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The Buzz: Coronavirus spread puts a question mark over 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee continues to ask athletes to prepare amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the COVID-19 pandemic hits on a global scale, it seems organizers for this year’s Olympic games are hoping that everything will go back to normal in a couple of months.

Here’s the Buzz: The International Olympic Committee continues to ask athletes to prepare, even with self-quarantines and shelter-in-home measures. Athletes argue that their gyms and training centers shutting down, which makes it challenging.

Japanese Olympic Committee board member Kaori Yamaguchi says it is insensitive and irresponsible, and has called for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed.

This is sparking an online debate. Do you think the Olympics should be canceled? Use #GMJ and chime in!

Walmart changes hours 

If you plan on going to Walmart, be sure to check your watch before heading out of the door.

The store is trimming its hours for the second time this week. Stores will be open 7 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Starting next week, every Tuesday, Walmart will open an hour earlier for seniors.  

The store is also putting more limits on products, including milk, eggs, water, diapers, wipes, formula and baby food.

Elderly Discrimination?

Passengers thought they were about to experience the best cruise of their lives, until they got stuck and couldn't find a way back home. 

In January, a few elderly passengers boarded Holland America's Amsterdam in Florida, to set out on a four month global tour.

But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the couple says they were kicked off the ship and forced to fend for themselves.

The passengers aboard the Amsterdam learned they’d be forced off the ship nearly two months early, they weren't happy about it.

The group is currently stuck on the other side of the world, in Australia. The company says returning to the U.S. is not a safe option and once off the ship the passengers are forced to find their own way back home.

Most of the world's major cruise lines chose to temporarily suspend all new voyages to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

Doctor 'Oh Na Na Na' Challenge

When the hospital sign said no handshakes and no fist bumps, these hospital employees said no problem. 

Dr. Jason Campbell, who is an anesthesiology resident in Oregon went viral after doing the Oh Na Na Na challenge on Instagram with another hospital employee.

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, handshakes are off limits but this honestly looks way cooler.

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