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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

Tourist hot spot Bali to remain closed to foreigners for 2020, SE Asia News & Top Stories

DENPASAR • The Indonesian island of Bali will remain closed to foreign visitors for the rest of this year 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 Wayan Koster said in a statement. “The situation is not conducive to allowing foreign tourists to come to Indonesia, including to Bali.”

A decision on when foreign tourism could resume would depend on the “assessment of the situation

MDI hospital warns COVID-19 could be circulating undetected in tourist hot spot

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The hospital closest to the tourist hot spot Acadia National Park is warning that there are likely undetected cases of the coronavirus in the area, which millions of travelers visit each year.

Mount Desert Island Hospital said Friday that it’s only recently recorded its first positive test results in

Tourist Hot Spot Benidorm, Spain Reinvents Itself for Coronavirus Era

Levante Beach in Benidorm after the town’s beaches were reopened.

Photographer: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Few places are as tied to mass tourism as the Spanish resort town of Benidorm. It’s often dubbed the birthplace of package tours, and on a typical summer day its broad beaches, towering hotels, and palm-lined promenades are jammed with visitors seeking sun and surf. This year it’s been more about silence and social distance.

So in mid-July, as Ramón Martínez watched the first mask-clad guests enter his 320-room Hotel Presidente after four months of lockdown, he was overwhelmed with emotion—akin to