Frustrations continue for Saskatchewan nurses over lack of protective equipment

Registered nurses in Saskatchewan continue to be concerned over the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) as the number of COVID-19 cases in the province continues to rise. Considered the most effective protective wear by the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses, N95 masks are at a premium. SUN president Tracy Zambory says it’s putting a strain on its workers. “It’s not like COVID-19 […]

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Britain bathes in 17C heatwave that stops summer shortage

Glorious weather is finally drying out waterlogged fields in time for farmers to plant crops to avoid a summer food shortage. Britain was as hot as 17C Australia today as a 500-mile wide “Portuguese pulse” of warm air sweeps across the country. Forecasters said the “mini-heatwave” could last for another eight days and expected more sun with highs of 14C […]

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UK coronavirus death toll soars to 465 as 41 die in 24 hours

The UK's coronavirus death toll has surged to 465, with 41 dying in the last 24 hours. NHS England has tonight announced that 28 people – aged between 47 and 93– have died in England since its last figure yesterday. It comes after Scotland recorded another six deaths, while five more people died in Wales and two more in Northern […]

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India struggles with coronavirus shutdown; Pakistan cases top 1,000

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU (Reuters) – India’s 1.3 billion people were under lockdown on Wednesday to prevent an explosion of coronavirus cases as the government struggled to deliver essential goods and calm nerves. Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered everyone indoors for the next three weeks, saying it was the only way to avoid a disaster and effectively shutting down Asia’s third-largest economy. […]

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Spanish medics demand protection as death toll overtakes China's

Medics facing shortages attempt legal action to force authorities into procuring and distributing protective equipment. Madrid, Spain – Spain now has the world’s second-highest tally of coronavirus deaths after Italy, surpassing the number of dead in China, health authorities said on Wednesday. The number of people who have lost their lives because of the infection in Spain has reached 3,434, […]

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Stop calling 911 for COVID-19 testing: Waterloo CAO

A Region of Waterloo official says that people have been calling 911 in an effort to get tested quicker for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. “I want to send an important reminder to citizens about the appropriate use of 911,” Waterloo Region CAO Mike Murray said Wednesday morning. “Please do not dial 911 in an attempt to […]

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