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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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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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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North America 

Amherst police arrest man wanted on Canada-wide warrant

A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant has been arrested in Amherst, N.S. following a traffic stop on Sunday morning. Christopher McKay, 33, was wanted after evading police when they attempted to arrest him at a home on Main Street in Trenton, N.S. on Saturday. According to police, McKay, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was recognized during a traffic stop on Willow Street just after 2 a.m. on Sunday. During the arrest, a loaded firearm and drugs were located, resulting in weapons charges. McKay has been taken into…

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Manufacturing 

Chinese-Owned Factory Is Paying For Its ‘COVID-19 Sins’ In South Africa

The Chinese electronics manufacturer, Hisense, has had its celebrated factory in South Africa shuttered by government agents after appearing to violate the country’s COVID-19 control regulations. Hisense TV and appliance factory in Atlantis a community approximately 50 kilometres north of the Cape Town CBD  has been operating in South Africa since 2013, manufacturing flat-screen televisions and refrigerators and employing up to 500 people. Last week, the Employment and Labour Department found Hisense to be in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Act following an inspection. During the inspection, it…

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