Police boss urges ban on people from hotspots travelling into Wales

Arfon Jones, North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

But he says if Wales does bring in its own ban, he won’t be lining the English/North Welsh border with patrol cars.

North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones spoke out after Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford threatened a travel ban if Mr Johnson does not impose his own.

The UK government announced yesterday it will advise against non-essential travel from

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what stops people voting around the world and how to fix it

As the US election campaign nears its end point, one thing about the result is certain: a lot of people won’t vote. Turnout at the 2016 US presidential election was only 60.1% – even without a pandemic. In 2020 there is a risk that COVID-19 will further undermine turnout.

The US is not alone and not the worst. Turnout at the 2016 Haiti presidential election, held only weeks after Hurricane

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Ten people in a tent: a trip to be remembered forever | Opinions

To the editor:

This letter was written last spring in response to a March 14 news story about the DCS correcting a travel ban on fosters.

My husband and I started fostering in 1967. In February, 1969, three siblings were placed in our home. Their mother, a single parent, was critically ill, and she passed away six weeks after their arrival. The siblings were 9, 10 and 11, which were

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Close to home: Stir-crazy locals turn to LA-area hotels for vacation | People

LOS ANGELES — After months of working from her Santa Monica apartment during the pandemic, Devon Belter was feeling mentally drained and antsy to get away for a few days.

Instead of venturing to a far-off vacation spot, the 29-year-old marketing director booked two nights at the beachside Hotel Erwin in nearby Venice — a 10-minute drive from her home. There she ordered drinks by the pool, took strolls on

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Council worker honoured for helping homeless people into safe accommodation

Ajitha Sajeev

A council worker who helped bring more than 200 homeless people into safe accommodation at the start of the coronavirus lockdown has been honoured by the Queen.

Ajitha Sajeev, who has worked at Newham Council for 30 years, helped 191 people off the streets and 40 people out of shared accommodation including night shelters to keep them safe from Covid-19.

The London council acquired accommodation in four hotels

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‘Pandemic pampering’ has become the latest trend in tourism for people seeking a safe, luxury escape

a person sitting on a bench: Hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles, California has launched socially distanced Pilates and yoga classes during the pandemic. Hotel Figueroa

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Hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles, California has launched socially distanced Pilates and yoga classes during the pandemic. Hotel Figueroa

  • Many people in the US are looking closer to home for vacations this year to avoid lengthy travel during the pandemic.
  • Resorts and hotels are cashing in on guests’ restlessness from being stuck at home and desire for a safe escape by launching socially distanced and
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A theme park in Japan is offering a ‘workation’ package that allows people to work remotely from its Ferris wheel

Yomiuriland reopened in June and is now offering the chance for Japanese residents to work remotely. Eugene Hoshiko/AP

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Yomiuriland reopened in June and is now offering the chance for Japanese residents to work remotely. Eugene Hoshiko/AP

  • Yomiuriland in Tokyo, Japan has announced that it will be offering an “Amusement Workation” package.
  • Starting at 1,900 yen ($17.94), it is available from October 15 and will allow visitors to work poolside with access to outlets and WiFi.
  • It even includes an hour on the Ferris wheel, and
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425 million people in China travelling domestically this 2020 Golden Week holiday – Mothership.SG

Some 425 million people in China are taking a vacation as the world continues convulsing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Barely nine months of border closures and restricted movement later, the coronavirus has largely been brought under control in China, Bloomberg reported.

In response to stamping out Covid-19, the Golden Week holiday is seeing massive numbers of people going about their lives en masse once again, as the

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Young People Around the World Are in a Mental Health Crisis

This research is powered by the VICE Media Group audience. We surveyed the VICE, Refinery29, and i-D audiences in March, June and September to track the evolution of young people’s attitudes and behaviors to help us understand the pandemic’s lasting impact on the world. Over the three waves of research we spoke to nearly 15,000 people in more than 30 countries. The majority of respondents were between the ages of

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Vancouver council approves $30 million to house homeless people in vacant hotels, apartment buildings

Vancouver city council has approved $30 million to house people who are homeless in hotels and commercial sites.

The plan will allow the city to buy or lease units in vacant hotels, apartment buildings and single-room occupancy buildings to provide emergency relief for homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Councillors voted unanimously in favour of the motion Thursday night following a meeting that stretched for more than 12 hours and

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People travelling from regional Victoria to Canberra may not have to quarantine: CHO | The Canberra Times

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People travelling to Canberra from most parts of regional Victoria may not have to quarantine when they arrive in the territory. However any Victorians entering the territory from the state must still be granted an exemption from the ACT government The territory’s chief health officer Kerryn Coleman says she is closely examining the situation in Victoria, with any

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Coronavirus & China: More People around the World Don’t Trust Xi Jinping

China’s President Xi Jinping (right) and Kiribati’s President Taneti Maamau walk at a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, January 6, 2020. (Jason Lee/Reuters)

Here in the United States, the discussion of coronavirus no longer focuses much on the origin of the virus, focusing instead on the outbreak in the White House, the president’s infection and ongoing recovery, the rate of cases, and the approval

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City Council committee advances proposal to buy hotels for homeless people

A city proposal to buy two hotels to house up to 400 homeless people cleared a hurdle Wednesday with unanimous approval from the San Diego Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee.

Not everybody is on board with the idea, however. Public comments during the meeting, held remotely with people calling in, found a few Mission Valley residents had concerns about the city’s plan to convert a Marriot Residence Inn near

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Coronavirus news: Mark Drakeford quizzed on ban within UK on people travelling to Wales | UK | News (Reports)

The Welsh First Minister told the BBC’s Naga Munchetty that the travel restriction was not a blanket ban across all of Wales. He compared the travel restriction to the stay local rule implemented in Wales during an earlier stage of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Mr Drakeford said: “People in other parts of the United Kingdom who do not live in hotspot areas will still be able to come.

“What we are

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Pumpkin People: Jackson’s Snowflake Inn books a quirky trip to Narnia | A&E

The Snowflake Inn on Jackson’s Main Street is used to an influx of unusual guests in October, but this year’s visitors to the bed and breakfast are a little out there.

For starters, there’s a guy with hooves for feet by the lamp post. A lion stands on guard on the lawn. Then there’s the mouse peering intently from inside a wardrobe closet. He’s wearing a red cape against the

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Covid-19: PM hints at extra tests, longer isolation periods for people travelling from high risk countries

People travelling to New Zealand from countries deemed “high risk” may be required to stay in managed isolation longer and receive a third Covid-19 test.

Speaking to RNZ’s Morning Report on Tuesday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the health ministry was looking at additional precautions that may tighten the country’s already strict border requirements.

“We want us to take a more targeted approach for those high risk countries. Does it

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Program to house homeless people in hotels is ending

One hotel emptied its rooms in late August. Another did so last week. A third is winding down this week.

It’s the beginning of the end for L.A. County’s Project Roomkey, the $100 million-plus program to repurpose hotels and motels emptied by the coronavirus as safe havens for homeless people.

After peaking at just over 4,300 guests — about 30% of its ambitious goal — the project will shed several

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Welsh Government ‘actively considering’ quarantine rule for people travelling from UK lockdown areas | Wales

The Welsh Government is “actively considering” imposing quarantine restrictions on people travelling into Wales from areas of the UK with high levels of coronavirus.

First Minister Mark Drakeford had previously called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to introduce travel restrictions for people in areas of England under local lockdown.

People living in parts of Wales subject to local restrictions must not enter or leave that area without a reasonable excuse

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Covid fear: Fewer people are eating out, travelling and seeing loved ones | UK | News

People are socialising, eating out and travelling less, according to the latest weekly report on the social impact of the pandemics by the Office for National Statistics. The figures emerged as 6,968 new cases of the virus and 66 deaths were recorded yesterday. The percentage of adults who left their home to meet up with family and friends in their homes dropped to 20 per cent in the week September

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Travel way down, but there are still some people going abroad, says Saskatoon travel agent

a large passenger jet sitting on top of a runway: If you are flying these days there are far fewer flights to choose from, says Saskatoon Uniglobe travel agent Jamie Milton.

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If you are flying these days there are far fewer flights to choose from, says Saskatoon Uniglobe travel agent Jamie Milton.

While the federal government is advising Canadian citizens to avoid all non-essential travel, there are still a few people flying across Canada and abroad, says one Saskatoon travel agent.

“Over the last six months, demand has been down 80 to 90 per cent,” says Jamie Milton,

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