Travel expert Mark Ellwood on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting this year's World Tourism Da
CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke to travel expert Mark Ellwood about how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting this year's World Tourism Day.
The Native American community has been one of the hardest hit groups throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Tribal leaders and elders have been disproportionately impacted, causing concerns over the preservation of Native American culture for future generations to come. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. joined CBSN to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on his community.
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It was a party to ring in the new year - and to let out frustrations about the pandemic. Police in western France are now investigating how thousands of young people were able to join in an illegal rave, as the number of coronavirus cases there have reached new highs. Hundreds of partygoers were ID'd and fined for breaching France's coronavirus restrictions. In the cavernous warehouses near the city of Rennes, the party was finally over.
Hours earlier, the rave had still been in full swing. Around 2,500 mostly young people had gathered on New Year's Eve, defying police efforts to stop the event.
With the police holding back, the party continued for a second night. The organizers defended their decision to stage the event.
France has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Western Europe. To contain the virus, bars and restaurants are closed and an 8pm curfew will be moved forward in many parts of the country.
Fearing a superspreader event, authorities have urged everyone who attended to self-isolate when they get home.
DW also spoke with young people in Berlin about how the pandemic has upended their lives. Insomnia is reportedly connected to the coronavirus pandemic -- for both people who have gotten COVID-19 and for those who haven't. Dr. James Hamblin, a staff writer for The Atlantic and a lecturer at the Yale School of Public Health, joins CBSN to discuss how the pandemic is affecting sleep patterns and why so many people are having sleepless nights.