Thursday, February 20, 2020

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Go browse this report on how the coronavirus is pushing Chinese concert events on the internet

Many cities in China are still in quarantine lockdown in efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, pushing most activities online. Day-to-day activities like grocery orders and university classes are affected, but so is live entertainment. Music venues are shuttered across the country, rendering the country’s live music scene “temporarily dead and silent.” With everyone bored…

Coronavirus: Death toll rises as virus spreads to each Chinese region

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInside the US laboratory developing a coronavirus vaccineThe death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 170, and a confirmed case in Tibet means it has reached every region in mainland China.Chinese health authorities said there were 7,711 confirmed cases in the country as of 29…

Coronavirus: Hong Kong imposes quarantine regulations on mainland Chinese

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption By Saturday morning very few people were arriving from mainland China to Hong Kong Hong Kong has begun a mandatory two-week quarantine for anyone arriving from mainland China, in a fresh effort to contain the deadly new coronavirus.Visitors must isolate themselves in hotel rooms or government-run centres. Residents must…

These airways have suspended flights to and from China

Hong Kong (CNN Business)Airlines around the world have responded to the coronavirus outbreak by suspending flights to and from China, severely disrupting travel by tourists and business executives in one of the world's busiest aviation markets. Here's a roundup of some major airlines that have suspended or reduced their flights to mainland China:North AmericaAmerican Airlines…

Develop In More Time to Distinct Customs at Coronavirus ‘Screener Airports’

Photo: ShutterstockIf you’re traveling in or out of one of the designated U.S. “coronavirus screener airports,” you might need to prepare for longer lines and waits—especially if you’re traveling internationally.What’s a coronavirus screener airport? Well, the United States is currently routing all flights from China into one of eleven airports, in order to screen passengers…

Google and Fb transform their backs on undersea cable to China

Google and Facebook seem to have resigned themselves to losing part of the longest and highest-profile internet cable they have invested in to date. In a filing with the Federal Communications Commission last week, the two companies requested permission to activate the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) between the U.S. and the Philippines and Taiwan,…

Coronavirus: WHO urges ‘extreme caution’ more than slowdown in China bacterial infections

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The WHO has said a vaccine will likely be found but it will take time Some 242 deaths from the new coronavirus were recorded in the Chinese province of Hubei on Wednesday, the deadliest day of the outbreak.There was also a huge increase in the number of cases, with…

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to quarantine visitors from mainland China

Image copyright EPA Image caption Medical staff are on strike demanding a full closure of the border with the mainland Hong Kong is to impose a mandatory 14-day quarantine on all visitors from mainland China as it battles to prevent the spread of a coronavirus outbreak.The policy comes into effect on Saturday but officials refused…

Coronavirus claims 97 life in one particular working day – but amount of bacterial infections stabilises

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Despite the death toll, an increasing number of patients are recovering The number of people killed by the new coronavirus rose by 97 on Sunday, the highest number of casualties in a day. The total number of deaths in China is now 908 - but the number of newly-infected people…

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to slash border vacation as virus spreads

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam wore a face mask to speak to the media Hong Kong has announced plans to slash cross-border travel between the city and mainland China as the new coronavirus continues to spread.More than 100 people have now died in China, with confirmed infections surging to more…

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Thank you, Mike Bloomberg, for rescuing the debate – POLITICO

Democratic presidential candidates Michael Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. | John Locher/AP Photo Michael Bloomberg may have bought his way on to the debate stage in Las Vegas Wednesday night but the rest of us are in his debt. These once-every-couple-weeks rituals had become so familiar that watching til the end was a chore.…

Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend’s brother is suing the Amazon CEO for defamation, claiming he was falsely accused of providing incriminating pictures to the Countrywide Enquirer

As the saga of Jeff Bezos, his nude selfies, and his leaked affair with Lauren Sanchez continues, a new development has arisen – Sanchez's brother Michael Sanchez is now suing Bezos for defamation.Bloomberg reports Sanchez has accused the Amazon CEO and his security consultant Gavin de Becker of telling journalists that Sanchez leaked Bezos' nude…

Two far more missing following Turkey quake kills 39

By Umit BektasELAZIG, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey called off rescue operations on Monday in eastern areas hit by Friday's earthquake after emergency workers recovered the body of a final person they were searching for in a collapsed building, bringing the death toll to 41, authorities said.The magnitude 6.8 quake caused 37 deaths in Elazig province,…