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South Dakota braces for ‘almost non-existent’ 2020 tourism season due to COVID-19 | Local News

The COVID-19 pandemic has almost completely shut down tourism in South Dakota, one of the state’s largest industries.

The loss of visitors now and potentially into the summer tourism season threatens to cut off a vital economic lifeline for businesses and their employees and eliminate a major source of sales tax revenues that fund operations of cities and state government.

Gov. Kristi Noem has said the pandemic and efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, such as social distancing and foreign travel restrictions, would likely continue through May, when infections are expected to peak in South Dakota. The

The Latest: PGA Tour Series-China canceled due to virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

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The PGA Tour Series-China season has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Greg Carlson, executive director of the China-based tour, said attempts to move the qualifying tournaments to other sites in Asia were not practical, and restricted access into mainland China made it too difficult to stage tournaments in 2020.

“It’s a disappointment, but I know our players and fans understand – given the continuing evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic – staging a tour based in China with players from five different continents is