Coronavirus: Ontario allows certain businesses, workplaces to reopen May 4

The Ontario government says it is allowing certain business and workplaces to reopen on May 4, as long as they comply with strict public health measures set out during the coronavirus pandemic. Some businesses permitted to start back up include seasonal businesses and some essential construction projects. “We have consulted with our chief medical officer, and today we are able […]

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Hamilton has 431 COVID-19 cases, one more death in the community

An 82-year-old man is the latest COVID-19-related death in Hamilton, Ont., according to the city. The man passed away in hospital on Wednesday. The case is not related to any of the city’s outbreaks and came from the community, says public health. Hamilton now has 20 deaths out of 431 total cases of the novel coronavirus as of Thursday. The […]

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Coronavirus: World shares skid after price of crude oil plunges below zero

World share prices skidded Tuesday after the price of U.S. crude oil plunged below zero, with demand collapsing as the coronavirus pandemic leaves factories, automobiles and airplanes idled. The extreme volatility in energy markets highlighted investors’ broad concerns about the duration of the pandemic and its impact on the economy, weighing on financial markets more broadly. In Europe, Germany’s DAX […]

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Coronavirus: Toronto helps businesses succeed online, launches tool to better track COVID-19

The City of Toronto announced Thursday the expansion of a tool to help businesses move online to help them throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor John Tory announced the expansion of the Digital Main Street online program at the daily Toronto coronavirus update press conference. The idea of the program is to help businesses “develop or expand their online services,” according […]

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World’s militaries forced to adapt amid coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has forced militaries and militias to adapt to an invisible enemy, even as traditional conflicts grind on. Armies have had to enforce social distancing rules among troops while helping with national outbreak containment and postponing maneuvers. On Thursday, Saudi Arabia declared a temporary halt to fighting in Yemen because of the pandemic, while in Libya and Afghanistan […]

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Pope Francis celebrates Easter amid coronavirus pandemic

Pope Francis and Christians around the world marked a solitary Easter Sunday, forced to celebrate the most joyful day in the liturgical calendar amid the sorrowful reminders of the devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. Families who normally would attend morning Mass in their Easter best and later join friends for celebratory lunches hunkered down at home. Police checkpoints and […]

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