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Edinburgh Coronavirus Covid-19 Outbreak – Cases Quarantine Deaths Stats Scotland

Image of Destination GuideEdinburgh is known to be an extraordinarily beautiful city and with splendid historic and cultural background it is one of the finest tourist attractions in Great Britain. It is also an excellent academic spot filled with three renowned universities and innumerable colleges and thus the city can be called as the educational hub centre of Scotland. Edinburgh has also some of the finest Scottish hotels and apartments such as the Radisson SAS Hotel Edinburgh.

As already mentioned the city is deeply rooted with rich historical and cultural setting and the city awesomely portrays its beauty through its grand festivals and events. Many visitors enjoy the entertaining times of the year in this city and feel the touch of the Scottish atmosphere.

The building and the surrounding is a mixture of green and artificial. The city of Edinburgh is actually a surprising combination of many villages and towns. Thus, it has both the looks of a modern city as well as a superb village landscape. Many tourists from all over the world come every year and enjoy their holidays looking around this remarkable destination. Another main reason for its splendour is the towering volcanoes surrounding the city. And some of them are even under the list supporting celebrated monuments of Edinburgh.

Climate and Weather

With sudden shifts in climate, the city in terms of weather is highly unpredictable resembling to that of the Scottish climate. And most residents of the land consider that the city experiences a wet and misty climate throughout the year and their view is also true during winter.

Most of the places in U.K. experience the same kind of weather but during the other months when the climate is really mild the city attracts tourists and it is the right time to enjoy the holiday abroad. When compared with any other city in Scotland, it is much better in Edinburgh which is enveloped with warm climate.

Spring is the excellent time to enjoy Edinburgh to its full. The natural beauty also triggers and attracts more visitors than any other place. The only thing that we should have a eye on is about the sudden changes of the climate and it is always advised to be prepared for a heavy chill rainfall.

Transportation in Edinburgh

Image of Destination GuideTravelling to Edinburgh is very simple and trouble-free. Easyjet, a major airline service supports travelling to Edinburgh from many countries.

At a small distance from the city centre is the Turnhouse, where The Edinburgh International Airport is located and gives a great service to worldwide passengers.

Train is another leisure means of travel to this welcoming city. Travellers can board on sleeper class coaches and can reach their destination with peaceful relaxation.

There is many connection through railways to all major parts of United Kingdom.

Getting around

Walking is the best means to have a glimpse at the stunning beauty of the city. Since many of the places are located near by, it is always better to follow your leg. And there are lots of cafe’s located to boost yourself with some lovely evening drinks and rip off your tiredness.

If at all your not happy with walking there are several modes to travel and among them your can hire a taxi or opt for buses and boats which are usually not very expensive. Travelling by the local tram is also possible and it is even good to have a look at this striking city travelling in the tram. Above all, it is the choice of the traveller depending upon his health and budget.

Sightseeing in Edinburgh

Image of Destination GuideEquipped with stunning locations, the city of Edinburgh attracts a huge number of visitors every year. One can get deep into its culture and tradition and explore the depth of its founding. There are museums and other spots that host a number of activities, which can be enjoyed.

The Edinburgh Dungeon
Opened on 13th of April 2001, The Edinburgh Dungeons is a lovely construction that has a threatening design and horrific arrangement. It is a great place for the lovers of adventure and horror. It is based upon the chapters in Scotland’s book of the macabre, including Burke and Hare.

Dynamic Earth
The Dynamic Earth is a eye-catching science explore entertaining centre. With highly decorated and fitted with advance sound effects the centre provides the visitors a spectacular view of the history of the planet told in a story. Popular especially among children, the centre is also visited by people of all age. It is a fine spot to entertain ourselves.

Edinburgh Castle
It is home to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and apart from that it is also a historical place. Located on an inactive island it has been towering to the sky since ages and is a marvellous engineering. The location and beauty of the place is unlimited grandeur for the visitors.

Holyrood Palace Edinburgh
Located at the other adjacent called the Royal Mile is The Holyrood Palace of Edinburgh The place is a priceless monument for all the past glories and histories that Scotland has seen and is rightly “a memoir palace” since it provides a close history of Scotland and the past of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Zoo
Favourite among everyone, the Edinburgh zoo is a treat for the young and old. Consisting of many animals the zoo has great number of visitors throughout the world. Rare animals like lions and tigers are also preserved here and extra care is given to penguins too that are really rare in this part of the city.

Royal Museum of Scotland
The Royal Museum of Scotland is another major tourist spot in the city. It is the best place to turn back to the past of Edinburgh and Scotland. More important displays of all is the showcase of the culture and history of the Scottish people in the past. It is very interesting to look at these displays which actually carry us to its magnificent period. It is a popular landmark which is must for every traveller to visit.

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London Put On High Alert for COVID-19

The British Health Ministry has declared London on COVID-19 High Alert, the second highest level on the government’s three-tiered alert scale, as coronavirus infections in the capital approach 100 per 100,000 people and have passed that mark in many districts.

The high alert means the city of London and its nine million residents face tighter restrictions starting Friday, including a ban on indoor socializing among households and strong enforcement of the “rule of six,“ no gatherings of more than six people outdoors.

British Health Minister Matt Hancock announced the action Thursday before parliament, saying the new restrictions were the only way to protect lives and livelihoods. He said the government had to act because to delay would mean more deaths from COVID-19, and more economic pain later.

Hancock said the Health Ministry had been working in close cooperation with city officials, including London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Khan told the city assembly about the high alert status Thursday, saying the fight against the pandemic in London is at a “critical moment.”

He said hospital admissions are up, with more patients going to intensive care units and deaths from COVID-19 increasing once again. Khan believes the city will soon move to a Very High alert, the nation’s highest alert status.

Khan also expressed his support for the nationwide three-week “circuit breaker” lockdown proposed by the Britain’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and supported Tuesday by opposition Labor Leader Keir Starmer.

Khan said such a lockdown could “save thousands of lives, drive the virus down to manageable levels and give the government more time to finally get a grip on its failing test and trace system." Prime Minister Boris Johnson has rejected the strategy, for now, saying the economic cost would be too high and his alert system should be given a chance to work.

As of Thursday, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control reports Britain’s death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic stands at 43,155, the highest in Europe.

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Britain’s Last HK Governor Bemoans Territory’s Loss of Autonomy

As Britain’s last governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten introduced a series of democratic reforms in preparation for what was expected to be 50 years of relative autonomy following the territory’s return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. Since then, he has watched that autonomy get slowly whittled away.

What Beijing has done to Hong Kong is the “biggest assault on freedom and liberty in any city in the 21st century, certainly as big as anywhere else,” Patten said at a virtual policy forum last week.

“What they’re doing in Hong Kong is to destroy what was promised in Hong Kong: a high degree of autonomy — one country, two systems. They’re doing that in a way which I must say will give Taiwan even greater room for thought because I’m sure what they’re doing in Hong Kong, they would like to do one day in Taiwan.”

Map of Hong Kong China and Taipei Taiwan
Hong Kong China and Taipei Taiwan

Patten spoke at a discussion on the future of Hong Kong organized by the Canada-based Macdonald-Laurier Institute in partnership with the London-based Hong Kong Watch, the EU-based European Values Center for Security Policy and the multinational Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China.

Discussing Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s objective in Hong Kong, Patten said: “In so far that he cares a jot about Hong Kong — I’m not sure he does, really — is that Hong Kong should simply be another Shenzhen, a neighbor to Shenzhen that loves China and therefore loves the Communist Party.”

Shenzhen is the southernmost city of China’s continental territory, bordering Hong Kong.

The Chinese Communist Party’s decision to rule Hong Kong in the same way as the rest of China not only deprives Hong Kongers of the lifestyle and freedoms they cherish, but also stands to slow China’s own economic development, Patten said.

"We know that 70% of direct investment that goes into China, and investment that comes out, goes through Hong Kong," he said. "We know about the importance of [initial public offerings] which are funded through Hong Kong."

A man wearing face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange…
A man wearing face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Sept. 28, 2020.

"One reason why so many investors will make their excuses and disappear to Singapore or to Seoul or to Tokyo is because they know the importance of free flow of information," he added. "They know that’s not possible in a Chinese communist system."

In the 90-minute seminar that also featured other speakers, Patten said the current decade “may represent what’s called ‘peak China,’” but it is important not to exaggerate China’s importance to the rest of the world.

“It’s true that China is the largest country in the world, and it’s true that China is a huge market for us. But the truth of the matter is: China needs us just as much, and perhaps in some respects even more, than we need China.”

British exports to China have increased in real terms by just 3% since 1980 while China’s exports to Britain have risen by 9%, he said. “So who’s helping whom?”

“I think it’s very, very important that we don’t fall for the Chinese communist confection that somehow we all need them more than they need us.”

Patten stressed that emerging global efforts to constrain China’s power are not a war against the Chinese people.

“It is not anti-Chinese to say we should stand up for liberal democracy," he said. “Standing up for liberal democracy means standing up for one another,” not the least those in Hong Kong and in the rest of China.

Patten, serving as chancellor of Oxford University since 2003, urged the international community to help “provide a lifeline” to those who dare to resist China and the pro-Beijing Hong Kong authorities, including by providing more Hong Kong students with fellowships to study abroad.

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British Health Secretary Defends COVID-19 Testing, Restrictions

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock appeared before Parliament Tuesday to defend the government’s response to recent surges in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hancock told members of Parliament the virus is surging in Britain, and the infection rate is on the rise. As a result, the demand for testing has risen, and the government was prioritizing who could get tested first.

“The top priority is and always has been acute clinical care. The next priority is social care, where we're now sending over 100,000 tests a day, because we've all seen the risks this virus poses in care homes,” Hancock said.

Hancock said Britain’s testing capacity is being expanded, and currently has the capacity to process about 243,000 coronavirus tests a day, up from 220,000 at the end of August.

Responding to complaints that people were being sent to testing centers far from their homes, Hancock said, “The vast majority of people who use our testing service get a test that is close to home. And the average distance traveled to a test site is now just 5.8 miles, down from 6.4 miles last week."

Hancock also defended the government's new “rule of six” that went into effect Monday in England, Scotland and Wales. The rule prevents gatherings of more than six people in public venues. But there has been a myriad of exceptions to the new rule, which has caused confusion among many.

For example, the rule applies to pubs but not schools or workplaces. Hancock said they tried to keep the rule as simple as possible and said they will show flexibility in some areas. He also said they will keep the rule of six in place “only as long as it is absolutely necessary."

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