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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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Unleashing A Cooped-Up Public On National Parks For A 3-Day Weekend During A Pandemic

In a normal year, more than 4 million people flock to Yellowstone National Park, half of them during the summer months. They fill visitor centers, gift shops and lodges, which are staffed by thousands of workers who come from all over the world and live within the park. And they pack boardwalks to gaze at […]

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Qatar Makes Coronavirus Pandemic Tracking App Mandatory

The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, Outbreak Today. LONDON — On May 18, Qatar became the latest country to make downloading a coronavirus contact tracing app mandatory for citizens […]

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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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Colorado temporarily suspends evictions during pandemic

Colorado has joined more than 30 other states in temporarily suspending evictions, preventing renters from being removed from their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order on Thursday night that banned evictions and foreclosures through May unless a case poses a public safety risk. Previously, Colorado did not have a […]

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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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Bridging the Gap between Hunger & Food Waste During a Pandemic — Global Issues

Feeding India volunteers and Hunger Heroes serving meals to school children. Credit: Zomato Feeding India Opinion by Seema Sanghavi (new delhi) Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, Apr 14 (IPS) – Seema Sanghavi is Founder Cooks Who FeedOn March 12, the first email came in. An email from a boutique hotel that […]

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This is why you don’t need to be productive during a pandemic

TORONTO — While it may seem like everyone else is re-organizing their homes, creating at-home workout routines, or perfecting the art of baking sourdough bread during the quarantine, there are many others who are sleeping in, binge-watching shows, or just taking each day as it comes. And that’s OK. That’s according to Toronto-based clinical psychologist […]

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No Easter Services during coronavirus pandemic could leave churches struggling

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. Easter Sunday is a celebration. Church pews overflow with parishioners seated in pastel-colored reverence of the risen Christ. This year Easter is entering a virtual reality that may hurt some churches financially. “We are not any different from anyone […]

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Coronavirus: Which countries have confirmed cases? | Coronavirus pandemic News

New cases of the novel coronavirus that emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late December are being reported daily around the world. At least 13,000 people globally have died from COVID-19, as the illness is officially known, while more than 307,200 infections have been confirmed in at least 177 countries and territories. More: Here […]

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