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DW News 24 Jul 2020

How safe are cruise ships from the coronavirus?


In early February, a man tested positive for Covid-19 after disembarking from this ship, the Diamond Princess. The ship was quarantined immediately after arriving in Japanese waters a few days later. More than 3700 passengers and crew members were on board. 700 of them soon sickened with the coronavirus. For weeks the ship was the site of the largest outbreak outside China. Five months later Cruise ship operators are pushing to reopen. But can they guarantee passenger safety during a global pandemic?

In an era of deep political divide, half of registered voters in the U.S. said they expect to have difficulty casting their ballot in the 2020 presidential election between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Coronavirus and social distancing have only added to the complexities of voting, with millions expected to vote by mail for the first time and all but about a half-dozen states allowing some type of early in-person voting. So with fears of voter intimidation, outdated election machines and mail-in ballot fraud, just how secure are American elections and what safeguards are in place to protect the results? Watch the video above to find out.
There have been more than 80 elections around the world during the coronavirus pandemic. In South Korea, voter turnout was up thanks to early voting and health precautions.
CBS News contributor Maria Elena Salinas joined CBSN to give insight on how the Hispanic community in the U.S. has changed over her nearly 40-year career in journalism. She explains why not having representation in the presidential debates impacts Latinos and why candidates should not approach Latino voters as a monolithic group.
At Jawabu Studios in Machakos, Kenya, singers are recording music about the coronavirus pandemic, hoping that they'll become hit songs.

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