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Global report: first tourists arrive in Greece as Brazil passes 60,000 deaths

Related: Revealed: Covid-19 outbreaks at meat-processing plants are being kept quiet 10.00am BST In Greece the first flights bearing tourists have begun flying into airports nationwide. Several employees had already tested positive and the company, Case Farms – which has been repeatedly condemned for animal treatment and workers’ rights violations – was not providing proper protective equipment. The visitors received an enthusiastic welcome with airport ground staff spraying the planes with water jets as they taxied to their gates and local musicians greeting tourists as they emerged from the arrivals hall. Fauci says new US coronavirus cases could hit 100,000 a day; schools in Thailand reopen; global cases near 10.5mGlobal report: US sees another record increase in coronavirus casesUS buys up world stock of key Covid-19 drug remdesivirAustralia locks down 300,000 in 36 Melbourne suburbsUK coronavirus updates – liveWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths? 10.10am BST Workers at a chicken processing facility in western North Carolina reportedly underwent widespread testing for Covid-19 in early June.Workers at the plant were scared.
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/01/global-report-first-tourists-in-greece-as-un-warns-of-tourism-blow

Spain and Portugal reopen border as global tourism industry predicted to lose up to £2.6tnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first tourist flights in four months landed on the Greek island of Crete, and Spain and Portugal reopened their land border as European countries continued to ease travel restrictions, as Brazil recorded 60,000 deaths.A charter plane carrying 172 passengers from Hamburg landed at Heraklion airport on Crete at 8am, minutes after another aircraft had arrived from the Czech Republic, re-establishing the island’s air links with the outside world.
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/jul/01/coronavirus-live-updates-latest-news-us-buys-global-remdesivir-stocks-brazil-deaths-near-60000

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