Covid19 North America 

COVID-19: Avoid these hand sanitizers that are recalled in Canada

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, it was all hands on deck. Many manufacturers had to re-tool and pivot to produce personal protective gear and cleaning supplies to help in the fight against the coronavirus. Among those are a number of companies who received temporary approval to begin producing hand sanitizers. But not all hand sanitizers are created equal – and some have even been recalled. Beginning in June, Health Canada began posting recall notices, with more issued or updated in July and August. Some hand sanitizers available on the…

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Covid19 Europe 

New York City Will Now Have COVID-19 Checkpoints That Remind Me Of The ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Interrogations From WWII Nazi Germany

New York City, has decided to take a page from the Nazi Playbook from WWII, and set up military-style checkpoints at all bridge and tunnel crossings. There is a whole litany of things that they will do to you if you do not comply, not the least of which is a $10,000 dollar fine, and they are saying they intend to be as aggressive as possible under this new regime. Under a Democratic governor and mayor, the once-bustling New York City, the “big apple”, the “city that never sleeps”, has…

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Australasia Covid19 

The Salvation Army International – Salvation Army in the Solomon Islands Responds to Cyclone and Coronavirus

The Solomon Islands have yet to record a case of COVID-19, but stringent disease control measures are nonetheless affecting islanders particularly those of limited means. The coronavirus restrictions come in the wake of devastation wrought by Cyclone Harold in April, affecting many homes and livelihoods. The Salvation Army has been working with community leaders and partners in the Burns Creek settlement in East Honiara to ensure food security and mitigate against a rise in crime. The COVID-19 restrictions closed the market stalls around Honiara and community chiefs expressed ‘deep concern’…

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Africa Covid19 

Kenya Airways Suspends Operations in 8 African Countries, Blames COVID-19

Kenya Airways (KQ) has suspended operations in eight African routes, after experiencing a deep downturn, which it attributes to the COVID19 Pandemic. In a statement to newsrooms, KQ said that the drastic decline in revenues has had a debilitating effect on the airline’s ability to continue operations. “The immediate outlook of the industry is not promising. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) projects that air travel will most likely take 2-3 years to recover to 2019 levels,” said KQ. Among the routes that have been suspended include Nairobi – Luanda,…

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Covid19 Europe 

Georgia schools just reopened and kids are already catching COVID-19

School reopenings during the novel coronavirus pandemic continue to be a problem, and reports from Georgia’s first week of school aren’t reassuring. A second-grader tested positive on the first day of school, forcing the closure of a classroom. 20 other children and the teacher are now forced to quarantine at home. A photo of a crowded high school hallway revealed that schools seem more concerned with punishing students who criticize them than they are with imposing stricter safety measures that protect the students and teachers. The reopening of schools remains…

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