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U.K.’s Johnson struggles to move past aide’s lockdown breach as outcry grows – National

U.K.’s Johnson struggles to move past aide’s lockdown breach as outcry grows - National

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson‘s plans to announce further lockdown-easing measures were being overshadowed Monday by an outcry over the movements of a senior aide who allegedly flouted restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic. Conservative leader Johnson is standing by adviser Dominic Cummings, who drove 250 miles (400 kms) from …

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Plans to use coronavirus contact-tracing apps in parts of Europe facing setbacks – National

Plans to use coronavirus contact-tracing apps in parts of Europe facing setbacks - National

Doubts were growing on Thursday over whether ambitious plans by European governments to use contact-tracing apps to fight the spread of the coronavirus will be able to be implemented with any real effectiveness soon. In contrast, there appeared to be some movement forward in the sprint to find a vaccine …

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As Europe relaxes coronavirus lockdowns, cases flare in Mexico and Brazil – National

As Europe relaxes coronavirus lockdowns, cases flare in Mexico and Brazil - National

Germany and several other European countries where the coronavirus spread has slowed were moving ahead Friday with relaxing border restrictions, while flare-ups in Mexico and elsewhere served as a reminder the pandemic is far from over. Slovenia, which has been gradually easing strict lockdown measures, declared that the spread of …

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Trudeau to extend wage subsidy program, boost aid for COVID-19 medical researchers – National

Trudeau to extend wage subsidy program, boost aid for COVID-19 medical researchers - National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce today an extension to the federal government’s 75 per cent emergency wage subsidy — just as businesses across the country are taking the first cautious steps towards reopening after a two-month, coronavirus pandemic-induced shutdown. He is also expected to announce significant financial …

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Countries test out and adapt to ‘new normals’ as coronavirus shutdowns relaxed – National

Countries test out and adapt to ‘new normals’ as coronavirus shutdowns relaxed - National

From outdoor kids’ movies for cooped up apartment dwellers in Rio to online shopping and worship around the globe, the coronavirus pandemic has communities adapting to the realities of living with a pandemic while battling to save their economies. Japan was preparing to end its coronavirus state of emergency for …

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‘Archaic’ way Canada records deaths holding up real-time COVID-19 numbers: expert – National

‘Archaic’ way Canada records deaths holding up real-time COVID-19 numbers: expert - National

The old-fashioned way Canada records deaths means the country could be missing out on data important to addressing the COVID-19 crisis. The confirmed number of COVID-19 deaths — about 4,900 across Canada as of Monday afternoon — represents people who have tested positive for the viral disease. Experts suggest that …

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Coronavirus worries linger as world leaders try to salvage battered economies – National

Coronavirus worries linger as world leaders try to salvage battered economies - National

No job at all, or a job without enough virus protections — millions of workers around the world are marking international labour day trapped between hunger and fear, as more countries and states reopen for business even though the coronavirus pandemic is far from vanquished. Beijing’s Forbidden City cracked open …

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Coronavirus: Europe’s economy suffers worst drop since records began – National

Coronavirus: Europe’s economy suffers worst drop since records began - National

The European economy shrank by a record 3.8% in the first quarter as business activity from hotels and restaurants to construction and manufacturing was frozen by shutdowns aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The drop in the 19-country eurozone was the biggest since statistics began in 1995 and …

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Rent is due May 1. Experts say CERB isn’t enough for some Canadian tenants – National

Rent is due May 1. Experts say CERB isn’t enough for some Canadian tenants - National

The financial sting of COVID-19 may deepen for some Canadians this week, as May 1 ushers in the second due date for renters since the pandemic began. The crisis has left more than one million people out of work and forced millions more to apply for the Canadian Emergency Response …

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More than half of Canadian companies saw earnings drop amid COVID-19: survey – National

More than half of Canadian companies saw earnings drop amid COVID-19: survey - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 29, 2020 10:07 am Updated April 29, 2020 10:09 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Statistics Canada reports nearly one-third of Canadian businesses who responded in a newly released …

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