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New declaration calls for ‘focused protection’ to achieve COVID-19 herd immunity. Critics say it would be deadly

Article content continued But the declaration also arrives as young people grow tired of living, as Naylor described it, in “COVID-19 limbo,” as people working in small businesses lose livelihoods, as U.S. President Donald Trump, fresh from a three-night hospital stay for COVID-19, encourages Americans “don’t fear COVID.” All of it could give the herd-immunity… Read More »

Coronavirus: Labour calls for clarity over face coverings in England

Labour is calling for the government to clarify its position on face coverings, after the PM said a “stricter” approach to their use in England was needed. Senior sources have said the government is considering making face coverings mandatory in shops in England to slow the spread of coronavirus. Face coverings have been compulsory in… Read More »

Ecuador’s Moreno calls for probe into handling of corpses in coronavirus outbreak

QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Wednesday called for an investigation into how local authorities handled the bodies of coronavirus victims in Guayaquil, the epicenter of the country’s outbreak that has overwhelmed health and sanitary authorities. Family members have complained via social media that public hospitals have failed to quickly locate the bodies… Read More »

UK calls in army and warns people to stay home or face lockdown

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered Britons to stay at home to halt the spread of coronavirus, imposing curbs on everyday life without precedent in peacetime. A woman watches British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s press conference as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Ouston, Britain March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith All… Read More »

QTU no longer trusts govt calls on schools

The Queensland Teachers Union will meet in the evening to consider strike action if the Queensland government does not shut down schools by Wednesday. QTU president Kevin Bates says the Palaszczuk government’s decision to keep schools open is untenable in light of Victoria and the ACT shutting down their institutions on Tuesday. He says the… Read More »