Social Distance Review: Enough With the Quarantine TV

A home health aide with no childcare and limited funds must decide whether to neglect her ailing patient or her young daughter. An overworked man neglects to mute a video chat with his colleague, accidentally forcing her to overhear him bicker with his newly unemployed boyfriend. With school canceled, a teen gamer uses every digital tool available to court her crush: Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Discord, VRChat. A dad racked with

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Victoria premier’s department head ‘unaware’ who decided to use security guards in hotel quarantine

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Photograph: James Ross/AAP

The head of the Victorian premier’s department has told the hotel quarantine inquiry he is “unaware” who made the decision to use private security guards in the troubled program, with Daniel Andrews set to front the inquiry on Wednesday.

It comes a week after text messages disclosed to the inquiry from the then police commissioner, Graham Ashton, suggest the Department of Premier

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Cricket Australia decides to use the on-site hotel at the Adelaide Oval as the quarantine centre for the Border-Gavaskar series

With the Australian summer of cricket around the corner, Cricket Australia has begun planning towards getting the players quarantined and ready for the busy season ahead. The Australian summer which will be topped off by a marquee Border-Gavaskar series is expected to attract major eyeballs from the cricketing world, not just in terms of the profile of the teams involved, but because it shall also serve as a test of

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Dallas Is Finally Getting a Quarantine Hotel

Some hotels are more accessible than others, but our lodging options are usually restricted by our budgets. One hotel in Dallas, however, is soon to become uber-exclusive, and your money won’t be getting you in. The hotel will cater only to the 2 percent: only Dallas County residents who have contracted COVID-19.

The hotel will be a resting place for people infected with coronavirus who need to isolate themselves

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City funds an additional 130 hotel rooms for those seeking COVID-19 quarantine

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – An additional 130 hotel rooms on Oahu will soon be available to those who need to quarantine away from their families.

a hand holding a toy: Hawaii continues to see a surge in new COVID-19 cases.

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Hawaii continues to see a surge in new COVID-19 cases.

The initiative is part of a push to dramatically decrease the spread of COVID-19 on Oahu.

The centerpiece of that effort: A “stay-at-home” order that will go back into effect

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UK travel firms say France quarantine move is ‘devastating blow’

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Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Airlines and holiday firms have warned the sudden change to UK quarantine rules on travel to France is a “devastating blow” to the industry and will lead to job losses.

France was removed from the government’s list of travel corridor destinations late on Thursday night along with the Netherlands, Malta and others. The move takes effect from 4am on Saturday.

At least

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Victorian coronavirus hotel quarantine nurse alleges DHHS relaxed infection controls to appease guests

Departmental staff in charge of running Melbourne’s quarantine hotels were more concerned with appeasing guests than infection control, according to a nurse who worked at the troubled facilities.

Some guests were given extra so-called “fresh air” breaks and took advantage of the increasingly relaxed system, threatening to self-harm if they were not given allowances to leave their rooms, the nurse — who does not want to be named — said.

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Quarantine ‘triggered’ for any country with more than 20 cases per 100,000, Grant Shapps confirms

British holidaymakers will have to quarantine if they return after 4am tomorrow - Getty
British holidaymakers will have to quarantine if they return after 4am tomorrow – Getty

The UK may impose quarantine on any country with more than 20 cases per 100,000 people, Grant Shapps has said. 

The Transport Secretary said once infection rates reach this level it can “trigger” the removal of travel corridors, meaning travellers will have to self-isolate when they arrive in the UK for 14 days.

He told the

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Taxi and Uber drivers are taking airline passengers to quarantine

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There are concerns new coronavirus clusters could emerge in New South Wales because travellers from Victoria are still being transported to quarantine hotels by taxis and Uber drivers. 

Ben Fordham told listeners on Monday that travellers from flying into Sydney from Melbourne were either taking public transport or were catching cabs to

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New UK quarantine rules shake up summer travel plans

The Lunt family from Bath, in western England, had planned to visit Spain this summer but like so many British holidaymakers have had their plans upended by the coronavirus pandemic.

The family-of-five, who had booked two weeks on the Balearic island of Majorca next month, are now headed to Rock, an upmarket resort in the southwest English county Cornwall dubbed “Chelsea-on-Sea” after the wealthy London suburb.

They finally decided to

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Australia Is Outraged As Nicole Kidman, Hollywood Celebrities Dodge Hotel Quarantine

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$1,000 Fine Possible For Violating CT Travel Quarantine

CONNECTICUT — Connecticut could issue $1,000 fines for travelers from states on the coronavirus quarantine list if they don’t comply with quarantine rules. The rules also require travelers from those states to fill out an online form prior to arrival.

Enforcement of the fine will evolve over time, Gov. Ned Lamont said.

Spot checks will being performed at Bradley International Airport to make sure people have filled out the form

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Scottish hotels lose bookings as Sturgeon threatens to quarantine English visitors

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edinburgh – getty

Scottish hoteliers have complained that a growing number of English guests are calling to cancel their summer bookings amidst ongoing uncertainty over quarantine rules.

Many are abandoning their holiday plans after Nicola Sturgeon refused once again to rule out the possibility that the English, Welsh and Northern Irish will have to self-isolate when visiting Scotland.

The First Minister, speaking on ITV last night, said that forcing travellers

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Everything you need to know about travelling abroad this summer, following changes to quarantine rules

Summer holidays abroad could be back on but what will they look like? (Getty Images)
Summer holidays abroad could be back on but what will they look like? (Getty Images)

Back in June when the government announced the introduction of strict travel measures that would mean anyone arriving from abroad would have to isolate for 14 days, we saw our summer holiday hopes fade quicker than our post-holiday tans.

But summer 2020 could well be back on, with the arrival of travel corridors and a

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New York expands coronavirus travel quarantine as U.S. pandemic widens

By Maria Caspani

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Visitors from three more U.S. states who travel to New York will be required to quarantine for 14 days to control the spread of coronavirus, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday, as alarm grew over a surge in infections in large parts of the country.

New York state, which had been the early epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, unveiled the travel advisory last

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Airlines end row with government over quarantine rules

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Photo: Getty

British Airways (IAG.L), easyJet (EZJ.L) and Ryanair (RYAAY) will end a legal challenge against the UK government after it announced certain countries would be exempt from its quarantine rule.

Europe’s top airlines were worried the rule, implemented 8 June, would deter British holidaymakers from travelling, for fear of having to quarantine for 14 days upon return.

All passengers – bar a handful of exemptions – have to fill

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Greece in, Portugal out, as quarantine exemption list revealed

Holidays to Spain are back on - GETTY
Holidays to Spain are back on – GETTY

The Government has finally revealed the long-awaited list of countries that English residents can visit this summer, bringing joy to some, but misery for others.

The list of 59 destinations – including France, Spain and Italy – means travellers from England have the go ahead from the Foreign Office to travel from July 4 and will be exempt from quarantine on arrival

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Are you missing vineyard visits during quarantine? Try a virtual wine tasting

The global pandemic is keeping oenophiles from gathering in bars or visiting vineyards. But vintners aren’t letting the wine tasting experience fall by the wayside. Instead, many wineries are offering virtual tastings.

Some ship wine to your door, then schedule a video call to walk you through a tasting, much the same as you’d find at a vineyard. Others are creating video series that wine drinkers can watch on demand.

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3 New Cases, Short-Term Renter Quarantine, Beach Passes

MADISON, CT — In her last weekly update through the CTAlerts emergency notification system, First Selectwoman Peggy Lyons says that the town has reported three new cases of COVID-19, reminds residents to continue virus spread mitigation measures, talks beach passes and Town Hall appointments. And, she also notes that there is a 14-day quarantine of short-term renters from nine states where COVID-19 has seen significant community spread.

Read her full

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Can I go on holiday this summer and will I have to quarantine?

For many, it felt like summer was cancelled as soon as Matt Hancock said as much on ITV’s This Morning back in early May.

“I think that’s likely to be the case,” the health secretary answered when asked if summer would be effectively “cancelled” for the first time since the Second World War.

But there are now glimmers of hope that something could be salvaged as Britain’s lockdown restrictions continue

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