Health

Regional Victoria stage 3 Covid-19 restrictions and lockdown rules explained | Melbourne

After Victoria recorded another 671 cases of coronavirus on Sunday and seven deaths, premier Daniel Andrews announced a “state of disaster” and sweeping new Covid restrictions across the state. Stage 3 restrictions will be in effect across all of regional Victoria from Thursday 6 August. The Covid-19 restrictions for Mitchell shire, which was already under …

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Apple Closes Many Retail Stores Back Down

Tech giant Apple has reclosed 11 of its stores in Southern California, Maryland, Ohio, and Tennessee due to local increases in Wuhan coronavirus infections. This makes a total of 91 American stores that have been closed back down after opening. 9to5Mac reports that tech giant Apple has chosen to close 11 of its retail stores in the …

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COVID-19: B.C. health officials reopening care homes to visitations

Article content continued Of the 174 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in B.C., 122 have been residents of long-term care or acute care facilities. There are currently 32,000 residents in long-term care. The easing of visitation restrictions does not apply to acute care units in hospitals. While care home visitors must don personal protective equipment and …

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Manitoba lifesaving society warns of potential increase in drownings amid pandemic – Winnipeg

A warning is being given to boaters and swimmers across the province by the Lifesaving Society of Manitoba. “With COVID-19, there’s been a huge change to what everybody is doing here in the province and across the country and that’s going to change trends for how people use water this year,” said Dr. Christopher Love, …

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Government U-turn on school meal vouchers in England over summer – Channel 4 News

Free school meal vouchers will now be made available to England’s poorest families through the summer holidays, after a U-turn by the government. Scotland and Wales will also continue with their voucher schemes. The government had come under mounting pressure to change tack after a campaign led by the footballer Marcus Rashford. He said he’d …

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Turns out, protein from plants is ‘healthier than meat’

The type of protein you eat matters (Picture: Getty) Last year, Men’s Health did a feature on steak versus seitan, asking ‘which is better?’. It found that seitan – a plant-based meat substitute made from gluten – had three times the protein of steak and 10% of the fat content. Per 100g, seitan boasted 28% …

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UK coronavirus live: government under pressure to scrap 2m distancing rule in England – news updates | Politics

Patients are missing out on vital treatments, diagnostic tests and outpatient appointments due to the coronavirus pandemic, new data shows, as waiting times soar across NHS England. The full extent of the monumental pressure the NHS came under at the height of the Covid-19 crisis and the effect the crisis has had on patients is …

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‘Nothing is off the table’: B.C. premier on a four-day work week following pandemic

B.C. Premier John Horgan says the idea of a four-day work week in the province is something that could be possible in the years to come. “One of the advantages and opportunities we have coming out of a pandemic is nothing should be off the table,” Horgan said, speaking at his weekly media availability on …

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#COVID-19 fears give rise to new threats facing Europe

The new Franco-German initiative to mobilize €500 billion in funding for EU regions and industries isn’t just “a great step towards a fiscal union and a properly functioning currency union,” as Eurogroup head Mario Centeno put it; it is also one of the most coherent efforts to push back against unprecedented blows to European solidarity …

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