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Trump Terminates Entry Restrictions For Schengen, UK, Brazil From Jan 26 — Proclamation

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 — US President Donald Trump lifted COVID-19 restrictions on travel to the United States from the Schengen Area, the UK, Ireland and Brazil, reported Sputnik news agency, quoting a proclamation on the White House’s website.

“Proclamation 9993 of March 11, 2020 (Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus), Proclamation 9996 of March 14, 2020…, and Proclamation 10041 of May 24, 2020…, are hereby terminated effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on January 26, 2021,” it said.

Trump explained that the countries for which the ban was lifted had a proven record of cooperating with the United States to share accurate and timely coronavirus testing.

“This cooperation stands in stark contrast to the behaviour of the governments and state-owned enterprises of the People’s Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Iran, which repeatedly have failed to cooperate with the United States public health authorities and to share timely, accurate information about the spread of the virus,” according the to proclamation.

“Accordingly, the Secretary (of Health) has advised me to remove the restrictions applicable to the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and the Federative Republic of Brazil, while leaving in place the restrictions applicable to the People’s Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Iran. I agree with the Secretary that this action is the best way to continue protecting Americans from COVID-19 while enabling travel to resume safely,” Trump said.

Source: BERNAMA

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(Video) Shocking Truth! This Is The World’s Most Expensive Yet Worst McDonald’s

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McDonald’s actually exists almost everywhere. The particular company’s logo is the most recognized symbol in the world, likely due to the fact that there are locations in over 120 countries. McDonald’s is a fast-food institution, and even if you are not on the fast-food bandwagon, you cannot help but recognize the Golden Arches’ vast popularity.

Amazingly, McDonald’s international menus do a pretty good job of adjusting their traditional American items to accommodate local diners. For some places, the adjustment brings such a great pleasure and also enjoyment for the locals to try the food. Unfortunately, there are also some disappointments that occur towards the food served because of the adjustment made. This is the story that proves that there is the world’s most expensive and worst McDonald’s.

According to the video, they went to one of the McDonald’s branches that are located specifically in Venezuela. They also stated that McDonald’s in Venezuela is actually the most expensive McDonald’s in the world. In fact, it is way more expensive than McDonald’s in Switzerland, Norway, and even the one located in Australia.

They have ordered several sets with the whopping amount of 17,5000,000 Venezuelan Bolivar which is considered to be such an expensive price. For them, the taste of the Coke and also the fries that they ordered are pretty much the same as the original as the other places. Then, everything changes when they try the burger. The burger does not look the most appetizing of any burger the YouTuber has ever tried.

Reasons On Why It Is The Worst McDonald’s Ever

  1. The burger is just only full of sauce.
  2. It is barely edible.
  3. The packaging of the nugget is not the best and it looks cheap.
  4. The texture of the nugget is not the same and it tastes bouncy and rough.
  5. The taste of the cheese in the burger is horrible.
  6. The BigMac is served with cucumber and that is obviously the McDonald’s standard.
  7. The fries are exchanged with ‘Yura’ because fries are so expensive in Venezuela.

Sources: YouTube Drew Binsky.

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Japan To Begin Issuing “Vaccine Passports” In July

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TOKYO, June 17 — Japan plans to allow municipalities to begin issuing “vaccine passports” from mid-July, with its top government spokesperson on Thursday referencing the documents’ “prompt issuance,” reported Xinhua.

“To prepare for prompt issuance, we will first issue the vaccination certificates by paper but will also make consideration for their issuance in the digital format,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told a regular press conference.

According to sources familiar with the matter, more activities are becoming available overseas to people who have documents certifying they have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.

The Japanese government wants its citizens carrying the documents verifying their vaccination status to be exempted or only have to undergo a shortened quarantine period when they travel, the sources said.

The government here has been asking other countries to comply with this, they added.

Some business circles here are calling for the passports to be issued as soon as possible on hopes for increased overseas travel in twine with overseas economies reopening.

The certificates, to be issued by local municipalities in Japan, will be free of charge and based on the government’s vaccination records. They will be available to regular passport holders.

The vaccine passports will also show the vaccine manufacturer, with the information written in Japanese and English.

The government has said it may also issue digital versions of the certificates that can be applied for online, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK said.

In the meantime, applications for the vaccination passports will have to be made in person at local government offices.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Jeju Island Sees Hottest Spring On Record This Year

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JEJU (South Korea), June 8 — South Korea’s Jeju Island experienced its hottest spring on record this year, with an average high of 19.3C from March to May, Yonhap news agency quoted the local weather agency Tuesday.

The average temperature in the three-month period was 15.5C, up 1.5C from 14C in the average year and the highest since record-keeping began in 1961, according to the Jeju branch of the Korea Meteorological Administration.

The average high during the three months was 19.3C and the average low 12.1C, also the highest on record for both categories.

By month, the average temperature in March was 12.5C, with an average high of 16.2C and an average low of 9C, the highest temperatures on record for the month.

Temperatures in April and May were also higher than the average, with large fluctuations in April and a high of 30.9C in part of the island on May 15.

There were 28.3 rainy days, fewer than 29.8 in the average year, but the amount of rainfall fell within the average range at 386.6 millimetres.

The season saw 11 days of yellow dust, the third-highest number since 1961, with the first yellow dust warning since 2010 being issued in March.

Sources: BERNAMA

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