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A2A Italia says a single broadband network is not a priority at the moment | Instant News

FILE PHOTOS: A2A Energy company technicians work in the junction box of downtown Milan, Italy, May 28, 2016. REUTERS / Stefano Rellandini

MILAN (Reuters) – Italian regional utility A2A (A2.MI) has no immediate plans to invest in ultra-fast broadband networks, Chief Executive Renato Mazzoncini said on Thursday.

“We will present a new industry plan at the end of the fall and we will see it later. Now this is not a priority for us, “Mazzoncini told a conference call about the results of the group’s first round.

Earlier this week, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters that both A2 and Comcast units were considering investing in Italy’s single ultra-fast broadband network.

Reporting by Giancarlo Navach; editing by James Mackenzie


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UPDATE 1-Brazil reopens international flights to tourists despite increased corona virus deaths | Instant News

(Adding government decrees, byline)

By Ricardo Brito and Marcelo Rochabrun

BRAZIL / SAO PAULO, July 29 (Reuters) – Brazil on Wednesday reopened international air travel to foreign tourists, which have been banned since March, even when the country’s coronavirus outbreak was ranked second worst in the world.

Tourists from all countries can travel to Brazil as long as they have health insurance during their trip, the government said in a decree that did not explain the reason for the decision.

Brazil, the country worst hit by COVID-19 after the United States, reported on Wednesday the number of new deaths and confirmed cases.

Brazil reopens its air borders faster than other countries in the region with less severe outbreaks, such as Colombia, Argentina, Panama and Peru, which remain closed to international commercial flights.

Reuters reported on the government’s intention to allow international air travel early on Wednesday.

While tourists can now visit Brazil, many countries have not yet taken reciprocal action due to the severity of the outbreak. The United States and the European Union, for example, are open for international travel but do not allow tourists from Brazil. (Reporting by Ricardo Brito and Marcelo Rochabrun; Editing by Sandra Maler and Richard Chang)


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Brazil is expected to reopen international travel to foreigners, said the source | Instant News

BRAZIL / SAO PAULO, July 29 (Reuters) – Brazil is expected to announce reopening international air travel to foreigners, which have been banned since March due to the coronavirus crisis, two sources with knowledge of the problem told Reuters on Wednesday.

The source said the federal government was expected to issue a decree announcing the lifting of the travel ban, although it would likely include some restrictions. (Reporting by Ricardo Brito and Marcelo Rochabrun; Editing by Sandra Maler)


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UPDATE 1-Ryanair won’t cut UK-Spain flights after quarantine move | Instant News

(Adding O’Leary’s comments on British quarantine; Ryanair to challenge Irish quarantine in court)

DUBLIN, July 27 (Reuters) – Ryanair has no plans to reduce capacity to Spain after the British government suggested not to make an important trip to the country because COVID-19, the move of Group Executive Chairman Michael O’Leary was called “poorly managed overreaction” .

Britain on Saturday reinstated two weeks of quarantine for travelers arriving from Spain after a surge in corona virus cases, reversing the decision to cancel the requirements on July 10.

“It seems that overreaction is poorly managed,” O’Leary said in a call with investors in which he said the British government was “panicking” rather than focusing on limiting trips to certain areas with high infection rates.

“There is no scientific basis for national restrictions,” O’Leary said.

Asked whether Ryanair would reduce capacity between the two countries, Chief Financial Officer Neil Sorahan told Reuters: “We have no plans to reduce capacity in the medium term.”

Ryanair has seen a decline in bookings to Spain over the next 2-3 weeks as a result of a surge in infections, with the decline becoming more pronounced over the weekend as Britain moves to impose quarantine, O’Leary said.

However, it is still too early to say whether there will be an uptick to alternative destinations.

Ryanair this week will launch a legal challenge to a similar 14-day quarantine introduced by the Irish government, which only freed 14 countries, including Greece and Italy but not Spain, Britain or the United States, O’Leary said. (Reporting by Conor Humphries; editing by Louise Heavens and Jason Neely)


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Germany to test people returning from countries at high risk for coronavirus | Instant News

BERLIN, July 24 (Reuters) – Health ministers from German countries agreed on Friday to ask people returning from high-risk countries to take coronavirus tests at airports or face quarantine for two weeks as part of efforts to prevent waves new infection.

Anyone who cannot show negative test results will be asked to go to quarantine for 14 days, Berlin’s Health Minister Dilek Kalyci told reporters after a meeting of state ministers. (Reporting by Caroline Copley, editing by Thomas Escritt)


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