Frankfurt Airport sees 95% drop in passenger traffic during closures

Frankfurt Airport is refocusing all its passenger traffic through one area during the suspensions and closures due to Covid-19 Frankfurt Airport is running all of its passenger operations through Terminal 1, Concourses B and C from today. The temporary measure comes as the airport announces a 95% fall in passenger traffic for the week commencing 30 March, due to ongoing travel suspensions. Aircraft movements at … Continue reading Frankfurt Airport sees 95% drop in passenger traffic during closures

Berlin Cancels All Planned Events Through June; Bathtub Races Could Be Rescheduled

BERLIN –   In an effort to err on the side of caution during the ongoing health crisis, the Berlin Chamber of Commerce has canceled all events through June. The announcement means that the Berlin Jazz and Blues, Wine and Brews Festival, the Spring Cruisers Classic Car Show and the Berlin Bathtub Races will not take place as scheduled. Steve Frene, president of the chamber, stressed … Continue reading Berlin Cancels All Planned Events Through June; Bathtub Races Could Be Rescheduled

This Swedish start-up wants to reinvent the profession of truck driver

Driving trucks from the couch with beer in hand, it could happen in the near future. The Swedish start-up Einride is developing a new kind of autonomous truck, which can be controlled remotely, if necessary, by operators installed in what resembles simulators. Technological advances that could well redefine the profession of truck driver. In the future (in confinement or not), a truck driver could very … Continue reading This Swedish start-up wants to reinvent the profession of truck driver

The automotive industry faces the worst crisis in its history

The coronavirus crisis affects an automotive industry already under pressure. Industry experts fear a strong impact on certain suppliers. This is the worst crisis that has ever hit the auto industry, “warned director general of the Association of European Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) Eric-Mark Huitema at the end of March. For the past quarter, actions around the world to stem the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic … Continue reading The automotive industry faces the worst crisis in its history

BMW prepares its first hydrogen production models

BMW has been working with Toyota since 2013 on hydrogen. The German group unveils the second generation of powertrain with a hydrogen fuel cell. The first fitted models are not expected before 2025 at the earliest. BMW is betting on hydrogen in its energy mix. The Bavarian manufacturer has been working on this technology since 2013 with the Japanese Toyota. On March 30, it presented … Continue reading BMW prepares its first hydrogen production models

Italian Fiat factories may reopen soon

In Italy, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles hopes to reopen its factories as soon as the containment measures are relaxed. Negotiations are underway with the unions. Reorganizations of assembly lines and safety protocols could be implemented. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is negotiating with its unions to strengthen sanitary measures in its factories in Italy so that it can resume production of its most profitable models as soon … Continue reading Italian Fiat factories may reopen soon

Coronavirus: Spanish deaths occur for the fourth time in a row

The daily number of coronavirus deaths has dropped in Spain for the fourth year in a row, raising hopes that the country has passed the peak of the outbreak. The increase of 637 deaths on Monday means a total of 13,055 people have died. The nation has more than 135,000 confirmed cases, most in Europe, but new infections have slowed. In Italy, the number of … Continue reading Coronavirus: Spanish deaths occur for the fourth time in a row

Malta says it will no longer accept migrants because of COVID-19

The government says Malta cannot guarantee rescue at sea Malta is unable to guarantee the rescue of migrants and will not allow rescued people to disembark due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government said Thursday. The announcement came when the armed forces rescued a group of migrants found in Malta’s search and rescue area. They are due to arrive in Malta around 12.30 on Friday … Continue reading Malta says it will no longer accept migrants because of COVID-19

Political prisoners in Bahrain fear COVID-19 threat

Tehran (Tasnim) – When imprisoned Bahraini activist Abdullah Habeeb Swar got a cough that lasted several days, his 14 cellmates feared that he might have been infected with the coronavirus and spread it through their crowded wing. They share a cell that is designed for eight people in one of the three wings in Manama Jaw Prison and is reserved for inmates who have been … Continue reading Political prisoners in Bahrain fear COVID-19 threat

Seoul extends expiring visas as pandemic continues

South Korea has extended visas for foreigners that are due to expire soon to prevent them from visiting immigration offices amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Justice Department said on Thursday. As part of the move, visas for around 60,000 registered foreigners who are due to expire by May 31 were automatically extended by three months, the ministry said in a press release. The ministry believes … Continue reading Seoul extends expiring visas as pandemic continues