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‘Consigning his voters to sickness’: Trump fuels culture war over masks | US news

Nancy Allen, 73, wears a face mask in the chicken coop at her farm but not when she goes to church. “There’s been so much change in what we should do and what we should not do,” explains the Donald Trump supporter from Shelby, North Carolina. “I don’t think that I should be told that […]

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How to watch the ‘Global Goal: Unite for our Future’ concert

TORONTO — Months after the “One World: Together at Home” concert sought to bring unity to the millions of people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, a second concert is slated to highlight the inequalities facing marginalized communities as the virus spreads further. Saturday’s “Global Goal: Unite for Our Future” concert will see celebrities like Justin […]

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Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 450,000 | World news

Global death toll from Covid-19 passes 450,000 The global death toll from coronavirus has passed 450,000. The figure stands at 450,716, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University. Canada reaches 100,000 Covid-19 cases Canada reached 100,000 cases of coronavirus on Thursday. The province of Ontario announced another 190 cases a day after public health agency […]

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Coronavirus live news: Fauci warns against Trump rallies; health fears in Australia over BLM protests | World news

5.39am BST05:39 EU leaders are set to join Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday for talks on jumpstarting the nation’s economy, but opposition figures have shunned the hastily organised – and roundly criticised – initiative. Despite a bevy of A-list political speakers, Italians such as far-right leader Matteo Salvini planned to sit out Conte’s […]

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What to look for in a cloth face mask and how to get one

TORONTO — Face masks seem to be emerging as an important accessory to any outfit as Canadians start to settle into ‘the new normal.’ Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, is now recommending that Canadians wear non-medical face masks if they are unable to maintain a distance of two metres from those around […]

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Coronavirus US live: Trump hits back at ‘grossly incompetent’ Obama after critical remarks | US news

In a memo released last week, former Sanders adviser Jeff Weaver said Sanders supporters were “currently unsupportive and unenthusiastic” about Biden and “there is a real and urgent need to help Biden consolidate Sanders supporters”. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, said on ABC News’ This Week program on Sunday that Biden was “beginning” to make […]

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Coronavirus live news: Trump storms out of press briefing as US deaths pass 80,000 | World news

4.30am BST04:30 New Zealand’s foreign minister on Tuesday said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its backing of Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage bilateral ties, Reuters reports. Taiwan, with the strong support of the United States, has stepped up its lobbying to be allowed to […]

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What it’s like to travel on a plane in the era of COVID-19

CALGARY — The one small pleasure of flying during the ‘Time of COVID’ is immediately evident just after checking in. Gone is the Bataan Death March that normally snakes around the dividers at security screening. One simply walks directly up to the bored Canadian Air Transport Security Authority screeners for inspection. Hand sanitizer was scanned […]

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Coronavirus live news: Malaysia rounds up migrants as UN warns of crackdown on vulnerable | World news

A north-eastern Chinese city of 10 million people struggling with currently the country’s biggest coronavirus cluster shut dine-in services on Saturday, reports Reuters, as the rest of China eases restrictions designed to hamper the spread of the disease. Harbin, the provincial capital of Heilongjiang and its biggest city, said it temporarily suspended dine-in services for […]

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