Latest coronavirus news for October 14, 2020: Live updates

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Half of U.S. states now on Chicago’s travel advisory list

A sign along the Indiana-Illinois state line in Dyer, Ind.,

Sun-Times file

Indiana has joined the states on Chicago’s emergency travel order after a surge of coronavirus cases in the Hoosier state.

People coming to Chicago from states on the list are asked to quarantine for 14 days, though there are exceptions for necessary trips, such as for medical care or travel by essential workers.

Changes to the

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Shenandoah National Park issues travel tips for October : Augusta Free Press

October is a popular time to visit Shenandoah National Park, typically garnering nearly a quarter of the Park’s annual visitation of 1.4 million.

The Park is experiencing

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Domestic travel: List of new flights starting from October 12 – travel

As the domestic aviation sector is looking up to fly back to its pre-Covid numbers — of passengers and of flights — by New Year, opening up new routes remains one of the focus of the airlines. Domestic flights resumed from May 25 after a gap of two months, but not without hiccups as several states imposed restrictions on the number of daily flights. As India has entered the fifth

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Wizz Air Abu Dhabi aborts October launch amid travel restrictions | United Arab Emirates | Aviation

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has delayed its 1 October launch date because of travel restrictions associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

The UAE’s sixth low-cost carrier was set to shake up the market with its maiden flight on Thursday but the airline has confirmed to The National that the first flight will been postponed until 15 November.

The airline told the newspaper that it had made the decision to delay its

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GHOST ADVENTURES: HORROR AT JOE EXOTIC ZOO Travel Channel Special Premieres October 29th

The cat’s out of the bag – the Joe Exotic Zoo is haunted. As the world has recently witnessed, the Greater Wynnewood Animal Park has a history marred by tragedy and drama. But believe it not, there’s another chapter in this sensational saga. Park staff regularly experience mysterious and unexplained activity, which they are sure is connected to the park’s ill-reputed events.

Now, the “Ghost Adventures” crew – Zak Bagans,

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Return of several international airlines from October

a large passenger jet sitting on top of a runway

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With the imminent opening of borders and the resumption of international travel just days away, several international airlines have indicated that they intend to reinstate operations to South Africa.

Airlines, travellers and businesses in the tourism sector are eagerly awaiting the government’s release of a list of countries which are placed on the safe-list for travel to and from South Africa.

This has implications

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NVIDIA to Host Digital GTC in October Featuring Keynote from CEO Jensen Huang and Continuous Program

NVIDIA announced that it will be hosting its GPU Technology Conference, running Oct. 5-9, and featuring a recorded keynote address by CEO and founder Jensen Huang.

GTC will feature the latest innovations in AI, data science, graphics, high-performance and edge computing, networking, autonomous machines and VR for a broad range of industries and government services. Seven separate programming streams will run across North America, Europe, Israel, India, Taiwan, Japan and

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6 Places You Can Travel To In October

Many countries are seeing a rise in COVID-19 case numbers once again. In Europe it looks as if the dreaded second wave is striking many areas. And yet things are continuing to open up in the world of travel and tourism. A significant number of countries appear to be realizing they need to work out ways to open borders sooner rather than later. As ever, requirements and approaches vary, but

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Take This Haunted, Halloween-Themed Road Trip for Your October Pandemic Vacation

In this pandemic era, true vacations are few and far between. Flying to a destination is not ideal unless absolutely necessary, and some places are re-imposing stricter quarantines and business closures in response to rising COVID-19 case numbers.

a sunset over a body of water

© Illustration: Pare Mahakanok (Shutterstock)

So is it even possible to plan a trip you can look forward to (and do safely)? Yes—especially if it’s a season-specific Halloween road trip that you

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Amazon Great Indian Festival sale 2020 is confirmed to start from October 17 in India, a day after rival Flipkart kicks off its Big Billion Day sale 2020. The Great Indian Festival sale

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Best hotels in Lake Tahoe (Updated October 2020)

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Grand Residences by Marriott, Lake Tahoe


As summer turns to fall and the temperature drops, travelers look less towards beach destinations and instead opt for seasonally evocative trips, from leap peeping road trips to ski getaways.

One of the most scenic, enduring spots in the US is Lake Tahoe. This picturesque region on the border of California and Nevada

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Free and cheap fall events in Denver and Colorado, October 2020

Camp Christmas 2019 was an immersive experience, produced by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, taking visitors through extravagant Christmas-themed installations filling the 10,000-square-foot Hangar at Stanley Marketplace. The 2020 event will be virtual.
(Provided by Denver Center for the Performing Arts)

The return of Camp Christmas

Those who love everything and anything Christmas can unwrap an early present almost from their couch. Hanzon Studios, working with DCPA Off-Center,

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United Airlines is adding, restoring leisure travel routes for October


Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines have all joined United Airlines in ditching change fees for flights within the U.S.


United Airlines announced Friday that it plans to add and restore routes to its October schedule. The new and returning routes mean the Chicago-based airline will fly 46% of last October’s domestic schedule, an 8% increase over September.

The airline will restore eight Hawaii routes,

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Indian Railways to run 200 special trains from October 15 for festival season

a group of people sitting at a train station: Indian Railways to run 200 special trains from October 15 for festival season

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Indian Railways to run 200 special trains from October 15 for festival season

Indian Railways is planning to run 200 additional IRCTC special trains between October 15 and November 30 to deal with huge number of crowd travelling during the festive season. Railway Board Chairman and CEO V.K. Yadav on Thursday said that the national transporter is planning to introduce 200 special trains from October 15.

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Who Can Travel To Scandinavia In October 2020?

October is not a big month for international tourism to Scandinavia, aside from the northern lights. The natural phenomenon has exploded in popularity in recent years, attracting significant tourism from around the world, especially Asia. But

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Essential Service Staff to Board Suburban Trains in Tamil Nadu from October 5

The Southern Railway on Friday said the Tamil Nadu government employees authorised as essential services staff would be allowed to board its “Workmen Specials” running on the city’s suburban routes from October 5. Southern Railway is presently operating the specials for its own workmen.

The services would be out of bounds for the general public. “In response to the request of the government of Tamil Nadu, it is decided to

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Coronavirus India lockdown Day 190 updates | TN govt. ‘essential service staff’ can travel in suburban trains from October 5

In the eight months since the first case of coronavirus infection was detected on January 30, September alone recorded 26,21,418 infections, accounting for 41.53% of the over 63 lakh COVID-19 cases reported in the country so far.

The past month also saw 33,390 deaths due to the disease, which is around 33.84% of the total 98,678 deaths recorded so far.

You can track coronavirus cases, deaths and testing rates at

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Australia finalises trans-Tasman bubble deal, border to New Zealand to open on October 16

Australia has finalised a trans-Tasman bubble deal that will see Kiwis allowed to cross the ditch without having to quarantine on arrival.

But Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed those who travel to Australia in the coming weeks will still need to complete 14 days of managed isolation on their return, and pay the $3100 quarantine fee.

From October 16, New Zealanders who have not been in a designated Covid-19

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Theatre Crude hosts local Fringe Festival throughout October, numerous productions available to watch online | Culture

Before COVID-19 shut down many parts of the fine arts industry, plans were in motion for a 2020 Fringe Festival but soon changed as businesses began to close. The fine arts, including Theatre Crude, have struggled during the pandemic and are fighting for a respite. 

In 2019, the Fringe Festival took place over the course of two weeks at the indoor Plenty Mercantile Venue in Oklahoma City, showcasing 10 acts

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Tui UK vows to pay Covid holiday refunds by October after complaints | Business

Tui UK has committed to paying any outstanding refunds for package holidays cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic by 30 September after the regulator received a deluge of complaints that the travel company was breaching consumer law.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said thousands of people had complained that Tui UK was not paying refunds within the 14 days mandated by consumer protection law.

Tui, Europe’s biggest holiday company

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