Global  

Asia-Pacific tourism makes patchy restart, and some missteps

WorldNews Friday, 31 July 2020 ()
Asia-Pacific tourism makes patchy restart, and some misstepsCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tourism operators across Asia and the Pacific are making furtive and faltering advances, as well as some spectacular missteps, after travel was largely halted by the coronavirus pandemic that continues ebbing and mostly surging around the globe. The Indonesian resort island of Bali tentatively opened to domestic visitors on Friday while struggling tourism businesses in Queensland, known as Australia’s Sunshine State, will soon lose visitors from the nation’s biggest city, Sydney. With international travel heavily restricted, progress in reviving tourism has been at best anemic and usually perilous. The perils became evident in Vietnam's popular beach destination of...
0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

You Might Like


💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Asia Asia Continent

Coronavirus: World's biggest gambling hub reopens for business

The "Las Vegas of Asia" is hoping to bring back the high-rollers after its virus-driven visitor slump.
BBC News

Singapore's recession worse than first thought as virus slams Asia's exporters

SINGAPORE- Singapore’s recession was deeper than first estimated in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic dealt a major blow to Asia’s trade-reliant..
WorldNews

China & US War in 3 Months?

The former Labor Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd has come out in a piece he wrote in Foreign Affairs – Beware the Guns of August—in Asia. Rudd is..
WorldNews

How a Mumbai slum successfully combated coronavirus as cases soar across India

The international community is praising the coronavirus response in Asia's largest slum even as new threats loom. Health officials in Mumbai, India focused on..
CBS News

'Thighland': Donald Trump mispronouces Thailand, mocked online

Donald Trump has done it again, stumbling over another commonplace name in a speech during a campaign event.This time, it was the southeast Asian country of..
New Zealand Herald

Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh State in southern India

Andhra Pradesh: After being beaten in police custody, SC youth seeks President's permission to join naxals

The police said that the SC youth's move was motivated by "political forces".
DNA
COVID-19 update: Fatality rate of India dips below 2% [Video]

COVID-19 update: Fatality rate of India dips below 2%

The cases of coronavirus continued to surge in India, however, fatality rate dipped to 1.99 %, informed Health Ministry. National Expert Group on vaccine administration has also been constituted by Centre. Maharashtra continues to witness surge of over 10,000 COVID-19 cases taking total tally in the state to 5,35,601. Delhi reported 1257 COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths on Aug 11. Karnataka recorded 6,257 COVID-19 cases today. While, Tamil Nadu reported 5,834 COVID-19 cases and 118 deaths so, total number of cases in the state is now at 3,08,649, including 2,50,680 discharged, 52,810 active cases and 5,159 deaths. Andhra Pradesh recorded 9024 cases. Country has conducted over 2.5 crore sample tests so far.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:31Published

Southern states continue reporting high Covid-19 caseloads

Southern states continued reporting high Covid-19 caseloads on Wednesday, the numbers being close to 25,000, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the..
IndiaTimes
'72 hour formula': PM Modi speaks to CMs of 10 states on Covid situation [Video]

'72 hour formula': PM Modi speaks to CMs of 10 states on Covid situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference with Chief Ministers of ten states to discuss the Covid situation. PM Modi said that everyone is working as a team to beat the Covid pandemic. PM Modi added that the rate of testing has increased drastically and now stands at about 7 lakh. He added that the fatality rate has also come down in a major way and said that the aim now should be to bring the fatality rate to below 1%. PM Modi also asked states to adhere to the 72 hour formula, where if anyone is diagnosed, then all his contacts should be traced and isolated within 72 hours. This he said would help in a major way in curbing the pandemic. So, it is important that all the people who come in contact with an infected person must be tested within 72 hours:The Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and West Bengal. Watch the full video for all the details.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 10:27Published
Decreasing COVID fatality rate shows India taking right measures: PM Modi [Video]

Decreasing COVID fatality rate shows India taking right measures: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference with Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh on August 11. The review meeting was conducted to discuss corona related situation. During his address, PM said, "The average fatality rate has been continuously decreasing while the recovery rate is increasing every day, this shows that measures being taken by us are in the right direction." "Experts are saying now that if within 72 hours, a person is diagnosed, then the spread can be controlled to a great extent. So, it is important that all the people who come in contact with an infected person must be tested within 72 hours," he added.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 02:42Published

Canberra Canberra Capital of Australia

Australian PM wants Afghan soldier who killed Australians kept behind bars

CANBERRA, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to prevent the release of an Afghan man who killed..
WorldNews

Non-compliance with mandatory face mask orders "disgusting": Australian PM

CANBERRA, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Australia's Prime Minister (PM) has called for Australians refusing to comply with mandatory face mask orders to "get real." Scott..
WorldNews

Coronavirus: Queensland to close border to New South Wales

Australia's north-eastern state expresses fears about Sydney and Canberra, as Melbourne's outbreak worsens.
BBC News
Australia has 'no intention' to hurt China ties [Video]

Australia has 'no intention' to hurt China ties

The United States and close ally Australia held high-level talks on China and agreed on the need to uphold a rules-based global order, but the Australian foreign minister stressed Canberra's relationship with Beijing was important and it had no intention of hurting it. Gloria Tso reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:14Published

Queensland Queensland North-east state of Australia

Queensland man surrenders to police after allegedly fleeing hotel quarantine in Toowoomba

A 25-year-old Queensland man, who allegedly fled mandatory quarantine after visiting a NSW coronavirus hotspot, has now surrendered to police.
SBS

Action against Chinese diplomat dismissed

Court action against the China's senior diplomat in Brisbane has been dismissed by a Queensland magistrate.
SBS

Queensland aged care homes reopen to visitors as state 'avoids risk of widespread outbreak'

Queensland health authorities will lift restrictions on the state's aged care homes after they stopped the community spread of a coronavirus cluster.
SBS

Qld aged care homes to reopen to visitors

Queensland health authorities will lift restrictions on the state's aged care homes after they stopped the community spread of a coronavirus cluster.
SBS

Hundreds of Queensland partygoers flout coronavirus restrictions

Queensland police are considering whether to lay charges against hundreds of people who gathered for a beach bash in the state's far-north.
SBS

Indonesia Indonesia Country in Southeast Asia and Oceania

Indonesian volcano sends up five kilometers of ash [Video]

Indonesian volcano sends up five kilometers of ash

Dramatic footage showed a giant cloud of thick ash rising from the peak of Mount Sinabung, which sits 2,460 meters high in the Karo regency of North Sumatra.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:14Published

Recommendation things must bring before visit Mount Bromo

The are several Recommendation things must bring before visit Mount Bromo Mount Bromo is the most popular in East Java Island. This volcano is one of an active..
WorldNews

Bali Bali Province of and island in Indonesia

10,000 baby turtles get first taste of the sea [Video]

10,000 baby turtles get first taste of the sea

More than 10,000 baby turtles were released into the sea off the Indonesian island of Bali on Friday, as part of conservationists’ attempts to boost the population of a vulnerable species and promote environmental protection.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:35Published
Australian jailed for Bali policeman's death is freed [Video]

Australian jailed for Bali policeman's death is freed

Australian Sara Connor walked free from a prison on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali on Thursday (July 16) after serving time for her role in the death of a traffic policeman on a popular surfing beach in 2016. Libby Hogan reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:22Published

Sydney Sydney Most populous city in Australia

Australia suffers deadliest day of coronavirus pandemic, cases rise

SYDNEY: Australia recorded its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday and the biggest daily rise in infections in three days, denting hopes that..
WorldNews

NSW records 18 new coronavirus cases as calls for senior students to wear face masks grow

Concerns about COVID-19 clusters linked to Sydney schools are rising after the NSW premier warned the state was on a knife-edge.
SBS

'The more the better': Calls for senior school students to wear masks as NSW clusters grow

Concerns about COVID-19 clusters linked to Sydney schools are rising after the NSW premier warned the state was on a knife-edge.
SBS

Sydney Opera House lights up with Lebanese cedar in solidarity with Beirut

Landmarks in Sydney and Melbourne carried the colours of Lebanon in a show of solidarity.
SBS

'Reverse waterfall' captured near Sydney

Wild weather on the New South Wales coast in Australia has blown waterfalls upstream.
BBC News

Florida Florida State in the southeastern United States

Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — He had just finished scoring 61 points in a needed win for his Trail Blazers. But Damian Lillard wasn’t done. He puffed out his..
WorldNews
Florida man accused of living inside soccer stadium [Video]

Florida man accused of living inside soccer stadium

Police in St. Petersburg arrested a man for living inside Al Lang Stadium.

Credit: ABC Action News    Duration: 01:20Published

3/10: CBSN AM

Italy on lockdown over coronavirus concerns; Florida officials concerned about outbreak impact on spring break
CBS News

7/22: CBSN AM

Tensions escalate after Iran seizes oil tanker. Iran claims British oil tanker seized in strait of Hormuz broke maritime rules. "The Sun Also Rises" for..
CBS News

Related videos from verified sources

Businesses abandoned as Covid-19 decimates tourism industry in Bangkok [Video]

Businesses abandoned as Covid-19 decimates tourism industry in Bangkok

Hundreds of businesses were boarded up and closed today (July 27) in Bangkok with the country's tourism industry crippled by the coronavirus pandemic. Footage from the Sukhumvit Road - once the..

Credit: Newsflare     Duration: 03:21Published
India's Taj Mahal closure hurting tourism industry [Video]

India's Taj Mahal closure hurting tourism industry

With international flights still suspended, many who depend on tourism are worried about how they will survive.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

Tweets about this

s2011097

Dave Ng RT @RepGrothman: .@SecAzar’s visit marks an important milestone in our friendship with #Taiwan. I strongly support independence for Taiwan… 18 seconds ago

trustnoonekdp

Kelly Poulin RT @CBSNews: Ilhan Omar wins primary against well-funded challenger https://t.co/lytKX52XBZ 19 seconds ago

hoverfun

Hoverfun RT @CBSNews: Rare "boomerang" earthquake detected under the Atlantic Ocean for the first time https://t.co/I59zCIPSNC 40 seconds ago

Hal200034573832

Hal2000 RT @CBSNews: Barack Obama says Joe Biden "nailed this decision" in picking Kamala Harris to be his running mate https://t.co/fH8vu75vYf 1 minute ago

CBSNews

CBS News Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn reveals he had coronavirus https://t.co/g8QYRPPqFZ 1 minute ago

bkovoDC

bob kovach RT @CBSNews: Where Kamala Harris stands on the issues https://t.co/xhY77fYXTk 2 minutes ago

JKLDr

Dr. JKL RT @CBSNews: QAnon backer Marjorie Taylor Greene wins congressional primary in Georgia https://t.co/CfafsBEs96 2 minutes ago

WalterJohns11

Walter Johns RT @CBSNews: Trump calls Harris "nasty" and "disrespectful" to Biden https://t.co/u9orNTm0El 3 minutes ago