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General mask use OK where hand-washing, distancing hard: WHO

  By Robin Millard GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (AFP) — The WHO said Monday that asking the general public to wear facemasks could be justified in areas where hand-washing and physical distancing were difficult, but warned masks alone could not stop the …

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Coronavirus cases top 1 million worldwide: AFP tally

  PARIS, FRANCE (AFP) — There are more one million declared cases of coronavirus worldwide, according to an AFP tally on Thursday at 1900 GMT. At least 1,000,036 infections have been recorded across 188 countries, including 51,718 deaths, according to …

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Social distancing appears to slow virus spread in Seattle: report

  LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AFP) — Self-isolation and social distancing appear to have slowed the rate at which coronavirus spread from person-to-person over three weeks in the Seattle area, a new statistical study has found. The Institute for Disease Modeling …

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‘Megxit’: Harry and Meghan formally quit royal life

  By Joe Jackson LONDON, UK (AFP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan formally step down as senior members of the British royal family on Tuesday, as they start a controversial new life in the United States. The couple …

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Curbside service helps Oahu residents buy fresh produce while complying with COVID-19 restrictions

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU, Hawaii (Eagle News) – In cooperation with the City and County of Honolulu, the nonprofit organization Hawaii Farm Bureau (HFB) created the Farm to Car program, which wil begin on Wednesday, April …

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New York medical workers decry ‘abysmal’ lack of coronavirus protection

By Maggy Donaldson and Catherine Triomphe NEW YORK, NY (AFP) — Medical staff in America’s coronavirus hotbed New York are struggling with long hours and a dire need for protective equipment — and as infections surge, they increasingly fear for …

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Canada introduces new rules for domestic travel; Trudeau wife recovering

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Domestic travelers in Canada face new rules as the country continues to wage war against the spread of COVID-19. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the new rules Saturday during …

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Alberta reports second COVID-19 death

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Alberta has reported its second death from COVID-19. Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday a woman in her 80s, who was a resident on …

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High school counselor in American Samoa copes with changes at work amid COVID-19 fears

  By Arianne Torres (EBC American Samoa Bureau) and Alfred Acenas (EBC Hawaii Bureau) PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (Eagle News) – Iolani Misipeka is a counselor at the Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School in American Samoa. Given her years as …

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Baby’s First Birthday Quarantined-Style

Watch the feature of Jsasrie Tugade’s online first birthday party  on Eagle News International.   By Lisa Docena EBC Arizona Bureau (Eagle News) — Jsasrie Tugade is a bundle of cuteness who is turning one year old in a couple …

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Hawaii to implement unprecedented quarantine for all inbound travelers to stem spread of COVID-19

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU, Hawaii (Eagle News) – Beginning on Thursday, 26 March, all travelers bound for Hawaii, whether by air or sea, whether visitor or returning resident, will undergo a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. Hawaii Governor …

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Canada public health measures may be in effect for months

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health said there will be no quick end to the public health emergency as a result of COVID-19. Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Friday …

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