Why These People Spent Thousands to Travel Nowhere
Strict border restrictions, lockdowns and general restlessness led "The Great Southern Scenic Flight" to sell out in about 10 minutes. Passengers boarded the plane in Sydney, Australia, and that's where they stayed. "Oh it's very upsetting for us because we love travelling … as soon as we saw this one here, Jason and I thought we've got to go on this one here and really have a great time and enjoy the time away," one passenger said. Inside Edition Digital's Stephanie Officer explains.
"Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot has just been cast as Cleopatra, but some feel the Israeli-born actress shouldn't be playing the Egyptian Queen. "Cleopatra was a black woman and she isn't black," reads one tweet. Another person tweeted, "I'm going to say this once - Cleopatra was Greek!" Elizabeth Taylor famously played the Queen of the Nile, which also raised eyebrows back in the 1960's. More than 50 years later, casting Cleopatra still causes controversy. These people are all lucky to be alive after they had close calls with buses. A school bus driver had to evacuate 50 students from her bus after the vehicle burst into flames on her morning route. Another school bus driver saved a little boy who was choking on a penny by performing the Heimlich maneuver. A couple of teens in Poland learned a hard lesson after one jokingly pushed the other right into the path of an oncoming bus. No one was injured. Portugal is being added to England's quarantine list, meaning any travellers arriving from 4am on Saturday will have to isolate for two weeks.
The restriction will not apply to travellers returning from Madeira and the Azores.
Those arriving from Hungary, French Polynesia and Reunion will also have to self-isolate, while Sweden is now quarantine-free.
#covid19 #coronavirus #UK Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris were asked about their support of coronavirus regulations, such as mask wearing. Vice President Pence defended the lack of masks at a White House event and Sen. Harris said "the American people have had to sacrifice far too much."