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2020年10月23日

訪日外国人がほとんど壊滅状況 この影響は大きいぞ

訪日外国人がほとんど壊滅状況。日本から海外に出る人も同じく減っているでしょう。ANAが大型機の売却に動いています。キャセイ航空は職員削減が6000人とも。

便数が減れば、成田や大阪の利用を止めて羽田に集約するでしょう。成田空港のテナントなどは成り立ちませんね。命がけのGOTOトラベルでどれだけ日本人が動くか。

成田周辺のホテルは検疫期間の宿泊客がいると言っても、お客の落ち込みは埋められない。機内食会社もほとんど休業状態でしょうか。リムジンバスや成田エクスプレス、スカイライナーも運休が多いです。

訪日外客数(2020年9月推計値)〜9月:前年同月比99.4%減の13,700人〜
●2020年9月の訪日外客数は、13,700人(前年同月比99.4%減)となり、12か月連続で前年同月を下回ったものの、6か月ぶりに1万人を超えた。●COVID-19(新型コロナウイルス感染症)の拡大により、一部の国と日本の間で「ビジネストラック」や「レジデンストラック」の運用が開始されているものの、日本における検疫強化、査証の無効化等の措置が引き続き取られていること、また、欧州を中心に出国制限が解除されている国があるものの多くの国で引き続き海外渡航制限等の措置が取られていること等が、ビジットジャパン重点22市場の多くで訪日外客数が6か月連続で対前年同月比で1%にも満たない数字となる要因となった。

共同2020/10/23
関西エアポートが23日発表した2020年度上半期(4〜9月)の関西空港の運営概況(速報値)によると、国際線と国内線を合わせた総旅客数は前年同期比95%減の87万6千人と、上半期として過去最低を記録した。

国の税金をつぎ込んだGOTOトラベルは、焼け石に水というよりも政府からの受託会社が儲かるだけです。

共同2020/10/22 11:28 (JST)
政府、超短期滞在で入国容認へ
72時間のビジネス目的
 政府は、72時間以内の「超短期」のビジネス目的による入国を条件付きで認める方向で調整に入った。14日間の待機を免除する。新型コロナウイルス禍の下、経済的関係が強い国や地域との民間取引再開を後押しし、国内の景気回復につなげるのが狙い。中国や韓国など商用目的の往来が多い国を対象に、11月中にも受け入れを始める方向だ。政府関係者が22日、明らかにした。
 官邸筋は「72時間あれば十分こなせる出張や商談は多い。感染拡大に留意しつつ、できるだけ早く日常を取り戻したい」と語った。対象国については、感染状況を見極めて慎重判断する方針だ。

RT22 Oct, 2020 14:42 / Updated 9 hours ago
British Airways facing increasing losses as Covid-19 restrictions batter travel demand
Cash-strapped International Airlines Group (IAG), which operates British Airways, has been forced to cut its flight schedule for the rest of the year as the coronavirus lockdowns continue to restict travel.
In a surprise preliminary report published on Thursday, the group revealed that coronavirus-related quarterly damage reached €1.3 billion ($1.5 billion), as the outbreak continues to ravage countries, forcing governments to tighten restrictions. The loss almost equals IAG’s profit of €1.4 billion in the same period last year and turned out to be far worse than market expectations.

GOTOイートも、トラベルも国内向け。欧米での感染者増が衰えないと海外からの来訪者は増えない。事業者はこの状況が長く続くと見ています。

※ けん@KSN1HybmjjiCMoQ氏の2020/10/23のツイート
GoToで、たまに帰省するぐらいでJRや航空会社は一息つけるのか?
たまに人々が豪華な宿泊と食事をしたぐらいで、高級ホテルは生き残れるのか?
イートだ商店だとバカ騒ぎしただけで、中小零細飲食店や商店が存続できるのか?
PCRや街の消毒について、少しは中国見習ったらどう
口を開けて目が笑っている笑顔
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 15:45| Comment(0) | Covid19

「回復期血漿治療法」にはほとんど効果がない

ロイター2020年10月23日9:22 午前3時間前更新
新型コロナ回復患者の血漿療法、臨床効果みられず=論文
[ロンドン 23日 ロイター] - 新型コロナウイルス感染症に対し、回復した患者の血液を使用する、いわゆる「回復期血漿治療法」にはほとんど効果がないことが、インドで行われた臨床試験でわかった。
英医学誌「ブリティッシュ・メディカル・ジャーナル」に23日付で掲載された論文によると、回復期血漿を用いて新型コロナ感染症患者に抗体を付与しても、死亡率の減少や症状の悪化抑制は見られなかった。
研究は、中程度の症状を示す成人の入院患者464人を対象に、インド全土で4月から7月にかけて実施。標準的な治療に回復期血漿治療法を併用するグループと、標準的な治療のみを施すグループに分けて経過を観察した。
7日後、回復期血漿治療法を使用したグループには息切れや倦怠感など一部の症状に改善がみられたほか、抗体によるウイルスの「陰性化」を示す率も高かった。ただ、28日以内に死亡率の低下や深刻な症状の悪化防止を示すとは言えなかった。
レディング大学の細胞微生物学の専門家、サイモン・クラーク氏は「臨床試験ではわずかにウイルスを減少させる効果が見られたが、患者を回復させるには十分ではなかった。つまり、臨床的なメリットはないということだ」と述べた。
一方、同じレディング大学のイアン・ジョーンズ教授(ウイルス学)は「臨床結果には失望したが、全くの驚きではない」と指摘。血漿は感染初期に極めて迅速に投与された場合にはより効果を上げる可能性があるとして、新たに感染が確認された患者を対象にこの研究を継続するべきだ、との見解を示した。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:15| Comment(0) | Covid19

Kurds in northeastern Syria would have never released militants

MOSCOW, October 22. /TASS/. Kurds in northeastern Syria would have never released militants of the terrorist organization Islamic State (outlawed in Russia) from jails without being prompted to do so by the United States, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a news briefing on Thursday.

She stressed that last week’s release of 600 Islamic State terrorists at the decision of the self-proclaimed administration in northeastern Syria aroused quite a few questions in Moscow.

"Obviously, the Kurds would have never done that without being prompted by the Americans," she said. "Dangerous consequences of that hardly explainable step were obvious. They’ve surfaced before long."

Zakharova said there had already been reports of an upsurge in operations by Islamic radicals, who were infiltrating into areas controlled by the legitimate Syrian authorities and entering into combat clashes with the Syrian military.

"Russia stresses its invariable and fundamental position, its gist being support for Syria’s unity and respect for its territorial integrity and sovereignty," Zakharova said. "We have been systematically urging Damascus and self-proclaimed authorities in the northeast to conduct a constructive dialogue with the aim of finding mutually acceptable solutions in the interests of the local population and the whole country."

Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria in recent years have relied on support from the United States. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has repeatedly drawn attention to this. Even after the pullout of the bulk of US forces from Syria they remained in control of some oil fields in that country. In September, US Senator Lindsey Graham said a US company had concluded a direct agreement with the Kurds.

US seeks to prevent Damascus, Kurds from improving relations − Assad
According to the Syrian president, the war in Syria will end with victory over terrorism, not with the adoption of the Constitution



MOSCOW, November 15. /TASS/. Washington seeks to prevent Damascus and the Kurds from building dialogue following a thaw in relations in the wake of Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with the Rossiya-24 round-the-clock television news channel.

According to Assad, signs of progress in relations between Damascus and the Kurds emerged following Ankara’s military operation in northeastern Syria. "Russia plays an important role in this regard," he added. "As for resolving issues, we sometimes move forward and other times take a step back for various reasons. One of the reasons is that the United States is putting pressure on armed groups active in Syria to prevent them making agreements with the government, which comes as no surprise," the Syrian president pointed out.

At the same time, in Assad’s words, the Syrian authorities maintain dialogue even with US-backed Kurdish groups. "The Americans supported Kurdish units and put the Kurds in command [of opposition forces] to create the impression that areas [in northeastern Syria] belong to the Kurds, and to drive a wedge between the Kurds and other ethnic groups in Syria. However, we maintain dialogue. It continued throughout the war although we know that some of these units cooperate with the Americans and report to them. The Americans provide them with weapons and funds, and write statements for them, but it doesn’t mean that the Kurds are not patriots," the Syrian president noted.

He added that since the Syrian army has returned to the country’s northeast, the authorities "are trying to convince" groups acting "at Washington’s instruction" that full respect for the country’s constitution would make it possible to ensure stability. "As the Syrian army is regaining control, state institutions are being restored," Assad pointed out.

Russian Special Presidential Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev said earlier that Russia’s Hmeymim air base had hosted talks between Damascus and the Kurds. He was hopeful that dialogue between the parties would advance efforts to restore Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Enlisting Kurds in Syrian army

Assad said that Syrian authorities are willing to enlist Kurdish units in the government forces to push back against Turkey in northern Syria but the Kurds are not ready for that yet.

Assad noted that after Russia and Turkey signed the memorandum, the Syrian Defense Ministry is officially set to accept Kurdish People's Protection Units fighters into the regular army as part of programs that will take into account the region's specifics. "However, the official answer as we see it was the following − they [Kurds − TASS] are now not ready to join the Syrian army and intend to keep hold of the arms in these regions," he revealed.

According to the president, Damascus is trying to persuade Kurdish units with the Russian help "that joining the Syrian army and fight against the Turkish invaders is a right and correct position to return territories lost in North Syria."
Victory over terrorism



The Syrian conflict will end as soon as complete victory over terrorism has been achieved, and not with the adoption of the country’s new Constitution, President Bashar al-Assad stated.

"There have been attempts to create an impression that the conflict’s settlement depends on the work of the constitutional committee. The hostilities in Syria began not over disagreements concerning the Constitution. The war in Syria began because terrorists were killing military, police and civilians and also because they were ruining infrastructures. The war will end when we put an end to all this," Assad said.

"We believe that from time to time it is necessary to analyze the Constitution just like any other document and to make amendments in accordance with Syria’s new realties. It is not the Holy Scripture. We have no problems with this, so we chose this way," he added.

Asked by the interviewer if a conflict between Russia and the United States was possible, Assad replied that it was not in Syria’s interests. "Of course, we would not like to see a clash between the United States and Russia. This is obvious and not beneficial either to us or Russia or world stability. It is dangerous," he stated.
Split of the country

Neither the Syrian leadership nor the country’s people will ever agree to the dismembering of their country, Bashar al-Assad claimed. "Neither the authorities nor the people will agree to any separatist proposals either today or tomorrow," Assad said.

"The groups that receive support from the United States say that the situation has changed after the war. Of course, the situation has changed. It’s natural. Any war changes a great deal in society. But war is not a reason for dismembering the country. It gives no right to separatism, abolition of the Constitution or weakening of the state," he added.

Assad is certain that the war has made his country stronger. "We will categorically disagree with the idea of dismembering under any circumstance," he stated.

Asked by the interviewer if there were any insoluble problems with the Kurds, Assad replied: "There are problems only with some Kurds. Let me say once again that most Kurds have lived in Syria for decades without any problems. There are some radical groups, radical in the political sense. They keep pressing for separatist ideas. Some of these ideas imply federalization or autonomous Kurdish government. As I’ve already said, Syria’s northeast is an Arab region. If somebody is really entitled to seeking federalization, it’s the Arabs, because they are in the majority there. It’s obvious."
Kurdish issue

On October 9, Ankara launched a new military operation in northern Syria dubbed Peace Spring, which began with airstrikes on positions of Kurdish units. The objective is to create a buffer zone in northern Syria where Syrians refugees could return, Ankara claims. The buffer zone will also establish a security belt for the Turkish border. The Syrian SANA news agency branded the operation as aggression, while the international community condemned Ankara’s actions.

On October 13, SANA reported that Damascus had struck a deal with Kurds and sent troops to northern Syria to oppose the Turkish army. In the next few days, the Syrian army took control over a number of cities and towns in Kurdish regions without any fighting, including Al-Tabqah, Manbij, Raqqa and Kobani. On October 17, Syrian army units reached the Turkish border.

On October 22, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a memorandum on joint actions in northeastern Syria. According to the document, as of noon October 23, Russian military police and Syrian border guards started to monitor the withdrawal of Kurdish military formations to the depth of 30 km from the border. On the outcomes of the agreement, Ankara stated that it had suspended its large-scale military operation in the area. However, Turkey retains control over the territories where it plans to relocate Syrian refugees in the future.

The deadline for the Kurdish forces to withdraw expired on October 29, 18:00 local time. Turkey and Russia began joint patrolling in northeastern Syria on November 1.

At the same time, clashes between Kurdish troops and Turkish military along with Syrian opposition forces that support them continue. The United States also stay firm in the region, even though US President Donald Trump announced intention to pull out American troops from the area where Turkey was conducting its military operation in late October. He then pointed out that Washington intends to keep control over oil fields in northeast Syria.

mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/10/23のツイート
「学校に戻りたい!」「学校を軍事司令部に使うことに反対!」―シリアのハサカで、クルド「自治政権」が、何千人もの子どもたちから教育を奪ったと抗議している
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:40| Comment(0) | 国際・政治