Ontario Takes Steps to Protect Seniors in Care Homes
Ontario Takes Steps to Protect Seniors in Care Homes. Seniors remain the most vulnerable to catching COVID-19Province Makes Regulatory Amendments in Response to PandemicToday, the Ontario government made amendments to the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 regulation, enabling the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) to better support seniors living in retirement homes during the COVID-19 outbreak.The regulation change increases the emergency payment the RHRA can pay to eligible retirement home residents from $2,000 to $3,500. In the event of an emergency, such as an outbreak, this funding can...
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Abu Dhabi to expand free COVID-19 testing
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi announced it is going to expand the free medical and COVID-19 testing campaign to include groups of residents in high-density areas, according to Abu Dhabi Media office.The move comes as part of the intensified testing strategy, which is considered the most effective way to reduce the spread of the virus and maintain public health.The National Screening Project is an initiative launched to test 335,000 residents and employees in the Musaffah area and increase their awareness of the preventative measures needed to minimise the risk of contracting the virus, as well as what ...
No capital controls, dollar convertibility unchanged: HK Monetary Authority
Hong Kong residents from all walks of life collect online signatures and hold a gathering on Sunday morning to show their support for the draft bill to safeguard the national security law to be implemented in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The legal agenda was announced on Thursday night. Photo: cnsphotoHong Kong will not impose capital controls, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) said on Saturday, as experts predicted that the stability of the Hong Kong dollar exchange rate will be maintained.Rumors have been circulating that Hong Kong may impose capital controls to deal wi...
'A lot of confusion.' Sunbathers flock to Fort Lauderdale Beach on first open weekend
MIAMI — No chairs, no coolers, no umbrellas: That’s the official mantra of lifeguards and police officers at Fort Lauderdale Beach Saturday morning, the first sunny weekend since Broward county beaches reopened on Tuesday. While there are other rules in place for residents who wish to venture out to the beach after two months of prohibition, few — if any — seem to be getting enforced.Some of the confusion may stem from new rules that go into effect on Monday. When Broward beaches originally reopened, residents were instructed to keep on the move and were not allowed to sit or sunbathe. But Jun...
NJ.com’s finance columnist is going the extra mile to help exasperated residents during a pandemic
What’s up with unemployment? When will my stimulus check arrive? And what happens if I can’t pay my mortgage because of coronavirus?As NJ.com’s personal finance and consumer columnist, Karin Price Mueller’s inbox is always overflowing with money questions from readers — but these days, the questions, and the people asking them, are more desperate than ever.So she’s barely left her desk.Mueller’s alarm goes off at 5 a.m., and she’s at her computer by 5:30, typing up the latest answers and responding to reader emails.She started writing coronavirus stories when the stock market took a hit, long ...
As curfews go into effect, Twin Cities residents brace for whatever night holds
MINNEAPOLIS — Twin Cities residents, many of them under curfew, waited on edge Friday night, boarding up buildings and closing down shops as fears of weekend chaos and unrest in the streets of the Twin Cities metro area grew, following the Memorial Day death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died under the restraint of Minneapolis police.As an 8 p.m. curfew fell over Minneapolis, St. Paul and several suburban communities, announcements were made to demonstrators at various sites that they were to go home. At Minneapolis’ Third Precinct police headquarters, which was torched early Frida...
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COVID-19: Doctrs urge residents to have their Vitamin D levels checked
Abu Dhabi: Since residents in UAE have been staying indoors for almost 60 days now due to movement restrictions in the country in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in negligible exposure to sunlight, they may face serious health consequences due to Vitamin D deficiency, medical practitioners have warned.The global coronavirus outbreak has seen fewer people visit hospitals and clinics for ailments other than those related to Covid-19. As a result, the health-care sector has registered a significant drop in people seeking consultations on Vitamin D deficiency.Research shows that 90 per ce...
Madalla residents decry power outage
A cross section of residents of Madalla in Niger State took to the streets on Thursday to protest the alleged power outage in the area; which shares boundary with Abuja.The protesters, who also stormed the office of the Abuja Electric Distribution Company (AEDC) in the area, also challenged the firm to disconnect them from the national grid pending when the power supply would improve.One of the residents, Usman B Abubakar, told North Central Trust that they got an average of 72 hours of supply in a month although they continued to receive estimated bills from AEDC every month.He said this was ...
Yemeni city under 24-hour lockdown as residents ignore health warnings
AL-MUKALLA: Local authorities in Yemen’s southeastern province of Hadramout have put the city of Tarim under 24-hour lockdown for 14 days to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) as residents had widely broken social distancing rules, local government officials said. The Aden-based national coronavirus committee on Thursday and Friday recorded 27 new cases and eight deaths in the government-controlled areas of Hadramout, Lahj, Shabwa, Taiz, Marib and Abyan, bringing total number of confirmed cases to 283, with 65 deaths and 11 recoveries.“Starting from May 28, the city of Tarim will be put...
Secret fort in US must come clean on its work
More than 100 residents near the base developed cancerJust when everyone thought that this dark history was a thing of the past, in 2011, an ABC report sparked renewed attention.More than 100 residents suffered from fatal cancer near the fort, according to US media reports.A term not often used in everyday life — deadly cancer cluster, appeared in the ABC report.Such an important base is suddenly closedEight years later, the base was in the news again.In July 2019, Fort Detrick was suddenly closed, but the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) refused to release critical information for "nation...
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