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Wyndham, the world's largest hotel brand, has temporarily closed 70% of its hotels in China in response to the coronavirus outbreak

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has temporarily closed approximately 70% of its 1,500 hotels in China in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Wyndham joins other major hotel brands, including Hilton and Best Western, that have shuttered hotels in China.
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Wyndham Hotels has temporarily closed approximately 1,000, or 70%, of its 1,500 hotels in China in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Wyndham CEO Geoff Ballotti said on an earnings call with investors on...
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A company in Vietnam has been making masks out of toilet paper amid the coronavirus outbreak. Authorities are considering the highest penalty possible for the offense

A company in Vietnam has been making masks out of toilet paper amid the coronavirus outbreak. Authorities are considering the highest penalty possible for the offense

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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A company in Hanoi, Vietnam, has been producing face masks made out of toilet paper, authorities discovered on Wednesday.
The manufacturer, Viet Han Company Ltd, faces high penalties. Before the discovery, officials found and seized roughly 140,000 masks.
Sixteen cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Vietnam. Face-mask demand has surged and production is up after authorities said the country needs to produce 10 million masks per day.
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Amid coronavirus outbreak, the world casino hub of Macau pursues economic revitalization

Amid coronavirus outbreak, the world casino hub of Macau pursues economic revitalization

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Macau, a semi-autonomous Chinese state, hopes to revitalize its economy after the coronavirus outbreak subsides.
It will give permanent residents the equivalent of $375 each in a bid to keep local businesses afloat.
"The intention is to help enterprises survive through consumption," said Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai-nong.
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Macau will give permanent residents 2.2 billion patacas, equivalent to $274.9 million, to boost its economy once the deadly coronavirus outbreak subsides, according to officials.
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