Rostourism allowed the restoration of the tourism industry by the spring of 2021 :: Society :: RBC

The Russian tourism industry after the coronavirus pandemic could recover by the spring of 2021. This was reported by TASS the head of the Federal Tourism Agency Zarina Doguzova.

“Tourism can recover earlier than by the end of 2021, namely by the spring of 2021,” Doguzova said.

According to her, the department offers hoteliers and tour operators, together with the regions, to work out an extension of the holiday season until the end of October 2020.

The head of the Federal Tourism Agency noted that tour operators can offer Russians interesting places in Russia for recreation. According to Doguzova, Russians who, due to the coronavirus pandemic, could not spend their holidays in the first half of 2020, will be able to go on a trip in the fall.

She added that this year the full-fledged summer tourist season will begin on July 1.

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Doctors from Russia arrived at Baikonur Cosmodrome to fight against coronavirus :: Society :: RBC

Фото: Aubrey Gemignani / NASA / Getty Images

Specialists of the Federal Biomedical Agency (FMBA) arrived on a special board at the airport of the Extreme Baikonur Cosmodrome. This was reported to RBC in the press service of Roscosmos.

“On the same flight, mechanical ventilation devices, 2 thousand sets of personal protective equipment and the necessary medicines in sufficient quantities arrived,” the state corporation said.

Curfew imposed in Baikonur due to coronavirus

Photo: Alexey Filippov / RIA Novosti

They noted that “they are taking all necessary measures” in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection in Baikonur.

On June 26, a curfew was introduced in the Kazakh city of Baikonur because of the coronavirus, restrictions were placed on entry and exit from the city, and public institutions were closed. At the same time, the spaceport continued to work.

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Doctors from Russia arrived at Baikonur Cosmodrome to fight against coronavirus :: Society :: RBC

Фото: Aubrey Gemignani / NASA / Getty Images

Specialists of the Federal Biomedical Agency (FMBA) arrived on a special board at the airport of the Extreme Baikonur Cosmodrome. This was reported to RBC in the press service of Roscosmos.

“On the same flight, mechanical ventilation devices, 2 thousand sets of personal protective equipment and the necessary medicines in sufficient quantities arrived,” the state corporation said.

Curfew imposed in Baikonur due to coronavirus

Photo: Alexey Filippov / RIA Novosti

They noted that “they are taking all necessary measures” in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection in Baikonur.

On June 26, a curfew was introduced in the Kazakh city of Baikonur because of the coronavirus, restrictions were placed on entry and exit from the city, and public institutions were closed. At the same time, the spaceport continued to work.

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Saudi border guards opened warning fire on Iran’s boats :: Politics :: RBC

Saudi border guards opened warning fire on Iranian boats that violated the kingdom’s territorial waters. This was reported by Al Arabiya, citing a statement by the Saudi border service.

According to the communique, the incident occurred last Thursday. Patrols recorded three intruder boats under the Iranian flag.

As a result, the Saudi side sent several signals to violators demanding to stop. However, the boats ignored the crew and left the territorial waters after warning fire was opened on them.

The statement added that the border service “will not allow any violations in the waters of the kingdom.”

Saudi Arabia has denied involvement in an attack on an Iranian tanker

In mid-October 2019, two missile attacks were launched on Iran’s oil tanker in the Red Sea. The incident occurred 60 miles (96.5 km) from the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. As a result, two oil compartments were damaged, resulting in an oil leak at sea. None of the crew members were injured.

As reported by ISNA, the incident could be related to a terrorist attack.

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The Cannes festival in 2020 was canceled due to coronavirus :: Society :: RBC

In early June, the organizers will announce a list of films that will be screened at autumn festivals in seven other cities.

The holding of the Cannes Film Festival in its traditional format in 2020 will most likely not take place, Variety reports citing the organizers of the event.

Instead, a list of films selected for viewing at the festival, which will be called Cannes 2020, will be announced. Films from this list will be shown at fall festivals in Toronto, Deauville, Angouleme, San Sebastian, New York, Busan and Lyon. The shows will last until the spring of 2021.

“Today, the organization of the physical festival seems difficult to us, so we will announce films from the (initial official) section in early June,” the representative of the festival told the publication.

Oscars from COVID-19 for the first time allowed online films to be released

Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux previously told Variety that the film industry is at risk. “We will have to restore it, and also once again confirm its importance with the help of energy, unity and solidarity,” he noted.

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Czech Republic plans to open borders with four neighboring countries in July :: Society :: RBC

The borders of the Czech Republic with four neighboring countries – Austria, Germany, Poland and Slovakia – can be fully opened from July. This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country Tomas Petrzycek, writes Aktualne.cz

“I would like the borders with four neighboring countries – Austria, Germany, Poland and Slovakia – to be fully open since July,” said Petrzycek.

The Foreign Minister said that negotiations on opening borders with the Slovak and Austrian have advanced farthest. He also admitted that opening borders with Poland would be difficult.

Czech Republic became the first country to open borders in the EU

In addition, Petrzycek did not rule out that from the beginning of the summer holidays travel to Bulgaria, Hungary and the Baltic countries will be allowed, since these states are well opposed to the spread of coronavirus. Since August, he allowed the opening of borders with Croatia, Greece, Slovenia and Malta.

“I believe that from July we could return to the normal functioning of not only the Schengen zone,” the minister said, adding that if the epidemiological situation improves, the process of opening borders can be accelerated.

The distribution of coronavirus Covid-19 in the world

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Since April 24, the Czech Republic has opened its borders to exit for its citizens, becoming the first European country to do so after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Upon returning from abroad, residents will have to present a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine.

According to the Czech Ministry of Health, by May 2, 7.7 thousand cases with COVID-19 were recorded in the country. 3446 people were cured, 319 patients remain in hospitals. The number of deaths from coronavirus infection was 245.

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Following the Oscars, Golden Globes changed the rules for selecting films :: Society :: RBC

For the first time, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) will select films for the Golden Globe Award that have been screened online. This decision was made due to the closure of cinemas against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the association’s website.

The HFPA statement said that the mandatory requirement to show a movie in a movie theater is temporarily canceled. In accordance with the previous rules, all members of the association who have the right to vote must be invited to an official show in Los Angeles.

2020 Golden Globe Award. Photoreport

In accordance with the new rules, distributors will have to provide HFPA members with a link to the screening or DVD copy of the film so that the jury can watch it at home and also agree with the association on the date of viewing. It is noted that the alternative procedure is valid from March 15 until the date when the movie theaters in Los Angeles reopen.

The 78th Golden Globe Award Ceremony is slated for January 2021.

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In Italy, announced the softening of measures and the launch of the second phase of the fight against the virus :: Society :: RBC

Also from May 4 will open access to public parks and gardens. There, citizens will have to observe the required distance. In addition, the ban on attending funeral ceremonies will be lifted. At the same time, the ban on mass events and crowds will be preserved.

Italian scientists called the real mortality rate from coronavirus

According to Conte, the government decided to make an indulgence for playing sports. It will be possible to deal with them at a distance of two meters from each other. Professional athletes in certain disciplines will be able to return to training “behind closed doors.”

From May 4, bars and restaurants will start operating in Italy. The owners of the establishments will be allowed to engage in catering, and visitors will be able to place take-away orders, but so far they can only use the food they buy at home.

In his address, Conte said that from May 18, museums and the main attractions of Italy will be opened. Full opening of bars, restaurants, hairdressers and beauty salons will occur on June 1. All schools will be closed until the end of the school year.

Italy was among the countries that suffered the most from COVID-19. According to the latest data, 26 644 people died due to the virus (the second result after the USA), more than 197 thousand were infected (third place in the world), almost 65 thousand patients managed to recover.

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In the Netherlands, mink on two farms fell ill with coronavirus :: Society :: RBC

Photo: Jonas Walzberg / dpa / Global Look Press

At two mink farms in the northern province of North Brabant, a coronavirus infection was found in minks. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Economy, Agriculture and Innovation of the country.

According to the head of the ministry, Carola Schouten, symptoms of COVID-19, including breathing problems, increased mortality, were detected in animals on farms in the municipalities of Larbeck and Gemert Bakel.

A tigress in a New York zoo was infected with a coronavirus

Photo: Jim Fitzgerald / AP

Authorities believe that the disease was transmitted to animals from humans, as some farm workers experienced symptoms of COVID-19. In order to prevent the spread of diseases, animals and their waste products were banned from being exported from farms. Entrance there is closed. Also, doctors do not recommend walking near the places of breeding minks.

Schouten said scientists had previously proven susceptibility to ferrets, and therefore minks, to coronavirus. However, other animals do not appear to be infected with COVID-19.

The distribution of coronavirus Covid-19 in the world

Number of confirmed cases of infection

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Earlier in April, the Associated Press reported that in the US state of New York, analyzes of two domestic cats showed the presence of a coronavirus. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it was the first confirmed case of pet infection in the country.

Casey Barton Beiravish, spokeswoman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said there is no evidence so far that animals can transmit COVID-19 to humans. However, as a safety measure, she advised not to allow her pets to other animals and strangers.

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President of the Crocus Group Agalarov compared his business with a sinking ship :: Business :: RBC

According to Agalarov, the volume of the monthly salary paid by the group companies is almost 1 billion rubles. “We have some of this money, and, of course, we will pay and pay in March, but, let’s say, we don’t have money for April,” Agalarov said. The businessman notes that due to new loans, the business will be able to extend another month. “But then I don’t even understand what will happen,” says Agalarov.

The group intends to retain staff, says Agalarov. Earlier it became known that Crocus Group sent 6 thousand employees in a downtime while maintaining two-thirds of the salary. The idle mode, according to RBC, began to operate on April 7.


Agalarov said the danger of “prisons” for migrants and stop construction

Answering the question whether business can survive without the support of the government, Agalarov replied that this was impossible. “Well, that is, they tell you: you can’t work, save personnel, pay salaries. Our tax burden is quite high. This is of fundamental importance, as well, companies do not have accumulations, ”Agalarov said. According to the businessman, in Russia it is necessary to reduce VAT, as well as “forget about taxes” for two months.

Araz Agalarov takes 55th place in the ranking of Russia’s richest businessmen according to Forbes. Edition appreciates his fortune is $ 1.7 billion. Agalarov, in an interview with RBC, said that now the Forbes rating, at least in terms of those who work in the domestic market, is a list of those who have “the largest debts”.

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