Coronavirus Latest News
Instead of blasting you with coronavirus (COVID-19) news every hour, I’m putting together a roundup of news that I come across during the day. Here you can read about Hawaii Tourism Authority paying for visitors to leave, billionaire explains why his $3.3B Company needs PPP cash, packed flight to NYC with people not wearing masks, Grubhub reports most popular delivery orders, Instacart hired 300K and plans to order 250K more, and Airbnb hosts getting nothing or comically small payments.
Hawaii’s state agency that is dedicated to welcoming visitors to the state is temporarily helping those visitors leave. The Hawaii Tourism Authority has set aside $25,000 for the costs of sending tourists away if they refuse to abide by the state’s 14-day quarantine.
Billionaire Founder Of Nikola Motors Explains Why His $3.3B Company Needs Small Business Rescue Cash
Trevor Milton, the billionaire founder of hydrogen truck unicorn Nikola Motor Co., isn’t prepared to return his company’s $4.1 million loan, first reported by Forbes. The loan was made by JPMorgan Chase as part of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, aimed at helping small businesses survive the pandemic.
A Manhattan woman who flew on an American Airlines flight from Miami to LaGuardia says she was shocked that the flight was packed full — and about half the passengers did not wear masks despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Grubhub has revealed the most popular takeout meals that customers are having delivered accross America, mapping out the most-ordered dishes by region. From coast to coast, breakfast foods were the most in-demand dishes to be delivered, Grubhub said.
Hundreds of Airbnb hosts have taken to online groups to complain that they have yet to receive any payments from a $250 million coronavirus relief fund announced by the company last month. Among the rare few who have received any money, the hosts complain that the small payments Airbnb has doled out are “comical,” “a joke” and insulting.
And here is a screenshot of the latest numbers in the United States and how it compares to other countries around the world.