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COVID-19 pandemic hits world’s poorest hard as cases rise in India, Pakistan – National

COVID-19 pandemic hits world’s poorest hard as cases rise in India, Pakistan - National

The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are urging that governments and others unite in developing a “people’s vaccine” to protect everyone against the coronavirus. Their appeal came ahead of a vaccine summit in London organized by the Global Vaccine Alliance that is seeking to …

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White House scrambles amid fears of coronavirus resurgence during George Floyd protests – National

White House scrambles amid fears of coronavirus resurgence during George Floyd protests - National

For weeks, President Donald Trump has been eager to publicly turn the page on the coronavirus pandemic. Now fears are growing within the White House that the very thing that finally shoved the virus from center stage — mass protests over the death of George Floyd — may bring about …

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Officials worry George Floyd protests could cause new coronavirus outbreaks – National

Officials worry George Floyd protests could cause new coronavirus outbreaks - National

The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests in recent days, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.” As emergency orders are lifted and beaches and businesses reopen, …

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Europe fraying under economic strain from COVID-19 as cases rise in Africa, France – National

Europe fraying under economic strain from COVID-19 as cases rise in Africa, France - National

Europe’s extensive social welfare net is showing signs of fraying under economic strain from the coronavirus, as protests erupted for a second day in Spain Friday against layoffs by French carmaker Renault, while Italy’s chief central banker warned that “uncertainty is rife.” Further afield, while New Zealand had all but …

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U.S. coronavirus testing plan criticized by Democrats for putting burden on states – National

U.S. coronavirus testing plan criticized by Democrats for putting burden on states - National

The Trump administration’s new strategy for coronavirus testing puts much of the burden on states while promising to provide supplies such as swabs and material to transport specimens. The plan, which was delivered Sunday to members of Congress, drew harsh criticism Monday from Democrats. In a joint letter, House Speaker …

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U.S. accuses Beijing of not allowing Delta, United to fly passengers to China – National

U.S. accuses Beijing of not allowing Delta, United to fly passengers to China - National

The U.S. government late on Friday accused the Chinese government of making it impossible for U.S. airlines to resume service to China and ordered four Chinese air carriers to file flight schedules with the U.S. government. The administration of President Donald Trump stopped short of imposing restrictions on Chinese air …

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Some U.S. states accused of misreporting coronavirus testing data to speed reopening – National

Some U.S. states accused of misreporting coronavirus testing data to speed reopening - National

Public health officials in some states are accused of bungling coronavirus infection statistics or even using a little sleight of hand to deliberately make things look better than they are. The risk is that politicians, business owners and ordinary Americans who are making decisions about lockdowns, reopenings and other day-to-day matters could …

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Detroit priest ‘blesses’ churchgoers with squirt gun full of holy water – National

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

It’s not every day you see a priest armed with a squirt gun. As Easter celebrations approached last month, Detroit priest Rev. Tim Pelc of St. Ambrose Parish was brainstorming how to keep the weekend as “normal” as possible. Given the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation …

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Coronavirus: As U.S., Europe reopen some nations see COVID-19 cases rise – National

Coronavirus: As U.S., Europe reopen some nations see COVID-19 cases rise - National

American car makers are getting back to work and Europe is continuing to reopen. But while new coronavirus cases have been declining in many countries that were initially hit hard by the pandemic, cases are rapidly rising in other populous nations. Russia and Brazil now sit behind only the U.S. …

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Coronavirus: Freeland won’t say if U.S. wants border deal extended beyond June – National

Coronavirus: Freeland won’t say if U.S. wants border deal extended beyond June - National

Canada and the United States are both “very comfortable” with their mutual ban on non-essential cross-border travel, but Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland won’t say if the Americans want to extend the restrictions beyond June 21. Recent media reports suggest the U.S., fearing the importing of COVID-19 cases, wants an …

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