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‘Desperate’ Fiji eyes virus-free tourism bubble

Tourism-reliant Fiji has proposed a “travel bubble” to welcome visitors from virus-free countries, as the South Pacific holiday hotspot desperately tries to revive its stalled economy.

Without streams of international travellers flocking to their palm-fringed shores, tens of thousands of Fijians such as Ben Danford have been left without work.

Danford who was laid off from his job as a river guide after borders closed in March, said he and his former colleagues were scraping a living as best they could.

“All of the guys now are focusing on farming, planting root crops and selling them for daily needs and

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White House eyes travel from Mexico as source of virus spike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is floating a theory that travel from Mexico may be contributing to a new wave of coronavirus infections, rather than states’ efforts to reopen their economies.

The notion was discussed at some length during a meeting of the administration’s coronavirus task force in the White House Situation Room Thursday that focused, in part, on identifying commonalities between new outbreaks, according to two administration officials familiar with the discussions.

COVID-19 cases are currently rising in nearly half of states across the country, according to an Associated Press analysis. That includes Arizona, where hospitals have been

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