Texas, Florida governors order bars closed, impose new restrictions as cases surge

The country as a whole on Thursday registered another single-day record of more than 39,000 new infections, with fears that hospitalizations and the nationwide death toll could soon follow. The new spikes come as the White House has attempted to play down the increase, explaining it away by pointing to more robust testing capacity and […]

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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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How Coutts, Alta., is getting by one month after COVID-19 border restrictions – Lethbridge

One of Alberta’s southernmost communities has been hit hard by the impacts of the COVID-19 border restrictions over the past month. READ MORE: Coronavirus: 71% of Alberta’s total cases are in Calgary zone; another death brings fatalities to 51 On March 21, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the closure of the Canada-United States border to […]

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Coronavirus live updates: Illinois, California, Florida and New York increase restrictions

People sunbathe on Bondi Beach ahead of its closure in Sydney on Saturday. (Peter Parks/Afp Via Getty Images) AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Australian authorities ordered people off Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach Saturday, after thousands took to the sand in defiance of calls for social distancing and a ban on large gatherings. While the beach remains […]

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#ICYMI: Donations burn in West Island aid group fire, publishers fight against Publisac restrictions

Simon Coutu said he felt a surge of adrenalin when it happened: A group of masked men barged into his office, surrounded him and began shouting him down. They belonged to a far-right group “tainted by violence” whose members were physically imposing, trained in martial arts and had been involved in a 2007 stabbing at […]

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