>Passenger loads to be capped
China will cap passenger loads to 75 percent of an aircraft's seats on flights designated a "high risk" for COVID-19 in an effort to contain imported coronavirus cases, the country's aviation regulator said.
The pandemic situation is still severe and complex globally. With the surge of international passenger flights, the number of imported cases by air has been on the upswing, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said on Tuesday.
The National Health Commission said on Tuesday that no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases had been reported across the Chinese mainland since Aug 16, with all new infections coming from abroad.
By the end of Monday, a total of 2,509 imported coronavirus cases had been reported on the mainland. Of them, 2,327 had been discharged from hospitals after recovering, and 182 remained hospitalized, with three in severe condition, the commission said.
>74% want COVID-19 vaccine
An opinion poll by Ipsos for the World Economic Forum shows about three quarters of the respondents in the world would like to get a COVID-19 vaccine if it becomes available.
The survey included responses from nearly 20,000 people from 27 countries, with the most enthusiasm in China and the least in Russia.
Experts are concerned that more than a quarter of people worldwide would not get a vaccine.
"The 26% shortfall in vaccine confidence is significant enough to compromise the effectiveness of rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine," said Arnaud Bernaert, head of Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare at the World Economic Forum, in a statement.
>Virus outbreaks in universities
While many universities in the US have opted for remote-only learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic, large outbreaks linked to colleges and universities have been increasingly commonplace at schools that encouraged students to return to campus.
As of Aug 29, more than 1,200 students and 166 employees and staff have tested positive for the virus at the University of Alabama.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Central Florida are also among the schools reporting spikes in coronavirus infections among students and staff.
The country's largest public school districts also are experiencing the whiplash of reopenings.
Georgia's Cherokee County School District currently has 1,200 teachers and students quarantined because of the virus.
Amid this tumultuous environment, nearly half, or 47 percent of educators said that they had considered making a job-related change in the last month, including taking a leave of absence, retiring, or changing their career, according to a survey.
>Biden partners with video game
You may see Joe Biden campaign signs and yard banners around your neighborhood in video game "Animal Crossing: New Horizon".
"Animal Crossing" has been a huge hit for Nintendo, and the Biden campaign is attempting to capitalize on its popularity by campaigning directly on the platform.
"Animal Crossing is a dynamic, diverse, and powerful platform that brings communities together from across the world," Christian Tom, director of digital partnerships for the Biden campaign, said in a statement. "It is an exciting new opportunity for our campaign to engage and connect Biden-Harris supporters as they build and decorate their islands."
It's not the first time a US presidential candidate has used a video game to try and reach voters. Hillary Clinton's campaign held an event at a Pokéstop in Ohio back in 2016.
Pokéstops are areas where users in the game "Pokémon Go" could go to collect a free item.
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