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1. CHINA: Jilin – New Travel Restrictions
Local authorities announced new travel restrictions following reports of six new cases on May 12th, 2020, in the north-eastern city of Jilin.
Control measures will be put in place and rail services temporarily suspended.
To date, 82,919 cases of COVID-19, including 4,633 associated deaths, have been reported in the country.
2. PAKISTAN: Islamabad – Extension of Suspension of Domestic Flights
The local authorities have announced an extension of the suspension of domestic flights until May 29th, 2020, due to the travel restrictions in force in the country.
Repatriation and cargo flights are not affected by this measure.
To date, 343,366 cases of COVID-19, including 737 associated deaths, have been recorded in the country.
3. NIGERIA: Kano – Lockdown Extended
On May 12th, 2020, the government of the state of Kano announced the extension of the lockdown measures imposed by one week until May 19th, 2020.
In addition, the local government areas of Katagum, Giade and Zaki (Bauchi State) are closed for ten days since May 12th, 2020.
As of May 12th, 2020, Kano State has confirmed at least 666 cases of COVID-19, including 32 deaths associated.
4. PHILIPPINES: Manila – Cancellation of flights AirAsia
AirAsia officials announced on May 13th, 2020, the cancellation of all domestic and international flights until May 31st, 2020, due to the extended quarantine in the Manila area.
To date, 11,350 cases of COVID-19, including 751 associated deaths, have been reported in the country.
5. JAMAICA: Kingston – Easing and extension of curfew
The local authorities have announced the easing but also the extension of the curfew in force in the country from May 24th, 2020, to May 31st, 2020.
The curfew will begin at 15:00 (local time) on May 24th, 2020, until 8:00 on May 25th, 2020, and from 15:00 on May 25th, 2020, to 5:00 on May 26th, 2020. The curfew will then be reduced from 21:00 to 5:00 from May 26th, 2020, until May 31st, 2020.
To date, 505 cases of COVID-19, including nine associated deaths, have been recorded in the country.
6. MOZAMBIQUE: Maputo – Extension of suspension of international flights
The Civil Aviation Authority of Mozambique has extended the current suspension of all international flights until May 31st, 2020.
However, the national carrier LAM Mozambique Airlines continues to operate domestic flights. Cargo flights are still allowed.
President Felipe Nyusi has also extended the state of emergency until May 30th, 2020.
As of May 12th, 2020, 104 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Mozambique.
7. UNITED STATES: Los Angeles – Possible extension of restrictive measures
The Los Angeles County Health Authority announced on May 12th, 2020, that the restrictive measures could remain in force for another three months, until the end of July.
In addition, Los Angeles has begun easing the restrictions by allowing the reopening of some small non-essential businesses.
To date, 1,407,589 cases of COVID-19, including 83,344 associated deaths, have been reported in the United States.
8. VENEZUELA: Caracas – Extension of alert status
The local authorities announced on May 12th, 2020, the extension of the state of alert for another 30 days.
Only essential outings for medical reasons or to buy food are allowed.
As a reminder, flights to and from Venezuela are suspended until June 12th, 2020.
To date, there have been 422 cases of COVID-19, of which ten deaths have been recorded in the country.
9. DANEMARK: Copenhagen – New measure
The Danish authorities announced on May 12th, 2020, the implementation of a new offensive testing strategy focusing on the detection of COVID-19 infections.
The government plans to search for anyone in contact with COVID-19 patients and place them in isolation in order to break the chains of infection.
To date, 10,591 cases of COVID-19, including 533 deaths, have been confirmed in the country.
10. ICELAND: Reykjavik – Mandatory tests for incoming persons
Local authorities announced on May 12th, 2020, that travellers entering the country by air at Keflavik International Airport (KEF/BIKF) will be able to be tested for the COVID-19 in order to avoid the 14-day quarantine measure.
To date, there have been 1,801 cases of COVID-19, including 10 deaths, in the country.