Daily News Brief – July 21, 2020

Here’s When Experts Say Oxford University’s Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Ready

Here’s When Experts Say Oxford University’s Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Ready

A researcher at Oxford University in the U.K. said on Monday that a million doses of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine could be produced by September, but experts say it’s unlikely they will be administered until next year. Dr. Adrian Hill, director of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University said “certainly there’ll be a million doses around in September,” thanks to a manufacturing “scale-up.” Continue Reading >>


COVID-19 Update

Looking to Travel in Canada or Abroad? Here’s What You Need to Know (CTV NEWS)

EU leaders Strike ‘Historic’ $2 Trillion Deal to Rebuild Europe’s Economy (CNN)

California Went from Bending the Curve to a Major Coronavirus Surge. What Happened? (CNN)

Global Coronavirus Report: Masks Made Mandatory in Hong Kong, France and Melbourne (THE GUARDIAN)

Chile Eyes Gradual Reopening after Coronavirus Infections Slow in Some Areas (REUTERS)

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Trending Industry News

Top Stories

Hilton Passes 10,000 Rooms in African Pipeline (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

In the Return to Business Travel, Consider the “Three-Legged Stool” (PHOCUSWIRE)

Ground Transportation Industry News

New Standards Introduced to Improve Safety for Taxi and PHV Passengers (INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT)

Contactless Car Rental Firm Move Mee Expands to Greece (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

Aviation Industry News

Moscow Airline Passengers to Be Express Tested for COVID-19 (REUTERS)

Most Airline Passengers Obeying Mask Rule (TRAVEL WEEKLY)

NEC and SITA Announce Global Aviation Partnership Agreement to Deliver the Future of Digital Identity At Airports (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

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Peru: Corporate Travel to Contribute to Recovery of Tourism Sector (ANDINA)


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WorldAware Intelligence Brief 

Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam – Severe Heatwave to Persist

China – Heavy Rain and Flooding to Shift Northward in Eastern Part of the Country

Indonesia – Large-Scale Social Distancing Measures and Other Restrictions Adjusted in Some Areas

Lesotho – Authorities Reinstate Lockdown Measures as Cases Increase

Switzerland – Ban on Travelers from Several Countries Lifted due to Decreasing Activity

United States – Inclement Weather and Possible Flooding Forecast Across Portions of Central and Eastern Parts


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