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How The Coronavirus Is Changing Arts And Entertainment In America

This auditorium’s new specially engineered $1,000,000 acoustic shell is the ensemble’s most interesting instrument, extolled by its viewers and critics. Falsely accused of rape, the three younger African- Americans have been dragged from jail, tried on the road in front of 5,000-10,000 people, and then hanged in the chaos that ensued. It was maybe the worst day in Duluth’s historical past, but the opening of this memorial in 2003 helps … Read More

Trump cancels travel schedule after testing positive for coronavirus, keeps phone call on virus aid for seniors

President Trump cleared his Friday schedule after he and first lady Melania Trump confirmed they had tested positive for the coronavirus in the early morning hours — except for a phone call on virus aid for vulnerable seniors, multiple reports said.

The president had previously planned to hold a fundraiser at the Trump hotel in Washington, D.C. and a rally in Sanford, Fla., with just a month left before the

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Coronavirus death rate in Bali could mean no Australian tourists

A sudden spike in COVID-19 deaths in Bali has sparked fears the holiday island will be among the last destinations Australians can travel to.

The typically-bustling resort area of Kuta is now a ghost town, with virus cases soaring after domestic tourism was opened back up on July 31.    

At the point Bali’s active coronavirus cases sat at 1,914 before climbing to 3,671 in September. 

Meanwhile deaths increased six-fold with

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Coronavirus Travel Restrictions by State

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in the U.S., Newsweek takes a look at the current travel restrictions for each state.



a person holding luggage: Stock image: Travelers should check ahead for state restrictions before venturing on vacation.


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Stock image: Travelers should check ahead for state restrictions before venturing on vacation.

At the time of writing, the U.S. has 6,814,696 confirmed cases, with India and Brazil having the second and third highest case numbers respectively, as shown in the below graphic. The

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Lufthansa to roll out rapid coronavirus testing in October

German airline Lufthansa plans to start offering rapid coronavirus testing for passengers in October, a company executive said Tuesday, according to Reuters.

The new antigen tests will initially be available for first-class and business-class passengers only because supplies are limited, Bjoern Becker, the company’s senior director for product management, told reporters. He added that Lufthansa is also considering the possibility of opening testing sites at airports in the United States

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Coronavirus travel refund battles expose deposit shell game

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Here are 6 tips to know before you book your flight during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Grand Palladium resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, was a swank respite in March for Leigh Anne Belcher and her daughter until they got a call to stop by the front desk about a billing question. 

Their travel agency, swamped with coronavirus cancellations, had abruptly closed its doors and disconnected its

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Coronavirus: Singapore, Brunei launch green lane for essential travel, applications open from Sept 1, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Essential travel between Brunei and Singapore has been made possible following agreements by both countries to establish Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) facilities at both ends.

Applications open on Tuesday (Sept 1), with travellers required to observe some restrictions including controlled itineraries, a negative Covid-19 test prior to the trip and a swab test on arrival at their destination.

In a joint statement, Brunei’s Foreign Affairs Ministry and Singapore’s

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Coronavirus: STA Travel ‘ceases trading’

STA, which claims to be the world's largest travel company for students and young people, announced on Twitter it would 'cease trading.' Photo: Andrew Michael/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images
STA, which claims to be the world’s largest travel company for students and young people, announced on Twitter it would ‘cease trading.’ Photo: Andrew Michael/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

STA Travel, a company focused on providing package holidays for students and young people, has become the latest travel industry loss of the coronavirus pandemic.

The travel industry has been battered by coronavirus lockdowns and global groundings, and many

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Tourism boomed in Tennessee in 2019, but 2020 will be another story due to coronavirus

Hamilton County banked its fifth consecutive billion-dollar tourism year in 2019, and that would normally be unambiguously good news — but this year hits a little different.

“It’s great news,” said Barry White, the CEO of the Chattanooga Tourism Company. “But we also have to talk about where we are right now.”

The year had a promising start, but by the time it’s over the 2020 data will likely show

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Cuomo, other governors maintain coronavirus travel rules despite CDC dropping quarantine recommendation

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut extended their 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers coming in from most U.S. states, after the Centers for Disease Control removed their quarantine recommendation for those traveling overseas or out of state during the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, after the CDC had updated its guidelines, Cuomo posted a vague tweet about public health decisions without mentioning the CDC.

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N.J. coronavirus quarantine travel list shrinks for 1st time. Update includes 31 states and territories.

New Jersey dropped five states from its coronavirus quarantine travel advisory and didn’t add any new ones to the list Tuesday, leaving the total number of states and territories considered COVID-19 hotspots to 31.

Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Maryland and Montana were removed from the list of states that requires a self-quarantine that New Jersey joined with New York and Connecticut. It’s the first time in eight weeks that a state

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Global tourism lost $320B from coronavirus in 5 months, UN says

The global tourism industry has lost $320 billion in export earnings in the first five months of the year and 120 million jobs are at risk as a result of the devastating economic effects of the

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Coronavirus latest: 5 states removed from New York travel advisory list

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that five states — Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Maryland and Montana — have been removed from the Empire State’s coronavirus travel advisory list, while the U.S. territory of Guam has been added.

The advisory mandates a 14-day self-quarantine for travelers arriving from areas “with significant community spread.” That list now includes Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky,

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Coronavirus pandemic spurs increase in outdoor recreation in Wisconsin

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Fishing and other forms of outdoor recreation in Wiscconsin are on the increase in 2020, according to data from the Department of Natural Resources. (Photo: Paul A. Smith/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

The coronavirus pandemic caused an economic downturn, job losses and killed more than 1,000 people in Wisconsin so far this year.

While many events or activities have been canceled, postponed or limited by the pandemic, participation in 

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