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The Coronavirus Is Hurting Travel, So Greece Has Begun Offering Virtual Tourism

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Greece is looking at enormous losses in a main industry due to COVID-19. Authorities have launched a website for virtual visits “until we can all be together in person again,” a tourism official says.

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Trapped By The Coronavirus Pandemic, Congress Tries New Ways Of Legislating From Home

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Congress left for an extended recess as a result of the coronavirus outbreak and may not return for several weeks. Lawmakers say their days have turned into a blur of conference calls and video chats.