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Tourism execs are asking for a $150 billion bailout, saying the economic impact to the travel industry will be worse than the 9/11 attacks and the 2008 recession combined

Tourism executives are asking the government for $US150 billion in aid to help offset the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the travel industry, Alex Gangitano reported for The Hill. The US Travel Association estimates that 4.6 million Americans working in travel sectors will lose their jobs because of the […]
Tourism execs are asking for a $150 billion bailout, saying the economic impact to the travel industry will be worse than the 9/11 attacks and the 2008 recession combined
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Celebrities who have donated money amid the coronavirus pandemic

Celebrities have been donating money amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively pledged $US1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada. Stephen Curry and Ayesha Curry donated money to the Alameda County Community Food Bank through their foundation, Eat.Learn.Play. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. As the […]
Celebrities who have donated money amid the coronavirus pandemic
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Leaked McDonalds recording shows the company is fighting against parts of Trump’s coronavirus bill that would give workers paid sick leave

McDonald’s is lobbying the Trump administration to make changes to a bill that would require some employers to provide paid sick leave amid the coronavirus outbreak, executives said on an internal call on Monday, a recording of which was obtained by Business Insider. McDonald’s leadership spoke with President Donald Trump […]
Leaked McDonalds recording shows the company is fighting against parts of Trump’s coronavirus bill that would give workers paid sick leave
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Trump started taking the coronavirus seriously only when he saw Tucker Carlson in a monologue on Fox News saying ‘This is real,’ report says

President Donald Trump was finally persuaded to take the threat of the novel coronavirus seriously after watching the Fox News host Tucker Carlson talking about it on his show last week,The Washington Post reported. Without mentioning the president by name, Carlson criticised those downplaying the virus and comparing it to […]
Trump started taking the coronavirus seriously only when he saw Tucker Carlson in a monologue on Fox News saying ‘This is real,’ report says
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Immigration judges, ICE attorneys, and experts are calling on the Trump administration to close the courts to stop the novel coronavirus from spreading

Judges are demanding the immediate closure of immigration courts over coronavirus fears. A union representing ICE attorneys says a lawyer in Atlanta was diagnosed with COVID-19 after appearing in court on Monday. An immigration attorney in Georgia described to Business Insider unsafe conditions that violate CDC guidelines. Dr. Ashish Jha, […]
Immigration judges, ICE attorneys, and experts are calling on the Trump administration to close the courts to stop the novel coronavirus from spreading
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‘This is the first time NASA has been in this situation’: NASA is forcing nearly all 17,000 of its staff to work from home after coronavirus cases appear at 2 space centres

NASA’s administrator, Jim Bridenstine, announced Tuesday that all staff were under a mandatory order to work from home “until further notice” amid the spread of the novel coronavirus in the US. NASA employs about 17,000 people, and only “mission-essential personnel” will be permitted at the space agency’s centres and facilities. […]
‘This is the first time NASA has been in this situation’: NASA is forcing nearly all 17,000 of its staff to work from home after coronavirus cases appear at 2 space centres
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A federal plan to tackle the coronavirus pandemic warns it ‘will last 18 months or longer’ and could include ‘multiple waves’

A federal plan to tackle the coronavirus, seen by The New York Times, warned that the pandemic “will last 18 months or longer” and could include “multiple waves” as it spreads. The plan reportedly predicts shortages “impacting health care, emergency services, and other elements of critical infrastructure.” The Times said […]
A federal plan to tackle the coronavirus pandemic warns it ‘will last 18 months or longer’ and could include ‘multiple waves’
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San Francisco rules cannabis dispensaries are ‘essential businesses’ that can stay open while most of the city abides by ‘shelter in place’ order

San Francisco has ruled that the city’s many cannabis dispensaries can continue to operate during the citywide shutdown, the city’s public health department announcedTuesday evening. The news comes a day after the city imposed new “shelter in place” rules requiring all “non-essential” businesses either operate remotely or close shop until […]
San Francisco rules cannabis dispensaries are ‘essential businesses’ that can stay open while most of the city abides by ‘shelter in place’ order
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Facebook is wrongly blocking news articles about the coronavirus pandemic

Facebook on Tuesday was blocking users from posting some legitimate news articles about the novel coronavirus in what appeared to be a bug in its spam filters. “We’re on this – this is a bug in an anti-spam system, unrelated to any changes in our content moderator workforce,” the company’s […]
Facebook is wrongly blocking news articles about the coronavirus pandemic
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32 cruise ships around the world have been affected by the coronavirus so far, leaving passengers infected, dead, or stranded — see the full list

The cruise ship industry has now been disrupted by the spread of the novel coronavirus across several cruise ships, leaving multiple passengers infected or dead. This includes the Diamond Princess that left one-fifth of its 3,711 passengers occupants infected, USA Today reported. The US Department of State has advised against […]
32 cruise ships around the world have been affected by the coronavirus so far, leaving passengers infected, dead, or stranded — see the full list
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San Francisco may house its homeless community in shut-down schools and churches as a ‘shelter in place’ order goes into effect to contain the coronavirus

San Francisco is one of many Bay Area cities that is now under a three-week “shelter in place” order to prevent human contact and stifle the spread of the coronavirus disease. The city’s estimated 8,000 homeless individuals are exempt from the order and are encouraged to seek shelter until officials […]
San Francisco may house its homeless community in shut-down schools and churches as a ‘shelter in place’ order goes into effect to contain the coronavirus
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Airlines are begging for a bailout, but they have used 96% of their cash on buybacks over the past 10 years. Their plight highlights an ongoing controversy over how companies have been spending their money.

The Trump administration has proposed $US50 billion of emergency aid for airlines ravaged by widespread cancellations amid the coronavirus pandemic. But critics are deriding it as a bailout to an industry that made bad financial decisions. Resistance to the plan emerged among Democrats and even some Republicans. They’re concerned that […]
Airlines are begging for a bailout, but they have used 96% of their cash on buybacks over the past 10 years. Their plight highlights an ongoing controversy over how companies have been spending their money.
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The coronavirus has spread to 3 US sailors aboard 3 different Navy warships

The coronavirus has spread to three US sailors aboard three different warships, the Navy revealed in a series of statements. Three sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer, littoral combat ship USS Coronado in San Diego, California and the guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson in Everett, Washington have been […]
The coronavirus has spread to 3 US sailors aboard 3 different Navy warships
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San Francisco’s police department says it will only impose fines or punishments on residents violating ‘shelter in place’ as a last resort, as the city navigates an unprecedented public health crisis

The San Francisco Bay Area has ordered its residents to “shelter in place” until April 7 in an attempt to contain the coronavirus outbreak, requiring people stay indoors except for essential tasks like paying a visit to the grocery store. While not complying with the rules will be considered a […]
San Francisco’s police department says it will only impose fines or punishments on residents violating ‘shelter in place’ as a last resort, as the city navigates an unprecedented public health crisis
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‘We have the ability to help feed America’: The CEO of Burger King’s and Popeyes’ parent company is working to convince Trump that fast food is crucial in the coronavirus outbreak

José Cil, the CEO of Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes parent company Restaurant Brands International, said that chains have the “ability to feed America” during the coronavirus outbreak. Cil and other fast-food executives spoke with President Donald Trump on Tuesday, emphasising the importance of keeping chain restaurants open and […]
‘We have the ability to help feed America’: The CEO of Burger King’s and Popeyes’ parent company is working to convince Trump that fast food is crucial in the coronavirus outbreak
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The Pentagon is making up to 5 million masks available for the coronavirus fight

The Department of Defence is preparing to make up to 5 million N95 respirator masks available to support civilian public health agencies and other responders in the coronavirus fight, the defence secretary said Tuesday. The Pentagon is also providing up to 2,000 deployable ventilators and making 14 certified coronavirus testing […]
The Pentagon is making up to 5 million masks available for the coronavirus fight
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France told people to avoid ibuprofen if they’re experiencing coronavirus symptoms, but not all experts agree

On Saturday, France’s health minister told people they shouldn’t take anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen if they have symptoms of the novel coronavirus because it could worsen the condition. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) are different from prescriptions steroids, and the latter should only be stopped under your doctor’s guidance. Some experts criticised […]
France told people to avoid ibuprofen if they’re experiencing coronavirus symptoms, but not all experts agree
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Photos show what San Francisco looked like the day before residents were ordered to ‘shelter in place’ for 3 weeks to contain the coronavirus

As of 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, the San Francisco Bay Area is under a three-week “shelter-in-place” order in an effort to contain the coronavirus. The region’s estimated 6.7 million people are directed to stay indoors as much as possible and can leave only for essential needs, like grocery shopping. Bars, entertainment […]
Photos show what San Francisco looked like the day before residents were ordered to ‘shelter in place’ for 3 weeks to contain the coronavirus
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I cleared customs in 20 minutes after travelling internationally for a month and a half, and it made me deeply worried about America’s ability to contain the coronavirus

I reentered the US on Sunday, after travelling internationally in countries including South Korea, Thailand, and Australia for a month and a half. I got through US immigration and customs in 20 minutes, without any significant screening or information offered about the coronavirus outbreak. The lack of clear actions taken […]
I cleared customs in 20 minutes after travelling internationally for a month and a half, and it made me deeply worried about America’s ability to contain the coronavirus
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Airlines have a dedicated on-call health hotline for in-flight emergencies like coronavirus onboard or a heart attack — here’s how it works

Medical emergencies onboard aeroplanes are semi-frequent occurrences in the US that require assistance from professionals that may not be travelling on board. One company, STAT-MD, offers a communication system that connects in-flight crew with emergency room physicians on the ground to assist with diagnosis, treatment, and the determination to divert […]
Airlines have a dedicated on-call health hotline for in-flight emergencies like coronavirus onboard or a heart attack — here’s how it works
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A homeless person in Silicon Valley died of the coronavirus Monday, the same day that a 3-week ‘shelter in place’ was ordered for the San Francisco Bay Area

A homeless person in Santa Clara County, California, died Monday from COVID-19, the coronavirus disease. The death coincided with the announcement of a regionwide “shelter-in-place” order instructing residents to stay indoors for three weeks to contain the virus. The order exempts those who are homeless until officials can find ways […]
A homeless person in Silicon Valley died of the coronavirus Monday, the same day that a 3-week ‘shelter in place’ was ordered for the San Francisco Bay Area
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Adidas to close all US stores amid coronavirus outbreak — one day after the CEO reportedly instructed locations to stay open in a move that ‘requires courage’

Adidas is temporarily shuttering all stores in the US, Canada, and Europe, an announcement that comes just one day after CEO Kasper Rorsted told employees otherwise in a leaked internal memo that reportedly said leaving stores open “required courage, persistence, and focus.” An Adidas spokesperson told Business insider the closures […]
Adidas to close all US stores amid coronavirus outbreak — one day after the CEO reportedly instructed locations to stay open in a move that ‘requires courage’
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China complains its image is ‘seriously tarnished’ by American journalists and is retaliating against them

China announced it would take “reciprocal countermeasures” against American journalists working in the country. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday released a statement ordering American journalists working for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post to return their media credentials. “It’s no surprise that […]
China complains its image is ‘seriously tarnished’ by American journalists and is retaliating against them
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‘The party is over’: Officials in Miami, the unofficial spring break capital of the US, are kicking partiers off beaches and implementing 11 p.m. curfews to curb the coronavirus spread

Coronavirus is ruining spring break for college kids. As of Saturday evening, Miami Beach, once named the top spring break destination in the US, has been temporarily shut down in efforts to contain coronavirus. People who feel healthy can be unknowing vessels for spreading coronavirus to those who are more […]
‘The party is over’: Officials in Miami, the unofficial spring break capital of the US, are kicking partiers off beaches and implementing 11 p.m. curfews to curb the coronavirus spread