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Canada: The COVID-19 Pandemic – Advice For Strata Corporations - Clark Wilson LLP

The COVID-19 virus has arrived. For the first time in 11 years, the World Health Organization has declared a pandemic.
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Senior WHO adviser appears to dodge question on Taiwan's Covidresponse

Canadian Bruce Aylward, who visited Wuhan in February, appeared to hang up or be cut off when pressed on Taipei’s record Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA senior advisor at the World Health Organization (WHO) appeared to hang up on a journalist who asked about Taiwan’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and then dismissed further questions because they had “already talked about China”.It comes amid continued criticism of the WHO’s approach towards both Taiwan and C...
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Mattress company Leesa is making coronavirus kits and shipping them 'directly to hospitals'

Virginia Beach-based mattress company Leesa is pivoting its business to donate bed kits to hospitals as the World Health Organization reports the number of coronavirus cases now exceeds 650,000 globally.
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The World Health Organization wants you to stay at home and play video games

Despite the WHO's controversial earlier stance on 'gaming disorder'
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Love in the time of coronavirus: Long Beach couple weds in a changed world

There were no ivory table cloths. No dusty rose napkins. No gold table numbers. But Halley Taylor had a veil, a floral beaded headband and a white, floor-length gown with layers of lace and sequins. Taylor married her fiancé, Jacob Frank, in a tiny ceremony in a private backyard on the Palos Verdes Peninsula early Saturday evening, March 28, under wisps of clouds dotting the springtime sky, the Pacific Ocean lapping in the distance. Halley Taylor and Jacob Frank got married in a small ceremony...
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Silent Coronavirus Spreaders Could Unleash Second Wave of Disaster

A burst of fresh data on the prevalence of “silent,” or asymptomatic, carriers of the 2019 novel coronavirus points to the looming danger of ending America’s national shutdown early.Classified Chinese government data suggest “silent carriers” could make up at least one-third of the country’s positive cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus, Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post recently reported. Approximately 43,000 people in China who had tested positive for COVID-19 last month had no immediate sym...
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Coronavirus live news: Australia limits public gatherings to two people; three US states halt non-essential travel

Advice for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut after Trump backed away from sealing state borders; global deaths pass 30,000 with a third in ItalyCoronavirus latest: at a glanceBoris Johnson to warn UK: tougher lockdown may be necessaryUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.28am BST An update from the World Health Organization on the coronavirus outbreak in Kenya:As of today, Kenya has 38 confirmed cases of #Covid19 while monitor...
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How to protect yourself and others from infection as COVID-19 cases increase

COVID-19 is now impacting the lives of Canadians on many levels and people across the country are seeking answers to numerous important questions they have about the novel coronavirus. Below is a summary: WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?Health Canada says those who are infected with COVID-19 may have few, if any symptoms, or may not know they're infected because symptoms of the novel coronavirus are similar to a cold or flu.Those symptoms have included fever, cough and difficulty breathing.Other symp...
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Mexico's choice: Amulets or science to fight COVID-19

Mexico's president finally warned Mexicans at the end of this week to stay home and avoid contact with others, as COVID-19 cases in the country jumped to 848 on Saturday, 131 more than the previous day. "If we don't stay inside our homes the number of infections could shoot up, and it would saturate our hospitals. It would be overwhelming," said President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, known as "AMLO" to Mexicans.The tone was serious and new. In some other recent comments, the president ...
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WHO says play video games as healthy social pastime during coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organization is recommending video games as a good way to stay socially active, but safe, during the coronavirus crisis.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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How Devs Can Help Beat the COVID-19 Pandemic

The state of New York hopes to "amplify" its response to COVID-19 by launching tech-driven products with top companies, and it's looking for professional volunteers with experience in software development, hardware deployment/end-user support, and data science (as well as areas like product management, design, operations management). Meanwhile, IBM's 2020 "Call for Code Global Challenge" is a virtual hackathon with a $200,000 prize, and they've now "expanded its focus" to include the effects of...
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The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19

Aggressive screening might have helped contain the coronavirus in the United States. But technical flaws, regulatory hurdles and lapses in leadership let it spread undetected for weeks.
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More Americans Should Probably Wear Masks for Protection

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, experts have started to question official guidance about whether ordinary, healthy people should protect themselves with a regular surgical mask, or even a scarf.The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to state that masks don't necessarily protect healthy individuals from getting infected as they go about their daily lives.The official guidance continues to recommend that masks should be reserved for peop...
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Moscow Mayor’s Tough Virus Stance May Hasten Russia Lockdown

(Bloomberg) -- As Russia steps up its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has emerged as the leading voice for ever harsher measures that may become the model for locking down the country.Sobyanin has ordered restaurants, bars, parks and most stores in Europe’s largest capital city to close temporarily from Saturday and urged Muscovites to stay home. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin embraced his approach on Friday, saying measures adopted by Moscow “should extend...
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Canada: Managing COVID-19 In The Workplace - Miller Thomson LLP

The Novel Coronavirus ("COVID-19") was classified by the World Health Organization as a pandemic on March 11, 2020. At this stage, over 100 countries worldwide have reported cases of COVID-19, including Canada.
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Canada: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Implications On Performance Under Commercial Contracts - Miller Thomson LLP

The consequences of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which was declared a worldwide pandemic last week by the World Health Organization, can already be seen on the global economic stage.
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Canada: What Does COVID-19 Mean For Franchise Systems? - Siskinds LLP

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. As the situation evolves, the day-to-day affairs of businesses are constantly changing
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Opinion: Congress cannot shut down

President Donald Trump recently claimed that we are at war -- not with a foreign nation, but with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a newly discovered virus that causes coronavirus disease or Covid-19. The World Health Organization has declared a global pandemic, and despite travel restrictions and orders to shelter in place, the virus has spread throughout the US and infected members of Congress.
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Congress cannot afford to shut down during crisis

President Donald Trump recently claimed that we are at war -- not with a foreign nation, but with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), a newly discovered virus that causes coronavirus disease or Covid-19. The World Health Organization has declared a global pandemic, and despite travel restrictions and orders to shelter in place, the virus has spread throughout the US and infected members of Congress.
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China: COVID-19 And Insurance Coverage For Businesses - Mayer Brown

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization officially characterised COVID-19 as a pandemic, raising the health emergency to its highest level.
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Akron and Cities Across Ohio Are Quiet as the Country Waits for the Coronavirus Peak

For the first time in history, people across the country have been directed to stay home . Schools and daycares have closed. Bars and resturants are shuttered. Elder care facilities are in lockdown. Businesses have closed their doors to all but the most essential workers. Groups cannot gather outside homes, and everyone is expected to stay six feet apart. The World Health Organization declared a pandemic . Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued an official “Stay at Home” order detailing the expected actio...
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Rocket startup Skyrora shifts production to hand sanitizer and face masks for coronavirus response

One of the newer companies attempting to join the rarified group of private space launch startups actually flying payloads to orbit has redirected its entire UK-based manufacturing capacity towards COVID-19 response. Skyrora, which is based in Edinburgh, Scotland, is answering the call of the UK government and the NHS to manufacturers to do what they can to provide much-needed healthcare equipment for frontline responders amid the coronavirus crisis. Skyrorary says that the entirety of its UK...
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U.S. Infections Top 100,000; L.A. Warns of Surge: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. became the first country to reach 100,000 coronavirus cases. Italy had its deadliest day with almost 1,000 fatalities. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his health secretary tested positive.President Donald Trump ordered General Motors to start making ventilators by invoking a Cold War-era law. Toyota’s idled U.S. manufacturing facilities will make much-needed face shields and masks.New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said new infections will be “astronomical.” Los Angel...
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Google pledges to donate $800 million and 3 million face masks in an effort to combat the coronavirus (GOOGL)

Google announced it is pledging $800 million to assist businesses and crisis response efforts to fight the coronavirus.  Part of Google's pledge includes a donation of 2-3 million face masks in the coming weeks. This is the latest effort by Google to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google on Friday announced an $800 million pledge to support businesses and health organizations fighting the coronavirus. Part of that pledge includes donatin...
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5 Steps to Keep Your Car Clean During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Follow these five simple tips to keep your car clean during the Coronavirus outbreak. With the rise of COVID-19 cases around the country, many are disinfecting everything they come in contact with. Along with household items and devices, don’t forget about your car and the unknown germs you could be bringing in and out. Properly sanitizing the most frequently touched parts of your car is important. However, your interior is made up of a number of materials which should be treated differently....
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Google pledges $340 million in Google Ads credits to small businesses as part of $800 million pandemic relief package

Google will be offering $340 million in Google Ads credits to small businesses that have an account with them.  The $340 million is part of an $800 million package to help support small- and medium-sized businesses, health organizations and governments, and health workers on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google announced in a blog post on March 27 that it will be offering $340 million in Google Ads credits to small businesses t...
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US provides Aid to help Iraq fight Coronavirus

By Bryant Harris for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US provides Aid to help Iraq fight Coronavirus The US Embassy in Baghdad announced today that is providing $670,000 to help Iraq fight the novel coronavirus pandemic. "Today's announcement shows the strength of the US and Iraqi partnership, and we are committed to fighting this pandemic alongside the Iraqi people," said US Ambassador to Iraq Matt...
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Deadliest Day in Italy, Spain Shows Worst of Virus Not Over

(Bloomberg) -- Italy and Spain suffered their deadliest days yet from the coronavirus outbreak. The government in Madrid warned citizens that the situation will get worse.Italy reported 969 deaths in 24 hours, and Spain 769. Italy now has 86,498 total cases, roughly the same number as the U.S. and more than China, where the disease’s first outbreak occurred. A slowdown in new cases in Italy was the one silver lining.Both countries are in almost complete lockdown, with their governments counting ...
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Google sets aside $800M in ads and cash to help in COVID-19 fight

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced Friday that his company would be donating more than $800 million in ad credits and cash to help government orgs and small businesses respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The announcement gives a full breakdown of the deployment, the bulk of which is in credits for Google services. Google will be giving $250 million worth of ad grants to more than 100 government orgs across the globe, including the World Health Organization. They will also be seeding $340 million...
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Google sets aside $800M in ads and loans to help in COVID-19 fight

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced Friday that his company would be donating more than $800 million in ad credits and loans to help government orgs and small businesses respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The announcement gives a full breakdown of the deployment, the bulk of which is in credits for Google services: Google will be giving $250 million worth of ad grants to more than 100 government orgs across the globe, including the World Health Organization. They will also be seeding $340 millio...
Tags: Health, Google, TC, Tech, Aws, World Health Organization, Philanthropy, Sundar Pichai, Google Cloud, Coronavirus, COVID-19