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Hong Kong, Nigeria scrap COVID-19 travel rules for international travellers
Hong Kong is relaxing COVID-19 curbs, with the decision in line with other countries relaxing travelling restrictions. This move comes in the wake of boosting resumption of travel and business, as the said ‘amber’ code has also been removed that meant people had limited access to restaurants and bars. If reports are to go by, the government’s move to scrap its mobility-tracking app that controlled the access of people to restaurants and venues such as gyms, clubs and salons, comes after mainland China dropped the requirement.
Meanwhile, Nigeria also removed COVID-19 testing requirements for international travellers, and it’s also no longer mandatory to wear masks on flights and inside airport buildings.
Kashmir to get connected to the rest of the country via trains by next year
Travelling to Jammu and Kashmir will become easier and hassle-free from next year. If reports are to go by, Kashmir valley will get connected via trains with the rest of India as all bottlenecks at the railway tracks would be removed.
Reportedly, this cost-effective and all-weather connectivity option will likely provide a boost to the economy of Jammu and Kashmir, apart from boosting several industries and generating employment options too.
Purple Fest Goa in January, first-ever festival for persons with disabilities
Goa is set to host the much-awaited Purple Fest: Celebrating Diversity, the first-ever inclusive festival in the state for persons with disabilities (PwDs). The festival will be held in Panjim from January 6-8, 2023, with all pomp and show.
The three-day festival’s aim is to show to all how to bring inclusivity in our society, and how to support one another. At the Purple Fest, there will be all kinds of fun live performances such as music concerts, dance and stand-up comedy among many other interactive activities.
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