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‘It was so crazy’: Man grabs shark with bare hands on Delaware beach in viral video


Daniella Medina, Salisbury Daily Times

June 24, 2020, 11:45 AM CDT

SALISBURY, Md. — A swimmer was caught on camera handling a shark off Cape Henlopen State Park Beach in Delaware last weekend.

The video, shared on Facebook by Delaware native Rachael Foster, depicts a man grabbing onto the shark, trying to unhook the shark after it had been caught. The video yielded a combined 200,000 views on Facebook and TikTok.

“Everyone started yelling, ‘Shark, shark, get out of the water!’” Foster said. “It was so crazy, like a movie. Like Jaws.”

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Coronavirus in the Maldives: The couple trapped on never-ending honeymoon


But when they tried to return, they found themselves trapped
But when they tried to return, they found themselves trapped

It began with a wedding in Egypt’s capital Cairo on 6 March: eight years after they first met, 36-year-old Khaled and Peri, 35, married in front of their friends and families.

A few days later, the Dubai-based couple left for Cancún, Mexico, with barely a worry in the world: coronavirus seemed a distant concern, as it had yet to fully spread across the globe.

So while the couple were careful to avoid crowded places, they say they “never expected” travel restrictions to affect their plans.

But by the time they were returning home to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) via Turkey on 19 March, the full scale was becoming apparent.

“While we were on the plane we had access to internet and then we started getting messages from people ‘Are you going to be able to get to Dubai? There’s a new law, they’re banning expats,'” Peri told the BBC.

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Their only option was to fly to a new "honeymoon" destination, the Maldives
Their only option was to fly to a new “honeymoon” destination, the Maldives
Their two month trip has been far from what they thought when they left for Mexico
Their two month trip has been far from what they thought when they left for Mexico

Cruise Ship Workers Stranded for Months Onboard Stage Hunger Strike


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Inside Edition CBS. May 19, 2020, 5:30 PM CDT 0:04 2:08   Cruise Ship Workers Stranded for Months Onboard Stage Hunger Strike

More than two months after the cruise ship industry was brought to a halt over the coronavirus pandemic, 100,000 crew members are still stranded on board across the world. It’s an increasingly desperate situation for many of the workers worried they won’t be able to make it home for a long time. On one Royal Caribbean ship, 15 workers staged a hunger strike. At least two crew members on other cruise ships have tragically leaped overboard in apparent suicides.


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Packed United flight leaves passengers ‘scared,’ ‘shocked’ amid fears of the coronavirus


Chris Woodyard and Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAYUSA TODAYMay 10, 2020, 8:27 PM CDT

A photo of a crowded flight posted on Twitter by a cardiologist returning from the New York City area may hint at the difficulties of social distancing as air travel picks up again.

Dr. Ethan Weiss tweeted a photo Saturday showing what appears to be a full United Airlines flight from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco. Though passengers are wearing masks, he said the crowded cabin runs counter to United’s assurances that it would leave middle seats empty in order to promote social distancing to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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Cruise ship passengers desperately plead with Florida to allow them in


April 1, 2020, 6:58 AM CDT / Updated April 1, 2020, 11:29 AM CDT By Safia Samee Ali

When Andrea Anderson and her husband boarded the MS Zaandam cruise ship in Buenos Aires more than three weeks ago, they didn’t know that their trip of a lifetime would disastrously coincide with a global pandemic that would leave them shut out and stranded at sea.

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An influencer filmed herself licking a plane toilet seat for ‘clout’ on TikTok as part of a ‘coronavirus challenge’


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  • Influencer Ava Louise filmed herself licking a plane seat toilet, starting a bizarre “coronavirus challenge.”
  • “Please RT this so people can know how to properly be sanitary on the airplane,” she said.
  • She told Insider she did it because she didn’t want coronavirus getting more attention than her.
  • “What’s not gunna make people sad is a hot rich blonde 20-something-year-old licking a toilet,” she said. “It’s not like the virus can kill me anyway because I don’t use Facebook.”

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Louisville church group stuck in Israel because of coronavirus, blames United Airlines


Author: Tyler EmeryPublished: 6:46 PM EST March 4, 2020Updated: 12:01 AM EST March 5, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The coronavirus is interrupting travel plans for people across the globe, as some countries won’t even allow flights in or out. 

That’s what stopped a Louisville church group in their tracks in Israel, leaving them stranded more than 6,000 miles from home. 

Members of the Evangel World Prayer Center travel with Pastor Dr. Bob Rodgers to Israel every year, but this time they don’t know if they’ll make it home when planned, due to the virus. 

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Cruise Lines Relax Cancellation Policies, Hold the Line on Coronavirus-Related Discounts

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While coronavirus has left few corners of the travel industry unscathed, its impact has been especially worrisome for the cruise segment, given the dramatic coverage of ship quarantines and the history of virus outbreaks onboard ships.

Although financial analysts and cruise experts acknowledge the severity of the coronavirus impact, many think any damage to the cruise business will be short-lived once the crisis has abated.

“This definitely appears to be among the worst issues facing our industry in over 30 years,” said Anthony Hamawy, president of Cruise.com. “I can’t imagine any cruise line not feeling the impact on their business.”

Cruise Lines Relax Cancellation Policies, Hold the Line on Coronavirus-Related Discounts

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‘It was such a panic’: A woman’s hangover triggered hysteria about coronavirus aboard her flight to Heathrow Airport

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  • Julia Walentin and Dina Oetterli spent their layover in Singapore drinking. Without enough food or rest, though, Walentin ended up with a terrible hangover.
  • By asking a steward for medicine to help with her headache, Walentin sparked fears that she had contracted coronavirus while vacationing in Cambodia.
  • After that, Walentin was told to wear a mask and lie down. Other flight passengers were moved at least one row away from the women and Walentin underwent temperature checks every 30 minutes during the “horrendous” 14-hour flight, she told the Sun.

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Julia Walentin (L) and her friend, Dina, enjoy some Corona beers after Walentin’s hangover sparked coronavirus fears and landed them in quarantine. 
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