Experts call for travel restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge in India

New Delhi — The coronavirus is spreading much faster in India than in any other country in the world, worrying experts about the threat posed to the rest of the world. 

India has been reporting an average of nearly 150,000 new cases daily over the past week. On Tuesday, the country reported nearly 162,000 new infections — slightly lower than an all-time high of 168,912 fresh cases from a day earlier, raising the total number of cases in the country to nearly 13.6 million. 

Experts believe the surge of infections in India poses a threat to other parts of the

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Vacation bookings on the rise as COVID vaccinations increase, experts say

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — As more people get vaccinated, many are rushing to get back to normal and are looking to book that summer vacation.

Denise Coubarous Payne, owner and manager of CoubaTravel, a travel agency in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, said her clients are looking to travel to all destinations.

“I have a couple young people who say they’re ready to travel,” said Coubarous Payne. “There was one young lady who wants to go to Puerto Rico. I have someone else who wants to go to South Carolina.”

Josh Bush, CEO of Avenue Two Travel in Bryn Mawr, said bookings have

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Get ready for travel prices to surge, experts say

Long-grounded travelers are revving their engines.

With Friday’s guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that fully vaccinated people can travel again at low risk to themselves, millions of Americans got the green light to start planning their next trips.

And while CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said during a news briefing Friday that the agency is still not recommending travel due to the rising number of coronavirus cases, travel numbers are already up steeply in recent weeks – an upward trend expected to accelerate before the announcement even came.

The Transportation Security Administration has screened more than 1

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Swift announcement of Zulu King’s death departure from tradition: Experts – SABC News

Cultural experts say the announcement of the passing of AmaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu hours after his death in a Durban hospital is a departure from how the deaths of Zulu monarchs and traditional leaders have been dealt with until now.

The burial and funeral monarchs of Amakhosi and Zulu monarchs have in the past normally been dealt with in private – witnessed only by close family members.

A lecturer at the School of isiZulu at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Professor Sihawu Ngubane, says the exact resting place of a king is also not common knowledge.

“It is not by

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Experts predict when we’ll be able to travel again

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When can we travel again? That’s the million-dollar question that nobody seems able to answer.

International travel has been banned for all but the most essential reasons since the UK entered lockdown on 4 January, a move which has decimated the £106bn travel industry in Britain. And there’s nothing quite like staying at home for months on end to make you want to go somewhere. 

In January, home secretary Priti Patel drove the message home by saying that “people should simply not be travelling”, with passengers forced to make a declaration at the airport stating

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