Coronavirus: Trump warns of ‘suicides by thousands’ if U.S. businesses don’t re-open soon

United States President Donald Trump said there would be “suicides by the thousands” if businesses were not re-opened soon, despite warnings from the World Health Organization that the country could become the new epicentre of the novel coronavirus. Speaking on the White House front lawn for a Fox News town hall, Trump spoke of scaling back social distancing and re-opening […]

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Canadian environmental groups, unions, churches ask that potential oil bailout be for families, not companies

Some Canadian organizations are asking the federal government to focus any bailout of the oil industry on workers and families, not corporations. The request comes in an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, released Tuesday morning and signed by environmental organizations, faith and labour groups that the signatories say represent about 1.3 million people. “Giving billions of dollars to […]

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Coronavirus: New texting initiative gives Albertans mental health support

Albertans who feel they need a little extra mental health support as they face the COVID-19 pandemic have a new outlet to seek out advice. Alberta Health Services, in partnership with hospitals and other health organizations, launched the Text4Hope program on Monday, a service where residents can text COVID19HOPE to the number 393939 and receive daily messages focused on healthy […]

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France's Air Liquide aims to boost production of ventilators

PARIS (Reuters) – The healthcare unit of French industrial gases company Air Liquide said on Tuesday it was ramping up production of ventilators needed by hospitals to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. Ventilators, which are used to blow air and oxygen into the lungs, are critical for treating people with lung failure, which can afflict patients with severe COVID-19, the […]

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P.E.I. health officials to provide COVID-19 update

Prince Edward Island’s chief medical officer of health will be providing an update on the novel coronavirus pandemic Tuesday afternoon. The province did not report any new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. There are still three cases on Prince Edward Island. On Monday, chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison said stiff fines will be imposed on those who do […]

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