Push to Reopen U.S. Schools; New York Cases Steady: Virus Update

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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said “the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall,” despite rising cases around the country. New York reported 677 new cases, in line with daily rises in the last week, and five deaths.

South Africa may reintroduce tighter regulations on the movement of people and curb sales of alcohol as coronavirus infections soar, the Sunday Times reported. Hungary is

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South Africa May Reimpose Curbs; Iran Cases Slow: Virus Update

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South Africa may reintroduce tighter regulations on the movement of people and curb sales of alcohol as coronavirus infections soar, the Sunday Times reported. Hungary is also restricting travel after spikes in neighboring countries.

Thailand plans to start human trials for a locally developed, potential Covid-19 vaccine as early as September, making it among the first done outside high-income countries, after encouraging results in monkeys and mice.

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Virus poses cultural threat to Brazil’s Amazon people

Amajari (Brasil) (AFP) – In the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, the advance of COVID-19 presents indigenous people with a cruel cultural dilemma — remain in their villages with little medical help, or seek safety in the city and risk being deprived of their ancestral funeral rites.

Lucita Sanoma lost her two-month-old baby to suspected coronavirus on May 25. The boy was buried, without her knowledge, 300 kilometers (185 miles)

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Virus causes uncertainty for state lotteries

Boston (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has been a rollercoaster for state lotteries across the country, with some getting a boost from the economic downturn and others scrambling to make up for revenue shortfalls.

Since March, Texas, Arkansas and Montana and several other states have seen an increase in sales, in part, driven by housebound residents putting cash down for scratch-off tickets. But lottery officials say other states, like Massachusetts

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France to Protect Economy; Violence in Serbia: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — France’s new prime minister said he would back targeted restrictions to preserve the economy if the country is hit by a second wave of virus infections. Violence flared in Serbia with Belgrade facing lockdown at the weekend to confront an “alarming” spike in cases.

The U.S. gave the United Nations one-year notice that it plans to exit the World Health Organization, and President Donald Trump threatened to ban … Read More

Europe Sees Deeper Slump; Melbourne Locks Down: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — European officials expect a deeper economic slump than previously estimated this year, while German industrial production rose less than forecast in May, underscoring the challenge faced by the continent after months-long shutdowns.

Melbourne will be locked down for six weeks after new cases in the Australian state of Victoria jumped by 191, the biggest daily increase since the outbreak began. In contrast, Beijing reported no new infections for

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U.S. Cases Rise Most Since May 9; Texas Mask Order: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — U.S. cases jumped the most since May 9 and Florida’s new coronavirus infections rose by a record. Texas ordered residents to wear masks as the state reported its second-most daily infections of the outbreak.

The coronavirus may be mutating in a way that may make it easier to spread, said Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease researcher. Houston reported a 4.3% jump in intensive-care patients, and may … Read More

Florida Cases Rise Most Ever; Djokovic Is Negative: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — Florida’s cases and hospitalizations jumped by the most ever, while deaths rose the most in a month. The cornoavirus may be mutating in a way that may make it easier to spread, said Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease researcher.

Houston reported a 4.3% jump in intensive-care patients, and may need to tap extra beds in less than two weeks. The South Africa province that includes Johannesburg … Read More

Canada’s models show virus slowing but could surge, temporary foreign workers boosting Ontario cases

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to

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BOE Makes Investment Pledge; Macy’s to Cut Jobs: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — Germany’s infection rate fell to the lowest in almost three weeks, easing concerns that local outbreaks would prompt a resurgence. French President Emmanuel Macron is planning a new furlough program that could see the state covering a large share of lost incomes for as long as two years.

The U.S. economic recovery is showing early signs of weakening in some states where coronavirus cases are mounting, and more … Read More

Virus pummels commercial real estate, could end long boom

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are likely to see more “for rent” signs in the coming months as many businesses devastated by the coronavirus pandemic abandon offices and storefronts and potentially end a long boom in the nation’s commercial real estate market.

Hotels, restaurants and stores that closed in March have seen only a partial return of customers, and many may fail. Commercial landlords have already reported an increase in

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B.C.’s new virus models renew hope for Canadian travel, Atlantic Canada considers travel bubble

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to

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U.S. Cases Rise 1.6%; New Highs in Texas, Arizona: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert, told Congress he was seeing a “disturbing surge” in new cases. California, Texas and Arizona reported their biggest daily jumps, and Florida’s infection rate climbed above 10%.

As many as 31 states have R0 figures above 1, according to the Rt.live website, meaning that each person with the virus infects at least one other. The World Trade Organization said its … Read More

Biden calls on Trump to ‘wake up’ to havoc caused by virus

DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Joe Biden unleashed a stinging critique Wednesday of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus, calling on Trump to “wake up” to the havoc caused by the pandemic and do more to prevent further harm.

“Donald Trump wants to style himself as a wartime president,” the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said at a recreation center in the Philadelphia suburbs. “Unlike any other wartime leader, he takes

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Opposition accuses Trudeau of leading like ‘rule of a king’, PM invests $500M in AI virus research

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to

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New virus cases in China, N. Zealand sound pandemic alarm

More than two dozen new coronavirus cases in China and the first New Zealand infections in almost a month on Tuesday underlined the immense challenges still ahead in containing the deadly pandemic, even as some EU nations reopened their borders to fellow Europeans.

More than eight million people have now been infected with the virus worldwide since it first emerged in China late last year — with more than 435,000

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