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Iceland to test airport passengers for coronavirus

Iceland, which has successfully contained the new coronavirus and conducted more tests per capita than any other country, said Tuesday it plans to offer arriving travellers a COVID-19 test to avoid a 14-day quarantine.

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Is it safe to fly during the coronavirus pandemic?

To prevent spread of the coronavirus during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged social-distancing measures. However, airports and airplanes are not designed for maintaining the ...

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Nigeria tightens rules to stem COVID-19 spread

Nigeria, the most populated country in Africa, on Saturday tightened restrictions in three states on places of worship, airports and bars to try and protect its population against the new coronavirus.

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Virus closes Belgium's Charleroi airport for two weeks

Belgium's Charleroi airport announced Friday that it will close to commercial flights for at least two weeks because of travel restrictions imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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Millions holed up at home as virus profoundly shifts US life

Millions of Americans began their work week holed up at home against the coronavirus Monday as the escalating outbreak upended the nation's daily routines in ways never before seen in U.S. history.

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Pandemic increasingly takes over daily lives, roils markets

The coronavirus pandemic has taken over daily lives around the globe, overwhelming hospitals, shuttering schools and offices, halting U.S. presidential campaign rallies and world sports while increasing fears about the financial ...

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An airport is a location where aircraft such as fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and blimps take off and land. Aircraft may be stored or maintained at an airport. An airport consists of at least one surface such as a runway for a plane to take off and land, a helipad, or water for takeoffs and landings, and often includes buildings such as control towers, hangars and terminal buildings.

Larger airports may have fixed base operator services, seaplane docks and ramps, air traffic control, passenger facilities such as restaurants and lounges, and emergency services. A military airport is known as an airbase or air station.

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