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Bad Bunny tests positive for coronavirus after canceled AMA performance

Reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his representative said Monday.

The announcement came a day after the musician won favorite male Latin artist and favorite Latin album for “YHLQMDLG” at the American Music Awards.

Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Martínez Ocasio, was scheduled to sing his hit, “Dákiti,” with Jhay Cortez at the event but canceled without explanation, leaving many fans disappointed. The singer, however, presented the award for favorite Latin female artist remotely.

Publicist Sujeylee Solá told The Associated Press that Bad Bunny wasn’t showing any major symptoms as of Monday. She did not provide further details, saying only that the musician was not granting any interviews.

Last week, the singer won best reggaeton performance on Thursday for “Yo Perreo Sola” at the Latin Grammys. He also won both artist and songwriter of the year in October at the Billboard Latin Music

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Emmy-Winning Pili Montilla’s New Project – ‘Fun for Life Radio’ on DASH – Prescribes Effective Remedy for Coronavirus Pandemic Blues

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Fun For Life Radio is the newest station on Dash Radio, streaming an eclectic mix of captivating talk and discover-worthy tunes. “The station was created by Fun For Life Entertainment Group to not only enable the company’s constellation of artists and influencers to more fully connect with their audiences, but also to provide comfort and intellectual enrichment to stressed-out homebound listeners,” shares FFLR’s Emmy award-winning TV Host & producer Pili Montilla, who also hosts Truth and Tunes with Pili Montillaon the station. The timing couldn’t be better, as media consumption has risen due to the stress of the coronavirus pandemic, and working from home means more time for people to engage with entertainment and particularly radio according to Nielsen Music. There has also been a significant boost in radio listening due to a surge in smart speaker

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Boris Johnson replaces coronavirus lockdown with tiered restrictions until Spring

  • Boris Johnson announces that the national coronavirus lockdown will end on December 3.
  • He tells the House of Commons that it will be replaced with a new three-tier system across England, which will last until Spring.
  • Non-essential retail will be allowed to re-open while spectator sports and religious services will also be able to resume.
  • However, household mixing indoors will remain banned across most of England.
  • Johnson confirmed that a UK-wide announcement that households will be able to mix for a number of days over the Christmas period should be expected later this week.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that national coronavirus restrictions will be relaxed from December 3, with a new series of tiered restrictions being implemented across England.

Under the new restrictions, which are due to last at least until March, household mixing will remain banned for most people in

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Coronavirus testing panic grips Shanghai airport

“Just let me go,” shouts one man in the crowd. “I don’t want to die here,” cries out another.

The reason that more than 17,000 employees were sealed inside Shanghai’s main airport on Sunday? Seven cases of the novel coronavirus linked to the cargo unit.

By Monday morning, Shanghai was back on message, with local officials announcing that 17,719 airport cargo workers had been tested for the virus in one night. All of the 11,544 results received so far came back negative, they said. Official videos showed workers waiting in orderly lines for testing, set to soothing piano music.

Left unanswered was where the workers are now. An airport spokesman declined to say on Monday if they were still in the airport, taken to quarantine, or allowed to go home.

Earlier at a news conference, officials blamed a cargo flight from North America as the possible source of the outbreak,

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Forex Markets: Coronavirus, dollar

U.S. hundred dollar bills lie in a stash.

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The U.S. dollar marked time on Monday as the prospect of an early rollout of coronavirus vaccines was offset by concerns about economic restrictions to control the spread of the virus, leaving safe-haven assets in limbo.

A holiday in Japan also made for sparse liquidity and made investors reluctant to test major chart barriers on a number of dollar pairs.

The euro was hovering at $1.1858, having repeatedly failed to break above the $1.1993 resistance level last week. It needs to clear the November top of $1.1919 to extend its uptrend.

Analysts at Capital Economics are bullish on the single currency’s longer-term outlook.

“We think that the exchange rate will rise further over the next few years against a backdrop of lower euro-zone stability risks; an increased real yield gap between the euro-zone and the

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Coronavirus limits travel to total solar eclipse in Chile, Argentina

If it sounds like an otherworldly experience, that’s because it’s sure to be. It’s one that thousands have eagerly been preparing for leading up to a Dec. 14 total solar eclipse that will track across Chile and Argentina.

But few will be able to go, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic which have limited travel before the once-in-a-lifetime celestial spectacle.

Even veteran eclipse chasers such as Jay Pasachoff, a professor of astronomy at Williams College, say this year’s eclipse is far from a routine venture for those even able to go.

“This year is the worst,” Pasachoff said.

He’s one of three people globally to hold the world record for eclipse-chasing, having witnessed 35 total solar eclipses since his first in 1959. That one, which he and fellow classmates in his freshman seminar viewed from a plane, left him hooked on what would be a lifelong addiction.

“Each time it gets

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Coronavirus vaccine polling numbers are mostly good news

Poll of the week: A new Gallup poll finds that 58% of Americans said they would get vaccinated against the coronavirus if there was an FDA-approved vaccine available right now at no cost.



Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine vials.


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Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine vials.

That’s up from mid-September when just 50% said they would get vaccinated.

What’s the point: There’s been mostly good news on the coronavirus vaccine front. Two separate vaccine makers (Moderna and Pfizer) say their vaccines are about 95% effective with no major safety concerns, and Pfizer has applied to the Food and Drug Administration for emergency authorization. The hope is that many people can begin to get immunized by April, according to the National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins.

A vaccine at this high efficiency could be a game changer.

A vaccine, however, isn’t worth much if Americans won’t actually get it. A look at the polling trendline

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N.Y.C. says 3 percent of its coronavirus tests reveal infections. Why does the state disagree?

A 3 percent positive rate in coronavirus testing is a critical threshold for New York City. It is the point at which the mayor shut down public schools last week. The governor says that a sustained 3 percent level in the city will result in banning indoor dining, closing gyms and hair salons, and placing a 25-person cap on attendance at houses of worship even as the holidays approach.

But as important as that 3 percent rate is, it seems the city and the state can’t agree on whether it has been reached.

That conflict has played out over the past week, with Mayor Bill de Blasio saying 3 percent has been breached, while Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said the positive test rate was well below that. Each relies on his own statistics, which are compiled and reported in different ways. And, it turns out, the state and city also

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Health experts urge against Thanksgiving gatherings as coronavirus cases explode nationwide

“If you look at the map of spread across the country, you can see the risk; it’s very visible. And moving through airports or travel hubs, I think that will increase people’s risk,” Tom Inglesby, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Even if they’re driving from point to point, unfortunately, we don’t know if we’re infected when we walk into a gathering.”

He referred to recent data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that said most infections are spread by people with no symptoms. The CDC, during its first news briefing in months on Thursday, recommended against traveling and gathering for Thanksgiving and said people should instead celebrate in their own households.

“The message for everyone is: You can’t assume you don’t have the virus, and you can’t assume the people whose homes you’re about to enter don’t have

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Hundreds gather to bury Serbia’s Patriarch, despite coronavirus surge

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Hundreds of mourners, including country’s president, gathered on Sunday for the funeral of the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, who died aged 90 after contracting COVID-19.

Authorities hoped to avoid Patriarch Irinej’s funeral becoming a place where coronavirus might spread.

Only Irinej’s relatives, clergy and dignitaries, including President Aleksandar Vucic and Milorad Dodik, the Serb member of Bosnia’s Presidency, were allowed inside the St. Sava church. Other mourners watched funeral rites on big screens outside.

Most members of the clergy performing funeral rites in the church were without masks, as well as some people outside. However, many of faithful who gathered outside wore masks and tried to maintain a distance from each other.

Irinej tested positive for coronavirus on Nov. 4 and died on Friday.

He had attended the Nov. 1 funeral of Metropolitan Amfilohije, the Serbian Orthodox Church’s senior cleric in Montenegro, who also died

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