Bali coronavirus deaths could be dire for Australian tourism

With Bali seeing a surge in coronavirus cases and a significant spike in the popular resort island’s death rate, Australians are being warned holidays to the Indonesian destination could be one of the last places we can visit in the world.

Locals are struggling to keep businesses afloat on the holiday island, and local tourism fails to meet the same tourist spend that the island received pre-pandemic.

With the island still plagued by empty beaches, deserted dance floors and whisper-quiet resorts, there’s fear the island’s recovery will get much worse before it gets better.

The holiday island – along with other parts of Indonesia – has seen a significant spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases since attempting to resurrect some form of tourism traffic on the island by welcome Indonesian locals to holiday in popular spots like Kuta, Ubud and Uluwatu.

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Coronavirus death rate in Bali could mean no Australian tourists

A sudden spike in COVID-19 deaths in Bali has sparked fears the holiday island will be among the last destinations Australians can travel to.

The typically-bustling resort area of Kuta is now a ghost town, with virus cases soaring after domestic tourism was opened back up on July 31.    

At the point Bali’s active coronavirus cases sat at 1,914 before climbing to 3,671 in September. 

Meanwhile deaths increased six-fold with 207 last month.

In July, Bali’s active coronavirus cases sat at 1914 before soaring to 3671 in September

The typically-bustling resort area of Kuta now resembles a ghost town, while the virus continues to spread due to domestic tourism starting back up

The typically-bustling resort area of Kuta now resembles a ghost town, while the virus continues to spread due to domestic tourism starting back up

Confirmed cases are believed to be only a fraction of actual COVID-19 infections, with Indonesia’s testing rate among the lowest in the world. 

‘We don’t know where is the virus actually, how to control it,’ local epidemiologist Professor

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European nations experience record spikes in coronavirus cases

Oct. 4 (UPI) — European nations are dealing with a new coronavirus outbreak after largely containing the pandemic earlier this year.

Four European nations are in the top 10 for most deaths — No. 5 Britain at 42,317, No. 6 Italy at 35,986, No. 8 France at 32,230 and No. 9 Spain at 32,086 — but the fatalities and deaths had subsided after high levels at the start of the pandemic in March.

On Sunday, the continent recorded 50,007 new cases and 385 additional deaths one day after 65,676 new infections and 592 additional deaths. The worldwide death toll surpassed 1 million in the past week and now stands at 1,040,398 with 35,320,099.

The United States continues to head the list with nearly 210,000 deaths and 7.4 million cases, according to Johns Hopkins tracking, followed by Brazil with 146,011 deaths, India with 101,841 and Mexico with 78,880.

On Saturday, Britain

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Can the coronavirus travel more than 6 feet in the air?

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Can the coronavirus travel more than 6 feet in the air?

Research indicates it can, but it’s not clear how much of the pandemic is caused by such cases.

People spray liquid droplets of various sizes when they cough, sneeze, talk, sing, shout and even just breathe. The coronavirus can hitchhike on these particles.

The advice about staying at least 6 feet apart is based on the idea that the larger particles drop to the ground before getting very far.

But some scientists have also focused on tinier particles called aerosols. These can linger in the air for minutes to hours, and spread through a room and build up in concentration if ventilation is poor, posing a potential risk of infection if inhaled.

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1,362 new Illinois coronavirus cases as Chicago adds four more states to travel quarantine list

Public health officials on Tuesday announced 1,362 more people have tested for COVID-19 in Illinois, the lowest number of new cases confirmed in a single day statewide in almost three weeks.

The latest coronavirus cases were detected among 45,624 tests submitted to the Illinois Department of Public Health, lowering the state’s average testing positivity rate over the last week to 3.6%. Tuesday’s daily caseload is the lowest since the state added 1,337 new cases Sept. 9.

The state has logged about 1,930 new cases of the virus each day this month, up from an average of 1,812 new cases per day in August.

But the state has also run almost 7,000 more coronavirus tests per day in September compared to last month, leading to falling positivity rates in most regions — and cautious optimism from Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s health team. Experts use the positivity rate to determine how quickly the

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Chicago Adds 4 States to Coronavirus Travel Order Requiring 14-Day Quarantine

The city of Chicago on Tuesday added four states to its emergency travel order requiring a 14-day quarantine.



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Chicago health officials added Kentucky, Wyoming, Texas, and Nevada to the list and did not remove any that were included in the previous week’s update, bringing the total number of states and territories to 23.

The full list now includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

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States are added to the list if they have “a case rate greater than 15 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 resident population, per day, over a 7-day rolling average.” If they fall below that threshold, they could be removed as well.

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Airlines brace for low Thanksgiving travel during coronavirus pandemic

  • The Thanksgiving weekend is the most important time of the year for US airlines.
  • However, bookings for November are down as much as 88% compared to this time last year, data from airline analysis firm OAG show.
  • Airlines are hoping for a surge in last-minute bookings, keeping with trends during the pandemic, but the industry remains in a tailspin as travel demand fails to sufficiently recover.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

 

Fresh off a weak summer travel season during which Americans largely hunkered at home or took to the roads, America’s airlines have a new looming disaster ahead of them: a soft Thanksgiving and holiday travel season.

New analyses by airline analytics firm OAG, along with data provided by Cirium and examined by Business Insider, show that the first holiday travel season of the COVID-19 pandemic may force carriers to make costly decisions as they gamble on whether

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Cruise Ship Coronavirus Outbreak Was False Alarm As Staff Tests Come Back Negative

All 12 crew members on a cruise ship in Greece who tested positive for the coronavirus have since had negative results.



a large building: The cruise ship 'Mein Schiff 3', operated by German tour operator TUI is seen at its dock in the harbour of the northern German city of Cuxhaven, on May 2, 2020. - Nearly 3,000 crew of a cruise ship belonging to German tourism giant TUI have been quarantined on board after one person tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the company said on May 1, 2020. (Photo by MORRIS MAC MATZEN / AFP) (Photo by M)


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The cruise ship ‘Mein Schiff 3’, operated by German tour operator TUI is seen at its dock in the harbour of the northern German city of Cuxhaven, on May 2, 2020. – Nearly 3,000 crew of a cruise ship belonging to German tourism giant TUI have been quarantined on board after one person tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the company said on May 1, 2020. (Photo by MORRIS MAC MATZEN / AFP) (Photo by M)

Routine tests were performed on 150 out of 666 members of staff from the Mein Schiff 6 vessel operated by Tui Cruises, with 12 coming back positive on Monday.

Since then, two additional rounds of COVID-19 tests have come back with negative results, Tui Cruises

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Coronavirus in SC: Here are Thursday’s updates

Greenville News and Spartanburg Herald Journal
Published 5:43 a.m. ET Sept. 24, 2020 | Updated 5:47 a.m. ET Sept. 28, 2020

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Note: The coronavirus outbreak is a rapidly developing event, and this story contains information that was only updated through Sept. 24, 2020. Some of the information here may have changed because of the breaking nature of the pandemic; updates are reflected in more current stories. For our the latest on the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on South Carolina visit greenvillenews.com, independentmail.com. or goupstate.com.

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DHEC announces Thursday’s numbers

On Thursday, DHEC announced 664 new confirmed cases and 16 additional confirmed deaths in South Carolina. These numbers bring the total number of confirmed cases to 139,021 and confirmed deaths to 3,097.

The total number of individual test

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CDC Offers Thanksgiving Guidelines, Calls Travel And Big Gatherings ‘High Risk’ Activities That Can Spread Coronavirus

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Traveling long distances, big family gatherings, watching parades and sports in person – these are all traditional Thanksgiving activities. However, this year, the CDC says they are all among the highest risk activities for spreading coronavirus.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention released their Thanksgiving guidelines Monday.

According to the CDC, travel increases the risk of “getting and spreading” COVID-19.

Instead, they recommend gathering around the dinner table with the immediate family in your household and connecting virtually in order to share holiday dinner with loved ones who live farther away.

If you want others to attend dinner, the CDC says hosting a small outdoor dinner gathering is safer than being indoors, but still falls under “moderate risk” activities.

The CDC also recommends “preparing traditional family recipes for family and neighbors, especially those at higher risk of severe illness from

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