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Friday in SF: Elon Musk puts Twitter buy on hold

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By Sri Ravipati

Good morning San Francisco. Here's your roundup of local stories for May 13.

Elon Musk puts Twitter buy on hold

In San Francisco tech news: Elon Musk on Friday announced plans to pause on buying Twitter, casting doubt over whether he’ll proceed with the $44 billion acquisition, AP reports.

“Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” Musk tweeted.

The Tesla founder and CEO and chief engineer at SpaceX wants to confirm the number of spam and fake accounts on the social media platform.

3 airlines at SFO delayed, canceled due to airport network issues

The San Francisco International Airport canceled and delayed flights early Friday for JetBlue, American and Southwest airlines, NBC Bay Area reports.

Travelers were notified of the changes around 7 a.m. without any reason. Network issues caused the cancellations and delays, but it was quickly resolved after an hour.

SF Bay Area residents urged to take precautions against COVID-19 again

Health officials for eight counties in the Bay Area, including San Francisco, are urging the public to take precautions as COVID-19 cases are on the rise, NBC Bay Area reports.

As of Friday, the Bay Area had the highest infection rate in the state. Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties asked the public to use masks indoors, test regularly and get vaccinated.

“Wearing a mask in indoor, public settings is a smart move, as is staying up to date on vaccinations and, importantly, having a plan to reach a doctor if you get infected," said San Francisco Health Officer Dr. Susan Philip. "People who are at high risk of severe illness, or who are in close contact with someone at high risk should be especially vigilant as we get through this current swell in cases.”

More San Francisco news:

  • San Francisco fire: 5 rescued, 2 in critical condition [NBC Bay Area]
  • Underground wall could be hitch for SF's Millennium Tower fix plan [NBC Bay Area]

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