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The sauna makers turning lockdown into a success
Estonian sauna companies started to see orders flying in shortly after the coronavirus pandemic was declared, as consumers focused increasingly on their wellbeing, industry executives said on Thursday.
The maker of high-end handcraft saunas Iglucraft said it sold in March-to-May around 50 saunas - as many as in the whole of 2019.
They're not the only ones.
Siim Nellis, chief executive of sauna stove maker Huum has seen sales roughly doubling from a year ago during the lockdown.
The sauna industry explains the growth on an increasing focus on wellbeing and free time people are spending in their homes, not because of the theory that heat kills the virus.
Estonia, which has so far recorded at least 66 deaths due to COVID-19 and around 1,840 infections, has started to ease the lockdown measures this month and opened last week with Lithuania and Latvia the first "travel bubble" within the European Union.
Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia opened their common borders at the stroke of midnight, creating the first "travel bubble" within the European Union in a bid to jump-start economies broken down by the coronavirus pandemic. Soraya Ali reports.
In the ending ceremony of Jagannath Rath Yatra attendees were seen flouting social distancing norms amid increasing number of coronavirus infection cases. The annual, 13 days Jagannath Rath Yatra has ended with 'rasagulla' offers to goddess lakshmi by lord Jagannath on July 04. After denying it earlier, the Supreme Court has given permission to organise the annual Rath Yatra on June 22. As instructed, the procession has to be organised in a limited way without public attendance and only the servitors who have tested negative for COVID-19 can participate in the festival. Jagannath Rath Yatra is one of the auspicious festivals in India.
President Donald Trump said during July 4th celebrations in Washington D.C. Saturday that the U.S. has made a "lot of progress" in its fight against the pandemic even as two large states posted record increases in COVID-19 cases.
Germany appealed to the public on Tuesday to download a new smartphone app to help break the chain of coronavirus infections, one of several such apps that European governments hope will revive travel and tourism safely. Emer McCarthy reports.
Refreshing, savoury and bright pink, cold beetroot soup, or 'saltibarsciai' has been a favourite dish in Lithuanian kitchens for hundreds of years. Now, in a bid to drive up tourism after coming out of coronavirus lockdown, the country's national tourism board has published a map showing where connoisseurs can try more than 30 different varieties.
CNN reports the cozy relationship the US has enjoyed with Europe for the past seventy years is being reconsidered on both sides of the Atlantic. Earlier this week, the EU declined to include the US in its list of 'safe countries.' Americans will be unwelcome inside the bloc for the foreseeable future, due to the eyewatering US coronavirus infection numbers.
The European Commission said Friday it had given conditional approval for the use of antiviral drug remdesivir in severe COVID-19 patients. As Fred Katayama reports, that makes it the region's first authorized therapy to treat the virus.
The European Commission says too many passengers whose flights were cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic have not been refunded on time or have been offered only vouchers, in violation of EU rules.View on euronews
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