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  • California orders residents to wear face masks in ‘most settings outside the home’

    FILE PHOTO: Skateboarders wear face masks as others sit at the beach on Memorial Day weekend during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Huntington Beach, California, U.S., May 23, 2020. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon/File Photo LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California on Thursday ordered residents to wear masks in “most settings outside the home,” saying

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  • Canada hits 100,000 coronavirus cases, major challenges remain

    OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada officially racked up 100,000 cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday and although the outbreak is slowing, health experts said major challenges remain. FILE PHOTO: A paramedic transports a patient to Mount Sinai Hospital as the number of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continues to grow in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April

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  • UK ditches homegrown COVID-19 tracing app to use Google-Apple model

    LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will switch to the Apple and Google model for its COVID-19 test-and-trace app, ditching an attempt to develop an app by itself after the homegrown system did not work well enough on Apple’s iPhone, the government said on Thursday. The test-and-trace programme is key to reopening the country but has been

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  • UK ditches COVID-19 app model to use Google-Apple system

    A 3D printed Google logo is placed on the Apple Macbook in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Thursday said it would switch to Apple and Google technology for its test-and-trace app, ditching its current system in a U-turn for the troubled programme. The test-and-trace programme is seen

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  • Cuban dons full-body cardboard shield against coronavirus

    HAVANA (Reuters) – Ever since the novel coronavirus reached Cuba, a tall cardboard box with arms and legs can be seen tottering around a Havana suburb, popping into the bakery or butchers, or browsing the newspaper stand. This is Feridia Rojas, 82, who decided to build and wear mobile housing to shield herself from the

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  • Beijing coronavirus outbreak under control – Chinese CDC expert

    BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing’s latest coronavirus outbreak has been brought under control, Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist of China’s Center for Diseases Prevention and Control, said at a regular news conference on Thursday. Beijing confirmed 21 new cases as of June 17, China’s health authority said on earlier Thursday, down from 31 a day earlier. Reporting

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  • Russia’s new coronavirus cases rise at lowest in six weeks

    FILE PHOTO: An employee walks through a disinfection tunnel manufactured by Russian company Mizotty at the company’s factory in Penza, Russia, in this still image taken from undated handout video. Mizotty/Reuters TV via REUTERS MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia on Thursday reported 7,790 new cases of the novel coronavirus, its lowest daily rise in infections in

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