Costco Eliminates Free Samples, Amtrak Suspends Acela Over Coronavirus Fears

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Just a day after Austin cancelled the major SXSW tech, film, and music conference, more cancellations mark the impact of coronovirus and fears of its spread across the United States.

Major discount shopping chain Costco, for one, has pulled free samples from their stores.

The samples and food demonstrations, a staple in most major grocery chains, have no slated date for return, USA Today reported on Friday.

Meanwhile, Amtrak has suspended the major Acela non-stop service between Washington, D.C. and New York City, it was announced on Saturday.

“The safety of Amtrak’s customers and employees is our top priority,” said Amtrak in a press release. “We are closely monitoring the
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