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Biden to push another coronavirus recovery bill on top of $1.9T package: Psaki

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki tells ‘Fox News Sunday’ the Biden administration is ‘committed’ to allowing media into Border Patrol facilities. President Biden will have “more to say” in April about his coronavirus recovery plan focused on issues like health care and women leaving the workforce after pushing a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package earlier this month, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Sunday. “When the president advocated for the American Rescue Plan, he talked about this being two stages: rescue then recovery. What the American people will hear from him this week, is part of his plan, the first […]

Greater Brisbane will go into a three-day lockdown after recording 10 new cases of coronavirus – ABC News

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Queensland has recorded 10 new cases of coronavirus, four of those locally acquired, with Brisbane to go into a three-day lockdown. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said six of the cases were overseas acquired and four were community transmission, two of those were linked to the 26-year-old landscaper from Stafford who tested positive to the highly infectious UK strain on Thursday night. Two of the cases have an unknown origin. Greater Brisbane will now go into a three day lockdown as of 5:00pm today. This includes the Ipswich, Logan, Redlands, Moreton and Brisbane council areas. “Two are known cases of one of the previous people, then we […]

Data still supports lifting Covid-19 restrictions, insists Boris Johnson | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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The UK is on track to lift coronavirus restrictions as planned, but the country could still be hit by the third wave sweeping Europe, Boris Johnson has said. The prime minister said he could see nothing in the data to stop him “continuing along our roadmap to freedom”. “In just a few days’ time, I’m finally going to be able to go to the barbers. But more important than that, I’m going to be able to go down the street and cautiously, but irreversibly, I’m going to drink a pint of beer in the pub,” he said. “And as things […]

Victoria’s coronavirus restrictions are easing again. Here’s what it means for your weekend and beyond – ABC News

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From 6:00pm tonight, Victoria’s coronavirus restrictions will drop back to their most relaxed in more than a year. You won’t need to wear a mask in the shops, more people can get on the dance floor, and you and 199 of your closest mates can meet outdoors. Here’s what it all means for your weekend and beyond. Have 100 friends? You’re in luck Pexels: Rawpixel, file photo In good news for big families and those with lots of friends, up to 100 people can visit your home in a day. That’s more than triple the cap of 30 that’s been in place. So unless […]

Coronavirus: Third wave will be worse than the first two, expert says | CTV News

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TORONTO — While patios reopen in hotspots across Ontario and vaccines roll out nationwide, doctors are bracing for the impact of a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. An Ontario doctor isn’t surprised to have seen the number of infections tick back up as restrictions loosened in the province in February,and once the variants took hold he felt it was only a matter of time until a third wave of the pandemic. Now, he says this wave could be the worst yet. Ontario’s top doctor declared on Monday that the province is entering its third wave, while Alberta and B.C. […]

Gov. Roy Cooper COVID 19 update: Some North Carolina businesses allowed to fully reopen as coronavirus cases fall – ABC11 Raleigh-Durham

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Gov. Roy Cooper said capacity will be increased for a wide variety of businesses and other restrictions will be lifted beginning Friday. Here are the main changes: Some places will be able to increase capacity up to 100% indoors and outdoors with safety protocols in place. They include museums, aquariums, retail businesses and shops, salons and personal care shops. — Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) The alcohol curfew will be eliminated beginning Friday, which will allow restaurants and bars to sell adult beverages any time they choose. Cooper eases restrictions beginning Friday NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen details the latest COVID-19 […]

Ban on leaving UK amid new coronavirus laws in force next week

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Exemptions also apply including for those needing to travel for work, study, for legal obligations or to vote, if they are moving, selling or renting property, for some childcare reasons or to be present at a birth, to visit a dying relative or close friend, to attend a funeral, for those getting married or to attend the wedding of a close relative, for medical appointments or to escape a risk of harm. Human rights barrister Adam Wagner, who deciphers the lockdown rules on Twitter for the public, said: “Previously, the ‘holiday ban’ which the government had advertised was assumed rather […]

Navajo Nation reports no new coronavirus cases and no deaths

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The Navajo Nation had a soft reopening last week with 25% capacity for some businesses under certain restrictions. Tribal health officials say more than 191,000 vaccine doses have been distributed. “Once again, the Navajo Nation is exemplifying what can be accomplished when we listen to the public health experts and work together. Our hard work is paying off and our prayers are being answered,” tribal President Jonathan Nez said in a statement. “The fight against COVID-19 continues on. Variants continue to be of great concern across the country, especially as we see more and more people travel including students on […]

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan tests positive for COVID | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al Jazeera

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested positive for COVID-19, his office said, just two days after he was vaccinated against the disease. “At this point, the prime minister’s office can only confirm that the honourable prime minister has tested positive for COVID-19 and has self-isolated, we will release more details in due course,” his office said on Saturday. Khan, 68, received a shot of the Chinese-produced Sinopharm vaccine on Thursday, as the country battles a third wave of the virus. Khan has been holding regular and frequent meetings lately, including attending a security conference held in the capital, Islamabad, […]

100s Rally for MI Restaurateur Jailed over Whitmer Coronavirus Orders

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HOLLAND, Michigan — Hundreds of supporters rallied for Marlena Hackney Saturday, the Michigan restaurateur jailed after refusing to comply with coronavirus orders. Hackney, an immigrant who fled communist Poland as a teenager, was arrested Friday on a misdemeanor contempt of court charge. She was denied bond and remains in an Ingham County jail. Her restaurant, Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria in Holland, was told to close by governor’s order, like many did at the height of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) executive order spree. But Hackney reopened last summer and faced orders to close by state agents. She repeatedly refused and was […]