US state, local gov’ts may need $1 trillion in coronavirus aid | USA News

State and local governments in the United States could need close to $1 trillion in aid over several years to cope with the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday. At a news conference, Pelosi also said the Democratic-majority House of Representatives planned to return to session on the week […]

Worker who died was never moved into new role, away from sick inmates

After a 39-year-old federal prison employee died and later tested positive for the new coronavirus, employees are speaking up about what they said are unsafe conditions at the facility where she worked. The Bureau of Prisons on Friday confirmed its first staff death potentially due to COVID-19. Robin Grubbs, a caseworker at the United States Penitentiary […]

France coronavirus death toll above 24,000, number of cases tweaked

The number of people who have died from the coronavirus infection in France rose by 427 to 24,087 on Wednesday, with the rate of increase slightly speeding up again after slowing on Tuesday, the health ministry said in a statement, Trend reports citing Reuters. According to the ministry, the number of confirmed cases now stands […]

5 things to know on for Wednesday, April 29, 2020: reopening criteria, WHO review, Boris Johnson baby

TORONTO — Canada has surpassed 50,000 COVID-19 cases, with nearly 28,000 still active. Meanwhile, the United States hit one million cases of the virus on Tuesday night. Here’s what else you need to know to start your day.  1. Reopening criteria: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers have released “a set of common principles […]

Man Utd may have signed next Kylian Mbappe who “takes the p***” out of his team-mates

Manchester United may already have the next Kylian Mbappe in their ranks – highly-rated young midfielder Hannibal Mejbri. The Red Devils snapped up the 17-year-old for £4.2million rising to £8.4m from Monaco in a deal that went largely under the radar during the summer window. But Mejbri has made sure everyone knows who he is […]

Mike Pence Bucks Mayo Clinic’s Mandatory Mask Policy During Visit

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday opted not to wear a face mask during a visit to the Mayo Clinic’s campus in Minnesota, bucking the organization’s mandatory masking policy amid the pandemic. Video showed Pence, whose face was fully exposed, surrounded by masked staff members and a masked patient while touring the clinic. It wasn’t […]

Warning over ‘rare but dangerous’ coronavirus reaction in children

Irish paediatricians have been told to look out for a rare but dangerous reaction in children that may be linked to coronavirus infection. r Karina Butler, a consultant in infectious diseases in Crumlin Hospital, Dublin said the alert was sent out by the NHS and now passed on to Irish doctors. UK GPs said that […]

Nearly 10,000 businesses apply for wage subsidy in first hours, Trudeau says

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says nearly 10,000 businesses have applied for the federal government’s wage-subsidy program to help them deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergency measure will cover 75 per cent of wages for employers that have seen sharp declines in revenue since the novel coronavirus hit Canada hard in March, up […]