Southwest Airlines Delays and Cancels Hundreds of Flights a Third Day

The headaches began with problems with a weather data supplier on Monday, then technical issues on Tuesday, all of which spilled over into Wednesday.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #computers-and-the-internet, #delays-transportation, #southwest-airlines-company, #travel-and-vacations

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Newer Planes Are Providing Airlines a Trove of Useful Data

During the pandemic, older aircraft have been retired, resulting in a fleet that can collect more information about emissions and safety.

#airasia, #airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #artificial-intelligence, #biometrics, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #mobile-applications

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Lippold’s Soaring Lincoln Center Sculpture Lands at La Guardia

Richard Lippold’s “Orpheus and Apollo,” removed from an atrium in 2014, will be seen on a grand scale at La Guardia Airport.

#airports, #art, #geffen-david-hall-manhattan-ny, #goldberger-paul, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #lippold-richard, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #sculpture

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Air Travel Is Already Back to Normal in Some Places. Here’s Where.

While airports in major cities are still struggling, some smaller airports that are vacation destinations are busier than before the pandemic.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #key-west-fla, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations

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Nearly 200 Baby Tortoises Are Seized at Galápagos Airport

The tortoises were found on Sunday wrapped in plastic inside a red suitcase that was bound for mainland Ecuador. A police officer has been taken into custody, the authorities said.

#airports, #ecuador, #galapagos-ecological-airport, #galapagos-islands, #galapagos-national-park-ecuador, #guayaquil-ecuador, #smuggling, #turtles-and-tortoises, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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‘Serial Stowaway’ Is Arrested at O’Hare (Again), 2 Days After TV Confessional

Marilyn Hartman, a 69-year-old woman notorious for sneaking aboard flights, was arrested on Tuesday in Chicago. Her lawyer suggested that she was set off by a recent TV news report about her.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #chicago-ill, #hartman-marilyn, #mental-health-and-disorders, #ohare-international-airport-chicago-ill, #security-and-warning-systems, #transportation-security-administration, #trespassing

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Air Force Training Jet Crashes in Alabama, Killing 2

The T-38 was assigned to the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi and went down in a wooded area near the Montgomery Regional Airport, officials said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #alabama, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #military-aircraft, #montgomery-ala

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5 Things N.Y.C. Wants From Biden to Transform Transportation

Transit agencies pummeled by the pandemic are pushing the new administration to fund projects stalled in the Trump years.

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Testing Requirement Is the Latest Curveball for the Travel Industry

The United States now requires a negative coronavirus test for all arriving international travelers, which has hotels adding testing suites and airlines enhancing mobile apps with health features.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #bahama-islands, #caribbean-area, #casa-de-campo-la-romana-dominican-republic-hotel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #mexico, #mobile-applications, #tests-medical, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #turkish-airlines, #united-airlines

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‘Notorious’ Port Authority Bus Terminal May Get a $10 Billion Overhaul

After years of study and debate, there is finally a proposal to rebuild the Midtown Manhattan eyesore from the ground up.

#airports, #buses, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depaul-university, #infrastructure-public-works, #new-york-city, #port-authority-bus-terminal-manhattan-ny, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #transit-systems, #transportation

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California Man Lived Undetected at O’Hare Airport for 3 Months, Officials Say

Aditya Singh was arrested and charged with impersonation in a restricted area of the airport and theft of less than $500.

#airport-security, #airports, #chicago-ill, #crime-and-criminals, #impostors-criminal, #ohare-international-airport-chicago-ill, #singh-aditya

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Disneyland as a Vaccination Site? Airports as Test Centers? The Travel Industry Pitches In

Devastated by the pandemic, many travel companies have become part of an ad hoc relief effort.

#airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disneyland-anaheim-calif, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Air Cargo Construction Is Booming, Thanks to Amazon

Airports across the United States are devoting more space to freight shipments as online shopping surges in the pandemic.

#airports, #amazon-com-inc, #anchorage-alaska, #building-construction, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #fedex-corporation, #freight-cargo, #kentucky, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-commercial, #san-bernardino-calif, #united-parcel-service-inc

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Closing of Air Traffic Control Center for Virus Cleaning Halts Flights in Dallas

Covid cases at F.A.A. center in Fort Worth lead to ripples of delays and diverted flights across the country.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dallas-love-field-dallas-tex, #dallas-fort-worth-international-airport, #delays-transportation, #federal-aviation-administration

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Explosion Reported at Yemen Airport as New Government Arrives

The blast, which killed at least 16 people and wounded 60 more, took place just before a plane carrying cabinet officials landed at the Aden airport.

#aden-yemen, #airports, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #deaths-fatalities, #hadi-abdu-rabbu-mansour, #houthis, #politics-and-government, #saudi-arabia, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #yemen

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​E.U. Reveals ​Openness to a No-Deal Brexit

The measures, which require British agreement, would cover air and road travel, freight and fishing for six months, to prevent immediate chaos should the transition period end without a trade pact.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #european-commission, #european-union, #fishing-commercial, #freight-cargo, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roads-and-traffic

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Qatar Charges Doha Airport Police Over Strip-Search of Female Passengers

Officials said they had identified the mother of a baby abandoned at the airport, and were seeking to extradite the women in order to charge her with attempted murder.

#airports, #australia, #child-abandonment, #doha-qatar, #qatar, #search-and-seizure, #women-and-girls

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Travel and Coronavirus Testing: Your Questions Answered

Taking a test is the best way to assure yourself and others that you aren’t spreading the virus. Here’s what you need to know.

#airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #tests-medical, #travel-and-vacations

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‘Goodfellas,’ the Sequel? 4 Arrested in $6 Million Heist at J.F.K. Airport

The men used fake paperwork to steal more than 4,000 Prada, Gucci and Chanel items from a cargo area at the airport, prosecutors say.

#airport-security, #airports, #chanel-sa, #goodfellas-movie, #gucci, #hermes-international-sa, #katz-melinda-r, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #new-jersey, #newark-liberty-international-airport-nj, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #prada-spa, #queens-nyc, #robberies-and-thefts

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Qatar Apologizes for Airport Strip Searches and Pursues Charges

The government called the invasive examinations of women on 10 flights at Doha’s airport this month “wholly inconsistent with Qatar’s culture and values.”

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #women-and-girls

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Welcome Home! Now Go Straight to Quarantine (or Not)

Some cities put international travelers under strict observation for signs of coronavirus infection. Others barely notice when they land. Dispatches from seven arrival halls.

#airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hong-kong, #london-england, #masks, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #seoul-south-korea, #sydney-australia

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New Airport, Beleaguered Symbol of ‘Irreverent’ Berlin, Is Opening at Long Last

Nine years late and $4 billion over budget, the airport is already outdated. Repeated blunders dented the image of German efficiency, but the “poor but sexy” capital has long been a bit different.

#airports, #berlin-germany, #berlin-brandenburg-international-airport, #cold-war-era, #engineering-and-engineers, #germany, #kornblum-john-c, #politics-and-government

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That Airport Spa? It’s a Coronavirus Testing Clinic

XpresSpa used to offer pedicures and chair massages at airports. Now it’s in the coronavirus testing business.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #newark-liberty-international-airport-nj, #north-america, #spas, #tests-medical

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Trump Resumes the Rallies He Cherishes, but Covid Vexes His Plans

With hyperbole and falsehoods, the president has increased stops at airports that resemble campaign rallies, his favorite type of politicking. But Nevada said the events violated health restrictions and canceled two rallies there.

#airports, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #masks, #michigan, #nevada, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Runway Lights Failed, So Villagers Used Their Headlights to Aid an Airlift

A child was waiting to be flown to Anchorage, but the pilot of a LifeMed Alaska flight could not see the runway at the airport in Igiugig, Alaska, officials said.

#airlifts, #airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #all-terrain-vehicles-atv, #anchorage-alaska, #pilots, #rural-areas

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As Amenities Sit Unused, Airports Reconsider Their Design

Airports have some of the most lucrative square footage in the world, but the pandemic has crushed that calculus.

#airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #real-estate-commercial, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional

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Welcome Back to Germany. Now Take Your Free Coronavirus Test.

The country’s capacity to make testing efficient, affordable and available has distinguished it. Now, to head off a potential second wave, it’s testing anyone returning from a “hot zone” on entry.

#airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #europe, #germany, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #travel-and-vacations

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See for Yourself: How Airplanes Are Cleaned Today

Airlines are fine-tuning their cleaning procedures — where they clean, how frequently and with which tools. This is what the new processes look like.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #american-airlines, #cleansers-detergents-and-soaps, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #southwest-airlines-company, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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Conflict Over a Rental Car Leads to Elusive A.T.M. Skimming Suspect

He had more than 20 aliases and usually wore a mask. In the end, it was losing his temper with workers at the airport that led to his arrest, prosecutors said.

#airports, #alaska, #anchorage-alaska, #automated-teller-machines, #automobile-renting-and-leasing, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #counterfeit-money-and-financial-instruments, #robberies-and-thefts

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What to Know About N.Y.’s Traveler Restrictions

The state is trying to track visitors from 19 states, who now must fill out a form with their travel plans. Enforcing quarantine will still be tricky.

#action-park, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #mulvihill-andy, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #rossen-jake-author

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New York Confronts Second-Wave Risk: Visitors From Florida and Texas

Gov. Cuomo is worried about travelers from the Sun Belt who are infected with the virus — and about New Yorkers who might let down their guard.

#airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cuomo-andrew-m, #fines-penalties, #new-york-state, #quarantines, #states-us, #travel-warnings

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Best Guess on When Business Travel Will Recover? It Could be Years

Until companies are sure they can protect workers’ health, one analyst said, “they won’t want to take the responsibility and risk of sending them back on the road.”

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airlines-reporting-corp, #airports, #american-express-company, #business-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #enterprise-holdings-inc, #hilton-worldwide-holdings-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #rti-international, #shutdowns-institutional

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From ‘Disgraceful’ to ‘Breathtaking’: La Guardia’s $4 Billion Makeover

An airport long regarded as among the least inviting in the United States unveils an airy, art-filled terminal.

#airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cotton-rick, #cuomo-andrew-m, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #new-york-city, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #queens-nyc, #restoration-and-renovation

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Flying Was Once Routine. During the Pandemic, It’s a Feat.

Masks, health checks, even worse food. Long distance travel may never be the same.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deutsche-lufthansa-ag, #dulles-international-airport-washington-dc, #frankfurt-germany, #frankfurt-airport, #quarantines, #united-airlines, #vermont

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What Will It Take to Reopen the World to Travel?

Above all, it’s trust. Countries are rebuilding relationships under enormous economic pressure, while keeping a wary eye on a virus that’s not going away soon.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #auckland-new-zealand, #australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #tests-medical, #travel-and-vacations

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Airlines Say It’s Safe to Travel. But Is It?

They’re requiring masks, taking temperatures and speeding check-ins. But as one travel expert put it, “So much is uncertain right now.”

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #biometrics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-air-transport-assn, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear

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Thinking About Flying? Here’s What You Need to Know Now

Airplane travel is inching back, but staying safe remains a concern. Here’s how to think about approaching a trip.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #travel-and-vacations

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Pakistanis Await Grim Word on IDs of Plane Crash Victims

Officials were using DNA samples to identify many of the 97 bodies pulled from rubble and smoldering wreckage after a flight went down in a congested neighborhood near Karachi.

#airports, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #jinnah-international-airport-karachi-pakistan, #karachi-pakistan, #pakistan, #pakistan-international-airlines, #rescues

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Hertz, Car Rental Pioneer, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The company, which had amassed a large debt, has been devastated by the sharp drop in travel during the pandemic.

#airports, #automobile-renting-and-leasing, #automobiles, #avis-budget-group-inc, #bankruptcies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #hertz-global-holdings-inc, #icahn-carl-c, #marinello-kathryn-v

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What Flying This Summer Will Look Like

New security and health policies at airports and on planes will make traveling this summer a bit stranger and, officials hope, safer.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #american-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #memorial-day, #shutdowns-institutional, #southwest-airlines-company, #summer-season, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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Solo for Flute, Airport Terminal and One Listener

A lucky group of concertgoers experienced live music for the first time since lockdown, in a series of ultra-intimate recitals.

#airports, #classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #stuttgart-germany, #swr-symphony-orchestra

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California’s Plan to Trace Travelers for Virus Faltered When Overwhelmed, Study Finds

Identifying and tracing air passengers from high-risks countries is useful when begun early, a C.D.C. study found, but California’s effort came too late.

#airports, #california, #california-department-of-public-health, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #preventive-medicine, #quarantines, #your-feed-science

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Southwest Flight Hits and Kills Person on Austin Airport Runway

Flight 1392 landed at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Thursday night and tried to avoid the collision, the airline said. Medical teams said the person died at the scene.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #austin-tex, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #federal-aviation-administration, #southwest-airlines-company

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They’re Still Working at the Airports, and They’re Scared

At least 17 workers at New York’s airports have died from the coronavirus, and dozens more have been infected.

#airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #local-32bj, #lsg-sky-chefs, #new-york-city, #organized-labor, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #unite-here, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Few Travelers, Few Flights and Now, a Total Airport Shutdown

Westchester County Airport, north of New York City, is closing temporarily, using the time to complete long-planned construction.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pittsburgh-international-airport, #westchester-county-ny, #westchester-county-airport

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Business Travel Has Stopped. No One Knows When It Will Come Back.

But one thing is certain: It will be changed. Airports, airlines and hotels will be taking new precautions, experts predict. And conferences will eventually return.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #business-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #deutsche-lufthansa-ag, #global-business-travel-assn, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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Now Arriving at La Guardia Airport: One Passenger

New York’s three major airports are operating at about 5% of their normal traffic, with terminals that are eerily silent.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #business-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cotton-rick, #delta-air-lines-inc, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #newark-liberty-international-airport-nj, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #shopping-and-retail, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Major Airports Are Eerily Silent

New York’s three major airports are operating at about 5% of their normal traffic, with terminals that are eerily silent.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #business-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cotton-rick, #delta-air-lines-inc, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #newark-liberty-international-airport-nj, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #shopping-and-retail, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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As Online Buying Surges, So Do Noisy Cargo Flights

Cargo capacity has been expanding at some airports, disturbing the peace and routines of people who live nearby. Official channels offer scant recourse.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aviation-administration, #fedex-corporation, #freight-cargo, #law-and-legislation, #logan-international-airport-boston-mass, #noise, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states

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430,000 People Have Traveled From China to U.S. Since Coronavirus Surfaced

There were 1,300 direct flights to 17 cities before President Trump’s travel restrictions. Since then, nearly 40,000 Americans and other authorized travelers have made the trip, some this past week and many with spotty screening.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #chicago-ill, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #epidemics, #little-rock-ark, #los-angeles-calif, #newark-nj, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #san-francisco-calif, #seattle-wash, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #wuhan-china

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