Friday July 10-th, 2020

Ontario's COVID-19 death toll hits 18 as caseload approaches 1,000 Ontario's COVID-19 death toll hits 18 as caseload approaches 1,000

The numbers suggest public health is gaining ground on the backlog of people waiting for tests or test results but there are still 10,074 cases under investigation. Eight more patients tested negative two days in a row and are considered "resolved", ...

GM partners with Ventec Life Systems to produce ventilators GM partners with Ventec Life Systems to produce ventilators

The holdup now is that the federal government hasn't decided how many machines it will need, how many producers it will hire and, by extension, how much it will have to pay Ventec. The effort at Kokomo is in addition to Ventec also ramping up product...

Spain reports 769 new deaths but says daily rise stabilising Spain reports 769 new deaths but says daily rise stabilising

At least 9,400 health workers have also been infected, as Spain has been listed as the fourth worst-hit country according to Johns Hopkins University. Patients continue to stream into Spanish hospitals, where staff face a shortage of protective gear ...

Motorman dead, dozens injured in suspicious Harlem subway fire Motorman dead, dozens injured in suspicious Harlem subway fire

No arrests were immediately made, police said. The death came the day after two of his fellow New York City Transit employees fell victim to the coronavirus. A fire inside a New York City subway auto - that appears to be intentionally set - killed ...

EPA relaxes enforcement of environmental laws during the COVID-19 outbreak EPA relaxes enforcement of environmental laws during the COVID-19 outbreak

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. 'This temporary policy is created to provide enforcement discretion under the current, extraordinary conditions, while ensuring facility operations continue to protect...

Four passengers die on stranded Dutch cruise ship: Company Four passengers die on stranded Dutch cruise ship: Company

Two people on the ship have tested positive so far for covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The Zaandam began its South American voyage from Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 7 and was originally scheduled to end the sailing in Sa...

International Monetary Fund officially announced the recession of the world economy International Monetary Fund officially announced the recession of the world economy

The IMF allocated 80.6 million dollars under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) and 40.3 million dollars under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) to meet the urgent balance of payment needs stemming from the outbreak of COVID-19, IMF Managing Dire...

COVID-19: Trudeau announces increased wage subsidy for businesses COVID-19: Trudeau announces increased wage subsidy for businesses

As well, small and medium-size businesses will get $2.5-billion to help with their cash flow. "We're going to do whatever it takes", said Trudeau. "Our government will also provide an additional $12.5-billion through Export Development Canada a...

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange denied bail post citing `high coronavirus risk` Wikileaks founder Julian Assange denied bail post citing `high coronavirus risk`

Assange is wanted in the USA on an 18-count indictment, including violations of the Espionage Act, for "offenses that relate to Assange's alleged role in one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the US", according to...

What Trudeau is offering small businesses struggling amid COVID-19

Plus, after breaking the story, Mercedes Stephenson explains why U.S. President Donald Trump apparently sees Canadians as a threat during this pandemic. "Our understanding is that a decision has yet not been acted upon or fully taken". That borde...

Coronavirus cases top 10,000 in United Kingdom, death toll reaches 115 Coronavirus cases top 10,000 in United Kingdom, death toll reaches 115

The British government announced on Thursday that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to 11,658 and the death toll jumped by over 100 in a day for the first time since the outbreak of the disease. "We really have to realis...

National Public Health Emergency Team meet today as COVID-19 deaths double National Public Health Emergency Team meet today as COVID-19 deaths double

The HSE is working rapidly to identify any close contacts the newly confirmed cases in the Republic may have had, in order to advise them and stop the further spread of the virus. Officials are continuing urge people to follow advice regarding social...

Religious services should continue despite COVID-19: Brazil President Bolsonaro Religious services should continue despite COVID-19: Brazil President Bolsonaro

Brazil , with a population of 210 million, now has more than 2,554 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 59 deaths, according to the USA -based John Hopkins University data. In a video conference earlier in the day between Bolsonaro and governors from Brazil...

16-year-old among coronavirus dead in France's highest daily toll 16-year-old among coronavirus dead in France's highest daily toll

Julie saw a doctor for cough for the first time on Sunday - the disease making a "violent" acceleration before her death, her sister, Manon, tell the Parisian newspaper. France's latest grim toll from the coronavirus outbreak stood at almost 1,700...

‘Unnecessary & damaging’: Canada strongly opposes USA deployment of troops near border ‘Unnecessary & damaging’: Canada strongly opposes USA deployment of troops near border

President Donald Trump is expected to send fewer than a thousand soldiers to help enforce the ban on non-essential crossings. "We have been in discussions with the United States on this", said Trudeau during his daily briefing on COVID-19 Thursda...

United States now has the most coronavirus cases in the world United States now has the most coronavirus cases in the world

According to data from The New York Times , the US has 81,578 confirmed cases, with 1,180 deaths due to coronavirus-related illness, as of Thursday afternoon. The World Health Organisation ( WHO ) informed that the next one lakh cases just took four...

COVID-19: 47 new cases, 4 more deaths reported on Chinese mainland COVID-19: 47 new cases, 4 more deaths reported on Chinese mainland

China lifted tough restrictions on the Hubei province on Wednesday after a months-long lockdown as the country reported no new domestic cases. Passengers wearing face masks wait for their train to arrive at Hefei railway station in Hefei, in Chin...

Mardi Gras celebrations may have caused COVID-19 outbreak Mardi Gras celebrations may have caused COVID-19 outbreak

There are now 115 cases in Caddo Parish including 1 death and 25 cases in Bossier Parish. At Elmhurst Hospital Center, which serves about one million people in New York's Queens borough, scores of people, most wearing surgical masks, queued up on Wed...

Putin Delays Vote That Could Help Keep Him In Power Putin Delays Vote That Could Help Keep Him In Power

The vote does not have any legal impact and the constitutional amendments have already been accepted into law. Putin also announced a series of emergency measures to limit the health and economic impact of the spread of the virus in Russian Federat...

Text scam targets victims claiming Canadian Emergency Response Benefit Plan

The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday evening that Washington had dropped consideration of the plan, citing an unnamed USA official. During a press conference, Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, said that the Prime Minister of Canada...

G-7 aware of China's G-7 aware of China's "disinformation campaign" over virus: Pompeo

After initially visiting her local clinic on December 11 and receiving an injection, Ms Wei sought a second opinion at Wuhan's The Eleventh Hospital when she continued to feel sick. Beijing is now rejecting the widely held assessment that the city of...

Spain's coronavirus death toll jumps 514 in 24 hours Spain's coronavirus death toll jumps 514 in 24 hours

Health Minister Salvador Illa told reporters that retirement homes are "a top priority for the government". Security forces guarded the outside of Madrid's Palacio de Hielo ice rink complex on Tuesday as funeral service vans arrived and entered t...

COVID-19: UK’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, tests positive COVID-19: UK’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, tests positive

He is self-isolating in his Downing Street offices, the government said in an email. "He is continuing to lead the government's response to coronavirus". "Together we will beat this", Johnson said. The prime minister has already been holding Cabi...

Attack on Sikh Gurdwara in Kabul 'extremely reprehensible': Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Attack on Sikh Gurdwara in Kabul 'extremely reprehensible': Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

The Aam Aadmi Party too condemned the terrorist attack. Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian told journalists that police responded quickly and are engaged in an ongoing battle with the attackers. The official added that the USA -led coalition "...

United States slaps fresh sanctions against Iran United States slaps fresh sanctions against Iran

The individuals and entities are also accused of "transferring lethal aid to Iranian-backed terrorist militias in Iraq such as Kata'ib Hezbollah (KH) and Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq (AAH)", the Treasury Department said . The action also blacklists 15 individu...

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