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People wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, walk on the street in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, May 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
May 13, 2020 - 8:09 am
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Wuhan to test all residents after handful of new...
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A woman wears a mouth mask as she walks in the Market Square in Bruges, Belgium, during a partial lifting of a lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19, Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Coronavirus lockdown restrictions have damaged the tourism industry in many European countries and left travelers wondering what restrictions will still be in place during the summer season. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
May 13, 2020 - 6:50 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union unveiled Wednesday its plan to help citizens across the 27 nations salvage their summer vacations after months of tough coronavirus confinement and to hopefully resurrect Europe’s badly battered tourism industry. Around 150,000 people have died across Europe and...
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The ceremony for the reopening of the Disneyland theme park is held in Shanghai Monday, May 11, 2020. Visits will be limited initially and must be booked in advance, and the company said it will increase cleaning and require social distancing in lines for the various attractions. With warmer weather and new coronavirus cases and deaths falling to near-zero, China has been reopening tourist sites such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City palace complex in Beijing.(AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
May 11, 2020 - 1:11 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — Visitors in face masks streamed into Shanghai Disneyland as the theme park reopened Monday in a high-profile step toward reviving tourism that was shut down by the coronavirus pandemic. The House of Mouse’s experience in Shanghai, the first of its parks to reopen, foreshadows...
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A man wearing a mask against the coronavirus walks past neon signs for a tattoo shop in Beijing Friday, May 8, 2020. China and South Korea both reported more coronavirus infections Friday after reopening economies damaged by devastating outbreaks. Around the globe, governments are opting to accept the risks of easing pandemic-fighting restrictions that left huge numbers of people without income or safety nets. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
May 09, 2020 - 10:21 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — South Korea, China see rises in new virus cases. —...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo, doors at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building are locked and covered with blinds as a sign posted advises that the office will be closed during the partial government shutdown in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
May 09, 2020 - 2:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Returning Internal Revenue Service workers in Kansas City are being directed to a room well-stocked with face masks, while some other IRS offices were still telling staffers to buy or make their own as the Trump administration starts rolling out a location-based plan for returning...
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In this Thursday, April 30, 2020, photo provided by Save Elephant Foundation, a herd of 11 elephants walk with guides during a 150-kilometer (93 mile) journey from Mae Wang to Ban Huay in northern Thailand. Save Elephant Foundation are helping elephants who have lost their jobs at sanctuary parks due to the lack of tourists from the coronavirus pandemic to return home to their natural habitats.. (Save Elephant Foundation via AP)
May 06, 2020 - 11:25 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's millions of unemployed due to the coronavirus include elephants which depend on the tourist industry to feed their voracious appetites. With scant numbers of foreign visitors, commercial elephant camps and sanctuaries lack funds for their upkeep and have sent more than 100...
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Carnival Cruise ships are docked at the Port of Tampa Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. Thousands of cruise ships employees are not working in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 04, 2020 - 1:31 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Carnival Cruise Line announced Monday it will start cruising again, from Florida and Texas, beginning in August. These Caribbean trips will be the company's first new itineraries since the coronavirus pandemic forced a near-total pause in the global cruise industry. The ports of Miami...
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An Indian Air Force helicopter showers flower petals on the staff of INS Asvini hospital in Mumbai, India, Sunday, May 3, 2020. The event was part the Armed Forces' efforts to thank the workers, including doctors, nurses and police personnel, who have been at the forefront of the country's battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
May 03, 2020 - 9:51 pm
ROME (AP) — While millions of people took advantage of easing coronavirus lockdowns to enjoy spring weather, some of the world's most populous countries reported worrisome new peaks in infections Sunday, including India, which saw its biggest single-day jump yet. Second in population only to China...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2020 file photo, women wearing masks as a precaution against the new coronavirus, walk at the Gyeongbok Palace, in Seoul, South Korea. Nervous travelers, spotty air service, health risks _ the battered global tourism industry is facing unprecedented uncertainty in the wake of the new coronavirus. Millions of workers are laid off or furloughed, and it will likely take years for the industry to get back to the strong demand it was seeing just six months ago. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
May 03, 2020 - 10:09 am
Six months ago, the global tourism industry was celebrating a record year for travel. Now, it's decimated and facing a recovery that could take years. Tourism Economics, a data and consulting firm, predicts global travel demand won’t resume its normal pace until 2023. When tourists do finally...
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In this image take on Friday, April 24, 2020 Claudio Trentani, 57, walks outside his shelter 'Baita Cassinelli', at 1568mt, at the foot of Mt. Presolana, seen in the background, in Castione della Presolana, near Bergamo, northern Italy. Of the COVID-19 pandemic he says, “It is a powerful tragedy that has touched chords that not even during the war had been touched.” (AP Photo/Luca Bruno),
May 03, 2020 - 7:54 am
CASTIONE DELLA PRESOLANA, Italy (AP) — As Italy gradually emerges from its two-month coronavirus lockdown, tourism operators in the hard-hit Val Seriana valley look ahead with trepidation at an uncertain summer season that could make or break them. An Associated Press photographer ventured into...
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