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Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and CAMILLE FASSETT The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs. A national nursing union is concerned that gear has to be reused. A doctors association warns that physicians’ offices are closed because they cannot get masks and other supplies. And Democratic members of Congress are pushing ...
Tags: Health, Business, New York, Texas, News, Congress, Australia, Montana, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, New York City, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Chicago


Judge upholds Hawaii’s pandemic quarantine on arriving travelers

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER HONOLULU — A U.S. judge will not stop Hawaii from enforcing a quarantine on arriving travelers, saying in a ruling that the emergency mandate is reasonable during the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A group of Hawaii, California and Nevada residents tried to stop the quarantine by filing a lawsuit alleging it is unfair and unnecessary. It violates the fundamental right to travel freely, they argued. The quarantine mandate, which applies to out-...
Tags: Travel, Health, Business, News, Uncategorized, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Disneyland, Honolulu, Carson, Lancaster


British judge denies Venezuela’s Maduro gold in London bank

By DANICA KIRKA and SCOTT SMITH LONDON — A British judge on Thursday refused to give Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro control of over $1 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault, ruling that it is unlawful to give it to the socialist leader since Britain does not recognize him as president of the Latin American nation. Maduro has demanded the gold to help his cash-starved nation fight the coronavirus pandemic. But the central bank for the United Kingdom, whose government recognizes Venezuela...
Tags: Health, Business, London, News, Uncategorized, Sport, Bank Of England, World news, Britain, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Latin America, Central Bank


Jordan bans smoking and vaping in indoor public spaces

Decision follows recent revelation country has highest rates of tobacco use in the worldThe Jordanian government has banned smoking and vaping in all indoor public spaces a week after a Guardian investigation revealed tobacco use in the country had become the highest in the world.The country’s health ministry said on Wednesday all enclosed public areas would now be “100% smoke-free environments”, building on an existing but widely flouted ban on smoking inside government buildings and ending an ...
Tags: Health, Business, Smoking, World news, Middle East and North Africa, World Health Organization, Tobacco industry, Jordan


Gov. Newsom Expected To Announce Reopening Rollback As Coronavirus Surges

SACRAMENTO (AP) – Gov. Gavin Newsom is hinting that he will tighten coronavirus restrictions for California’s nearly 40 million residents as a COVID-19 surge has counties rushing to close down bars and beaches ahead of the Fourth of July weekend. Newsom planned Wednesday to announce he will “tighten things up” only weeks after loosening his March 19 stay-at-home order and reopening most businesses. The state requires people to wear masks when they can’t maintain physical distance but public heal...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, News, California, Mexico, California News, Fresno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Riverside County, Ventura County, San Francisco Bay, Central Valley, Gavin Newsom


Coronavirus Australia: Victoria reports 73 new Covid-19 cases as NSW refuses to accept diverted flights – as it happened

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. This blog is now closedVictoria’s coronavirus spike continuesFull report: 36 Melbourne suburbs return to lockdownInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.12am BST We will leave our live coverage of the coronavirus situation in Australia...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia updates: Victoria reports 73 new Covid-19 cases as NSW refuses to accept diverted flights – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveVictoria’s coronavirus spike continuesFull report: 36 Melbourne suburbs return to lockdownInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 5.28am BST You can trace the daily Covid cases in Australia, here.Nick Evershed updates it as the...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria reports 73 new Covid-19 cases as NSW announces $11,000 fines – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.24am BST Associate Professor Barbara Mintzes from The University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre and School of Pharmacy said if remdesivir does prove effective in treating Covid-19, th...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, US, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Coalition, Australian politics, Netherlands, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria


Coronavirus Australia update: NSW to fine Victorians up to $11,000 if they enter state from lockdown suburbs – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.07am BST New South Wales health has confirmed the 14 new cases – all are returned travellers.Fourteen new cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, brin...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia update: Melbourne's hotspot suburbs in lockdown as Victoria struggles to contain outbreak – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.24pm BST Meanwhile, Queensland will go into its stage three of easing restrictions a week earlier than planned, with gatherings of up to 100 people allowed at weddings, community conta...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to U.S. tourists

By LORNE COOK BRUSSELS — The European Union announced Tuesday that it will reopen its borders to travelers f rom 14 countries, and possibly China soon, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks due to soaring coronavirus infections in the U.S. Travelers from other big countries like Russia, Brazil and India will also miss out. As Europe’s economies reel from the impact of the coronavirus, southern EU countries like Greece, Italy and Spain are desperate to entice b...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, News, La, China, Germany, Russia, India, Uncategorized, Eu, Spain, Sport, European Union, World news, Atlantic


DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie have coronavirus, may not return with Nets

NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan said Monday they have tested positive for the coronavirus, potentially leaving the Brooklyn Nets without two starters when the NBA season resumes. Jordan said he won’t be in Florida with the Nets when they return from the suspension of the 2019-20 season, while Dinwiddie told The Athletic that he was experiencing symptoms and it was unclear if he would be at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. At least six players on the Nets have test...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, New York, Disney, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, Jordan, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, Orlando, Irving


Nets’ DeAndre Jordan says he has coronavirus

DeAndre Jordan says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and won’t be joining the Brooklyn Nets in Florida when the NBA season resumes. Jordan announced his status on Twitter, hours after fellow Nets player Spencer Dinwiddie told The Athletic that he had tested positive and was experiencing symptoms. They give the Nets at least six players who have tested positive for the virus. The other four were back in March, when Kevin Durant said he was one of them. Jordan wrote that he had learned o...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, New York, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Jordan, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Durant, Athletic, DeAndre Jordan


Summer may decide fate of leading shots in coronavirus vaccine race

People on six continents already are getting jabs in the arm as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine enters a defining summer, with even bigger studies poised to prove if any shot really works — and maybe offer a reality check. Already British and Chinese researchers are chasing the coronavirus beyond their borders, testing potential vaccines in Brazil and the United Arab Emirates because there are too few new infections at home to get clear answers. The U.S. is set to open the largest trials — 30,00...
Tags: Health, Business, England, Science, News, Senate, Sport, Britain, Soccer, South Africa, House, Oxford, United Arab Emirates, Food And Drug Administration, Brazil, World Health Organization


Trump administration urges end to Affordable Care Act as pandemic surges

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON  — As coronavirus cases rise in more than half of the states, the Trump administration is urging the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act. The administration’s high court filing Thursday came the same day the government reported that close to half a million people who lost their health insurance amid the economic shutdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 have gotten coverage through HealthCare.gov. The administration’s legal brief...
Tags: Health, Business, New York, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Cms


Coronavirus Australia: Brendan Murphy expects country's borders will stay closed until Covid-19 vaccine found – as it happened

Outgoing chief medical officer ‘confident’ a vaccine will be developed, while Tasmania sets date to reopen borders. This blog is now closedBrendan Murphy expects Australian borders to stay closed until vaccine foundNSW reports new casesNT issues strict restrictions amid Victoria Covid spikesFollow the global coronavirus liveblogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 9.18am BST We will leave you for now. Thank you for reading. Have a great Friday night. ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy, Murphy


Coronavirus Australia update: Brendan Murphy expects country's borders will stay closed until Covid-19 vaccine found – live news

Outgoing chief medical officer ‘confident’ a vaccine will be found, while Tasmania sets date to reopen borders. Follow liveBrendan Murphy expects Australian borders to stay closed until vaccine foundNSW reports new casesNT issues strict restrictions amid Victoria Covid spikesFollow the global coronavirus liveblogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 9.18am BST We will leave you for now. Thank you for reading. Have a great Friday night. 9.14am BST Le...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy, Murphy


Coronavirus Australia update: Tasmania sets border reopen date as Victoria reports 30 new Covid-19 cases – live news

Premier Peter Gutwein says date could shift if conditions change; five of Victoria’s new cases are from hotel quarantine. Follow liveNSW reports new casesNT issues strict restrictions amid Victoria Covid spikesFollow the global coronavirus liveblogSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 6.32am BST [Cont from previous post]Federation ReformNational Cabinet today agreed that former Director-General of t...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Cabinet, Australian economy


Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria reports 30 new Covid-19 cases as Woolworths reintroduces national purchase limit on toilet paper – live news

Five of Victoria’s new cases are from hotel quarantine; Northern Territory chief minister says people from areas with spikes will be quarantined at their own cost. Follow liveNSW reports new casesNT issues strict restrictions amid Victoria Covid spikesFollow the global coronavirus liveblogSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.34am BST ScoMo is starting on a happy note, celebrating Australia and NZ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Nz, Australian economy


Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria reports 30 new Covid-19 cases as NT blocks people coming from hotspots – live news

Five of Victoria’s new cases are from hotel quarantine; Northern Territory chief minister says people from areas with spikes will be quarantined at their own cost. Follow liveNSW reports new casesNT issues strict restrictions amid Victoria Covid spikesFollow the global coronavirus liveblogSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.31am BST Here is a little more information on those Sydney ASIO raids, v...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, Virgin Australia, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory


Coronavirus Australia update: NSW reports six new Covid-19 cases as NT blocks people coming from hotspots – live news

Five of the state’s new cases are from hotel quarantine; NT chief minister says people from areas with spikes will be quarantined at their own cost. Follow liveNSW reports new casesNT issues strict restrictions amid Victoria Covid spikesFollow the global coronavirus liveblogSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.28am BST Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath spoke to media earlier, urging reside...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy, NSW


Victoria coronavirus hotspots: can you travel to and from suburbs with Covid outbreaks?

Residents of Keilor Downs, Broadmeadows, Maidstone, Albanvale, Sunshine West, Hallam, Brunswick West, Fawkner, Reservoir and Pakenham are being urged not to leave VictoriaAustralia coronavirus updates liveHere’s everything we know about Melbourne’s Covid-19 clustersAustralia’s Covid-19 restrictions explainedSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsThe message from New South Wales towards Victorians living in 10 h...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, Brad Hazzard, Pakenham, Coronavirus outbreak, Pakenham Continue


Coronavirus Australia update: NT blocks people from Covid hotspots and Virgin Australia bidder Cyrus Capital pulls out – live news

State’s chief minister says people from areas with spikes in cases will be quarantined at their own cost; Bain Capital remains only bidder for embattled airline. Follow liveNT issues strict restrictions amid Victoria Covid spikeCyrus withdraws Virgin Australia offerFollow the global coronavirus liveblogSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 1.10am BST With that, I’ll be handing the blog over to the w...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Iran, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, Tehran, Virgin Australia, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia


Coronavirus Australia update: Virgin Australia bidder Cyrus Capital pulls out as second Sydney school closes – live news

Bain Capital remains only bidder for embattled airline; a year 7 student tests positive at a school in Sydney’s south-west. Follow liveCyrus withdraws Virgin Australia offerCamden High School closes after positive Covid-19 testFollow the global coronavirus liveblogSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 12.29am BST From this morning, a huge exclusive from Christopher Knaus on the secretive Bernard Col...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, Fifa, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, Virgin Australia, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia


Coronavirus Australia lastest updates: national cabinet to discuss strategy for outbreaks as second Sydney school closes – live news

Friday’s meeting follows ninth consecutive day of double digit cases in Victoria as year 7 student tests positive at a school in Sydney’s south-west. Follow livePM to discuss reopening arts venues and live entertainmentFollow the global coronavirus liveblogSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.15pm BST There is only one potential buyer for Virgin Australia left, as the lengthy process for the air...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New Zealand, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, Virgin Australia, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia


Audit: U.S. sent $1.4 billion in virus relief payments to dead people

By MARCY GORDON WASHINGTON — Nearly 1.1 million coronavirus relief payments totaling some $1.4 billion went to dead people, a government watchdog reported Thursday. More than 130 million so-called economic impact payments were sent to taxpayers as part of the $2.4 trillion coronavirus relief package enacted in March. The Government Accountability Office, Congress’ auditing arm, cited the number of erroneous payments to deceased taxpayers in its report on the government programs. While the govern...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Washington, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Irs, GAO, Olson, Carolyn Maloney, Nina Olson, National News, Government Accountability Office Congress, House Committee on Oversight and Reform


NFL cancels Hall of Fame game, delays inductions until 2021

By BARRY WILNER The NFL has canceled the Hall of Fame game that traditionally opens the preseason and is delaying the 2020 induction ceremonies for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Aug. 6 exhibition game in Canton, Ohio, between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers is the first on-field event the league has canceled during the pandemic. It will be played on Aug. 5, 2021, with the same teams. Enshrinements for 10 men scheduled for Aug. 8 now will occur on Aug. 7, 2021, with t...
Tags: Health, Business, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Dallas Cowboys, Chargers, Dallas, Associated Press, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, Hall of Fame, Usc, Pittsburgh, George Young


Australian drugmakers hit by critical shortages at height of pandemic, inquiry hears

Evidence given to parliamentary committee sparks new calls to develop national capability to manufacture medicines and key suppliesAustralian companies were “shocked” to experience price-gouging and had trouble accessing critical supplies to make medicines and personal protective equipment at the height of the pandemic, a parliamentary committee has been told.It has prompted fresh calls for Australia to build up its ability to manufacture critical drugs “without reliance on opaque and fragile of...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Drugs, Australia news, Pharmaceuticals industry, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria revises request for ADF support as 33 new cases recorded in state – live news

The government rescinded an earlier request for support in order for the defence force to assist with testing. Follow liveVictoria revises its call for pandemic supportQantas announces job cuts, restructuring and recapitalisingFollow our global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 8.32am BST As we mentioned earlier, today NRL fans will have to show their driver’s licences at stadium gates in NSW as part of biosecurity measures in or...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, US, Australia news, Australian politics, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, AFL, NRL, Australian economy, Victoria Continue, Gladys Berejiklian


Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria records 33 new cases as Labor targets Morrison over ABC cuts – live news

State’s rise in cases continues as Victorian premier Daniel Andrews announces ‘suburban testing blitz’. Follow liveVictoria’s spike in cases continuesQantas announces job cuts, restructuring and recapitalisingFollow our global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 7.25am BST Here are some more details on the Covid situation in Victoria via the state’s Department of Health and Human Services. As we reported earlier, there were 33 new ...
Tags: Health, Business, Labor, Abc, Australia news, Australian politics, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, Australian economy, Morrison, Department of Health and Human Services, Paul Fletcher, Australian Bureau of Statistics



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