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The countries exempt from England’s travel quarantine – full list

Holidaymakers will be able to find summer sun – but some destinations are still off-limits

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  • The Government reimposed restrictions on travel from Spain, including its islands, on Saturday 25 July following new outbreaks of coronavirus

English travellers will be free to take their much-longed-for summer holidays without facing a 14-day quarantine under plans announced on Friday 3 July by the Government.
The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has published a list of countries where the Government has abandoned its quarantine policy.  They are:
Germany
New Zealand
Antigu…

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Coronavirus: Returnees could be subject to post-managed isolation COVID-19 test

“We are seeing more cases coming back positive now and so it is a risk we want to manage.”

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It comes as health officials scratch their heads over a positive case from the weekend. A man returned from India on August 27 and isolated in Christchurch for two weeks, but he developed symptoms five days after returning to Auckland and tested positive.
It’s not known where he was infected with COVID-19. It could have been in India, on the flight from India or the connecting flight from Fiji. Other people from that same flight also tested positive. There’s also a chance he caught the virus in…

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Palmerston North to host Silver Ferns in Cadbury Netball Series

Cadbury Netball Series to return in October with Silver Ferns taking the court against New Zealand men, New Zealand A, and New Zealand under-21s.

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Palmerston North will host the world champion Silver Ferns in the second edition of the Cadbury Netball Series next month.
As signposted by Stuff,the Ferns will feature in a four-day series against the New Zealand men, a New Zealand A side and New Zealand under-21 team at Palmerston North’s Fly Palmy Arena from October 21-24.
Netball New Zealand chief executive Jennie Wyllie was excited to see the series return after it proved pivotal in the lead-up to the Silver Ferns World Cup title win la…

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Will visit Bihar to take stock before announcing Assembly poll dates: CEC

With 72.9 million electors in the state, Bihar polls, Arora said, will perhaps be the largest election conducted during the Covid-19 pandemic till date.

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he number of polling stations has been increased by 40 per cent — from 65,000 to 1,00,000.Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioners Sushil Chandra and Rajiv Kumar will soon visit Bihar to take stock of poll preparation on the ground before announcing the dates for Assembly election in the state.
Arora said this on Monday at an international webinar, in which poll management bodies from across the world shared their experiences of conducting elections amidst the pandem…

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