European Union starts to open its borders publishing a 14 country list

The Council today (30 June) adopted a recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU. Travel restrictions should be lifted for countries listed in the recommendation, with this list being reviewed and, as the case may be, updated every two weeks. Based on the criteria and conditions set […]

Frontline workers facing six-week wait for childcare as Government scheme collapses

FRONTLINE workers will have to wait another six weeks to be provided with childcare after the collapse of a Government scheme, the Taoiseach has signalled. eo Varadkar said it was with “great regret” that a plan to provide childcare in the home to frontline workers dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic had collapsed due to a […]

Nine new coronavirus cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka, bringing local total to 353 – Barrie

Ontario’s Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed nine new cases of novel coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the local total number of cases to 353, including 25 deaths. The new cases are in Barrie, Bradford, Essa, Innisfil, New Tecumseth and Ramara. According to the health unit, one of the new cases is outbreak-related, while two are […]

UK deaths hit 30,076 as graph shows death rate isn’t highest in Europe – The Sun

THE UK death toll has hit 30,076 but a graph shown today at the daily coronavirus press briefing showed that the UK’s death rate isn’t the highest in Europe. Data showed the UK still has a lower death rate than Spain and Italy when population is taken into account – although we are worse than […]

John Legend Falsely Claims U.S. Has Highest Coronavirus Death Rate in the World

Pop star John Legend has falsely claimed in an interview with GQ that the United States has the highest coronavirus death rate in the world, when in fact several European countries exceed the U.S. in terms of deaths per 100,000 people. GQ hasn’t corrected Legend’s erroneous assertion or offered any clarification in the article. The […]

European airline industry on the verge of breakdown

The coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the future of airlines in Europe. A prolonged travel ban is adding deep industry-wide uncertainty for the upcoming months as millions of passengers are demanding refunds for cancelled flights. Several countries across the EU have pledged massive bailouts for their aviation industry to prevent catastrophic repercussions from the grounding of […]

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 […]

Man, 23, accused of killing innocent George Brown student denied bail

Accused killer Taufiq Stanley lost his bid for freedom Friday as a Toronto Superior Court judge denied his bail application. The 23-year-old, who suffers from asthma and has argued he’s especially susceptible to the COVID-19 virus if an outbreak occurs in jail, faces a first-degree murder charge. It’s alleged Stanley and Alexander Fountain — who  […]

Thinking in the Time of Coronavirus

Cipher Brief Expert Carmen Medina is a former CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence and a 32-year veteran of the Intelligence Community.  Medina is also author of the book, Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within. Thinking in the Time of Coronavirus – Part One  discussed three important thinking dynamics relevant to our analysis […]

Coronavirus: Netflix adds 16M subscribers worldwide amid COVID-19 pandemic – National

Netflix picked up subscribers in Canada to add nearly 16 million global customers during the first three months of the year, helping cement its status as one of the world’s most essential services in times of isolation or crisis. The quarter spanned the beginning of stay-at-home orders in the U.S., Canada and around the world, […]