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Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, becomes tourism hot spot

Forget the Great Wall of China, Shanghai’s Disneyland, and Xi’an’s Terracotta Warriors.

The Chinese city pulling in the most visitors these days is Wuhan, the infamous epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.

The capital of the landlocked Hubei province drew thousands of tourists during the country’s Golden Week celebration in October, easily outpacing its competitors. The city’s renewed popularity is a major boon for Chinese President Xi Jinping and underscores his response to a pandemic that has continued to cripple countries around the world.

“Beijing has this narrative that its handling of the coronavirus shows its superiority to Western governments,

China closely monitoring situation in tourist hot spot, East Asia News & Top Stories

BEIJING • China reported 24 new coronavirus cases yesterday, up from 13 cases a day earlier, while the authorities were monitoring possible contacts in the tourism hot spot of Hainan.

There were five local cases and 19 imported infections on Saturday, according to a statement by the National Health Commission.

The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, fell to 14 from 17 a day earlier.

As at Saturday, China had 86,725 confirmed Covid-19 cases. The death toll remained at 4,634.

Two tourists visiting Sanya in Hainan, China’s southernmost island province, were found to

Tourist hot spot Bali to stay closed to foreign visitors for rest of 2020 as coronavirus continues to spread, SE Asia News & Top Stories

DENPASAR (BLOOMBERG) – The Indonesian island of Bali will remain closed to foreign visitors for the rest of 2020 after the authorities postponed a plan to welcome back international tourists from Sept 11 as the coronavirus continues to spread.

“The Indonesian government couldn’t reopen its doors to foreign travellers until the end of 2020 as we remain a red zone,” Bali Governor I Wayan Koster said in a statement. “The situation is not conducive to allowing foreign tourists to come to Indonesia, including to Bali.”

After some success in containment early on, Bali’s infection rate jumped in June as migrant

Las Vegas May Be A Superspreader Hot Spot, New Study Suggests

It looks like what happens in Vegas isn’t staying in Vegas.

Travelers returning from the Covid-19 hot spot are potentially spreading the virus to virtually every state in the nation, according to a new mobility data study conducted on behalf of the non-profit investigative news organization ProPublica.

The findings highlight the connection between travelers and the spread of the virus during the pandemic.

The ProPublica study looked at a total of 12 days of cellphone data in three batches: four days

How traditions helped Bali avoid becoming a virus hot spot

Bali, the resort island popular with backpackers, was always seen as a fertile ground for the coronavirus as millions of foreign tourists flock to its beaches. But it is today being touted as a model by Indonesian authorities in tackling the pandemic.

The success in curbing the virus has come with the help of about 1,500 traditional village committees with considerable sway over the majority Hindu residents, according to Gov. Wayan Koster. The island with a population of 4.2 million has reported just four virus-related deaths and 337 confirmed cases for a fatality rate of 1.2 percent, far below the