More than 24,000 workers are now confined to their dorms - on full pay and with meals provided. The government says it is also "aggressively" testing and has started moving some virus-free residents to empty properties or army camps to try to reduce the density. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Should the world worry about Singapore’s virus surge?
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Legal battles have also ensued over whether guns shops should be closed during the pandemic, and if religious services should be exempt from state orders that ban large gatherings. BBC … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: New York has more cases than any country
Not only that, but many of the destinations loved by their passengers are not missing the cruise liners very much, if at all. As Prof Sheela Agarwal, from Plymouth University's department of tourism and hospitality, puts it: "No one is willing to bail them out because of their tax avoidance, but also because of the negative impacts they have at their destinations... they contribute very little to the local economy." … [Read more...] about Will we ever take cruise holidays again?
Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - There is strong support among the Vietnamese public for addressing the root causes of COVID-19 and potential future novel zoonotic disease outbreaks caused by illegal wildlife hunting, trade and consumption, a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) survey found. About 90 percent of 1,000 Vietnamese people who responded to the survey last month said they were very likely or likely to support efforts by governments and relevant ministries to close all illegal and unregulated markets and restaurants that sell wildlife. While questions remain about the exact origins of COVID-19, the World Health Organisation has confirmed it is a zoonotic disease, meaning it jumped from wildlife to humans. Illegal wildlife markets and restaurants are considered potential sources of disease transmission from wildlife to people. A total of 15 percent of respondents in Vietnam said they or someone they knew had purchased wildlife for consumption in the last … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s public supports closing wildlife markets: WWF survey
"This is the first time that any of us know of anywhere in the world that a person infected the animal and the animal got sick," Paul Calle, the chief veterinarian at the zoo, told Reuters news agency. … [Read more...] about Endangered clouded leopard kittens born at US zoo