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CDC Recommends Against Nonessential Travel to Italy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Italy.” In addition, most of Italy is now under a Level 3 advisory from the U.S. Department of State due to a widespread ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness (COVID-19) caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that can be spread […]

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What is coronavirus: Symptoms, how it spreads, how to avoid it – The Washington Post

What began at a wholesale food market in a vast central China city has now traveled the world, jumping from animals to humans and from obscurity to international headlines. Here is what we know so far about coronavirus. Source: What is coronavirus: Symptoms, how it spreads, how to avoid it – The Washington Post

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The travel industry, a linchpin of the global economy, is suffering its worst shock since 9/11 – CNN

Canceled conferences include the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the leading show for the mobile phone industry, the Geneva Motor Show, Facebook’s (FB) F8 conference, and ironically enough, the ITB Berlin, the leading trade show for the travel industry itself. It was expected to draw 160,000 participants . . . . It’s not just business […]

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I Used to Love Cars. Here’s What Drove Me Away | WIRED

Even in a beautiful new Ultimate Driving Machine, solo commuting for three hours a day in stop-and-go traffic was miserable, and I began to look for alternatives. I tried taking the bus, but the schedule was inconvenient and to get to it I had to walk two miles on an unpaved shoulder. I tried leaving […]

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France bans gatherings of more than 5,000 due to coronavirus – Reuters

The French government on Saturday put a temporary ban on public gatherings with more than 5,000 people due to the coronavirus outbreak, as France reported 16 new cases. — Read on http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-france-idUSKBN20N0MD

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Lufthansa Cutting Flights Due to Coronavirus

Lufthansa has announced that it will cut short and medium haul flights by up to 25% due to the spread of the coronavirus.

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Auschwitz asks travel organizers not to bring visitors from infected countries

The Auschwitx Memorial and Museum in Poland has recommended that travel agencies and organizers of trips to the Memorial “desist from the arrival of people from places found to be infected” with coronavirus. Israel has already halted trips by Israeli high school stiudents to historical Holocaust sites due to the coronavirus.

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Tutanota is blocked in Russia in an attempt to stop encrypted communication.

Encrypted email provider Tutanota, which is based in Germany, has been blocked in Russia starting Friday, 14th of February. This follows the blocking of other encrypted email services in Russia to prevent Russian citizens from using secure communication channels online. Source: Tutanota is blocked in Russia in an attempt to stop encrypted communication.

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I have the coronavirus. It isn’t that bad. – The Washington Post

I have the coronavirus. And it hasn’t been that bad.I am in my late 60s, and the sickest I’ve ever been was when I had bronchitis several years ago. That laid me out on my back for a few days. This has been much easier: no chills, no body aches. I breathe easily, and I […]

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Amazon halts employee travel in US and abroad over coronavirus fears – Business Insider

Amazon has instructed its 798,000 employees to avoid “non-essential travel” domestically and internationally because of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak Source: Amazon halts employee travel in US and abroad over coronavirus fears – Business Insider