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Resources for Journalists Covering COVID-19

International Center for Journalists  (ICFJ) builds the expertise and storytelling skills of reporters worldwide. As the novel coronavirus spreads globally, journalists are working in overdrive to provide lifesaving information. Some are doing it under quarantine. Others are in countries with limited access to health experts. All of them face the same health risks they are covering. ICFJ rolled out a wide range of ...
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NOTICE for U.S. Citizen Travelers

STEP: Smart Traveler Enrollment Program Subscribe to get up-to-date safety and security information and help us reach you in an emergency abroad. Enroll for alerts at  step.state.gov . In Case of Emergency: Call 1-888-407-4747 (U.S./Canada); +1-202-501-4444 (overseas); or contact the nearest embassy:  go.usa.gov/xduQM. Recommended Web Browsers: Internet Explorer 11 with compatibility view or Google Chrome.
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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – March 24

March 24, 2020 Location: Turkey  Event: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Issues Level 3 Health Notice for Turkey   On March 23, the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Level 3 COVID-19 Health Notice for Turkey  warning travelers to avoid all nonessential travel to Turkey. Please note the following key points:   Turkey is experiencing widespread ongoing transmission of a  respiratory illness caused by the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) . CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to ...
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Health Alert – Mission Turkey – March 22

March 22, 2020 Location: Turkey Event: Turkish Airlines to Reduce International Commercial Routes from March 27, 2020 On March 22, 2020, Turkish Airlines announced that international flights, except to New York JFK, Washington Dulles, Hong Kong, Addis Ababa, and Moscow, will be suspended from March 27, 2020. Travelers should be prepared for additional travel restrictions ...
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