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

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2020/04/03/ap_20085462256512_wide-bd8030566f4782b7b040348e2840947f66116df5.jpg?s=600’ alt=’The Acropolis is one of Greece’s most popular tourist attractions. More than 32 million foreign tourists visited Greece last year.’/>

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

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2020/04/03/ap_19078797636998_wide-4d3e4b2d796526cd8a33d26aadb45fc65ca978c3.jpg?s=600’ alt=’Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., at a news conference in Philadelphia in 2019. Now that lawmakers have left for an extended recess amid the coronavirus pandemic, Scanlon hosted a kid’s town hall over the phone.’/>

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.

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