Coronavirus updates: Dozens of fraternity members test positive for COVID-19, officials say

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 673,000 people worldwide. Over 17.3 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed […]

COVID-19: Union calls on B.C. government to extend ban on evictions

Article content continued The groups argue this would be more effective than increasing the amount of the B.C. rental supplement because not all tenants are eligible for that program. “We are hearing from vulnerable people who are having difficulty accessing the government benefits, in very complicated scenarios, and they are already very stressed, and there are […]

How to swim safely amid the coronavirus pandemic as pools and ponds reopen

Ready to take a dip? (Picture: Getty Images) As gyms, pools, and public ponds reopen, swimming is finally an option once again. For many, being able to take a dip in the water is a lifeline for mental and physical wellbeing, and going without a regular swim has been tough in lockdown. But even as […]

Coronavirus live news: US cases pass 2.5m as Australia considers new lockdown in Melbourne | World news

4.42am BST04:42 Martin Farrer ‘Real vulnerability’: Qantas job cuts show Covid-19 will change the future of work As he surveyed the economic wreckage from 6,000 Qantas job cuts this week, the deputy prime minister, Michael McCormack, expressed the glass-half-full hope that there would be other openings for redundant workers as the sector rebounds. He quickly […]

Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on June 14

Here is a roundup of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Sunday: Ontario reports 197 cases, 12 deaths Ontario reported 197 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 32,189. It marks the second time in a week that there were fewer than 200 […]

Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria records four new cases as health association says protests can be held safely – politics live | Australia news

While the debate over the protests in Australia in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the treatment of Indigenous and First Nations people in this country continues to focus on statues and whether or not American streaming services removing movies so they can put the same educational disclaimer on them that cartoons have […]

COVID-19 update for June 1: Here’s the latest on coronavirus in B.C.

Article content Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C. for June 1, 2020. We’ll provide summaries of what’s going on in B.C. right here so you can get the latest news at a glance. This page will be updated regularly throughout the day, with developments […]

#WorldHealthOrganization – Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell and Commissioner Stella Kyriakides on the  adoption of the resolution on COVID-19 response at the World Health Assembly

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General  “We welcome the World Health Assembly’s adoption by consensus of the resolution initiated by the European Union and its member states on the importance of a collective response to the coronavirus pandemic. The 195 member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) have convened at the Assembly in unprecedented […]

COVID-19: Health officials to update B.C. COVID-19 cases on May 15

Article content Provincial health officials reported five additional deaths from COVID-19 on Friday, with new cases at two facilities in the Fraser Health Region. Four of the five deaths were in the Fraser Health region and health officials confirmed new outbreaks at two locations in that region. The other death was in the Vancouver Coastal […]