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Coronavirus Update: Officials Beg Public to Stay Home, Olympics in Doubt, Three’s a Crowd, Says Merkel

Coronavirus Update: Officials Beg Public to Stay Home, Olympics in Doubt, Three’s a Crowd, Says Merkel

IN BRIEF
Government and health officials across the globe begged their citizens to stay at home to reduce community spread of the coronavirus, Germany limited groups to two people, and the Olympics face delay.
From Australia to Zimbabwe, officials warned of dire consequences if people carried on as usual.
TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
The number of coronavirus cases across the globe is now 353,904, of which 100,645 have recovered.  The death toll now stands …

Coronavirus Update: Lockdowns in California, Taiwan Closes Borders, Today is World Happiness Day

Coronavirus Update: Lockdowns in California, Taiwan Closes Borders, Today is World Happiness Day

IN BRIEF
Happy World Happiness Day. Ironically, today is World Happiness Day, which may be hard to believe for some.  The world’s happiest country as per the U.N. World Happiness Report, Finland, with a population of 5.5 million in 2019, has only 450 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and has reported no deaths from the virus. The world’s second and third happiest countries, Denmark and Switzerland, with 2019 populations of 5.8 million …

Coronavirus Update: Global Markets Tumble, ‘Keep Calm and Carry On,’ Italian Lockdown

Coronavirus Update: Global Markets Tumble, ‘Keep Calm and Carry On,’ Italian Lockdown

TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
The worldwide number of cases of Covid-19 stands at 111,664.  The global death toll from the virus is 3,884. Of the current active cases, which total 45,077, 13% or 5,980 are serious, while the other cases are mild.
Italy, which has effectively quarantined 16 million people, a quarter of its population – now has 7,350 of the world’s cases and more than 360 of at least 3,800 deaths.
The …

Coronavirus Update: SXSW Cancelled, Cases Could ‘Increase Tenfold Every 19 Days’

Coronavirus Update: SXSW Cancelled, Cases Could ‘Increase Tenfold Every 19 Days’

TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
The worldwide number of cases of Covid-19 stands at 104,144.  The global death toll from the virus is 3,526.
Officials in China reported 99 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the first time that figure fell below 100.  Seventy-four of the new cases were in Wuhan.  The Chinese also reported 28 new deaths from the virus.
The number of confirmed infections in Europe rose above 7,400 in Europe, more …

American Express Opens Centurion Lounge at LAX

American Express Opens Centurion Lounge at LAX

American Express announced it will open its newest Centurion Lounge, this one at Los Angeles International Airport, on March 9, 2020.
The new lounge, which covers 14,000 square feet (1,300 square meters), is located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal and is accessible also from Terminals 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 without having to traverse a security checkpoint for a second time.  The lounge offers complimentary admittance to holder of …

Nobu Hotels to Open Properties in Chicago, London, Riyadh, and Warsaw

Nobu Hotels to Open Properties in Chicago, London, Riyadh, and Warsaw

Nobu Hotels announced plans to open new locations later this year in Chicago,London, Riyadh, and Warsaw.
The 119-key Chicago property will be located in the West Loop neighborhood, an area known for its restaurants and nightlife.  The Warsaw location will be on the Ulica Wilcza, or Wolf Street in English, in the city center.  The Nobu Hotel Riyadh will be a new 23-story tower that the company said will reflect Nobu’s …

1 Dead, 5 Wounded in Greyhound Bus Shooting in California

1 Dead, 5 Wounded in Greyhound Bus Shooting in California

One person was killed and five were injured after a shooter opened fire on a Greyhound bus in California early Monday morning.
The bus was en route from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
The police had a man in custody, which took place along the Grapeville section of Interstate 5 in Kern County, which is 80 miles (129 kilometers) north of Los Angeles.
The bus driver’s actions were “heroic,” one of the responding …