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Spain to keep Borders Locked – Authority

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Spain’s Transport Minister on Monday said the country will not re-open its borders to tourists for another five weeks.

“I hope that we can resume tourism activities at the end of June. We cannot allow foreigners to enter while we are still preventing the Spanish population from leaving their homes,’’ Transport Minister Jose Luis Abalos said on Monday. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The minister’s comments came after Italy, alongside Spain, one of the European countries worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic, announced it would open its borders to tourists from June 3.

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Spain is gradually relaxing restrictions on public life as the country’s coronavirus outbreak ebbs.

However, Spaniards would only be allowed to leave their own provinces during the third phase of easing of restrictions at the end of June.

Abalos said this meant the timing of re-opening the border was “a question of consistency.”

“We cannot tell a gentleman or a family in Madrid that they are not allowed to go to their holiday apartment in Valencia and that at the same time foreigners are allowed to come in,” he told Spanish television.

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The government wants to extend the state of emergency which has been in place since mid-March by another month until the end of June.

Parliament will debate and vote on the proposed extension on Wednesday.

Spain’s caseload has been falling in recent weeks.

An additional 87 coronavirus cases were confirmed in the 24 hours to Sunday, marking the first time in two months the number of new daily cases fell below 100.

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Niger Coup: EU Suspends Budget Support, Security Cooperation

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The European Union (EU) says it has suspended its financial support and cooperation on security with Niger with immediate effect following the military coup in the country. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); adsbygoogle || []).push({});

This was disclosed in a statement by the EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.

The coup leaders declared General Abdourahamane Tiani as head of state on Friday, ousting President Mohamed Bazoum.

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The EU, the United States, and other countries have called for the unconditional release of Bazoum from detention and the restoration of democratic order in the country.

“In addition to the immediate cessation of budget support, all cooperation actions in the domain of security are suspended indefinitely with immediate effect,” Borrell said.

Niger is a major recipient of Western aid and a key partner of the European Union in helping contain irregular migration from sub-Saharan Africa.

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The EU also has a small number of troops in Niger for a military training mission.

According to its website, the European bloc has allocated 503 million euros ($554 million) from its budget in the areas of governance, education and sustainable growth in Niger between 2021and 2024.

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Niger Coup: Nigeria-Niger Freinship Association Seeks For External Intervention

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The Nigeria-Niger Freinship Association on Friday July 27th, 2023 condemned the
coup in Niger Republic seeking for the intervention of the unions in Africa.
 
Mr Ahmad  Altine, Chairman of the association made this known in a statement in Abuja. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); adsbygoogle || []).push({});
 
He said: “Our association condemns in very strong words the coup in Niger Republic.
 
“We call on African Union and  the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as well as the United Nations to put pressure on  the junta to immediately restore democratic rule in Niger Republic.”
 
The chiarman said the association symphasised with the families of President Muhammad Bazoum for the trauma they were currently facing.
 
Altine called  on all civil society organisations in Niger Republic to resist the coup.
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UK Suspends Flights With UAE, Burundi, Rwanda Over COVID-19 From Friday – Official

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The United Kingdom Official said it has added three more countries to its “red list,” banning flights to and from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Burundi and Rwanda over the spread of the Coronavirus from Friday. push({});

The UK Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, disclosed on Friday.

“From Friday, we’re extending our travel ban with the UAE, Burundi and Rwanda all added to the UK’s red list,” Shapps wrote on Twitter.

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Under the new regulation, people who have been in or transited through the countries in question will be denied entry.

The ban does not apply to the UK, as well as Irish and third-country nationals with a residence permit, who must self-isolate for ten days at home.

To date, the island nation has confirmed more than 3.7 million cases of the coronavirus, including 103,126 fatalities.

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