North America

Maryland Governor issues stay-at-home order as number of COVID-19 in state increases exponentially

  ANNAPOLIS, MD (Eagle News) — After weeks of taking actions in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus CODID-19, Governor Larry Hogan announced this morning that Maryland will now take more drastic measures by implementing a stay-at-home …

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Trump signs $2 trillion recovery plan as US virus cases skyrocket

  By Michael Mathes WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — President Donald Trump signed into law Friday the $2 trillion rescue plan to salvage a US economy crippled by the novel coronavirus, on a day the nation’s total count of COVID-19 cases …

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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 shuts down non-essential businesses, puts new limits on gatherings

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — All non-essential businesses in the western Canadian province of Alberta have been ordered to close as the battle to stop the spread of COVID-19 continues. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney …

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Bank of Canada cuts interest rate; Trudeau offers more help to small, medium businesses

  By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Canada’s central bank rate is at an all time low and the prime minister has promised more help to get people back to work. The Bank of Canada …

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Trudeau: scammers target recipients of government’s COVID-19 aid; possible credit relief

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Thursday scammers are already trying to steal government aid promised to those who have lost income due to COVID-19. Yesterday, the government announced …

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American Samoa high school students set example in preventing COVID-19 spread

  By Arianne Torres (EBC American Samoa Bureau) and Alfred Acenas (EBC Hawai Bureau) PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (Eagle News) – Vincent Mavrick Jagon is a high school senior who recently took part in an island wide science symposium contest …

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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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First flights to leave this weekend to pick up Canadians stranded abroad

    By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — It will be wheels up sometime this weekend for a repatriation flight to bring home Canadians stranded in northern Africa. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday an …

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Maryland Governor tightens restrictions as first death from COVID-19 in state reported, prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people

  ANNAPOLIS, MD (Eagle News) — A man in his 60s, who was resident of Prince George’s county with an underlying health condition and no known travel history, became the first death of the state of Maryland This was announced …

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Trump declares state of emergency in coronavirus-paralysed US

By Sebastian Smith with Peter Hutchison in New York WASHINGTON, DC (AFP) — US President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in what critics say was a long-delayed admission of the gravity of the coronavirus crisis that has triggered the …

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