Daily News Brief – August 24, 2020

U.S. International Airline Passenger Contact Tracing Plan Stalls, Sources Say

U.S. International Airline Passenger Contact Tracing Plan Stalls, Sources Say

The Trump administration’s efforts to require airlines to collect contact tracing information from U.S.-bound international passengers has stalled, five people briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday, adding such a mandate is unlikely this year. Major airlines and administration officials have held talks for months over a long-standing effort by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to mandate the collection and reporting of tracing information from passengers arriving to the United States from foreign destinations. Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Updates

WHO Says 172 Nations Engaging with Coronavirus Vaccine Plan: Live (ALJAZEERA)

India May Get a Coronavirus Vaccine by Year-End; Trump Considers Fast-Tracking Oxford Jab for Use in US (TIMES NEWS NOW)

Coronavirus Live News: France to Impose Reciprocal Quarantine on Travellers Returning from UK (THE GUARDIAN)

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WorldAware Intelligence Brief

Australia – Stricter Gathering Controls Imposed in Queensland

Caribbean and United States – Tropical Storm Laura to Make Landfall in Southeastern Cuba Before Entering Gulf of Mexico and Strengthening into Hurricane

China, Japan, North Korea and South Korea – Typhoon Bavi Bringing Heavy Rainfall to Okinawa while Transiting East China Sea

Czech Republic – Authorities to Impose International Entry Restrictions on Arrivals from Spain

United Kingdom – Anti-eviction Activists to Protest in Multiple Locations in London

United States – Disruptive Protests Underway in Kenosha, Wis.


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