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Japan Restricts Travel from 13 Additional Countries Including Mexico Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

Japan Restricts Travel from 13 Additional Countries Including Mexico Amidst  Coronavirus Outbreak

Just as the Japanese government is seeking to ease domestic travel restrictions, it announced Tuesday it has expanded the list of countries that visitors to the Land of the Rising Sun cannot have set foot in within the two-week period prior to arriving in Japan.
The list adds 13 nations, including five South and Central American countries that include Colombia, Mexico, and Uruguay.
The country first declared a nationwide state of emergency …

Southwest Tries to Boost Travel Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic with One-Month Fare Sale

Southwest Tries to Boost Travel Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic with One-Month Fare Sale

Promising elevated levels of cleaning and enhanced social distancing, Southwest Airlines announced a month-long sale on airfares effective Tuesday.
“We’re all eager to move again in a new chapter that feels more familiar,” said Ryan Green, the airline’s chief marketing officer in a statement.
The airline is offering fares between $49 and $99 for one-way flights to many U.S. destinations. Examples include a $99 fare for travel between Dallas and New York …

Broadway Theaters to Remain Closed Through at Least September 6

Broadway Theaters to Remain Closed Through at Least September 6

Broadway theaters will remain shuttered for at least four more months.
The Broadway League, the trade association representing the industry’s 41 theaters, issued a statement Tuesday morning saying that its theaters would remain closed until at least September 6, 2020.  The previously announced reopening date was June 7.
“While all Broadway shows would love to resume performances as soon as possible, we need to ensure the health and well-being of everyone who …

With Broadway Shuttered, ‘Moulin Rouge,’ ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Lead 2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards

The 2020 Outer Critics Circle award honorees were announced Tuesday in an online video.  In the past, nominations were announced in the storied Oak Room in New York City’s Algonquin Hotel, and this year’s announcement was – prior to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic which resulted in the closing of New York City and West End theaters – slated to be held at Lincoln Center.
For the truncated 2019-2020 …

Coronavirus Update: Cases Jump in Russia, Outbreak in the White House, U.K. Asks People to ‘Stay Alert’

Coronavirus Update: Cases Jump in Russia, Outbreak in the White House, U.K. Asks People to ‘Stay Alert’

IN BRIEF
The United Kingdom unveiled a new strategy to combat the coronavirus pandemic.  Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation Sunday evening and called for Britons not to stay home but to “Stay Alert.” The country is introducing a 14-day self quarantine period for visitors and returning residents and may allow sporting and cultural events to take place in June behind closed doors.
Shanghai Disneyland, one of 14 Walt Disney theme …

Coronavirus Update: New Cases and Deaths Fall in N.Y. and N.J., Johnson’s New Roadmap for U.K.

Coronavirus Update: New Cases and Deaths Fall in N.Y. and N.J., Johnson’s New Roadmap for U.K.

IN BRIEF
As the total number of coronavirus infections worldwide surpassed the four million mark and the death toll in the United States hit 80,000, the virus itself is spreading through the top ranks of the White House. Katie Miller, the vice president’s press secretary and a spokeswoman for the White House coronavirusefforts, tested positive for the virus, as did a valet to President Trump.
Two of the nation’s top public health …

Coronavirus Update: Close to 4 Million Cases, Muted V-E Day Celebrations, Unemployment hits 14.7%

Coronavirus Update: Close to 4 Million Cases, Muted V-E Day Celebrations, Unemployment hits 14.7%

IN BRIEF
Celebrations in Europe commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War with the Allied acceptance of Germany’s unconditional surrender were muted on Friday.  Military officials in Berlin signed the armistice on May 8, 1945 following six years of conflict in which an estimated 70 million people died, including six million Jews who were killed in National Socialist death camps.
The U.S. Department of Labor said that the …