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Coronavirus News: June 20 – WHO Sees ‘New and Dangerous Phase,’ Governator: People Who Politicize Masks Are ‘Morons’

Coronavirus News: June 20 – WHO Sees ‘New and Dangerous Phase,’ Governator: People Who Politicize Masks Are ‘Morons’

The World Health Organization warned on Friday of a “new and dangerous” phase of the coronavirus pandemic, as the number of cases in 81 countries rose.  Only 36 nations saw a decline, and half of the new cases came from the Americas, the head of the group, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said.  The number of new cases on Thursday – over 150,000 – set a record.  He added that, while …

Coronavirus Update: Cases Approach 6 Million, Moscow Ups Death Toll, CDC Issues Guidance for Reopening Offices

Coronavirus Update: Cases Approach 6 Million, Moscow Ups Death Toll, CDC Issues Guidance for Reopening Offices

IN BRIEF
Officials in Moscow say they “improved” their count of April deaths, with the result that the number of dead doubled.  The revised figures show that 1,561 people with the coronavirus died in the capital in April, not 639 as previously reported. Experts in other countries have long said that the numbers coming out of Russia represented a tremendous undercount.
In New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order …

JetBlue to Temporarily Suspend Operations at 8 Airports including LaGuardia and BWI

JetBlue to Temporarily Suspend Operations at 8 Airports including LaGuardia and BWI

JetBlue Airways announced it will temporarily consolidate its operations in five major cities at a single airport.
In New York, the airline’s hometown, JetBlue will suspend operations at LaGuardia, Westchester County, and Stewart International airports and consolidate flying at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
In Los Angeles, the airline will consolidate flying at Los Angeles International Airport and suspend operations at Hollywood Burbank and Ontario International airports.
Elsewhere, JetBlue will move flights from …

Turkish Airlines Slashes International Routes from Over 300 to 5

Turkish Airlines Slashes International Routes from Over 300 to 5

Turkish Airlines, which until now provided service to more countries than any other, announced the temporary suspension of all international flights with the exception of five destinations.
The five destinations to which the Turkish flag carrier will continue to offer flights are Addis Ababa, Hong Kong, New York City, Moscow, and Washington, D.C.
The schedule change goes into effect on March 27, 2020.
Until the coronavirus outbreak, Turkish Airlines served 315 destinations in …

Coronavirus Update: Italy Expands Lockdown, New Cases in China Fall Dramatically, Austria Restricts Access at Italian Border

Coronavirus Update: Italy Expands Lockdown, New Cases in China Fall Dramatically, Austria Restricts Access at Italian Border

TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
The worldwide number of cases of Covid-19 stands at 116,359.  The global death toll from the virus is 4,091. Of the current active cases, which total 47,621, 12% or 5,788 are serious, while the other cases are mild.
Italy, which has effectively quarantined its entire population as of Tuesday morning – now has 9,172 of the world’s cases and more than 463 of at least 4,000 deaths.
The United …

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 …

United Airlines Upgrades Kosher In-Flight Dining Options

United Airlines Upgrades Kosher In-Flight Dining Options

United Airlines announced a revamped kosher menu that will be available on its flights to Tel Aviv.
The Chicago-based carrier currently offers non-stop service to Israel from its hubs in the New York metro area, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C
New menu items in coach will include fresh bagels, a cheese omelette, blintzes, chicken marsala, and a kale quinoa burger.  The dessert menu will include rugelach and black-and-white cookies.
In the airline’s Polaris …