News of socially distanced dining to end the week, with what is thought to be the UK’s first purpose-built socially distant restaurant.
St Moritz Hotel & Spa, near Rock in Cornwall, will be able to welcome guests in self-contained accommodation from July 4 – and there will be a restaurant perfect for these unprecedented times for patrons to enjoy as well.
The eatery will see guests seated in private dining rooms, and what it might lack in the hustle and bustle of a busy restaurant from pre-Covid times, it will more than make up for in a sense of luxury and ocassion.
Business in Cornwall has been booming following the July 4 announcement, and the appropriately named ‘Anti-Social Club’ restaurant is to consist of 16 private dining rooms, with a maximum of 96 covers and multiple sittings.
Scientists from Innsbruck Medical University have meanwhile found antibodies to the virus in 42.4 per cent of people in Ischgl, meaning that high immunity to Covid-19 has been found in the ‘super-spreader’ resort.
It is one of the highest coronavirus infection rates yet discovered anywhere in the world.
A similar study in Geneva found antibodies in 10 per cent of the population, but the new study raises hopes that more immunity than previously thought has been built against the virus in recent months.
And in the weekend that sell out crowds would be converging on Worthy Farm for the world famous Glastonbury Festival, the first DJ booked for the inaugural ‘hippie fete’ in 1970 has told us all about what it was like.
He has said that whilst at the time the ‘marvellous’ event ‘felt like just another gig’, it would soon blossom into a cultural institution.
Here’s the rest of today’s good news:
Starbucks is to open its first store in Japan with sign language services for hearing impaired customers. The store, located in Kunitachi, western Tokyo, will count 19 hearing impaired employees among its 25 members of staff, and will act as the firm’s fifth ‘signing store’ globally as the brand takes steps to become more inclusive of those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Five-year-old Tony Hudgell, from Kings Hill in Kent, has now raised more than £1 million for the hospital that saved his life. Tony, who had both of his legs amputated, has achieved the impressive sum – which includes a mix of online and offline donations – in aid of the Evelina Children’s Hospital, the hospital confirmed this week.
The Netherlands will phase out some disposable plastic products by next July as part of its ongoing efforts to combat pollution and waste. Campaigns will take place highlighting the damage that can be caused by single-use plastics, following on from the end of free plastic bags in 2016, which has led to a considerable reduction in bag waste.
A 114-year-old man in Ethiopia has now recovered from coronavirus, according to a Facebook post by Dr Yared Agidew, who runs the hospital in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa. Those aged over 80 are considered to be the most vulnerable to the virus, but Dr Yared has said in post that the patient has now “fully recovered” following the infection.
Acrobats who used to perform at a safari park in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi are now working on the roadside whilst the park remains closed for the foreseeable future. Lang’ata road. The acrobats are taking their tricks to the side of busy streets in return for tips from those passing by.
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A teddy bear picnic at a Parisian cafe
The latest edition of the Telegraph’s lockdown cocktail club
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