Thursday September 24-th, 2020

Target Apologizes For Selling Face Masks Amid National Shortage Target Apologizes For Selling Face Masks Amid National Shortage

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said his office intervened when it received reports Saturday that the much-needed N95 masks were on Target shelves. "While 3M is now operating at maximum production, we have accelerated investments to expand our global ...

Lockdown not enough: World Health Organization expert Lockdown not enough: World Health Organization expert

He urged countries to implement strong measures , such as widespread testing - otherwise the contagion will ramp up again once lockdowns are lifted. However, Dr Mike Ryan said that countries should instead focus on "finding who is sick" and then "is...

JUST IN: Another Deadly Virus Detected In China JUST IN: Another Deadly Virus Detected In China

The epicentre of Covid-19 - a disease that coronavirus causes - is also said to be China . The Hantavirus disease can be contracted if a human touches their face, eyes, mouth or nose after touching rodent droppings, urine or nesting materials.

Facebook has 720,000 masks. It's donating them to coronavirus health workers Facebook has 720,000 masks. It's donating them to coronavirus health workers

Employees of software giant Salesforce delivered 9,000 masks to the University of California at San Francisco, CEO Marc Benioff announced Sunday. "To help, Facebook donated our emergency reserve of 720,000 masks that we had bought in case the wildf...

Italy sees a smaller day-to-day increase in new cases

Although still upward, the figures showed the daily rise in both the number of people testing positive and the number of deaths has been less marked for the second day in a row, Civil Protection Chief Angelo Borrelli told a press conference late Mond...

BC announces 48 new COVID-19 cases, total is now 472 BC announces 48 new COVID-19 cases, total is now 472

There have been 13 COVID-19-related deaths in B.C. Forty-eight new cases were announced Monday, along with three additional deaths from the virus. "I think it's important that people get out ... "If you're sick, no matter who you are, you have to...

Western Australia Border to Close as Virus Cases Surge Western Australia Border to Close as Virus Cases Surge

It seems everything and anything could be on the cards for the WA Government after an announcement by Mark McGowan this afternoon that investigations are underway for the possibility of using Rottnest Island for quarantine. Army barracks could also...

New report says China concealed more than 43,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases New report says China concealed more than 43,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases

The number was not included in official figures, which at the time stood at 80,000. There are still a few or a dozen asymptomatic people every day, an unidentified official at the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said in a Monday a...

NHS strikes deal with private sector to boost virus treatment capacity NHS strikes deal with private sector to boost virus treatment capacity

The NHS has struck a major deal with the private sector to help fight coronavirus , with 20,000 more staff and 8,000 beds being made available. The extra resources, including almost 20,000 staff, will also help the NHS deliver other urgent operati...

How long is the United Kingdom on lockdown for? How long is the United Kingdom on lockdown for?

Johnson also warned police now have the power to issue fines and disperse gatherings "if you don't follow the rules". "Take this advice seriously because it's absolutely crucial". Everyone from the supermarket staff to the transport workers to the...

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in BC rise to 424 Confirmed COVID-19 cases in BC rise to 424

Bonnie Henry announced 77 new cases today. As of Saturday, British Columbia has reported 424 cases of the novel coronavirus , including 10 deaths. Additionally, of the total COVID-19 cases: 27 individuals are now hospitalized, of which 12 are in...

Oregon Governor issues order to stop evictions during COVID-19 crisis Oregon Governor issues order to stop evictions during COVID-19 crisis

Under the Governor's emergency powers, the order places a temporary hold throughout OR on law enforcement actions relating to residential evictions for not paying rent. "Work in offices is prohibited whenever telework and work-at-home options are ava...

UK Tells 1.5 Million to Stay Home for 12 Weeks UK Tells 1.5 Million to Stay Home for 12 Weeks

Tighter measures came in a rush last week, with schools and leisure facilities ordered to close, and people instructed to stay indoors. He told Sky Ridge's Sophie Ridge on Sunday: "If people don't follow this advice, we will clearly have to follow ...

Gov. Inslee issues ‘stay at home’ proclamation for Washington state Gov. Inslee issues ‘stay at home’ proclamation for Washington state

According to guidance from Inslee's office, all public and private gatherings "for social, spiritual and recreational purposes" will be banned, including weddings and funerals. This will ensure that everyone - including health care workers, first res...

Man infected with Covid-19 dies after trying Trump-recommended medicine Man infected with Covid-19 dies after trying Trump-recommended medicine

During a press conference on Thursday, President Donald Trump touted chloroquine as showing "very, very encouraging early results" in treating COVID-19 and falsely stated that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was working "to be able to ...

New study suggests how long coronavirus can stay on surfaces New study suggests how long coronavirus can stay on surfaces

The research was a collaborative, global effort: Andersen was joined by scientists from Columbia University in New York City, the University of Sydney in Australia, and Tulane University in New Orleans. The results provide key information about the...

Three more COVID-19 deaths in B.C., total cases now 472 Three more COVID-19 deaths in B.C., total cases now 472

There was no updated number posted the following day on Sunday. Seven elderly people have died at the facility. Nine of those people were part of the outbreak at Lynn Valley Care Centre in Northern Vancouver. Vancouver even closed several public par...

Coronavirus private sector deal: 8,000 beds to take strain off NHS

Across England private hospitals have 10,000 nurses, 700 doctors and more than 8,000 fully qualified clinical staff, all of which will join the NHS to fight the coronavirus pandemic . He added the independent sector "stands ready" to maintain that s...

Abortion Clinics Are Given a Strict Pandemic Order Abortion Clinics Are Given a Strict Pandemic Order

Abortion is an essential, time-sensitive medical procedure. Several other states, including MA and Washington, have explicitly said that abortions are not part of the restrictions against non-essential procedures, and multiple medical groups have...

EOHU confirms third COVID-19 case in Prescott-Russell EOHU confirms third COVID-19 case in Prescott-Russell

Gardner said in this second case, the coroner was satisfied with the information provided by the hospital and did not require an autopsy to confirm COVID-19 as the cause of death. A 51-year-old Milton man died March 18 at an Oakville Hospital, the ma...

Province launches enhanced COVID-19 online assessment tool Province launches enhanced COVID-19 online assessment tool

Advocates say homeless populations may be at greater risk of contracting COVID-19, and are likely to have worse outcomes because of underlying health conditions. She urged people to avoid all non-essential excursion and to limit contact, even among...

Toronto man dies from COVID-19

The man travelled to the United Kingdom recently, where it's suspected he caught the virus, Toronto Public Health said in a news release. York Region health officials say a 72-year-old Markham woman returned from global travel on Saturday and died ...

13 health-care workers in Toronto test positive for COVID-19

There are eight cases that have been deemed resolved. An individual in their 30s from Prescott-Russell is in self-isolation at home. There also indications sterner policing measures could be taken to ensure people adhere to the self-isolation rec...

Covid-19: Nurse and mother-of-three, 36, in critical condition Covid-19: Nurse and mother-of-three, 36, in critical condition

She added that the family were "heartbroken" but praised staff at the hospital for going "above and beyond" in their care for her sister. She is critically ill in intensive care, on a ventilator and is fighting for his life. "She started as a cleanin...

World Health Organization calls for testing of every suspected coronavirus case World Health Organization calls for testing of every suspected coronavirus case

Tedros made the remarks in a press briefing in Geneva, Switzerland on Friday, noting that the virus had reached 123 countries, with more than 132,000 cases confirmed . Not only is quarantine not exclusively social distancing. "We are all in this tog...

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