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Canada Leaders Clamp Down on Businesses Again in New Virus Wave

Woman wearing mask in front of red sign saying that masks are mandatory

BLOOMBERG, NOVEMBER 11, 2020 ‘The city is stepping on restaurants’ throats’: Toronto CEO | Trudeau urges premiers and mayors to ‘do the right thing’ By Kait Bolongaro for Bloomberg – Canada is struggling to contain rising Covid-19 infection rates as a second wave engulfs the nation, threatening to stifle an economic rebound that began in summer. Ontario, where nearly 40% of …

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Second wave of COVID forcing OPEC and Russia to look at deeper oil cuts

Oil tanker port of houston

REUTERS, NOVEMBER 3, 2020 The second wave of COVID-19 meant the oil market faced a “very dangerous” situation, said a source speaking on condition of anonymity. LONDON (Reuters) – The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia are considering deeper oil output cuts early next year to try to strengthen the oil market, one OPEC source and one source …

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England imposes new national lockdown to combat COVID-19 resurgence

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks during a press conference where he announces new restrictions to help combat the coronavirus disease

REUTERS, OCTOBER 31, 2020 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson locks down England as UK COVID-19 cases pass 1 million | Europe in crisis LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered England back into a national lockdown after the United Kingdom passed the milestone of one million COVID-19 cases and a second wave of infections threatened to overwhelm the health …

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Italy Approves Partial Lockdown; Spain Sets National Curfew

Police patrol outside restaurants in Rome, Oct. 22

BLOOMBERG, OCTOBER 25, 2020 Restaurants, bars to limit hours, cinemas to shut in Italy | Spanish government orders evening curfew to stem Covid-19 By Tommaso Ebhardt, Alberto Brambilla, and Jeannette Neumann for Bloomberg Italy introduced its strongest virus restrictions since the end of a national lockdown in May, and Spain will impose new measures, including a curfew, as cases surge in the two …

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Europe Lurches Into Crisis. Infection Rates Spiral Out Of Control

Woman passing boarded up pub in Ireland

PortandTerminal.com, October 22, 2020 A second wave of coronavirus sends much of Europe back into lockdown | “Today, we have to talk about reconfinement. It is the only tool we have left.” HAMBURG – Spiralling coronavirus infection rates across Europe are throwing the continent once again in serious crisis. Germany Berlin issued travel warnings for Switzerland, Ireland, Poland, most of …

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France declares state of national emergency – back into lockdown?

Woman wearing scarf. Mask. Eiffel tower.

PortandTerminal.com, October 14, 2020 President Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to address the nation at 8pm local time. PARIS – The French government moved to reinstate its COVID-19 state of health emergency following an upsurge in cases. French President Emmanuel Macron is due to announce new measures to curb the spread of the virus. The French government declared a public health …

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‘On brink of disaster’: shaken Europe overtakes U.S. in virus surge

Socially distanced children at school. Desks. Masks.

REUTERS, OCTOBER 14, 2020 PRAGUE/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European nations are closing schools, cancelling operations and enlisting legions of student medics as overwhelmed authorities face the nightmare scenario of a COVID-19 resurgence at the onset of winter. With new cases hitting about 100,000 a day, Europe has by a wide margin overtaken the United States, where more than 51,000 COVID-19 infections …

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Second U.S. Virus Wave Emerges After State Reopenings

Visitors to the River Walk in San Antonio pass a reopened restaurant.

BLOOMBERG, JUNE 10, 2020 Covid-19 cases in Arizona, Texas, California raise alarms | Experts say that surges can’t be linked directly to reopenings By Emma Court and David R Baker for Bloomberg – A month into its reopening, Florida reported 8,553 new coronavirus cases this week — the most of any seven-day period. In Texas, hospitalizations on Tuesday jumped 6.3% to 2,056, the …

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