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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‘We’ve ventured into a battle’: Inside New York’s ERs as they fight COVID-19

NEW YORK — A “cacophony of coughing” in packed emergency rooms. Beds squeezed in wherever there is space. Overworked, sleep-deprived doctors and nurses rationed to one face mask a day and wracked by worry about a dwindling number of available ventilators. Such is the reality inside New York City’s hospitals, which have become the war-zone-like epicenter of the nation’s coronavirus […]

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Coronavirus: Waterloo Region, municipalities declare state of emergency

The Region of Waterloo and its seven municipalities have each declared a state of emergency in response to the growing novel coronavirus pandemic. Mayors for area cities (Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo) and townships (North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich) joined Regional Chair Karen Redman in signing declarations on Wednesday morning. In a release, the region and municipalities say this will […]

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Stocks rebound grinds past 10% after $2 trillion U.S. stimulus boost

LONDON (Reuters) – A breakneck rebound in world stocks made it past the 10% mark on Wednesday before more global coronavirus warnings and fresh turbulence in commodity markets saw things grind to a halt. Hopes that an incoming $2 trillion U.S. fiscal stimulus will ease the economic devastation caused by virus lockdowns gave world equity indexes .MIWD00000PUS their first back-to-back […]

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Coronavirus: Why current crisis could be just as deadly as Spanish Flu

Since the initial coronavirus cases were reported in Wuhan, China, last November, the deadly outbreak has spread rapidly across the globe. Today, the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 is edging ever closer to half a million and has led to the deaths of more than 19,000 people. Self-isolation measures have been enforced by world leaders in attempts to […]

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Britain's Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus but is in good health and is now self isolating in Scotland. Charles, eldest son of Queen Elizabeth, is displaying what Clarence House said were mild symptoms but remains in good health and has been working from his home on the Balmoral Estate […]

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UPDATE 1-Eurozone yields steady as U.S. fiscal boost soothes nerves

* Italy/Germany bond yield gap well off highs * U.S., European fiscal stimulus give heart to investors * But lock downs could severely hurt global economy * Eurozone periphery bond yields tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr (Adds Coronabond comments from ECB’s Lagarde, quote, updates prices) By Abhinav Ramnarayan LONDON, March 25 (Reuters) – Eurozone government bonds steadied on Wednesday after policymakers in Europe and […]

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