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Tinder is letting users swipe around the world for free; here’s how some couples are dealing with quarantine

Editors Note: Post Haste will be written biweekly as The Post transitions to working virtually outside of Athens.

Today is Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning, 

If you’ve ever fantasized of a whirlwind romance abroad, your dreams might be coming true.

Tinder will be waiving the fee for one of its premium member features, swiping around the world, until April 30. The move will help those who are quarantined during the global novel coronavirus outbreak connect with those on the outside world.

Users can change their location in their settings, but can only swipe in one place at a time. While social distancing and quarantine may make it difficult to connect with others, Tinder said in a press release that staying home alone doesn’t mean individuals need to be alone with their thoughts, too.

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News from The Post:

Athens City Council met in committees last night to discuss construction and transportation contracts. (The Post)

Quarantining for the novel coronavirus is causing some couples to struggle with long distance relationships. (The Post)

Triage tents have been set up outside OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital in an attempt to separate those who are showing flu symptoms. (The Post)

Athens Weather:

Signature spring weather is here today. The high will be 56 degrees and there is a 30% chance of rain in the late afternoon. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)

You might also want to know…

Decreasing amounts of coronavirus cases in Italy are continuing for the second day in a row (The Hill)

A new Apple update will allow users to ask Siri if their symptoms are in line with those of the coronavirus. (KHON2)

The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will be postponed due to the coronavirus. (USA Today)


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