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

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…

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Coronavirus hit famous French nudist resort

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…

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

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…

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FDA warns about toxic hand sanitizers

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,…

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WHO included aerosol transmission in a new coronavirus FAQ

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…

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Release of Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X may be delayed

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,…

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Disney is closing its theme parks around the world

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…

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

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.…

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Hackers are using fake coronavirus maps to spread malware

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…

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Some companies are stopping to sell travel insurance

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…

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WHO: COVID-19 has been declared as pandemic

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…

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