cases increase 17% over last week in England - The Independent

There has been a 17 per cent increase in the number of people testing positive for coronavirus in England in the past week as officials target testing in virus hot spots. Officials say the rise corresponds with the targeted testing for areas where there is known outbreaks in cases but that the increase also reflects the overall rise in incidence of the virus. New figures from

via forbes08/06/2020

France, Belgium Covid-19 Cases Rising Fast: U.K. Reviewing Quarantine Lists - Forbes

France has recorded its highest number of new Covid-19 cases, with a figure almost as high as Spain’s. With Spain officially back on many country’s quarantine lists, it seems likely that France may be added too–much like Belgium, which is about to be added on the U.K.'s "red" list.

via schengenvisainfo08/06/2020

Finland to Reintroduce Internal Border Controls with Andorra, Belgium & the Netherlands on August 10 -

The Finnish government has decided to reimpose internal border controls with another three countries in the Schengen Area starting from Monday, August 10, as a way to preserve the situation in the country related to the Coronavirus pandemic. During its session of August 6, the cabinet decided that border controls for arrivals from Andorra, Belgium […]