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Coronavirus News Update – April 23: State of Emergency Declared In Japan, Germany to Enter National Lockdown

Coronavirus News Update – April 23: State of Emergency Declared In Japan, Germany to Enter National Lockdown

States of emergency were declared in Tokyo and Osaka, adding more uncertainty to the Summer Olympic Games that are scheduled to take place in Tokyo in three months. Schools can remain open, but all non-essential businesses will close, as the country continues to battle a fourth wave of the virus. Currently, less than 1% of the country’s population is fully vaccinated.
As of Friday morning, the world has recorded over 145.4 …

Coronavirus News Update – April 22: U.S. Surpasses 200 Million Shots 92 Days Into Biden’s Presidency

Coronavirus News Update – April 22: U.S. Surpasses 200 Million Shots 92 Days Into Biden’s Presidency

President Joseph Biden has now reached his goal of administering 200 million coronavirus vaccine shots in his first 100 days in office. At just 92 days into the new administration, the United States has administered over 215.9 million doses, well surpassing the goal. The president had originally set a timetable for having 100 million shots in his first 100 days, but upped the numbers after reaching that goal in just …

Coronavirus News Update – April 16: Small Group of Vaccinated Americans Report Contracting Covid, Says CDC

Coronavirus News Update – April 16: Small Group of Vaccinated Americans Report Contracting Covid, Says CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that it had identified a small number of people who had contracted Covid-19 even after being fully vaccinated. The percentage, however, of these so-called breakthrough cases – approximately 5,800 recipients out of around 66 million Americans, or some 0.008% – is not abnormal, the agency said, as the vaccines in the country are highly effective – up to 95% so – but …

Kempinski Hotels to Offer New ‘Fit Room’ at Vier Jahreszeiten and Adlon

Kempinski Hotels to Offer New ‘Fit Room’ at Vier Jahreszeiten and Adlon

Kempinski Hotels on Thursday announced a new room category, Kempinski Fit Room.
The new room type features a private workout area and be available at some of the hotelier’s leading properties.
The Fit Room will include a Technogym Bike and Technogym Case as part of a partnership with Technogym, a Cesena, Italy-based company that makes connected fitness gear. The case includes a foam roller, mobility ball, exercise mat, loop bands, and power bands, …

Germany, Struggling with Increasing Cases, Looks at a Stricter Lockdown

Germany, Struggling with Increasing Cases, Looks at a Stricter Lockdown

Even as Britons were out in pubs celebrating the end of their months-long and third lockdown, the Germany government said it was considering a more strict lockdown as the number of new daily coronavirus cases resumed their recent upward trend after a brief lull around the Easter holidays.
The Robert Koch Institut said that there had been 13,245 new cases on Sunday in the country, an increase of 1,049 compared to …

Coronavirus News Update – March 25: U.S. Airlines Start a Return to Normalcy

Coronavirus News Update – March 25: U.S. Airlines Start a Return to Normalcy

Normalcy or need for revenue? Airlines in the United States are starting to revert back to pre-pandemic procedures, dropping the niceties that arose over the past year including empty middle seats. Southwest Airlines has returned to boarding passengers in groups of 30, a change from its temporary policy of boarding people in groups of ten. Meanwhile, most airlines have begun selling out flights, as opposed to having middle seats off …

Coronavirus News Update – March 24: Some Long-Term Covid Patients Feel Better After Vaccination

Coronavirus News Update – March 24: Some Long-Term Covid Patients Feel Better After Vaccination

While new cases are down, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States is predicting there will be 558,000 to 578,000 coronavirus deaths there by April 17, using an ensemble forecast.  The previous such forecast, published one week ago, had projected up to 574,000 coronavirus deaths by April 10.
As of Wednesday, the world has recorded 125 million Covid-19 cases since the first cases in December 2019 and …