Airports in the United States recorded their highest traffic in a year on Friday, when the Covid-19 epidemic brought air travel to a screeching halt in the country, according to data released by the security agency in transport (TSA).
During the day on Friday, just over 1.35 million passengers were checked in at US airports, the highest number since March 15, 2020, when 1.5 million people had traveled.
However, this still represents only almost half of the usual volume for this period.
The previous highest since the start of the crisis was recorded on January 3, with nearly 1.33 million passengers.
Several thousand demonstrators marched Saturday afternoon in the streets of Montreal to denounce the anti-Covid restrictions in Quebec, we learned from a police source. This “March of the rebellious” aimed to protest against the drastic health measures put in place by the government of Quebec to limit the spread of the coronavirus in the province, one of the most affected in the country.
Since the beginning of January, Quebec has imposed a nighttime curfew, an unprecedented measure in Canada on a provincial scale since the Spanish flu epidemic a century ago.
Protesters marched through the city streets without major incidents, with some refusing to wear masks and being fined. Several people were also arrested for “assault”, a police spokesman told AFP.
Australia “is working with Singapore” to establish a “travel bubble” between the two countries for July, in order to revive tourism wiped out by the Covid-19 epidemic, an Australian minister announced on Sunday. Australia “is working with Singapore right now on possibly a travel bubble” from “July,” Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said on state-owned ABC television. “As the vaccine is rolled out, not only in Australia but in other countries, we will reopen more bubbles.”
Australia had closed its borders from the start of the pandemic in order to prevent any outbreaks in its territory. People who do not hold Australian citizenship could not enter the country, with some exceptions.