Trudeau Confirms, Millions Of Mask To Arrive In 48 Hours
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Canadian Government Announces $2Billion Towards Saftey Equipment

Reading Time: 3 minutes Canadian businesses and manufacturers are stepping up to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada is working with these companies to ensure our health care workers have the tools they need to care for Canadians across the country. Today Prime Minister Trudeau announced progress under Canada’s Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19, which Read More…

Western Desk

Alberta Premier Kenny Just Made A Costly $7.5 Billion Mistake

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Government of Alberta has finalized an agreement with Calgary-based TC Energy Corporation to provide financial support to accelerate construction of the KXL pipeline starting April 1. This investment will include $1.5 billion in equity investment in 2020 followed by a $6 billion loan guarantee in 2021. The project is expected to be completed and Read More…

CoronaVirus

Online Coronavirus Tests Are Just The Latest Iffy Products Marketed To Anxious Consumers

Reading Time: 5 minutes Companies with experience in the “at-home” testing market began announcing in mid-March that they would be offering direct-to-consumer test kits for COVID-19. With panic running high and tests at hospitals and doctors’ offices hard to come by, the appeal was obvious. The kits were touted as a way for consumers to manage this difficult situation Read More…

Europe CoronaVirus

Can Covid-19 Bring Peace In Eastern Ukraine?

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a joint statement issued by the Germany’s Foreign Affairs Minister Heiko Maas and France’s Jean-Yves Le Drian, a renewed call for peace in Eastern Ukraine is paramount to help combat the mounting infected by the Coronavirus. At a time when the Covid-19 pandemic poses a historic challenge to the international community, we must actively pursue Read More…

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60th Anniversary Of Status Indians Being Allowed To Vote In Canada

Reading Time: 4 minutes The first votes cast since rights were extended to Status Indians were those of the Rice Lake Band near Peterborough On. From left to right in the photo, Lawrence Salleby, Chief Ralph Loucks, Deputy Returning Officer; Lucy Muskrat, Poll Clerk; Eldon Muskrat, Poll Constable. Photo Credit Nick Nickels. March 31st is the 60th anniversary of the right Read More…

Breaking News

Trudeau Government Provides Air Industry Well Needed Financial Support

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Government of Canada is taking strong, immediate and effective action to protect Canadians and our economy from the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The air transportation sector has been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As governments around the world impose border restrictions and advise their citizens against non-essential travel to protect people’s Read More…

Eastern Desk

2 Convicted Felons Being Held In Supermax Penitentiary Test Positive For Coronavirus

Reading Time: 2 minutes Public health has confirmed that two inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 at Port-Cartier Institution in Quebec, a maximum-security facility. These are the first confirmed cases related to inmates in a federal correctional institution. Prior to the two inmates being diagnosed, nine employees who work at the same institution also tested positive for COVID-19. All Read More…

Indigenous

Federal Funding For Remote Indigenous Families Living Of The Land

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) came to an agreement today, with support from Indigenous leaders, to help Indigenous families who are choosing to be on the land as part of the territory’s response to COVID-19. The federal government, through ISC, is providing $2.6 million in federal funding, which Read More…

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Quebec Government Launches Free Multi-Language Education Portal

Reading Time: < 1 minute Education Minister, Jean-François Roberge, is proud to announce the official launch of the web platform The Open School . Designed in a playful spirit and developed in an accessible format, the platform offers varied resources allowing parents and students to carry out activities of different natures, and this, in several subjects and at all school levels. These activities, Read More…

Asia

Manilla International Airport Reopens One Day After Deadly Crash Killing 8

Reading Time: 2 minutes MANILA — Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) runway 06/24 reopened for operation before 5 a.m. on Monday, following the temporary closure to conduct investigation involving a medical evacuation (medevac) plane that burst into flames during takeoff Sunday night killing all eight passengers. Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) authorities confirmed there were three flights affected during the Read More…

Trump Country

Not So Fast Using CPAPs In Place Of Ventilators. They Could Spread The Coronavirus

Reading Time: 5 minutes U.S. pandemic planning envisioned the possibility of using CPAP machines for milder cases of COVID-19 when ventilators are in short supply. But evidence suggests that the machines, commonly used by people with sleep apnea, can aerosolize and possibly spread the virus. (KHN Illustration; Getty Images) The limited supply of ventilators is one of the chief Read More…

Middle East

UN Chief Urges Rolling Back Sanctions To Contain Coronavirus Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes United Nations leadership called for rolling back international sanctions regimes around the world, saying they are heightening the health risks for millions of people and weakening the global effort to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, Foreign Policy reported on March 24. The appeal reflects mounting concerns that sanctioned regimes may be impeding efforts Read More…

Trump Country

AutoHHS Removed Images Of Condoms From HIV/AIDS Awareness Fliers Draft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Condoms were featured on a fact sheet and included in a social media campaign on Facebook intended to inform the public on how to reduce HIV transmission among women and girls. Calling the images “unapproved,” the Department of Health and Human Services stripped the fact sheet from a government website. (Source: HHS emails provided by Read More…

Trudeau Confirms, Millions Of Mask To Arrive In 48 Hours
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Trudeau Announces Support For Vulnerable Canadians Affected By COVID‑19

Reading Time: 2 minutes During the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Canadian government continues to announce major new support for families, for workers, and for businesses. But even with this extra help, people are facing a tough situation. And, for people who were already struggling, it’s even harder now. Prime Minister Trudeau, today announced measures to support vulnerable Canadians to help Read More…

Trump Country CoronaVirus

Desperate Times Calls For Desperate Measures In Texas Hospitals

Reading Time: < 1 minute Texas Governor Greg Abbott has waived certain regulations allowing for an expedited licensing reactivation process for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) in Texas. Under these waivers, an APRN with a license that has been inactive for more than two years, but less than four years, will not have to pay a reactivation fee, complete continuing Read More…

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UK Government To Deliver 900,000 Boxes Of Food To Clinically Vulnerable

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first food boxes have been delivered to those vulnerable people being shielded from coronavirus as the UK Government moved to support those most in need, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announced today (Sunday 29 March). The first 2,000 food parcels have already been delivered this weekend to those who cannot leave their homes because severe Read More…

Trump Country

‘Red Dawn Breaking Bad’: Officials Warned About Safety Gear Shortfall Early On, Emails Show

Reading Time: 5 minutes A high-ranking federal official in late February warned that the United States needed to plan for not having enough personal protective equipment for medical workers as they began to battle the novel coronavirus, according to internal emails obtained by Kaiser Health News. The messages provide a sharp contrast to President Donald Trump’s statements at the Read More…

CoronaVirus World News

Russia Has Created A Drug For The Treatment Of Coronavirus

Reading Time: < 1 minute The FMBA of Russia presented the antimalarial drug “Mefloquine” for the treatment of coronavirus infection. “The research and production center of the FMBA of Russia, taking into account the Chinese and French experience, has developed a treatment regimen for coronavirus infection based on the antimalarial drug mefloquine,” the press service noted. “The drug with high Read More…

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Travel Restrictions Within Canada Announced

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the Government of Canada continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, they are constantly determining what new measures may be required to contain the spread of the virus. These new measures include: Today transport Minister Marc Garneau, announced that the Government of Canada is introducing new domestic transportation measures to support provincial, territorial and Read More…

Indigenous

Letter To Premier Pallister From MMF Regarding Manitoba Hydro Bill Moratorium

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dear Premier Pallister,  Manitoba Hydro is a Crown Corporation and publicly-owned by the Manitoba Government as its shareholder and therefore, as many would contend, it is owned by the People of Manitoba. The Manitoba Government apparently believes, given your statements and actions, and those of your government officials, that it can direct Manitoba Hydro activities.  Read More…

Trump Country

Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of First 1,000-Bed Temporary Hospital

Reading Time: 2 minutes Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the first 1,000-bed temporary hospital is now complete at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. This temporary hospital site is part of the Governor’s goal of having a 1,000-plus patient overflow facility in each NYC borough as well as Westchester, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties. Governor Cuomo also announced the Read More…

World News

The Head Of The IMF Announced The Beginning Of A global Recession

Reading Time: 2 minutes The global economy has plunged into a recession, at least no less than in 2009, said Kristalina Georgieva, managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).“The downturn for 2020 is expected to be quite deep,” the IMF chief said at a briefing, warning that recovery in 2021 can only begin if the spread of COVID-19 Read More…

Breaking News

Covid-19 False Medical Claims Proving To Be Fatal

Reading Time: < 1 minute There is no evidence from clinical or epidemiological studies that treatment with ACE-I or ARBs might worsen COVID-19 infection. If you are taking angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors or ACE-i) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) to treat high blood pressure, it is vitally important you continue your usual treatment. Whilst some media reports and publications Read More…

Western Desk

Lockdown At Drumheller Prison With Fear Of Covid-19 Outbreak

Reading Time: < 1 minute A lockdown is in place in the medium-security unit at Drumheller Institution as a precautionary measure after some inmates showed symptoms consistent with influenza. “The health and safety of our employees, offenders and the public is our top priority. While we currently have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our institutions, we continue to take Read More…

Trump Country

85,000 Infected – America, The New Epicenter Of The Coronavirus

Reading Time: 2 minutes 550,360 people infected worldwide – 25,000 Dead America has overtaken China and Italy becoming the deadliest nation on the planet to contract the virus. There were so many warning signs that were ignored by the Trump administration that has now proved to be fatal. From Trump referring to the Coronavirus as a democrat lie, making Read More…

Breaking News

Service Canada Centres Closed Due To Covid-19 Fears

Reading Time: < 1 minute “COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges across our country. Service Canada employees, along with many other public servants, have been working around the clock to deliver essential supports to Canadians during this difficult time. “During a time when most Canadians to stay home, we need to make sure our service delivery model follows the best public Read More…

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive For The Coronavirus

Reading Time: < 1 minute After experiencing mild symptoms yesterday, the Prime Minister was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty. The test was carried out in No 10 by NHS staff and the result of the test was positive. In keeping with the guidance, the Prime Minister is self-isolating in Downing Read More…

Asia CoronaVirus World News

China Closes Borders To Foreigners

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chinese authorities will temporarily ban foreign citizens with valid visas and residence permits from entering the country from March 28. This is stated in a statement published on Thursday by the state administration for the migration of the People’s Republic of China. “The Chinese side has decided to temporarily ban the entry of foreign citizens Read More…

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Quadriplegic Teen Left Home Alone To Die

Reading Time: 2 minutes During the outbreak in China a teenage boy suffering from cerebral palsy was found dead at home in Hubei province six days after his father and younger brother were quarantined for suspected infection with a novel coronavirus. Seventeen-year-old Yan Cheng, his 11-year-old brother and their father Yan Xiaowen, 49, who had been working in Hubei’s capital Read More…

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Senators Who Led Pharma-Friendly Patent Reform Also Prime Targets For Pharma Cash

Reading Time: 7 minutes (Hannah Norman/KHN Illustration) Early last year, as lawmakers vowed to curb rising drug prices, Sen. Thom Tillis was named chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on intellectual property rights, a committee that had not met since 2007. EXPLORE THE DATABASE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS TRACKER Pharma Cash To Congress A Kaiser Health News database tracks campaign Read More…

CoronaVirus Europe World News

Covid-19 Marks Italy’s Deadliest Day Battling The Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Italy, an increase in deaths due to coronavirus was again recorded. Over the past day, 743 people died from COVID-19. This was stated at a press conference by the head of the Department of civil defense Angelo Borelli, reports the Italian TV channel Rai News. According to the Italian Ministry of Health, the total Read More…

Trump Country

Trump’s Rating Against Coronavirus Reached 49%

Reading Time: < 1 minute The approval rating of US President Donald Trump for the first time during his tenure since January 2017 exceeded by 3% his anti-rating against the background of the fight against the coronavirus, according to data from the American Institute of public opinion Gallup. According to the results of the survey, which was conducted from March Read More…

Atlantic Desk

Nunavut The Only Canadian Province Covid-19 Free

Reading Time: < 1 minute As of today, Nunavut remains the only Canadian Province or Territory without any confirmed or presumptive cases of Covid-19. The public health communicable disease team is following approximately 111 persons under investigation. So far, 43 people who were under investigation have been cleared and no longer need isolation. On March 24, the government enacted strict Read More…

Europe

Asterix Is No More

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Photo: Chesnot/Getty Images) French graphic novel artist, Albert Uderzo who is best known for his work on Astérix, has died. He was 92. He was the son of Italian immigrants who had retired from drawing in late 2011. French news agency AFP on Tuesday quoted his son-in-law as saying: “He died in his sleep at his home in Read More…

CoronaVirus Europe

Seniors Found Abandoned And Dead In Their Beds

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Spanish military deployed to fight the coronavirus pandemic have been finding elderly patients in retirement homes abandoned and, in some cases, dead in their beds, the defence ministry has said. In emergency measures, the military has been brought in to help disinfect care homes in Spain, one of Europe’s worst-hit countries. The Defence Minister Read More…

Breaking News CoronaVirus

Canada Mobilizes Science Community – Determined To Find A Cure For Covid-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today Prime Minister Trudeau announced support to quickly mobilize Canadian researchers and life sciences companies to support large-scale efforts towards countermeasures to combat COVID-19, including potential vaccines and treatments. Canada is home to some of the most skilled and brightest researchers in the world, who are working hard to develop countermeasures that will protect the Read More…

CoronaVirus Europe

French Scientists Have Successfully Tested The Cure For COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute French scientists have successfully tested the cure for COVID-19. Hydroxychloroquine, which is used as an apparatus for malaria, in combination with the antibiotic azithromycin has been shown to be highly effective against a new type of virus. However, it is unambiguous to consider the drug acting against COVID-19 prematurely, according to a study by scientists Read More…

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Could She Have Stopped The Spread Of Covid-19 In America?

Reading Time: < 1 minute In July, just months before the coronavirus pandemic began, the Trump administration eliminated an American public health position in Beijing intended to help detect disease outbreaks in China. An American medical epidemiologist is placed in a liaison position in China’s disease control agency, according to four sources with knowledge of the issue. The first cases Read More…

Europe World News

Labour Shortage Causes Norway To Extend Foreign Workers Permit

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is working on an amendment to the Immigration Regulations Act to allow foreign workers already in Norway to receive a residence permit extension. This amendment is of great importance to agriculture. The coronavirus situation is causing major agricultural challenges as closed borders and quarantine restrictions lead to a Read More…

CoronaVirus Asia World News

China Playing Major Role In Assisting Countries Fight The Coronavirus

Reading Time: < 1 minute To help Cambodia and Serbia fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese government has decided to send a team of medical experts to the infected countries. The teams, organized by the National Health Commission, consists of experts selected by the Health Commission of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. According to the latest figures from the NHC, more Read More…

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Team Canada Pulls Out Of Tokyo Olympics

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), backed by their Athletes’ Commissions, National Sports Organizations and the Government of Canada, have made the difficult decision to not send Canadian teams to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the summer of 2020.   The COC and CPC urgently call on the International Olympic Committee Read More…

Breaking News

Trudeau Recalls House For Emergency Measures Session

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prime Minister Trudeau announced that the Government House Leader has asked the Speaker of the House of Commons to recall the House in order to introduce urgent economic measures, as part of Canada’s $82 billion response to support workers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The quick passage of this legislation is important to ensure Read More…

CoronaVirus United Kingdom

UK Government Announces Further Measures On Social Distancing 

Reading Time: 2 minutes Entertainment and hospitality premises to close temporarily and people urged to only travel if absolutely essential. To delay the spread of coronavirus, the government has instructed some businesses and venues including all pubs, bars and restaurants to close from tonight. This follows expert advice that more needs to be done in order to tackle the spread of infection – following  Read More…

Trump Country CoronaVirus

Some Hospitals Continue With Elective Surgeries Despite COVID-19 Crisis

Reading Time: 5 minutes UC Davis Medical Center (Patrick Mouzawak/Bloomberg via Getty Images) In the same week that physicians at the University of California-San Francisco medical center were wiping down and reusing protective equipment like masks and gowns to conserve resources amid a surge of COVID-19 patients, 90 miles away teams of doctors at UC Davis Medical Center were Read More…

Breaking News

Dumb Sh*t Happens When You Elect Stupid Politicians

Reading Time: 2 minutes The world is on lockdown in wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic and the elected officials in Florida task with governing are absolutely oblivious to that at the fact. While every other state and jurisdictions around the world have closed or put in place strict measures limiting access to large social gatherings, Florida has done Read More…

Breaking News

Trudeau Government Making All Efforts To Bring Canadians Home

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve rapidly, the Canadian government continues to take actions to limit the spread of the virus and provide support to Canadians at home and abroad. “Our government is taking the necessary action to protect the health and safety of Canadians. COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving global issue. That Read More…

Trump Country

Michigan Governor Grants Temporary Stay On Eviction Notices

Reading Time: 2 minutes LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-19, which allows tenants and mobile homeowners to remain in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic even if they are unable to stay current on their rent. The order also relieves courts from certain statutory restrictions to enable them to stay eviction-related proceedings until after the Read More…

CoronaVirus World News

Text “Hi” In WhatsApp For Immediate Covid-19 Help

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today, WHO (www.WHO.int) is launched a messaging service with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from the Coronavirus. This easy-to-use messaging service has the potential to reach 2 billion people and enables WHO to get information directly into the hands of the people that need it. From government leaders to health workers and Read More…

Atlantic Desk CoronaVirus

New Brunswick Gov. To Cover Child Care Fees For Unemployed

Reading Time: < 1 minute FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is working to minimize the financial impacts that child care facility closures are having on parents. “Next to the health and safety of children and staff, our decisions have been guided by how we can limit the financial impact on New Brunswickers,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Read More…

CoronaVirus Eastern Desk

Buy Canadian Policy In Force

Reading Time: 2 minutes The COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve rapidly which is why the Trudeau government is mobilizing Canadian businesses and manufacturers to help fight the spread of the virus and protect the health and safety of all Canadians. Prime Minister Trudeau announced Canada’s Plan to Mobilize various industries to fight COVID-19, which will create pathways to deploy Read More…

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No In, No Out; Canada/US Border Shut Down

Reading Time: < 1 minute The U.S.-Canada land border serves as an economic engine that supports over $2.4 billion dollars in daily trade. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States and Canada are temporarily restricting all non-essential travel across its borders. In each of our countries, we are encouraging people to exercise caution by avoiding unnecessary contact with Read More…

Breaking News

Pallister Budget Setting Off Alarm Bells – Heavily Dependant On Feds For Revenue

Reading Time: < 1 minute Manitoba Has A Revenue Problem Finally, after a week of delays, Manitobans get to see the 2020 budget. It was delayed more than a week by procedural delays from the Opposition NDP. It was originally set to be delivered on March 11 — the day before the first case of COVID-19 found in Manitoba but was Read More…

UN Pleads For Early Release Of Eritrean Prisoners
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Spreading False Info About Covid-19 Will Land You In An African Jail

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern over newly passed regulations in South Africa that criminalize disinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic and could potentially prompt other countries to adopt more repressive rules and censorship against the press. Yesterday, the South African government enacted new regulations, which CPJ reviewed, criminalizing statements intended to deceive any person Read More…

United Kingdom CoronaVirus World News

UK Supermarkets Join Forces To Feed A Nation In Crisis

Reading Time: < 1 minute The UK government has temporarily relaxed elements of its competition law as part of its Covid-19 stimulus package to allow supermarkets to work together to feed the nation. In these extraordinary and challenging times it is important that we remove barriers to our supermarkets working together to serve customers, particularly those who are elderly, ill Read More…

CoronaVirus Breaking News

4,000 Movie And Video Titles For Those Suffering From Coronavirus Isolation.

Reading Time: < 1 minute Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has just made 4,000 Canadian film and short stories available for those suffering from Cabin Fever or more appropriately Coronavirus isolation. If you’re tired of Netflix and chilling and have already watched Disney’s Mandalorian, why not check out some Free Canadian Content. Most cities around the world Read More…

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US Navy Floating Hospital Heads To New York To Fight Coronavirus

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thanks to the appearance of a hospital ship in New York Harbor, the city will have an additional thousand hospital beds. The US Navy will send a thousand-ton floating hospital to New York Harbor to help the country’s largest metropolis in the fight against an outbreak of coronavirus.”This is an extraordinary step, of course. This Read More…

Western Desk

Cab Driver, Filled With Integrity Becomes Winnipeg’s 8th Homicide

Reading Time: < 1 minute On March 19, 2020, at approximately 5:25 a.m., Winnipeg Police responded to a taxi cab driver in distress. The cab was stopped in the roadway in the 500 block of Burrows Avenue. Responding officers located the driver of the cab who had been seriously assaulted. He was conveyed to the hospital in critical condition but Read More…

Breaking News

What Country Will Win The Race For The Covid-19 Cure?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government of Canada has consulted with experts from around the world and supported Canadian researchers to help combat this new coronavirus. “The outbreak of COVID-19 evolves quickly, and protecting the health of Canadians is our priority. The additional teams of researchers receiving funding today will help Canada Read More…

CoronaVirus Trump Country

A View From The Front Lines Of California’s COVID-19 Battle

Reading Time: 5 minutes Medical personnel put on protective equipment before taking samples from a person at a drive-thru Coronavirus COVID-19 testing station at a Kaiser Permanente facility on March 12 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) On Tuesday, Dr. Jeanne Noble devoted time between patient visits to hanging clear 2-gallon plastic bags at each of her colleagues’ workstations. Read More…

Asia CoronaVirus

Did China Find A Cure For Coronavirus?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chinese authorities intend to use the Avigan anti-flu medication for the treatment of COVID-19 pneumonia, NHK reported. According to the head of the National center for the development of biotechnology, Zhang Xinming, the Chinese authorities have tested it in the cities of Wuhan and Shenzhen. The tests involved 240 and 80 patients, respectively. On average, Read More…

CoronaVirus Eastern Desk

Canada Expedite Covid-19 Tests In Wake Of Pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Early diagnosis and isolation of patients infected with COVID-19 are essential to slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus across Canada. Since the symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to those of a cold or flu, diagnostic testing is important for clinical care and public health management. “COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving global health crisis, and Read More…

Breaking News

Trudeau Government Shines In Our Country’s Darkest Hour

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Government of Canada is taking strong and quick action to protect our economy, and the health, safety, and jobs of all Canadians during the global COVID-19 outbreak. Prime Minister Trudeau, today announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy and help Canadians affected by the impacts of this challenging period. Read More…

Africa World News

Uhuru Torch Race Cancelled

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Uhuru Torch race takes place every year starting from different places President John Magufuli on Tuesday suspended Uhuru Torch race for 2020, as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, which is wreaking havoc across the globe. Speaking to residents of Dar es Salaam while inspecting the on-going Ubungo Interchange Read More…

Breaking News

New Brunswick Municipal Elections Postponed Due To COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government passed legislation today to postpone municipal elections that were planned for May 11. An Act Respecting Elections in 2020 received royal assent after first, second and third readings all occurred in one day. With the large number of electors, polling stations and poll workers, there was no safe way to undertake Read More…

CoronaVirus United Kingdom World News

UK Introduces Emergency Bill To Strengthen (COVID-19) Response

Reading Time: 2 minutes New laws will be introduced to protect public health, increase NHS capacity, strengthen social care and support the public to take the right action at the right time. Emergency measures to give ministers powers to take the right action at the right time to respond effectively to the progress of the coronavirus outbreak will be Read More…

CoronaVirus World News

Norway Guarantees 100 Billion In Business Loans

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Norway government has proposed two new loan measures, providing support of a total of NOK 100 billion. The package will improve Norwegian businesses’ access to the necessary liquidity in the challenging situation they are now facing. “The Norwegian economy is currently facing a very challenging situation. The government will do what is needed and Read More…

Trump Country

Near Trump’s Florida Home, Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Gets Off To Rocky Start

Reading Time: 5 minutes Cars line up outside FoundCare, a community health center in West Palm Beach, Florida, for drive-thru COVID-19 testing Monday. (Phil Galewitz/KHN) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. ― A much-needed drive-thru coronavirus testing site opened here Monday, just a few miles from the Mar-a-Lago Club, home to the country’s most high-profile COVID-19 exposure. A week ago, President Read More…

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Provincial Parks Closed, Camping Season In Jeopardy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Parks Canada announced under the advice of public health experts, they are taking all steps necessary to support the Government of Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and reduce risks to visitors, employees, and other users of Parks Canada spaces. Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020, Parks Canada is temporarily Read More…

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Emergency Covid-19 Loans For Canadians Abroad

Reading Time: < 1 minute François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, highlighted the COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program for Canadians Abroad, as announced by the Prime Minister today. In light of the multiple measures implemented by governments throughout the world to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Canadian Government is advising all Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until Read More…

CoronaVirus World News

The Netherlands Announced The Discovery Of Antibodies That Block Coronavirus

Reading Time: 2 minutes Antibodies to the SARS virus, which caused an outbreak of SARS in 2002-2003, are also effective against SARS-CoV-2, scientists in Rotterdam say. Scientists in the Netherlands claim to be the first in the world to find an antibody that effectively blocks the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. A preprint of their research is posted on the BioRxiv source, a brief conversation Read More…

CoronaVirus World News

G7 Nations Show Of Solidarity To Fight Covid-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes We, the Leaders of the Group of Seven, acknowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic is a human tragedy and a global health crisis, which also poses major risks for the world economy.  We are committed to doing whatever is necessary to ensure a strong global response through closer cooperation and enhanced coordination of our efforts.  While Read More…

Breaking News Indigenous

Chef Malcolm, Looking To Bake Up A Pastry Victory As The Next Ward 4 School Trustee

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tristan Malcolm developed his skills in Winnipeg schools. Now he’s ready to devote his time and energy to Ward 4 as School Trustee. As a lifelong Winnipeg resident, Mr Malcom is familiar with the needs and challenges of Ward 4. He grew up on Kennedy Street and attended Gladstone Elementary School. He made a successful Read More…

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Trudeau Government Steadfast Handling Covid-19 Pandemic

Reading Time: 4 minutes On March 13th, 2020 the Public Health Agency of Canada advised Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel outside Canada in view of the worldwide pandemic and the rapidly evolving situation globally, and to self- isolate for 14 days upon returning to Canada. Today the Federal Government has imposed stricter guidelines for travelling in and out Read More…

CoronaVirus Breaking News Western Desk

City Of Calgary Declares State Of Local Emergency

Reading Time: 2 minutes CITY OF CALGARY CALLS LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY TO LIMIT SPREAD OF COVID-19 The City of Calgary has declared a State of Local Emergency to support the Province of Alberta’s efforts to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. This gives The City the power to ensure reducing the capacity of events and facilities to Read More…

Trump Country

And Then There Were Two: Biden, Sanders Debate With Coronavirus On Everyone’s Mind

Reading Time: 6 minutes In the midst of a global health crisis that has disrupted daily life and heightened anxieties for millions of Americans, former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday urged people showing symptoms of the novel coronavirus to seek medical attention without fear of the cost. But the remaining major Democratic candidates Read More…

World News Europe

Sixth Anniversary Of Russia’s Illegal Annexation Of Crimea

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today marks six years since Russia illegally annexed Crimea. Canada unequivocally condemns this violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and of international law. For six years, the international community has witnessed grave human rights violations in Crimea committed by state agents of Russia. These have included arbitrary arrests and detentions, disappearances, torture and the Read More…

Breaking News

The High Cost Of Being Trump’s Enemy

Reading Time: 4 minutes The ongoing feud between President Donald Trump and California’s Democratic leaders is costing the Golden State hundreds of millions of health care dollars — with billions more at stake. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) President Donald Trump makes his disdain for California clear, lashing out at the Golden State as a “filthy dirty” and “horrible” outpost cursed by homelessness Read More…

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Trump Tests Negative For The Coronavirus

Reading Time: < 1 minute The test results of US President Donald Trump for the presence of a new coronavirus were negative; the head of the Washington administration is healthy. This follows a message from his attending physician, Sean Conley, which was distributed on Saturday by the White House press service. “Last night, after a meaningful conversation with the President Read More…

Breaking News

One Year Anniversary Of The Christchurch Massacre At Islamic Mosques

Reading Time: < 1 minute A year ago, on March 15, the world was left in shock when a terrorist attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 51 people and injuring 50 others. New Zealand faced this terrible ordeal with courage and strength. On May 15, 2019, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Read More…

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UK Launches Massive (COVID-19) PR Campaign

Reading Time: 3 minutes Launch of the next stage of the public information campaign including TV adverts featuring CMO Professor Chris Whitty. People are being urged to stay at home for seven days if they develop a high temperature or new continuous cough as part of an expanded public awareness campaign in the fight against COVID-19, Health Secretary Matt Read More…

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The First Major Mutation Found In The Genome Of Coronavirus

Reading Time: < 1 minute Singaporean biologists have discovered the first major change in the genome of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. A study by biologists and doctors from Singapore National University is published in an article for the bioRxiv electronic scientific library. Compared to the first samples of the new coronavirus, a 382-letter-long nucleotide fragment disappeared from its genome next to ORF8, a special Read More…

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2 Million Zambian Farmers Now Have Access To Money

Reading Time: 4 minutes Zambia has over two million smallholder farmers and a rural population of about 9.7 million people, with approximately 40% of them being financially excluded. The average rural farmer in Zambia lives several kilometres away from their nearest neighbour and even further away from the nearest settlement where shops, agro-dealers and other services, such as agency Read More…

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New York Increase Covid-19 Testing To 6,000 Per Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes After weeks of demanding federal approval, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the FDA has approved New York State to authorize the state’s 28 public and private labs to begin manual, semi-automated and automated testing for Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The approval also extends to the Roche high-volume platform for testing. The Governor has made increasing capacity Read More…

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10 More Countries In Africa Declare COVID-19 Infection

Reading Time: 2 minutes Containment remains the most appropriate strategy for African countries. BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (Republic of the), March 13, 2020/APO Group/ —  The World Health Organization (WHO) officially designated COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March 2020. There are now 137 confirmed cases in Africa. “With COVID-19 officially declared a pandemic, all countries in Africa must act,” said Dr Matshidiso Read More…

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UK Postpones Local Election Due To Coronavirus

Reading Time: < 1 minute Local, mayoral and Police and Crime Commissioner elections that were due to take place in May this year will be postponed until May 2021, the Government has confirmed today. The Government will also work with the devolved administrations to ensure that they have the necessary powers to take the same approach. The decision was taken Read More…

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Prime Minister Addresses COVID-19 With National Indigenous Leaders

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prime Minister Trudeau spoke with National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Natan Obed, and Vice-President and National Spokesperson for the Métis National Council David Chartrand, to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures taken by the Government of Canada to limit the spread of the virus Read More…

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A Woman Became President Of Greece For The First Time

Reading Time: < 1 minute The new President of Greece, Ekaterina Sakellaropoulou, has been sworn in and assumed the office of the head of state. The ceremony was held on Friday at a special session of the country’s Parliament. Sakellaropoulo became the first woman President of the Greek state. After a brief prayer in Parliament Sakellaropoulo took the oath on Read More…

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Trudeau Opens $300 Billion Warchest To Fight Covid-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes Prime Minister Trudeau outlines Canada’s whole-of-government response to COVID-19 across the country, including new investments to respond in Canada and around the world. Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Governor of the Bank of Canada Stephen Poloz, and Superintendent of Financial Institutions Jeremy Rudin outlined a coordinated package of measures being taken by financial sector partners to Read More…