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Sweden continues to reject isolation

Despite almost 3.500 confirmed cases of Swedes infected with the novel coronavirus and 105 deaths, Sweden refuses to install restrictions to prevent spreading of the virus. A clear contrast to the rest of Scandinavia and Europe. While the Swedish authorities have advised the Swedish citizens to practice social distancing Metronews reports that Swedes are still…

Cambodia suspends tourist visa from 30 March 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia published an official regulations statement regarding Covid-19 situation on 27 March 2020. The Royal Government of Cambodia is monitoring Covid-19 situation on daily basis and agreed to suspend tourist visa, visa on arrival, e-visa to all Foreign citizens from 30 March until 30 April 2020.…

Finland install further measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Nationwide, Finland has confirmed 880 cases of COVID-19 and three deaths: the spread of the virus is further along in the region of Uusimaa that surrounds the capitol city Helsinki with over half of the confirmed cases coming from this region. “The only workable way to slow the spread of the epidemic is to limit…

Chinese doctors to provide WeChat consultations for overseas Chinese

Eight doctors from the Tongji Hospital and the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South Univeristy in the Chinese province of Hunan have volunteered to provide online consultations for overseas Chinese people through WeChat groups, reports the Chinese daily xinhuanet.com. The eight doctors have created 19 different WeChat groups for overseas Chinese people in 16 different…

Ups and downs: Scandinavian and Asian countries fall and rise in World Happiness Ranking

The annual World Happiness Report was released 20 March 2020. The report revealed an interesting shift in the rankings of the happiness of the countries of the world. The Scandinavian countries are notoriously known for ranking high in reports of happiness and welfare with Finland ranking first place for the third year in a row…

Iceland restricts arrivals until 17 April

Iceland does only allow foreign nationals from EU (+EFTA) and UK nationals to enter Iceland. All other travellers will not be allowed to board transportation to Iceland until 17 April 2020. EU and UK tourists traveling to Iceland are, however, not restricted and do not need to go into quarantine. A few important things to…