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Coronavirus cases surpass 11 million worldwide – National

Coronavirus cases surpass 11 million worldwide - National

Global novel coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months. The number of cases is more than double the figure for severe influenza illnesses recorded …

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WE charity to stop handling coronavirus student volunteer program after backlash – National

WE charity to stop handling coronavirus student volunteer program after backlash - National

OTTAWA — Youth Minister Bardish Chagger says the WE organization won’t manage the federal government’s $900-million program to pay students and fresh graduates for volunteer work this summer. In a statement this morning, Chagger says it’s a “mutually agreed upon decision.” Since the charity founded by brothers Craig and Marc …

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Kim Jong Un hails North Korea’s ‘shining success’ in handling coronavirus – National

Kim Jong Un hails North Korea’s ‘shining success’ in handling coronavirus - National

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un urged officials to maintain alertness against the coronavirus, warning that complacency risked “unimaginable and irretrievable crisis,” state media said Friday. Despite the warning, Kim reaffirmed North Korea’s claim to not have had a single case of COVID-19, telling a ruling party meeting Thursday that the country has “thoroughly prevented the inroad of the malignant virus” despite the worldwide …

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Large crowds expected at Jersey Shore for July 4th holiday — causing coronavirus fears – National

Large crowds expected at Jersey Shore for July 4th holiday — causing coronavirus fears - National

“We’re seeing spikes across the country in states that opened up weeks ago, and while we’re doing a good job in New Jersey, there are a lot of people that are way too cavalier about social distancing,” he said. “There’s inherent risk in all of this.” 0:54Coronavirus: Trump says U.S. …

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CERB poses back-to-work dilemma: ‘We’re being incentivized to make just under $1,000’ – National

CERB poses back-to-work dilemma: ‘We’re being incentivized to make just under $1,000’ - National

After more than three months on temporary layoff, Jake, a waiter at a restaurant in southern Ontario has just gone back to his job. But his return to work presents a dilemma that’s likely familiar to many recipients of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). “It almost feels like we’re …

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Trump’s fireworks event at Mount Rushmore to be met with coronavirus worries, protests – National

Trump’s fireworks event at Mount Rushmore to be met with coronavirus worries, protests - National

President Donald Trump will begin his Independence Day weekend on Friday with a patriotic display of fireworks at Mount Rushmore before a crowd of thousands, but even in a part of the country where many remain supportive of the president, the event has drawn controversy and protests. Trump is expected to speak at …

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Coronavirus: Britain to lift travel quarantine rule for ‘lower risk’ countries – National

Coronavirus: Britain to lift travel quarantine rule for ‘lower risk’ countries - National

The British government said Friday it is scrapping a 14-day quarantine rule for arrivals from a number of countries deemed “lower risk” for the coronavirus, including France, Spain, Germany and Italy. The change takes effect July 10, just over a month after the U.K. began requiring international arrivals to self-isolate …

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Coronavirus cases now rising in 40 U.S. states as Texas orders mandatory mask use – National

Coronavirus cases now rising in 40 U.S. states as Texas orders mandatory mask use - National

Four U.S. states — Arizona, California, Florida and Texas — reported a combined 25,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday as the infection curve rose in 40 of the 50 states heading into the July Fourth holiday weekend. With the number of daily confirmed coronavirus cases nationwide climbing past 50,000, an …

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Nunavut reports presumptive coronavirus case, may be territory’s first – National

Nunavut reports presumptive coronavirus case, may be territory’s first - National

The novel coronavirus pandemic may have finally reached Nunavut, as the territory announced its first presumptive case Thursday. Chief public health officer Dr. Michael Patterson said the case is a worker at the Mary River Mine on Baffin Island, about 176 kilometres southwest of Pond Inlet in the upper north …

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Canada adds 302 coronavirus cases on Thursday as Nunavut reports presumptive case – National

Canada adds 302 coronavirus cases on Thursday as Nunavut reports presumptive case - National

Canada’s daily coronavirus death toll rose by more than two dozen on Thursday, while 302 new cases were diagnosed across the country. Though the number of cases and deaths is declining, Thursday’s data brings the national death toll to 8,642. More than 104,000 people have tested positive for the virus, …

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