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Council to decide on mandatory masks in Waterloo Region Monday – Kitchener

Waterloo Region Council will hold a special council meeting on Monday afternoon to decide on whether face masks will be mandatory on public transit or in closed public spaces. Council will be asked to consider separate bylaws for transit riders on buses, LRT vehicles and bus shelters as well as enclosed spaces such as stores […]

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Disappearance of visitors due to COVID-19 unnerves city’s tourism sector

Article content In April, business at Cycle City Toursin downtown Vancouver was booming. Metro Vancouver’s biggest bicycle touring company was selling its rental bikes — about 200 of them — along with new bikes at an incredible rate of about one per hour. “It was just bonkers,” said owner Josh Bloomfield. “We couldn’t get the […]

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Daphne Bramham: ‘I don’t want Nick to be only a statistic.’

Article content continued So, he would never have figured he’d be that guy who lost playing Russian roulette with fentanyl. He never admitted to relapses. Patricia believed he felt ashamed. But he also couldn’t admit it at Fraser Street. “It’s a conundrum for person like Nick. He wanted to be in sober living. Being around […]

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Migrants in UK fear charges for NHS virus treatment, say charities – Channel 4 News

Non-EU migrants living and working in the UK have to pay a surcharge to use the NHS, brought in as part of the Government’s so called “hostile environment” policy on immigration in 2015. Amid fears it could stop people with suspected coronavirus from seeking vital help – access to any services linked to Covid was […]

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B.C.’s success in managing COVID-19 due to finding own health supplies

Article content continued “Twenty-seven million pairs of gloves — 600,000 of those, just under two per cent, from the federal government’s bulk procurement. “And 1.3 million gowns, of which 30,700, or just under two per cent, are from the federal government’s bulk procurement.” Ottawa did come through on one item: “One million, two hundred fifty […]

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‘Projections and Modeling’ Have ‘Lost a Lot of Credibility’

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) stated that while his state has seen a “second spike” of cases, it is difficult to know “exactly where these projections are going.” Because projections and modeling have lost a significant amount of credibility. He also stated the spike is “fairly modest compared […]

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Concerns over Modi’s coronavirus crackdown – Channel 4 News

20 May 2020 India’s lockdown, covering 1.6 billion people, has been extended until the end of May. But for the country’s Muslim minority there’s perhaps been an even greater impact. India’s lockdown, covering 1.6 billion people, has been extended until the end of May. But for the country’s Muslim minority there’s perhaps been an even […]

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Some U.S. states accused of misreporting coronavirus testing data to speed reopening – National

Public health officials in some states are accused of bungling coronavirus infection statistics or even using a little sleight of hand to deliberately make things look better than they are. The risk is that politicians, business owners and ordinary Americans who are making decisions about lockdowns, reopenings and other day-to-day matters could be left with the impression […]

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COVID-19 update for May 18: Here’s the latest on coronavirus in B.C.

Article content Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C. for May 18, 2020. We’ll provide summaries of what’s going on in B.C. right here so you can get the latest news at a glance. This page will be updated regularly throughout the day, with developments […]

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Masks to become part of life in California, but rules vary

LOS ANGELES — For Californians venturing outside, donning a mask will be as common as putting on a cap or sunglasses when the state begins gradually easing stay-at-home orders on Friday. But rules about face coverings vary from county to county, and it’s unclear what enforcement might look like. Masks have been ubiquitous at essential […]

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