Robots use in Rwanda to fight against COVID-19
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Robots use in Rwanda to fight against COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Robots are being deployed to minimizes risks with confirmed COVID-19 cases One of the challenges being faced worldwide is the rate of infection of health professionals while treating COVID-19 patients. As Rwanda is reopening Kigali International Airport for commercial international flights from 1st of August, Urumuri will allow to speed up mass screenings of fever Read More…

UNHCR warns of increased COVID-19-related trafficking risks for African refugees
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UNHCR warns of increased COVID-19-related trafficking risks for African refugees

Reading Time: 2 minutes UNHCR global estimates indicate that millions of people are trafficked worldwide With COVID-19 increasing needs and vulnerabilities of refugees and internally displaced and stateless people, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned that the impacts of the pandemic are also heightening their risks to trafficking and exploitation. COVID-19-related impacts ranging from movement restrictions to the Read More…

MLB Cancels Games, 40% of players test positive for COVID-19
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MLB Cancels Games, 40% of players test positive for COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes 40% of MLB Miami Marlins test positive for COVID-19. Major League Baseball announced that two games scheduled to be played Monday night are postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Monday’s games between the Marlins and the Orioles at Marlins Park and the Phillies and the Yankees at Citizens Bank Park have been postponed while MLB conducts Read More…

97.4% of Brazilian municipalities infected with COVID-19
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97.4% of Brazilian municipalities infected with COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes 1.5 million Brazilians have recovered from the COVID-19 As of Wednesday (7/22) Brazil registered 1,532,138 people recovered from the disease. Worldwide, it is estimated that about 7.4 million people diagnosed with Covid-19 have already recovered. The number of people cured is higher than the number of active cases (612,605), who are patients who are under Read More…

Ministry carries out actions for biosafety of taxi drivers
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Ministry carries out actions for biosafety of taxi drivers

Reading Time: 5 minutes Taxi’s are the main mode of transportation for many Colombians Since March 16, 2020,  the District Secretary for Mobility (SDM) has developed a series of actions in conjunction with the Bogota taxi guild to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and join other entities to decrease the speed of virus spread. . These are part of the Pact for life Read More…

1 million COVID-19 cases reported in Eastern Mediterranean
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1 million COVID-19 cases reported in Eastern Mediterranean

Reading Time: 3 minutes 1 million COVID-19 cases reported in Eastern Mediterranean. War torn countries are the most affected As of 11:00 today, 1 025 478 cases and 23 461 deaths have been recorded from the Region, which spans from Morocco to Pakistan The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed more than one million cases of COVID-19 in the Read More…

Philippines Report 738 new cases; tally balloons to 34,803
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Philippines Report 738 new cases; tally balloons to 34,803

Reading Time: < 1 minute Philippines Report 738 new cases; tally balloons to 34,803. Strict quarantine rules remain in place The country’s coronavirus infections ballooned to 34,803 after 738 new cases were logged by the Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday. Of the new infections, 560 are tagged as fresh cases or patients whose test results were released within the Read More…

Church in Phoenix Arizona guilty of COVID-19 Scam
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Church in Phoenix Arizona guilty of COVID-19 Scam

Reading Time: 2 minutes Church in Phoenix Arizona guilty of COVID-19 Scam. Outrages claims they have cured the coronavirus Phoenix Attorney General Mark Brnovich has issued a cease-and-desist letter to Glendale-based Clean Air EXP demanding the company stop advertising air purification systems by suggesting the systems neutralize COVID-19. The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) alleges that Clean Air EXP has advertised and Read More…

Mayor de Blasio ramps up Testing Sites across New York
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Mayor de Blasio ramps up Testing Sites across New York

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mayor de Blasio ramps up Testing Sites across New York At a time were COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed across the states, New York has ramped up testing at no costs to its citizens. The Trump administration has admitted to purposely scaling back testing because it hurts his re-election campaign. He has also threatened to cut Read More…

EU Donates 72,000 CONVID-19 Detection Kits to Guatemala
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EU Donates 72,000 CONVID-19 Detection Kits to Guatemala

Reading Time: 3 minutes EU Donates 72,000 CONVID-19 Detection Kits to Guatemala. EU playing major humanitarian role in USA absents Today Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei received seventy two thousand (72,000) RT-PCR tests for the detection and diagnosis of the virus causing the respiratory syndrome of COVID-19 as part of a donation of the European Union (EU). This support will serve Read More…

Viet Nam goes 65 consecutive days without a new COVID-19 case
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Viet Nam goes 65 consecutive days without a new COVID-19 case

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vietnam goes 65 consecutive days without a new COVID-19 case. 93.4% of the reported cases have recovered Vietnam entered the day 65th without any new COVID-19 infection case in the community, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said early Saturday. Vietnam confirmed 349 COVID-19 patients, including 209 imported cases who were sent Read More…

Federal Government takes over COVID-19 screening from B.C
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Federal Government takes over COVID-19 screening from B.C

Reading Time: 2 minutes Federal Government takes over COVID-19 screening from B.C. The province has seen a influx in border travel over the months In early April, the Province introduced COVID-19 border screening measures, unprecedented in Canada, to help ensure British Columbians returning home from international destinations had the support they need to manage self-isolation plans and keep B.C. Read More…

Donating blood in the COVID-19 pandemic is a sign of humanity
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Donating blood in the COVID-19 pandemic is a sign of humanity

Reading Time: 2 minutes Donating blood in the COVID-19 pandemic is a sign of humanity. 272,289 blood donations were received in 2020 Blood donations are more necessary than ever during the current COVID-19 pandemic, and so Columbian Health Secretary Alejandro Gómez is taking steps to ensure that donations continue safely for blood donors and recipients. According to the entity, Read More…

FDA Revokes The Emergency use of Hydroxychloroquine
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FDA Revokes The Emergency use of Hydroxychloroquine

Reading Time: 3 minutes FDA Revokes The Emergency use of Hydroxychloroquine. Trump earlier announced he was taking the drug. GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) that allowed for chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate donated to the Strategic National Stockpile to be used to treat certain hospitalized patients with Read More…

Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies
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Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ontario Eases Restrictions on Wedding and Funeral Ceremonies. Covid-19 has temporarily halted celebrations Ontario is easing the restriction on the number of attendees permitted at indoor and outdoor wedding and funeral ceremonies, in recognition of the importance of being with loved ones during the moments that matter most. Based on positive public health trends the Read More…

Places of worship to re-open for individual prayer in the UK.
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Places of worship to re-open for individual prayer in the UK.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Places of worship to re-open for individual prayer in the UK. Spiritual and mental health remains imperative Places of worship across England will be permitted to reopen for individual prayer from Monday 15 June, the Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick confirmed today (Sunday 7 June).  This decision follows discussions between the Government and representatives of major faiths through the Places of Worship Taskforce which Read More…

Tear-Gassing Protesters Is A COVID-19 Recipe For Disaster
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Tear-Gassing Protesters Is A COVID-19 Recipe For Disaster

Reading Time: 5 minutes Tear-Gassing Protesters Is A COVID-19 Recipe For Disaster. Tear gas can cause asphyxiation and mimic drowning Tear gas rises as protesters face off with police during a demonstration on May 31 outside the White House over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police. (Samuel Corum/AFP via Getty Images) In nationwide demonstrations Read More…

Coronavirus shrinks Switzerland's first-quarter GDP by 2.6 %.
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Coronavirus shrinks Switzerland’s first-quarter GDP by 2.6 %.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Coronavirus shrinks Switzerland’s first-quarter GDP by 2.6 %. Food & Service sector hit hardest, 23.4% fall Switzerland’s GDP fell by –2.6 % in the 1st quarter of 2020, after rising by +0.3% in the previous quarter*. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the measures to contain it, economic activity in March was severely restricted. The Read More…

Nigeria: Borno launches COVID-19 heroes’ campaign
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Nigeria: Borno launches COVID-19 heroes’ campaign

Reading Time: 3 minutes Borno launches COVID-19 heroes’ campaign. The Borno state has the displacements for many people The campaign aims to demystify and de-stigmatize COVID-19 survivors by declaring them heroes and heroines of a disease that has claimed 25 lives in Borno As part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 outbreak in north-east Nigeria, Borno State, WHO Read More…

Quebec Ombudsperson investigating COVID-19 death to seniors
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Quebec Ombudsperson investigating COVID-19 death to seniors

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec Ombudsperson investigating COVID-19 death to seniors. Over 31 Deaths At Quebec’s CHSLD Seniors Home Quebec Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret has announced an impartial and independent investigation into the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux and certain public health institutions. With CHSLDs seniors home being hammered by COVID-19, the Québec Ombudsman expressed her concerns Read More…

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COVID-19 having major impact on Ugandans living with HIV

Reading Time: 3 minutes COVID-19 having major impact on Ugandans living with HIV. UNAIDS stepping up its support to HIV positive Ugandans People living with HIV and tuberculosis have found it difficult to access their routine medical care or essential medicine refills Kuraish Mubiru wakes up at dawn every day to get refills of antiretroviral therapy from different health Read More…

Supporting Ethiopia & Somalia in the fight against COVID-19
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Supporting Ethiopia & Somalia in the fight against COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Supporting Ethiopia & Somalia in the fight against COVID-19. Germany provides millions in aid to Africa Millions of people in the Horn of Africa depend on humanitarian aid. COVID-19 is making the situation worse. In Ethiopia and Somalia, cooperation with the German Red Cross has made it possible to respond quickly and flexibly to the Read More…

COVID-19 reduced the number of Swiss Francs exiting country
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COVID-19 reduced the number of Swiss Francs exiting country

Reading Time: 3 minutes COVID-19 reduced the number of Swiss Francs exiting country. Less money being sent back home to families Large numbers of migrants living and working abroad send part of their wages to their families back home on a regular basis. Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, low-income countries have seen a dramatic fall in these remittances Read More…

Yemen: Displaced at Heightened Covid-19 Risk
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Yemen: Displaced at Heightened Covid-19 Risk

Reading Time: 5 minutes Yemen: Displaced at Heightened Covid-19 Risk. The armed conflict that began in Yemen in March 2015 Over 500,000 Vulnerable in Renewed Fighting in North A displaced family in their tent in al-Sowida camp for internally displaced people in Marib governorate, north Yemen, February 2020. The family had been displaced twice, the second time after fleeing Read More…

UK awards £22M to life-saving charities during the pandemic
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UK awards £22M to life-saving charities during the pandemic

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK awards £22M to life-saving charities during the pandemic. The funding will give cash grants to charities Mental health, ambulance, social care, learning disabilities, autism and dementia charities are among those set to receive millions of pounds in government funding, Health Minister Nadine Dorries has announced today. Over £22 million in cash grants will be Read More…

Mayor de Blasio Calls for COVID-19 Death Benefits
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Mayor de Blasio Calls for COVID-19 Death Benefits

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mayor de Blasio Calls for COVID-19 Death Benefits. Helping front line employees who died fighting COVID-19 Mayor de Blasio announced his support for line-of-duty death benefits for survivors of municipal employees who die of COVID-19. “Our public servants have gone above and beyond during this crisis, and the loved ones of those we’ve lost deserve Read More…

Kenya holds first-ever virtual health meeting with WHA
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Kenya holds first-ever virtual health conference

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kenya holds first-ever virtual health conference. Kenya has been hit heavily by the COVID-19 pandemic Addressing the Assembly the CS noted that Kenya has put in place robust economic, social and public health measures aimed at interrupting the transmission of the virus Health Cabinet Secretary, Sen. Mutahi Kagwe today attended the historic virtual 73rd World Read More…

In Germany, Anti-Semitism Creeps into Covid-19 Protests
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In Germany, Anti-Semitism Creeps into Covid-19 Protests

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Germany, Anti-Semitism Creeps into Covid-19 Protests. Attacks Against Jewsis Institutions Rose 13 Percent Across German cities last weekend, thousands of people from many walks of life protested German government measures taken to control the spread of Covid-19. Yet some people used the protests as a pretext for displays of anti-Semitism, or open or thinly Read More…

BBVA Private Mexican Firm Donates 1,000 COVID-19 Ventilators
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BBVA Private Mexican Firm Donates 1,000 COVID-19 Ventilators

Reading Time: 2 minutes BBVA Private Mexican Firm Donates 1,000 COVID-19 Ventilators. Mexico has received 3,289 ventilators to date Private investor firm BBVA Mexico and Grupo Mexico made a generous donation to the people of Mexico for the treatment of COVID-19.  The donation is part of the public-private strategy included in the “Together for Health” global initiative, whose goal Read More…

Bogotá's tourism industry has been crushed by COVID-19
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Bogotá’s tourism industry has been crushed by COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bogotá’s tourism industry has been crushed by COVID-19. The city has a robust plan to reopen the city The Colombian capital reminds the world that, in the midst of this quarantine, it works towards the moment when it can once again receive foreign tourists and investors. Through the numbers # EnBogotáNosVemos and #SeeYouInBogota, the Colombian capital Read More…

Chasing The Elusive Dream Of A COVID-19 Cure
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Chasing The Elusive Dream Of A COVID-19 Cure

Reading Time: 7 minutes Chasing The Elusive Dream Of A COVID-19 Cure. High-tech approaches include using stem cells to find a cure Although scientists and stock markets have celebrated the approval for emergency use of remdesivir to treat COVID-19, a cure for the disease that has killed over 304,000 people remains a long way off — and might never arrive. Hundreds of drugs are being Read More…

UK Government begins large scale study of COVID-19 immunity
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UK Government begins large scale study of COVID-19 immunity

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Government begins large scale study of COVID-19 immunity. In total, 20,000 thousand people will take part Up to 20,000 people are being asked to take part in a new government-funded study to further track the extent of the coronavirus spread across England, Scotland and Wales. The research will measure blood antibodies to help determine Read More…

Whistleblower Rick Bright's AlarminG COVID-19 Testimony
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Whistleblower Rick Bright’s AlarminG COVID-19 Testimony

Reading Time: 2 minutes Whistleblower Rick Bright’s AlarminG COVID-19 Testimony. There Is No Leadership In The Trump Administration Rick Arthur Bright is an American immunologist and public health official. Bright (BARDA)is the former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, leading the authority from 2016 to 2020. In May 2020, he filed a whistleblower complaint, alleging that his early warnings about the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic were ignored Read More…

UK’s Pledges £388 Million At Virtual Coronavirus Conference
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UK Pledges £388 Million At Virtual Coronavirus Conference

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Pledges £388 Million At Virtual Coronavirus Conference. £744 Million Euro Has Already Been Pledged UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson today announced that his government will co-host a major international conference to drive forward the global race for coronavirus vaccines, treatments and tests – and call on other countries to step up their efforts and Read More…

The Futures For Frontliners Program "Free College Tuition
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The Futures For Frontliners Program “Free College Tuition

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Futures For Frontliners Program “Free College Tuition”. The Program Will Be The First Of Its Kind Michigan Governor Whitmer announced a series of initiatives to help workers and their families during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including the “Futures for Frontliners” program to provide a tuition-free pathway to college or a technical certificate to essential workers who don’t have a college degree. This includes workers like Read More…

UK Launches Free Skills Platform For Citizens Under COVID-19
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UK Launches Free Skills Platform For Citizens Under COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Launches Free Skills Platform For Citizens Under COVID-19. Tons Of Digital Courses Offered In The Tool Kit Online platform ‘The Skills Toolkit’ will help people to build their skills during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond. A new online learning platform to help boost the nation’s skills while people are staying at home, has been launched today Read More…

Africa CDC Receives 3rd Mega Donation From Jack Ma Foundation
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Africa CDC Receives 3rd Mega Donation From Jack Ma Foundation

Reading Time: 3 minutes Africa Receives 3rd Mega Donation From Jack Ma Foundation. Over 5 Million Medical Items To Fight COVID-19 The Ethiopian Airlines cargo flight carrying part of the consignment departed Guangzhou, China, and landed in Addis Ababa at about 3 pm Eastern Africa Time The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) today received a Read More…

Norway To Play Leading Role In International COVID-19 Summit
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Norway To Play Leading Role In International COVID-19 Summit

Reading Time: 2 minutes Norway To Play Leading Role In International COVID-19 Summit. The Goal Is To Raise As Much Money As Possible The European Commission, under its President, Ursula von der Leyen, is to hold a virtual donor conference to mobilise political and financial support for efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Global Response Summit will be held Read More…

UK Approves Clinical Trials To Use Plasma To Treat COVID-19
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UK Approves Clinical Trials To Use Plasma To Treat COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Approves Clinical Trials To Use Plasma To Treat COVID-19. Up To 10,000 Units Of Plasma Can Be Delivered Weekly If effective, a national programme will deliver up to 10,000 units of plasma a week to the NHS to help treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. A clinical trial has been given approval to determine if plasma Read More…

The COVID-19 Virus Complicates Births For Moms And Babies
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The COVID-19 Virus Complicates Births For Moms And Babies

Reading Time: 6 minutes The COVID-19 Virus Complicates Births For Moms And Babies. An Infected Mother Can Pass The Virus To Her Baby Mallory Pease with baby Alivia and her older daughter, Emma Jean. Pease was worried about passing on the coronavirus to Alivia after getting home from the hospital. (Courtesy of the Pease family) Mallory Pease’s contractions grew Read More…

Urgently Needed COVID-19 Medical Packs Delivered To Nigeria
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Urgently Needed COVID-19 Medical Packs Delivered To Nigeria

Reading Time: 3 minutes Urgently Needed COVID-19 Medical Packs Delivered To Nigeria. There Has Been 981 Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 The starter packs consist of medical consumables to ensure the protection of frontline workers The Honorable Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that COVID-19 starter packs had been deployed to all tertiary health institutions and Federal Medical Read More…

Anti-Vaxxers Latch Onto COVID-19 To Bolster Their Movement
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Anti-Vaxxers Latch Onto COVID-19 To Bolster Their Movement

Reading Time: 5 minutes Anti-Vaxxers Latch Onto COVID-19 To Bolster Their Movement. They Are Staunchly Against Medical Vaccinations People in Huntington Beach, California, were protesting COVID-19 closures on April 17 and calling for the country to be reopened. (Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images) While most of the world hungers for a vaccine to put an end Read More…

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Uganda Vaccinates 900K Kids For Polio And Fights COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Uganda Vaccinates 900K Kids For Polio And Fights COVID-19. 3,842,000 Does Of Polio Vaccine Will Be Issued Vaccines will ensure uninterrupted routine immunization services for children in Uganda Uganda has today received 3,842,000 doses of bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV) to support ongoing routine immunization services throughout the country. The bivalent oral polio vaccines procured Read More…

Trump Wanted To Fire CDC Doctor Raising Alarm On COVID-19
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Trump Wanted To Fire CDC Doctor Raising Alarm On COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trump Wanted To Fire CDC Doctor Raising Alarm On COVID-19. The President Continues To Down Play The Virus Donald Trump attempted to fire Dr. Nancy Messonnier, a senior official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, after her honest science based warnings about the severity of COVID-19 caused the stock market to plunge in Read More…

CACOVID To Donate 1.7M Meal Packages To Nigerian Families
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CACOVID To Donate 1.7M Meal Packages To Nigerian Families

Reading Time: 3 minutes CACOVID To Donate 1.7M Meal Packages To Nigerian Families Along With Orders For 250,000 COVID-19 Tests The Private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has ordered for 250,000 supplies for tests and another 150,000 extraction kits to fast-track molecular testing for the deadly coronavirus, noting that the reality of the situation at hand was such that Read More…

Quebec Grants $ 4M To Medicom Produce N95 And Surgical Masks
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Quebec Grants $4M To Medicom To Produce N95 Surgical Masks

Reading Time: 2 minutes Quebec Grants $ 4M To Medicom To Produce N95 And Surgical Masks. Medicom Will Expand Its Factory Creating 33 New Jobs Today, Québec Premier François Legault along with members of his cabinet announced a $4 million loan to the Medicom company, through Investissement Québec, to accelerate the establishment of a factory in Montréal which has Read More…

UK Sees A Rise In Fake COVID-19 Tests By Scammers
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UK Sees A Rise In Fake COVID-19 Tests By Scammers

Reading Time: 3 minutes UK Sees A Rise In Fake COVID-19 Tests By Scammers. The Government Warns Against Unvalidated, Unproven Testing Professor John Newton, national coordinator of the UK coronavirus testing programme, has warned against the purchase of unapproved antibody testing kits and has released a statement. Antibody tests – designed to detect if people have had the virus Read More…

WHO Director-General Responds To Trump's COVID-19 Accusation
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WHO Director-General Responds To Trump’s COVID-19 Accusation

Reading Time: 4 minutes WHO Director-General Responds To Trump’s COVID-19 Accusation About Covering Up Reports From Chinese Officials Good morning, good afternoon and good evening, wherever you are. When the nations of the world met to form the United Nations in 1945, one of the first things they discussed was establishing an organization to protect and promote the health Read More…

UK Government Approves 1st Batch Of COVID-19 Ventilators
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UK Government Approves 1st Batch Of COVID-19 Ventilators

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Government Approves 1st Batch Of COVID-19 Ventilators. Penlon’s Prima ES02 Model Is Now Authorized The first newly-adapted ventilator design from the government’s Ventilator Challenge has received regulatory approval and is ready to be sent to the NHS frontline to support coronavirus patients. Penlon’s Prima ES02 model is now authorised by the Medicines and Healthcare Read More…

True Toll Of COVID-19 On U.S. Health Care Workers Unknown
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True Toll Of COVID-19 On U.S. Health Care Workers Unknown

Reading Time: 3 minutes True Toll Of COVID-19 On U.S. Health Care Workers Unknown. 9,200 Health Care Workers Have Tested Positive The number of health care workers who have tested positive for the coronavirus is likely far higher than the reported tally of 9,200, and U.S. officials say they have no comprehensive way to count those who lose their Read More…

UK Government Will Test Everyone In A Care Home For COVID-19
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UK Government Will Test Everyone In A Care Home For COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes UK Government Will Test Everyone In A Care Home For COVID-19, With An Ambitious Goal Of Testing 100K Per Day UK Government has mandated all care home residents and social care staff with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms be tested as capacity is built up, the government is announcing today. Currently, the first 5 symptomatic residents in Read More…

8,236 New Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed In New York City
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8,236 New Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed In New York City

Reading Time: 2 minutes 8,236 New Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed In New York City, Bringing The Total To 188,694 Infected With Virus Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he will issue an Executive Order directing employers to provide essential workers with cloth or surgical masks free of charge to wear when directly interacting with Read More…

New York The New Ground Zero For COVID-19, 170,512 Infected
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New York The New Ground Zero For COVID-19, 170,512 Infected

Reading Time: 3 minutes New York The New Ground Zero For COVID-19, 170,512 Infected. The Death Toll Is Rising At Staggering Rates Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York State is ramping up antibody testing, a key component of any plan to reopen the economy. The state is currently conducting 300 of these antibody tests, and is on track Read More…

Millions Stuck At Home Easter Weekend 2020, COVID Lockdown
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Millions Stuck At Home Easter Weekend 2020, COVID Lockdown

Reading Time: 3 minutes Millions Stuck At Home Easter Weekend 2020, COVID Lockdown. The World Has Forever Changed Arts and cultural organizations and venues will keep you entertained at home throughout the long weekend. This Easter weekend, millions of people across the UK will be able to access new arts and culture offerings from their homes as museums and Read More…

2,350 Bottles Of Hand Sanitizer Recalled - Defective
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2,350 Bottles Of Hand Sanitizer Recalled – Defective

Reading Time: 2 minutes 2,350 Bottles Of Hand Sanitizer Recalled – Defective, Little To No Alcohol Used In the Bottling Production. The Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) wishes to alert the general public of the immediate recall of the PURCILL Brand Hand Sanitizer from our local market. The Department on 24 March 2020, received a consumer complaint regarding the sanitizers use Read More…

UK Gov. Uses Video Games To Power Up Coronavirus Message
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UK Gov. Uses Video Games To Power Up Coronavirus Message

Reading Time: 3 minutes UK Gov. uses video games to help get their message to stay home during the Coronavirus. UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is working with some of the UK’s leading video games companies to feature the government’s clear ‘Stay At Home, Save Lives’ instruction in some of their most popular games to Read More…

Will Norway's Government $50 Billion NOK Measures Be Enough?
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Norway’s Government $50 Billion NOK Measures Enough?

Reading Time: 7 minutes Will Norway’s Government $50 Billion NOK Measures To Boost Economy The Norwegian Government today proposed $50 Billion NOK in additional financial measures to soften the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak in Norway. The newly submitted measures are directed at industries, companies and certain groups that have been particularly hard hit during the pandemic and are Read More…

UK Will Grant Early Release To Prisoners In Wake Of COVID-19
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UK Will Grant Early Release To Prisoners In Wake Of COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes The UK will grant prisoners who are within two months of their release date will be temporarily released from jail, as part of the national plan to protect the NHS and save lives. This action being taken is necessary to avoid thousands of prisoners becoming infected, overwhelming local NHS services. This is due to the Read More…

Texas In Dire Need Of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)
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Texas In Dire Need Of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Texas In Dire Need Of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). The COVID-19 Pandemic has stressed hospital resources. Governor Greg Abbott suspended regulations to increase the amount of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers and first responders in Texas during the state’s response to COVID-19. Under the Governor’s direction, local medical directors for licensed EMS providers can permit Read More…

Trump Wrong, Only 5,500 COVID-19 Tests Available To America
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Trump Wrong, Only 5,500 COVID-19 Tests Available To America

Reading Time: 6 minutes Trump Wrong, Only 5,500 COVID-19 Tests Available To America. The President provided bad information to media U.S. President Donald Trump holds a 5-minute test for COVID-19 from Abbott Laboratories. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) A coronavirus test made by Abbott Laboratories and introduced with considerable fanfare by President Donald Trump in a Rose Garden news Read More…

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California Hospitals Face Surge With Proven Fixes And Some Hail Marys

Reading Time: 5 minutes A new field hospital with 125 beds in Indio, California, will help ease the burden on the local hospital system amid the growing COVID-19 crisis. (Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images) California’s hospitals thought they were ready for the next big disaster. They’ve retrofitted their buildings to withstand a major earthquake and  whisked patients out of danger during Read More…

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Norway To Start Production Of Emergency Ventilators

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Norwegian companies Laerdal Medical and Servi have developed an emergency ventilator in collaboration with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment that could help to double the number of breathing machines at Norwegian hospitals by the end of May. For some of the most seriously ill coronavirus patients, respiratory assistance is necessary for survival. ‘This is Read More…

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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…

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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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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…