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Singapore's coronavirus response, marked by digital surveillance and quarantines in hospitals, has been a success. But it's reaching a tipping point

Singapore's coronavirus response, marked by digital surveillance and quarantines in hospitals, has been a success. But it's reaching a tipping point

26 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Edgar Su/Reuters Singapore applied the lessons it learned from the 2003 SARS outbreak to its coronavirus response. The country built isolation hospitals, developed a clear...
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Beijing government praises frontline medical workers to tackle coronavirus patients

Beijing government praises frontline medical workers to tackle coronavirus patients

52 minutes ago   |   Travel and Tourworld

Despite initial missteps in containing the COVID-19 outbreak, Beijing has sought to portray its subsequent response efforts against the epidemic as a “people's war”, praising...
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China observes a national day of mourning for victims of coronavirus

China observes a national day of mourning for victims of coronavirus

1 hour ago   |   Travel and Tourworld

Chinese President Xi Jinping led the whole country on Saturday in observing a national day of mourning for those who lost their lives in the coronavirus pandemic. Clad in...
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Apple is offering store workers $100 toward work-from-home gear and a new stress-management tool as other retailers cut costs and layoff employees

Apple is offering store workers $100 toward work-from-home gear and a new stress-management tool as other retailers cut costs and layoff employees

12 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Getty Apple has begun offering a $100 reimbursement to store employees working from home and a new mental health benefit. The benefits signal that Apple is continuing to invest...
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'Nothing could be further from the truth': Mask-maker CEO fires back after Trump accuses company of not doing all it could to get masks to US healthcare workers

'Nothing could be further from the truth': Mask-maker CEO fires back after Trump accuses company of not doing all it could to get masks to US healthcare workers

17 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

3M 3M CEO Mike Roman on Friday responded to a Twitter attack from President Donald Trump, saying that the company is doing all it can to deliver N95 masks to healthcare workers...
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15 college students on how COVID-19 derailed their lives

18 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   3 articles

Colleges across the United States have cancelled classes and vacated campuses as the Coronavirus pandemic grows. Students across the country told us the unexpected challenges...
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The Trump administration stopped funding a pandemic warning program just a few months before the novel coronavirus outbreak

The Trump administration stopped funding a pandemic warning program just a few months before the novel coronavirus outbreak

20 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   4 articles

Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Trump administration ended funding for an early-warning program that helped detect diseases that had the potential to explode into pandemics, the...
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LA's skies are smog-free and Venice's canals are clear. Photos show how nature has returned to cities shut down by the coronavirus pandemic

LA's skies are smog-free and Venice's canals are clear. Photos show how nature has returned to cities shut down by the coronavirus pandemic

22 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images Aside from slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, social distancing has had the unintended side effect of reducing pollution and...
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Apple Stores will reportedly remain closed until early May as the coronavirus continues to spread

Apple Stores will reportedly remain closed until early May as the coronavirus continues to spread

22 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   4 articles

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Apple expects that it will keep its retail stores closed until at least early May, according to reports from 9to5Mac and Bloomberg. A company...
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China scrambles to plug border gaps as thousands flood home

China scrambles to plug border gaps as thousands flood home

22 hours ago   |   China Travel & Tourism News

Regions along China's porous borders with southeast Asia are working hard to improve surveillance and curb illegal immigration, authorities said, as thousands flood into a...
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AirBaltic cuts further flight operations for upcoming months

AirBaltic cuts further flight operations for upcoming months

Latvia's flag carrier airBaltic has decided to decrease its overall capacity between April 15 and October 31, 2020. The decision arrives in light of the coronavirus pandemic as... Read more ...

Singapore establish ‘Circuit-Breaker' plan to prevent COVID-19 spread

Singapore establish ‘Circuit-Breaker' plan to prevent COVID-19 spread

On Friday, the Singapore government announced a new set of measures as a ‘circuit breaker' against the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision has been undertaken with the aim of... Read more ...

Dominica Tourism Board provides new regulations to curb COVID-19

Dominica Tourism Board provides new regulations to curb COVID-19

Discover Dominica Authority recently informed its regional and international audience or guests about the current status of the Dominica tourism industry in light of the... Read more ...

Heritage Line launches its cruise line on the waters of Lan Ha Bay in Vietnam

Heritage Line launches its cruise line on the waters of Lan Ha Bay in Vietnam

Heritage Line, is charting blissful new channels by launching the first ever wellness and mindfulness focused voyage on Lan Ha Bay in Vietnam. The limestone karst-studded... Read more ...

SEEMINGLY SO MANY THINGS WRONG WITH SO MANY THINGS RIGHT

SEEMINGLY SO MANY THINGS WRONG WITH SO MANY THINGS RIGHT

NO THIS IS NOT A SHEEP Replaced my 105'er Thursday with a 25'er Friday. In other words, feeling much better today and I was back to thinking maybe I could once again leap tall... Read more ...

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sold nearly $390 million worth of Delta...

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sold nearly $390 million worth of Delta and Southwest shares this week

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sold nearly $390 million worth of shares in Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines this week, new SEC filings... Read more ...

Fauci says he 'doesn't understand why' the entire US is not under a...

Fauci says he 'doesn't understand why' the entire US is not under a stay-at-home order. Here's why its absence could make America's coronavirus problem even worse

Alex Brandon/AP The US has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world: more than 260,000, or about one-quarter of global cases. At least 6,200 Americans have died... Read more ...

New York City sent out a push alert to all phones asking licensed healthcare...

New York City sent out a push alert to all phones asking licensed healthcare workers to volunteer in overburdened facilities

Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) New York City sent out a push alert seeking medical volunteers to help in hospitals. NYC has become the epicenter of the... Read more ...

Constant fear, missed milestones, and showers before hugs: The coronavirus...

Constant fear, missed milestones, and showers before hugs: The coronavirus is unleashing an agonizing 'new normal' on medical workers and their families

Rezwana Rahim Medical workers, whether on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic or not, tell Business Insider that they live in fear of being contaminated by COVID-19 and... Read more ...

Apple is offering store workers $100 toward work-from-home gear and a new...

Apple is offering store workers $100 toward work-from-home gear and a new stress-management tool as other retailers cut costs and layoff employees

Getty Apple has begun offering a $100 reimbursement to store employees working from home and a new mental health benefit. The benefits signal that Apple is continuing to invest... Read more ...