Good News Tuesday

Updated: Jun 12, 2020

A quick round-up of positive news from around the globe.

  • Slovenia is first European country to officially declare end of its coronavirus epidemic.

  • Hyde Park, London: Swimmers are allowed back into the public ponds of the Serpentine.

  • Kentucky, USA: Antiviral face masks that kill the coronavirus on contact are currently in development.

  • Belgium: children are preparing to be spoiled rotten now that grandparents have been cleared to look after grandchildren again.

  • As southern Europe begins to emerge from lockdown, new rules of tourism take shape. Like the beaches along the Athenian Riviera.

  • Italy: Italians are again able to do much of what they hold sacred. Shops, hairdressers, bars and restaurants are allowed to re-open after a 10-week lockdown.

  • England: Rail services ramped up as travel restrictions are eased.

  • WHO bows to calls from countries for independent virus probe.

  • South Korea: Oops! FC Seoul caught using sex dolls to pad out the 'crowd' in its stadium.

  • Australia: Students at NSW public schools will return to classrooms full-time from next Monday.

  • New Zealand: hundreds of thousands of excited children returned to school yesterday after two months at home. Instead of taking their children directly to the classroom, parents said goodbye at “kiss and go” zones to reduce contact with other families and teachers.