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Google Maps’ new feature will show COVID19 outbreaks in your area

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The FINANCIAL — Google announced that Google Maps will now highlight coronavirus case counts around the world and how bad outbreaks are in each region. They’re introducing the COVID layer in Maps, a tool that shows critical information about COVID-19 cases in an area so you can make more informed decisions about where to go and what to do. The feature is rolling out for iPhones and Android phones this week. Once you get the update, you’ll be able to use the new feature.  More than one billion people turn to Google Maps for essential information about how to get from place…

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Google Maps’ new feature will show COVID19 outbreaks in your area

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The FINANCIAL — Google announced that Google Maps will now highlight coronavirus case counts around the world and how bad outbreaks are in each region. They’re introducing the COVID layer in Maps, a tool that shows critical information about COVID-19 cases in an area so you can make more informed decisions about where to go…

Coronavirus hit famous French nudist resort

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The FINANCIAL — Coronavirus cases continue to rise in France. French regional health authorities on Sunday said that there has been a “very worrying” outbreak of coronavirus. More than 100 nudists have tested positive for the COVID-19 after staying at or visiting the world’s largest nudist resort – Cap d’Agde. Also, the wearing of masks in…

Synairgen shares rise over 450% as COVID-19 drug has huge potential

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The FINANCIAL — Synairgen plc, the respiratory drug discovery and development company which originated from research at the University of Southampton, is pleased to announce positive results from its clinical trial of SNG001, its wholly-owned inhaled formulation of interferon beta, in hospitalised COVID-19 patients. Researchers have announced the results of an initial trial which found the odds…

FDA warns about toxic hand sanitizers

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The FINANCIAL — FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through…

WHO included aerosol transmission in a new coronavirus FAQ

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The FINANCIAL — WHO published a new version of its list of frequently asked questions about COVID-19. It’s the first time the WHO has acknowledged the virus can travel in the air and linger longer than previously thought. Aerosol transmission involves secretions in particles much smaller than those released when a person coughs or sneezes. These particles are…

Release of Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X may be delayed

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The FINANCIAL – Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X are scheduled for launch in late 2020 but may be delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak. There has been plenty of rumors and speculation about the two systems, but one thing is clear, consumer demand is likely to be stronger than ever. The much-anticipated launches of…

Disney is closing its theme parks around the world

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The FINANCIAL – Disney is closing its theme parks worldwide over coronavirus fears. The Walt Disney company will pay its cast members during that period. Disney Cruise Line will also suspend new departures. Meanwhile, worker at Disneyland Paris has tested positive for the coronavirus, but did not have contact with guests.  Every Disney theme park worldwide…

Airbnb: 40% drop in bookings and loss of $276.4 million

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The FINANCIAL — Airbnb Inc’s bookings in major cities across the world have plunged. People are deciding to cancel travel plans because of the coronavirus outbreak. Also, there is an increasing number of travel restrictions being put in place around the world. Some online travel companies have already issued warnings. Expedia, which runs sites such…

Hackers are using fake coronavirus maps to spread malware

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The FINANCIAL — There have identified several fake coronavirus tracker maps that infect people’s computers with malware. The tactic starts with hackers circulating links to malicious websites disguised as COVID-19 maps. When there is a crisis, people are hungry for information. As people seek out information about the spread of COVID-19, hackers are circulating fake…

Some companies are stopping to sell travel insurance

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The FINANCIAL – Because of the coronavirus outbreak there is a sharp increase in travel insurance sales across the industry. Some companies are stopping to sell travel insurance. The coronavirus outbreak is likely to have a bigger effect on the world economy than the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Having initially brushed off…

BREAKING NEWS! Trump announces travel ban from Europe to the USA except from the UK

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The FINANCIAL — President Trump addressed the nation Wednesday night and announced that all travel from Europe to the United States – with the exception of the U.K. – will be suspended for the next 30 days. Ban applies to anyone who has been in the EU’s Schengen border-free area within 14 days prior to…

WHO: COVID-19 has been declared as pandemic

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The FINANCIAL — For weeks The World Health Organization had held off but on Wednesday WHO declared that the spread of COVID-19 has become a pandemic. The rapid spread of the virus in more countries likely contributed to the WHO’s decision to declare the disease a pandemic. The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared coronavirus…

Iran temporarily released more than 54,000 prisoners to fight coronavirus outbreak

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The FINANCIAL — Iran temporarily released more than 54,000 prisoners in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country’s overcrowded prisons. Meanwhile, 8% of Iran’s parliament has tested positive for coronavirus. A team of experts from The WHO, who arrived in Iran on Monday, is supporting local health authorities Iran is…