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Coronavirus: Covid-19 detecting apps face teething problems

Researchers at two leading universities take different approaches to creating cough-analysing tools.
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Global Cases Top 1.5 Million; WHO Urges Solidarity: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- Global cases of the coronavirus topped 1.5 million, less than a week after surpassing the 1-million mark. New York, the U.K. and Belgium reported their deadliest days so far. Singapore reported its largest daily increase.The crisis will escalate if countries don’t start showing more solidarity, the head of the World Health Organization said, urging the U.S. and China to show “honest leadership” and stop bickering.U.S. Democrats are seeking at least $500 billion in the next stimulu...
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In New York’s Sickest County, Hasidic Jews Feel The Extra Scrutiny

Josef Nuemann spent his 72nd birthday in a coma .  On March 29, the great grandfather finally succumbed to injuries he’d sustained three months earlier, when a machete-wielding man attacked him and others during a Hanukkah party in the small, heavily Jewish hamlet of Monsey, New York.  In Monsey and neighboring Spring Valley, which are known for their thriving community of Hasidic Jews, the news added to an ongoing tragedy. The towns are at the epicenter of Rockland County’s coronavi...
Tags: Facebook, New York, News, Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Rockland, Spring Valley, Journal News, New Rochelle, Rockland County, Schwab, Presser, Ramapo, Monsey, Gestetner, Matt Shuham


US military transferred 18 Covid-19 patients after an emergency with oxygen supply at New York City hospital

A New York City hospital had issues with its oxygen supply on Tuesday night, causing the urgent transfer of multiple patients to be cared for elsewhere, Gen. Terrence O'Shaughessy told CNN.
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Loeffler Liquidates Stock Shares After Uproar Over COVID-19 Sell-Off

Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) said in a statement Wednesday that she and her husband Jeffrey Sprecher have decided to liquidate their individual stock shares after coming under fire for selling off millions of dollars in stock amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement shared with TPM, Loeffler denied profiting or attempting to profit at any time during her Senate term, and claimed that the accusations were baselessly manufactured by a left-wing website. Loeffler wrote that she and her husband...
Tags: News, Senate, US, Georgia, SEC, Loeffler, Jeffrey Sprecher, Kelly Loeffler, Summer Concepcion, Sen Kelly Loeffler R Ga, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Trump’s Fox News Cabinet Tells Him the Coronavirus Crisis Is Over

Throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump’s decisions and stances have seemingly been influenced by the unofficial advisers he treasures most: Fox News primetime hosts.After downplaying for weeks the threat of the virus, just as many on Fox News did the same, the president began taking it seriously last month after Tucker Carlson personally confronted him before delivering an on-air monologue calling for action. Elsewhere, Fox stars have been the primary driving force b...
Tags: News, White House, America, Fox, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Scott, HANNITY, Fox Friends, Carlson, Fauci, Laura Ingraham, Ingraham


Australia: Pragma Lawyers – COVID-19 Impacts on workplaces. - Pragma Lawyers

Link to a video where the impact of COVID-19 on workplaces & staff is discussed by an employment law specialist from Pragma.
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Trump Tells America To Forget About Global Pandemic Once It’s Over

President Donald Trump offered a bold proposal Wednesday for when COVID-19 is done infecting and killing Americans by the thousands: Forget it ever happened. “Once we OPEN UP OUR GREAT COUNTRY, and it will be sooner rather than later, the horror of the Invisible Enemy, except for those that sadly lost a family member or friend, must be quickly forgotten,” he tweeted on Wednesday. “Our Economy will BOOM, perhaps like never before!!!” Trump has been champing at the bit to get Americans to go ba...
Tags: Texas, News, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Tweets, Dan Patrick R, Cristina Cabrera, COVID-19, COVID


Cyprus: Covid-19 GDPR Guide To Employers - Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic has forced governments to take measures that pose exceptional limitations to individual's rights and freedoms for the benefit of public safety.
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De Blasio: ‘Real Death Toll’ Of COVID-19 In NYC Is ‘Even Higher’ Due To Home Deaths

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned on Wednesday that the city’s actual death toll from the COVID-19 outbreak is much higher than official numbers show because many people die from the illness at home rather than the hospital. “We’re talking about something like 100, 200 people per day,” he told CNN anchor John Berman. “Think of what this means for the families, think of the pain they’re going through. There’s no question the coronavirus is driving it.” The mayor urged people to take th...
Tags: News, NYC, New York City, Cnn, Bill De Blasio, De Blasio, John Berman, WNYC, OCME, NYC Health Department, Cristina Cabrera, New York City Health Department, TV Clip, COVID-19, COVID, Stephanie Buhle


Notes on Excess Mortality #1: Spain

We’ve now seen the common pattern. A certain region or jurisdiction reports X number of COVID-19 fatalities over a given period. But when the average number of deaths for all causes is compared to these COVID-19 death tolls they are still dramatically higher than the COVID-19 numbers alone can account for. So we see a large number of unexplained deaths that are almost certainly due to the COVID-19 crisis, whether that is people dying of COVID-19 or dying from other causes at higher rates because...
Tags: News, US, Spain, Madrid, Josh Marshall, El Pais, Castile, Editors' Blog, COVID


Ireland: Covid-19 Ireland Update - Irish Corporate Tax Residence Considerations - Walkers

Directors of Irish resident companies who routinely travel to Ireland to attend board meetings may find they are unable to travel due to disruptions to airline schedules, lock-downs
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We want to hear about those you've lost

CNN is creating an online memorial for people who have died from Covid-19. If you have someone you'd like to honor, share their story using the form below.
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Canada: COVID-19 – Impact On The Performance Of Contracts - Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP

A force majeure clause in a construction contract temporarily excuses a party from performing its obligations under the contract where an unexpected event prevents performance.
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China Lifts Lockdown On Wuhan But Some Restrictions Remain

WUHAN, China (AP) — Amid streets newly bustling with cars and pedestrians, Wang Chun celebrated the lifting of a virus lockdown on her hometown of Wuhan on Wednesday with a dance outdoors after 2 1/2 months largely cooped up at home. “I’m so happy Wuhan has defeated the virus,” Wang said after recording a K-Pop-inspired duet with a male partner for posting on the internet. Neither of them wore face masks, at least for a brief few minutes. After she put on the mask again, Wang confronted the q...
Tags: Europe, Japan, News, China, India, Toronto, Wuhan, Yangtze River, Hubei, Guangzhou, Chen, Wang, Xinhua News Agency, Xiao, Tong, Hubei Province


Coronavirus: NHS staff form guard of honour for patient leaving hospital – video

A 61-year-old patient has received a guard of honour from the staff at the Leicester Royal Infirmary after recovering from Covid-19. Hylton Murray-Philipson spent two weeks in the hospital’s intensive care ward after suffering nine days of dry cough and fever Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Hospitals, NHS, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Hylton Murray Philipson


Watch: Mother recalls 27-year-old daughter's last moments

Zenobia Shepherd remembers her 27-year-old daughter, Leilani, who kept working her job at a grocery store because she wanted to help people, but ultimately died after contracting Covid-19.
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'She coded in my arms': Mother recalls 27-year-old daughter's last moments

Zenobia Shepherd remembers her 27-year-old daughter, Leilani, who kept working her job at a grocery store because she wanted to help people, but ultimately died after contracting Covid-19.
Tags: News, Stories, Mother, Leilani, COVID, Zenobia Shepherd


Triple-headers and robot umpires. Would MLB's reported restart plan work?

With the coronavirus pandemic grinding the global sports world to a halt, Major League Baseball is exploring ways to start the season as early as May What’s the plan?According to multiple reports this week, the season would start in May with teams traveling to play each other in Arizona. There are 10 ballparks within 50 miles of each other in the Phoenix area, and one Major League stadium: Chase Field, the artificial turfed, enclosed, air conditioned home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, that could ...
Tags: News, US, Sports, Arizona, Mlb, Fda, Espn, Major League Baseball, Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix, Roosevelt, Major League, Jeff Passan, COVID


Malta: Revised Financial Aid Package For Employers Impacted By COVID-19 - GVZH Advocates

On the 18th of March 2020, the Government announced measures to assist employers in these anomalous times. Following agreement made with unions and employers...
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United States: May Deadline For Florida Small Business Emergency Loan Program - Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP

In response to the COVID-19 Florida Public Health Emergency declared by Governor Ron DeSantis per Executive Order 20-52, the Governor implemented the Florida Small Business Emergency...
Tags: Florida, News, United States, Ron DeSantis, Russell LLP, COVID, Florida Public Health Emergency


Canada: COVID-19: Alberta Government Announces List Of Essential Services - McMillan LLP

Alberta is in a state of public health emergency, under the authority of the Public Health Act due to COVID-19. The Government of Alberta ("Government") has not yet declared a provincial state of emergency...
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Billie Jean King 'thrilled' tennis center being used as emergency hospital in fight against coronavirus

The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has been pressed into service in the fight against Covid-19, and the player the complex is named for is thinking of athletes and workers amid coronavirus shutdowns and cancellations.
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Worldwide: COVID-19 - Gibraltar / Spain - Border Crossing - Hassans

Please be advised that (EU nationals ) to be able to cross the Gibraltar / Spanish border under the COVID-19 Spanish measures, the Spanish authorities would require you to present the...
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Webinar: Kids, the Internet & COVID-19: How to keep our children safe online – #Ad

With the ongoing lock-down across the country, our children are spending more time than ever online. But do we actually know what they are doing? And if not, how can we keep them safe from threats on the Internet? Knowledge is power: If you’ve got 30 minutes to spare, you can learn everything you need […] ...
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Canada: COVID-19 Resource Centre - Goodmans LLP

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to unfold, Goodmans has mobilized a team of legal advisors across our practices to provide timely legal and business advice in navigating this...
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Australia: COVID-19 toolkit: s588GAAA Corporations Law: Safe Harbour advisory services amid COVID-19 - Gilchrist Connell

Key considerations for directors to rely upon s588GAAA that provides temporary relief from the duty to prevent insolvent trading.
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Australia: COVID-19 toolkit: security advisory services amid COVID-19 - Gilchrist Connell

Practical considerations for creditors in reviewing their security interests & utilising security advisory services.
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Canada: COVID-19 Front Line Perspectives And Practical Considerations For Public Companies - Stikeman Elliott LLP

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts business operations, it also brings about new governance and compliance challenges for public companies.
Tags: News, Canada, COVID, Public Companies Stikeman Elliott LLP


Nigeria: COVID-19, Force Majeure And Frustration - TNP

The coronavirus, COVID-19, which originated in Wuhan, China, is spreading around the world with such speed that the World Health Organization (WHO)
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