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‘China’s Hawaii’ thrown into lockdown

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It’s Dubbed “China’s Hawaii” for its Sandy beaches and high end hotels, now it’s a hotspot

The popular resort city of Sanya, on China’s tropical Hainan Island, has been thrown into Covid-19 lockdown.

Approximately 80,000 tourists remain stranded in the popular holiday destination, according to the Deputy mayor He Shigang.

Upwards of 800 cases have been reported so far, making it the latest hotspot.

From August 6, tourists are required to stay in the region for seven days and clear five covid tests before leaving.

80 per cent of flights leaving the area have been cancelled, all public transport has been halted, and peoples movements now being heavily restricted.

The city has been divided into medium and high risk zones, in an attempt to curb the growing number of cases.

However, the lockdown comes at the peak of summer tourism.

Authorities are working around the clock to help stranded travellers by offering them half-price discounts on hotels.

Mass testing has now begun, with reports tourists are queuing for up to 90 minutes.

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Nintendo’s live presentation sets the stage to end the financial year with a bang

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PlayStation 5 has received a fresh Discord update, enhancing your social gaming experience. Connect with friends, join voice chats, and stay in the loop directly from your console.

Prepare for a thrilling showcase packed with game reveals, exclusive trailers, and updates on your favourite Nintendo franchises.

Whether you’re a fan of Mario, Zelda, or new indie titles, this Direct promises to deliver something for everyone. Mark your calendars and get ready for a gaming extravaganza!

Emily Leaney joins to discuss the latest.

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U.S. advocates for tobacco-style warning labels on social media platforms

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In an attempt to safeguard adolescent mental health, the U.S. Surgeon General has advocated for the implementation of warning labels on social media platforms.

On this episode of Ticker Hot Shots – U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy looks to implement warnings on social media platforms, Adobe get sued over hidden payments, a micro-EV slots into the urban market and the Pope attends G7 to warn over the use of AI.

Ticker’s Mike Loder and Veronica Dudo discuss. #featured #trending

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China & Australia are working to strengthen ties amid panda and wine diplomacy

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Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Chinese Premier Li Li Qiang engaged in discussions concerning trade relations and human rights during a recent diplomatic meeting.

The talks aimed to address key issues affecting the economic and political relationship between the two nations.

Albanese emphasised the importance of maintaining a constructive dialogue despite recent tensions, highlighting Australia’s commitment to fostering mutually beneficial trade partnerships with China.

Professor Tim Harcourt from UTS joins to discuss. #featured #trending #global view

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