Coronavirus closes attractions and cancels events

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — In the Chinese province of Fujian, a six-story hotel building collapsed. According to authorities, it was used to quarantine patients with coronavirus. In total, 70 people lived in the hotel. More than 20 were saved. Emergency services are available on site.

Meanwhile, the number of cases of the virus in Europe is growing. All over the world they close attractions and cancel mass events.

In the near future, at least foreign tourists may stop visiting the Taj Mahal in India. This is the mayor of Agra. He demands that the Indian government generally restrict access to attractions to foreigners until the situation with coronavirus straightens out.

In Italy, a coronavirus was found in one of the members of the ruling party. The Secretary of the Democratic Party of Italy, Nicola Zingaretti, wrote on Facebook that the doctors diagnosed him with a coronavirus, so he is still at home.

In Australia, shop visitors staged a fight over toilet paper. Authorities made statements several times that the situation with the virus and essential goods is under control. New South Wales Police Inspector Andrew New even asked people not to panic in stores, like in the movie “Mad Max Under the Thunderdome”. But just in case, the population is trying to stock up on all the goods in a row.

And in the UK, authorities recommended retirees to refrain from going to football matches. It is known that a new disease is especially dangerous for men over sixty.
The National Basketball Association of the United States, as a precaution, is considering an option in which all spectators will no longer be allowed to attend matches.

Some basketball players say that they will not come either. According to the Los Angeles Lakers striker James LeBron, he is played for fans. What is the point then, if there are no fans in the stands.

On board the cruise ship Grand Princess off the coast of California, a coronavirus was found in 21 people! According to CNN, passengers learned about this from the news – after a statement by US Vice President Mike Pence.

“Tests for coronavirus were taken from 46 people. 21 were positive, 24 were negative. And one more is still in doubt. Among those infected, there were 19 crew members and two passengers,” Pence said.

The captain has already apologized for not reporting this first. On board – a little more than three and a half thousand people, including four Russians.

US authorities have officially announced that in the near future some ultramodern test systems will be at the disposal of the population, which will immediately help to identify who is sick and who is not. Praising the tests, US President Donald Trump for some reason decided to compare them with his communication with the President of Ukraine, because of which the American leader was almost impeached. He says the development came out just as flawless.

“Everyone who needs a test will be able to do it. The tests are as perfect as my letter and the transcript of my conversation was, isn’t it? Maybe not as perfect, but still good,” Trump said.

About the finished test systems say the Chinese authorities. The development belongs to local scientists, clinical trials were held in Wuhan. Similar systems are developed in the EU countries. Three sets have already been delivered to Italy, Austria and the Netherlands.
It is also reported that in China more than 78 million rural labor migrants returned to their jobs – those who extended the holidays because of the spread of the disease.

In Saudi Arabia, due to the threat of the virus, the Al-Haram Mosque, where the Kaaba, one of the main Muslim shrines, is located the other day, was closed. Sanitation was carried out in the mosque and today it was again opened for pilgrims. It is unclear how long. The kingdom also began to restrict the entry of pilgrims from the states where the coronavirus was recorded.


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