A source told The Sun: "There have been meetings with officials but they’re clear that, as far as they are concerned, there is a serious risk in the area, especially where large numbers are gathered — and this is a huge set." … [Read more...] about Tom Cruise ‘flees Italy over coronavirus fears’ on Mission Impossible film set
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Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism Tourism in Germany comes to a halt The coronavirus crisis is impacting travelers and the tourism industry with full force. Several tour operators, including TUI, has cancelled trips, and some airlines are shutting down. Germany's federal and state governments decided that overnight stays should only be used for "necessary and explicitly not for touristic purposes". Germans are to "no longer take holiday trips at home and abroad". … [Read more...] about My Europe: The coronavirus time machine
In a separate study published on Thursday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 42% of 78 close contacts of Covid-19 patients in a hospital in Wuhan, China, showed no symptoms of the disease. The researchers found the asymptomatic study participants had a shorter duration of viral shedding, a shorter duration of disease and were less likely to pass it on. The asymptomatic cases were more likely to be women, and to only shed the virus (shedding refers to the replication of the virus inside the body being released into the environment, such as on to surfaces or into the air) for eight days compared with 19 for those with symptoms. … [Read more...] about Asymptomatic coronavirus: how common is it and can its spread be contained?
“Tourism is generally only measured in the number of international arrivals, but we need new indicators and a new set of measures of tourism,” he says. “For example, do we have gender equality in our tourist industries? Why are men always executives? Are jobs in tourism decent? What about the liveability of local residents? It’s a question at a political level about how we define and understand tourism.” … [Read more...] about Global tourism hits record highs – but who goes where on holiday?
There was no significant increase in flu- or COVID-like illness in early February before the first known cases of community spread were identified in counties in Washington and California (pictured), but the deaths of people in California in early February suggest it was already here … [Read more...] about Coronavirus was spreading ‘cryptically’ in the US by early February, CDC data reveals