Portugal back on England's COVID-19 quarantine list, destroying tourism hopes

115airbridge listTravellers from mainland Portugal to England will have to quarantine from 04:00 BST on Saturday, just a few weeks after the country was put on the safe travel list.

Wales and Scotland had already imposed the mandatory two weeks of self-isolation earlier this month.

Quarantine-free travel is still allowed from the Portuguese islands, the Azores and Madeira.

Meanwhile, Sweden has been added to the list of countries exempt from quarantine requirements. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said that because of "enhanced data" the government was able to assess the infection rates of islands separate to their mainland countries.

He also stressed that travellers must fill out the Passenger Locator Form on arrival to the UK, a day after the prime minister said enforcement of this part of the quarantine rules would be stepped up.

"It is a criminal offence not to complete the form and spot checks will be taking place," Mr Shapps said.

People travelling to England and Wales from Hungary, French Polynesia and Reunion will also be required to self-isolate, announced the UK government this Thursday.

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0 #25 Chip 2020-09-21 11:16
Quoting David:
More on the Sweden
https://twitter.com/HaraldofW/status/1305602781940719618?s=20


From Harald on Twitter who describes himself as a "Citizen Producing Graphs".
Just like Stacey from New England, another eminently qualified clinician. :lol: :lol:
-1 #24 David 2020-09-20 15:56
More on the Sweden statistics
https://twitter.com/HaraldofW/status/1305602781940719618?s=20
+1 #23 Stefan Drew 2020-09-17 12:30
I'm also an independent journalist and have expertise in a number of areas ... none of them being Covid.

So I wonder if Stacy knows any more about Covid than the rest of us.

Being a journalist doesn't make people right!
+1 #22 Reg 2020-09-17 09:56
Quoting Chip:
Quoting David:
Quoting Reg:

Here is the link (shown as the source on the graph) to the press publication in April this year. Can you please explain how an April preliminary press report can include August figures????

There is another link in the tweet. There are many sources which show Sweden's overall death rate has been declining for many years and this year matches that general trend with no unusual increase on desths. Stacey Rudin is an independent journalist
https://medium.com/@staceyrudin


Reg, give up on this. If the best he can do is post tweets from Stacey in New Jersey he's not worth you challenging him.

You are right Chip!! Life is too short to waste time on his posts.
-3 #21 JC 2020-09-16 16:03
Big shout out to the algarve tourist board well done folks


At least 67 young Belgians infected after holidays in Albufeira
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At least 67 Belgian youths, between 18 and 20 years old, are infected with covid-19 after returning from vacation in Albufeira earlier this month, being in isolation from home in Belgium, the authorities announced this Wednesday.

The news was given by the governor of the province of West Flanders, Carl Decaluwé, who, quoted by the Belgian press, says that young people were infected on vacation in the Algarve between the 2nd and the 12th of September.

About half of these 67 infected young people - who are in isolation from home - took part in a stay organized by the Belgian tour operator Summer Bash, specializing in trips for young people between 16 and 24 years old, while the rest rented a private home for their holidays.

According to Carl Decaluwé, “the number of young people infected is expected to increase”, as the Belgian authorities have not yet been able to trace all contacts of those who tested positive for covid-19. Altogether, 130 young Belgians spent their first holiday in Portugal with the tour operator Summer Bash, with the company recommending testing and quarantine
0 #20 Reg 2020-09-16 12:08
Quoting David:
Quoting Reg:

Here is the link (shown as the source on the graph) to the press publication in April this year. Can you please explain how an April preliminary press report can include August figures????

There is another link in the tweet. There are many sources which show Sweden's overall death rate has been declining for many years and this year matches that general trend with no unusual increase on desths. Stacey Rudin is an independent journalist
https://medium.com/@staceyrudin

That link also does not relate to the graph. If Stacey and you want to be taken seriously you should check our sources. Where did you get your information that Sweden's death rate is declining?
https://www.statista.com/statistics/525353/sweden-number-of-deaths/ with an annualised figure of 100,624 it is way higher than any other of the last 10 years.
-1 #19 Chip 2020-09-16 10:49
Quoting David:
Quoting Reg:

Here is the link (shown as the source on the graph) to the press publication in April this year. Can you please explain how an April preliminary press report can include August figures????

There is another link in the tweet. There are many sources which show Sweden's overall death rate has been declining for many years and this year matches that general trend with no unusual increase on desths. Stacey Rudin is an independent journalist
https://medium.com/@staceyrudin


Reg, give up on this. If the best he can do is post tweets from Stacey in New Jersey he's not worth you challenging him.
+3 #18 David 2020-09-15 22:32
Quoting Reg:

Here is the link (shown as the source on the graph) to the press publication in April this year. Can you please explain how an April preliminary press report can include August figures????

There is another link in the tweet. There are many sources which show Sweden's overall death rate has been declining for many years and this year matches that general trend with no unusual increase on desths. Stacey Rudin is an independent journalist
https://medium.com/@staceyrudin
0 #17 Reg 2020-09-15 10:49
Quoting David:
Quoting Reg:
Quoting David:
Sweden has exactly the same number of deaths for 2020 as it would have had if COVID HAD NEVER EVEN EXISTED.

https://twitter.com/stacey_rudin/status/1304032292856311808?s=20

I thought Steve was bad...but you are something else!! Do we now have to believe tweets? Who the heck is Stacey - the covid oracle?? Have you actual bothered checking the source?? No you haven't!! Otherwise you would have seen that the link refers to a press article dated the 6 April (before Sweden peaked) providing preliminary data to the Swedish Tax authority.


Nice try. Data is actual deaths to August 2020. 77th Brigade still hard at work on here.

Here is the link (shown as the source on the graph) to the press publication in April this year. Can you please explain how an April preliminary press report can include August figures????

https://www.scb.se/om-scb/nyheter-och-pressmeddelanden/scb-publicerar-preliminar-statistik-over-doda-i-sverige/
+4 #16 Peter Dickinson 2020-09-14 19:46
Quoting Trevor Morgan:
Here is an interesting piece, well-researched, referenced and presented and without any emotional drama. It puts things into perspective long term, unlike Worldometer's 'snapshot' approach.
I am sharing this not to prove any point, but to hopefully help the blinded see this so-called 'pandemic' for what it really is.
It's 37 minutes long, play at X1.25 to save a bit of time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UvFhIFzaac

Very interesting. It would be nice to hear a response from WHO or PHE. If this is true it has profound policy implications.

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