UK coronavirus: How Britain failed to impose an effective quarantine system

The government issued a public appeal on Sunday, to trace someone who has been infected with a coronavirus variant first identified in the Brazilian city of Manaus. The unidentified person failed to properly fill out a test registration card, meaning British authorities had no idea who, or where, they are.

They are one of six cases infected with the variant, known as P1, which studies suggest has mutations that make it more transmissible and able to evade immunity from previous coronavirus infection and possibly vaccines.

Direct flights from Brazil to the UK were banned in January, but two cases of … Read More

Vegas Execs Sue Online Travel Firms, Allege Unpaid Hotel Tax | Business News

By KEN RITTER, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two prominent Las Vegas communications executives have sued more than 20 online travel companies for back taxes that they say should have been paid to Nevada based on hotel room rates.

On behalf of the state, Mark Fierro and Sig Rogich accuse hotel room booking services including Orbitz, Hotwire, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline and Hotels.com of intentionally underpaying hotel taxes going back at least several years.

“There’s no way the online travel companies did this mistakenly,” Rogich said in a statement.

Their lawsuit was filed in state court in April but sealed

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Pandemic fuels beach home sales in Delaware, Maryland

Home sales in the Delaware and Maryland Eastern Shore beach communities saw a huge spike in 2020, and real estate agents and buyers alike say it was largely fueled by the pandemic, with buyers, many from the D.C. area, seeking a refuge away from the city but within driving distance of home.

Home sales in the Delaware and Maryland Eastern Shore beach communities saw a huge spike in 2020, and real estate agents and buyers alike say it was largely fueled by the pandemic, with buyers, many from the D.C. area, seeking a refuge away from the city but within

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A Beginner’s Guide to Travel Insurance | Travel

Imagine you booked a nonrefundable two-week vacation to Costa Rica for $3,000 ($800 flight, $1,700 hotel and $500 in excursions), and three days before departure, you are injured in a car accident. You spend two days in the hospital and your doctor advises you not to travel. If you’ve purchased a policy that includes trip cancellation coverage, you’ll receive a refund for the entire prepaid amount since accidental injuries that result in medically imposed restrictions certified by a doctor qualify as a covered reason.

Trip interruption coverage, however, is a post-departure benefit that covers prepaid, nonrefundable reservations if a portion

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