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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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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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Restrictions eased while virus deaths decline in New York

NEW YORK — New Yorkers experiencing cabin fever after two months of coronavirus quarantine received an unexpected reprieve when Gov. Andrew Cuomo eased the state’s ban on gatherings in time for the Memorial Day weekend. But beachgoers faced inclement weather Saturday that dampened crowds. A look at those and other coronavirus developments in New York: […]

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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 Has Blown Away the Myth About ‘First’ and ‘Third’ World Competence — Global Issues

johannesburg Friday, May 15, 2020 Inter Press Service JOHANNESBURG, May 15 (IPS) – One of the planet’s – and Africa’s – deepest prejudices is being demolished by the way countries handle COVID-19.  For as long as any of us remember, everyone “knew” that “First World” countries – in effect, Western Europe and North America – […]

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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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Press Freedom Needs Protection from Pandemic too — Global Issues

by Farhana Haque Rahman (rome) Thursday, April 30, 2020 Inter Press Service Farhana Haque Rahman is Senior Vice President of IPS Inter Press Service; a journalist and communications expert, she is a former senior official of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. ROME, Apr 30 (IPS) – […]

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Coronavirus: Welsh health minister refuses to expand care home testing

Image copyright Getty Images Wales will not follow England in providing tests to all care home residents and workers, the Welsh health minister has said. The Welsh NHS is providing testing to residents and staff who have symptoms, but not those who do not. The policy was expanded in England on Tuesday. But Mr Gething […]

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Beaches eyed as United States takes steps toward reopening

(Reuters) – Many Americans flocked to beaches on Saturday as one Florida county expanded access and California experienced a heat wave, even as new coronavirus cases hit a record high in the United States the day before and deaths topped 200,000 worldwide. People walk up and down Huntington City Beach during the outbreak of the […]

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Chicago jail reports 450 coronavirus cases among staff, inmates

(Reuters) – Some 450 inmates and staff have tested positive for coronavirus at Chicago’s largest jail, county corrections officials said on Thursday, representing one of the nation’s largest outbreaks of the respiratory illness at a single site so far in the pandemic. Signs made by prisoners pleading for help are seen in a window of […]

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