The mayor of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, plans to move the red light district out of the city center and reduce the number of cafes selling cannabis.
According to Mayor Holzerma’s plan, Amsterdam’s historic city center will undergo a complete transformation: the red light district will be moved out of the city center and a new erotic service center will be built; the number of cafes selling marijuana will be reduced, and Foreign tourists are prohibited from entering. Horcema also hopes to improve the rights of sex workers and reduce human trafficking and crime. She said that its goal is to create a more valuable tourism economy, strengthen local cultural diversity and local identity, and create more comfortable public spaces and a greener environment.
The “Dutch News” website reported that city councilors generally supported the renovation plan to attract “higher quality” tourists. However, reducing the number of cafes and banning tourists from entering has faced the greatest opposition. According to the Daily Mail, Amsterdam is known for its rich nightlife and cafes and bars that sell cannabis. Before the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia, it could attract 20 million tourists every year. The city’s statistics department surveyed last year and found that 11% of tourists interviewed said that if marijuana is banned, they will never come to the city again.
Finger decides the taste? Recently, Norwegian scientists conducted an interesting study: by observing the structure of the fingers, it can be roughly inferred whether the person likes to eat “meat” or “vegetarian”.
According to the British “Daily Mail” report on February 1, not long ago, the University of Agder in Norway found 216 male and female subjects to try to observe their food preferences in a hungry state. The results show that people whose index finger and ring finger are similar in length are generally “meat-eaters”. They often choose high-calorie foods such as hamburgers, steaks, and lobsters to satisfy their hunger.
I also like to drink cola and high alcohol. The subjects whose index finger was significantly longer than the ring finger were “vegetarian”, and they would choose low-calorie foods such as salads and drink sugar-free beverages.
“Daily Mail” said that this research is a good inspiration for merchants, and in the future they may wish to conduct “precise sales promotion” based on the characteristics of target customers’ fingers. According to reports, in recent years there have been a lot of scientific experiments in the category of “seeing fingers and guessing characteristics”, but they have also caused a lot of controversy. Some Twitter users said that this is simply “metaphysics.”
due to measures such as blockade, social distancing, and improved sanitation adopted in the prevention and control of the new crown epidemic, the number of influenza patients in the UK has decreased by 95%, reaching the lowest level in 130 years.
Normally, the second week of January is the peak of influenza in the UK. In the past five years, an average of 27 people out of every 100,000 people had the flu, but this year only 1.1 people. By region, there is an average of only 1 person in Wales this year, and only 0.5 people in the central, eastern and Scottish regions of England have contracted influenza.
Surveillance data from the National Health Institute of Italy also showed similar signs. The number of cases of influenza virus infection in Italy decreased by about 80% compared with the same period of the previous year, the lowest value in the past 20 years. In fact, since the COVID-19 pandemic, influenza cases have dropped significantly in many parts of the world. A report from the World Health Organization in September last year showed that the “absence” of influenza cases is a global phenomenon. South Africa even called it “no flu season” in 2020. Some microbiologists and doctors said that the reason for this phenomenon is currently unclear, and may be related to the change in the way people interact during the epidemic.
the maximum capacity of all movie theaters and theaters in the country will be adjusted from 50% to 100% from February 1st, and they can be fully occupied. It is necessary to comply with epidemic prevention regulations.
According to the report, Indian people who go to the cinema to watch movies need to maintain a social distance of at least 1.8 meters in the cinema hall and other public areas, and must wear masks throughout the movie. The theater must also strengthen management to prevent excessive gathering of people and maintain indoor ventilation.
At the same time, the new regulations also lifted restrictions on Bollywood. Bollywood will resume film production in the fall and is expected to resume work in October. According to reports, industry insiders are very happy to learn of this news, and the Producers Association of India believes that this will be a “critical step in recovery” under the Bollywood epidemic.
As of January 31, India had a total of 10,423,125 confirmed cases of new crown, ranking second in the world, with 13,965 newly confirmed cases that day. Although the epidemic situation has eased, its vaccination speed is much lower than expected. Two days ago, it suddenly announced that it had successfully contained the new crown epidemic, saying that the country is carrying out the “world’s largest” new crown vaccination campaign.
In order to attract foreign tourists, the Russian tourism department plans to launch a special medical tourism project-new crown vaccination travel. The Russian International Travel Agency has specially formulated charter flights for a 100-person travel team. Some other Russian travel agencies are also eager to try this project. The travel agency is currently negotiating with government departments on this project. Russian virologists believe that the “vaccine travel” project is a good idea, which can make Russia the world’s medical tourism center. At present, more than 50 countries around the world have begun to vaccinate, but there are still many countries that still cannot get the vaccine.
Russian “Izvestia” reported on February 1 that the Russian International Travel Agency stated that there are currently many foreign partners requesting to organize vaccination in Russia. Residents in Southeast Asia and Latin America have the highest interest in this project, and there is also a small amount of demand in Europe. The lack of vaccines is the main reason why foreign residents want to go to Russia for “vaccine travel”, and the single choice of vaccines is another important reason. Topol Karaev, the general manager of the travel agency, said: “The great interest of partners and some foreign citizens in going to Russia for vaccination shows that all parts of the world have a high level of trust in our country’s vaccines. We are ready to meet this demand through customized charter flights. By then, a team of 100 people will fly directly to Russia. We are negotiating with relevant medical institutions and hotels that they must live for at least 25 nights in order to complete the two phases of vaccination.”
However, the “vaccine travel” project is not yet perfect. Although Russia has opened its borders to citizens of more than 50 countries from January 1 this year, foreigners entering the country are still required to hold an electronic visa, and this visa has been suspended indefinitely since March last year. Whether the dose of vaccine in Russia is sufficient is another important issue that travel agencies are negotiating with relevant government departments. If the number of vaccines is not enough for Russian citizens to use, then “vaccine travel” is nonsense. At present, the Russian health and epidemic prevention department declined to comment on this news. According to the Russian Federal Tourism Administration, it is not yet clear when this project can be launched. Russian International Travel Agency said that they are waiting for the resolution of all legal issues and the government’s permission.
Volchkov, head of the genetic engineering laboratory of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, said that Russia’s “vaccine travel” project is a good idea. Currently, Russia can produce 1.5 million doses of vaccine every month. Next month, the number will increase to 3 million doses or even 6 million doses. When providing vaccines to citizens of the country, travel companies can help to promote Russian vaccines to the world market, so that Russia will become the vaccination center of the future world, and tourism is expected to drive the development of other medical fields. Of course, Russia is not the only country with similar plans. In December last year, some wealthy Indians asked travel agencies to go to the UK for vaccinations.