Traveling to Asia Here Are the Top Tourist Destinations Closing Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Traveling to Asia Here Are the Top Tourist Destinations Closing Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak

Those traveling to Asia in the near future should be mindful of the many tourist attractions and public spaces closing down as officials work to stop the spread of the mysterious coronavirus.

As of Friday, the Chinese government says the virus has reached six countries other than their own — Thailand, Japan, South Korea, the United States, Vietnam and Singapore — though the majority of cases still reside within China and its provinces. Officials say there are currently around 830 confirmed cases of coronavirus, and 26 people have died from the respiratory illness. 

In an attempt to curb the rapid spread of coronavirus, which health officials determined can move from human to human through the air or by touch, many popular attractions in and around China have been closed or are preparing to close to the public.

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As of Friday, the following tourist attractions have been closed indefinitely, or will be closed in the next couple of days: 

Parts of the Great Wall of China near Beijing (specifically Juyonggang Great Wall Scenic Area) Shanghai Disneyland  National Museum of China Yinshan Pagoda Forest The Ming Tombs Beijing’s National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest Beijing’s Forbidden City palace complex

Along with tourist landmarks, other public spaces in China are shutting down during the coronavirus outbreak. According to CNN, McDonald’s temporarily closed down restaurants in five cities in China beginning Friday. 

Many cities, including Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus, have also been placed under indefinite emergency travel restrictions. All public transport in and out of the city — which has a population of 11 million — has been halted as of 10 a.m. local time on Thursday. 

Celebrations for the upcoming Lunar New Year, the country’s biggest holiday, have even been cancelled in some cities. Typically, Chinese citizens travel throughout the country to celebrate, which amounts to the largest mass migration in the world.

In Beijing, officials are canceling the usual fireworks displays and fairs for the Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, as it’s known in China.  


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Los Tigres del Norte Will Help Kick Off the Super Bowls Spanish-Language Broadcast

Los Tigres del Norte Will Help Kick Off the Super Bowls Spanish-Language Broadcast

Legendary regional Mexican music group Los Tigres del Norte will be joining the Super Bowl LIV festivities!

According to a statement from Fox Deportes, the network that airs the Super Bowl in Spanish, Los Tigres del Norte will be featured in an opening video at the start of the Spanish-language broadcast on Feb. 2. It is unclear if the clip will feature a performance from the band, or if they will appear in another capacity.

The video, which was filmed in San Jose, “celebrates the legacy of Los Tigres del Norte, the 100 seasons of the NFL, and the passion felt by Hispanics for football,” the statement said.

Fox Deportes aired the first Super Bowl in Spanish in the United States, and holds the record for the two highest-rated Spanish-language broadcasts of the Super Bowl.

Just two days before their Super Bowl video airs, Los Tigres del Norte will release their newest album Y Su Palabra es la Ley, which is a tribute to Mexican singer Vicente Fernández, according to Billboard.

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Other musicians featured at the upcoming Super Bowl include Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, who will perform the halftime show together, and Demi Lovato, who is set to sing the national anthem.

“I am excited,” Lopez, 50, told Variety in November. “I think there’s not a musical artist in the world that doesn’t dream of performing at the Super Bowl.”

“ both excited to have been given the opportunity to do that, as two Latin women, in Miami,” she said. “I think it’s important in this day and age for two Latin women to be standing on that stage — when Latinos are being treated a certain way in this country, or looked at a certain way — to show that we have a really specific and beautiful culture and worth and value, and we bring something to this country that’s necessary.”

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She added: “I think that’s going to be an amazing moment. That night, I want it to be a celebration of who we are — all of us, because we’re in this together. … That’s how I feel. I want to bring everybody together in that moment.”

Super Bowl LIV will see the San

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Get a First Look at Netflixs New Fashion Competition Show Starring Tan France and Alexa Chung

Get a First Look at Netflixs New Fashion Competition Show Starring Tan France and Alexa Chung

Calling all fashion fans! Tastemakers Tan France and Alexa Chung are teaming up to find the industry’s newest designer.

The Queer Eye star, 36 and the model-turned-designer, 36, are joining forces for a new Netflix fashion competition show (think Project Runway meets The Great British Bake Off) in search of the next generation of designers.

Premiering on Jan. 29 on the streaming service, the 10-episode series brings together 18 contestants who will compete to win a $250,000 prize from fashion retailer Net-a-Porter (whose global buying director Elizabeth von der Goltz is a guest judge on the show) and the option for the winning designer to debut his or her collection with the retailer.


“We scoured the earth for some of the best designers in the world,” Chung says in the debut Next in Fashion trailer.

PEOPLE has a first look at the pilot episode, which showcases the laughs, tears and innovative designers featured in the show.

In the clip, co-hosts France and Chung first “get to know” the designers, asking which celebrities they have dressed (Beyoncé was one designer’s A-list client), where they studied fashion and who each designer considers a household name.

But when none of the 18 contestants credits themselves as a household name, Chung responds by saying: “Maybe not any of you just yet. But that’s exactly why we’re here, because for one of you, that’s a dream that’s about to come true.”

Equally as exciting as the design competition is the dynamic duo of France and Chung.

“Me and Ol’ WW (work wife), kicking off press for our new show, @nextinfashion. Launches NEXT WEDNESDAY!!,” France captioned an Instagram of him and Chung.

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Me and Ol’ WW (work wife), kicking off press for our new show, @nextinfashion. Launches NEXT WEDNESDAY!!

A post shared by T A N . F R A N C E (@tanfrance) on Jan 23, 2020 at 2:17pm PST


“Elevated, with my ww ,” the Queer Eye star echoed in another post.

During an appearance on Chris Evans’ Virgin Radio Breakfast Show on Sky on Friday, Chung shared the story of the first time she me her co-host.

“We’ve met once at a party where I was drunk,” she said on the radio show, as first reported

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