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Investigations are continuing after staff at two more Stoke-on-Trent barbers were accused of breaking lockdown rules. Stoke-on-Trent City Council is monitoring the situation at the Longton shops after receiving complaints from the public. It followed concerns about staff not wearing the correct personal protective equipment. Three other businesses – in Burslem and Tunstall – have …

Electric Vehicle Outlook 2020 published by BloombergNEF, states that there are over 500,000 e-buses and almost 400,000 electric delivery vans and trucks on the road globally.  All forecasts regarding electric fleet usage predict significant growth over the next decade. EV makers such as Arrival, Workhorse and Hyliion are all racing to produce delivery vehicles to meet the …

WINCHESTER — The first COVID-19 outbreak in an educational setting in the Lord Fairfax Health District recently occurred in Frederick County, according to Dr. Colin Greene, district director. Greene did not identify the location of the outbreak or the type of educational facility, but it has been confirmed that it did not occur in Frederick County …

Image copyright PA Media All pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality venues in England must have a 22:00 closing time from Thursday, to help curb the spread of coronavirus. The sector will also be restricted by law to table service only. The measures will be set out by the prime minister in the Commons before …

This is the third confirmed case in a school within Simcoe County; Bear Creek ‘taking the necessary steps to prevent the further spread of the virus’ A third Simcoe County school has reported a positive case of the coronavirus. A student or staff member at Bear Creek Secondary School has tested positive for COVID-19, says …

Families are skipping well-child visits to pediatricians, who say that could pose major health risks. By Greg Barnes The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in thousands of families skipping or delaying well-child visits to pediatricians, where many children would have been tested for lead poisoning or received vaccinations. A survey of pediatric offices across North Carolina …

Image copyright PA Media People in England who refuse an order to self-isolate could be fined up to £10,000, the government has said. The new legal duty requires people to self-isolate if they test positive for coronavirus, or are traced as a close contact, from 28 September. New measures also include a one-off £500 support …

No in-person conferences. No get-to-know-you-dinners. No hallway encounters in conference centers and hotels. While the Covid-19 crisis has put the kibosh on many things, active career development may be one of those things.  Photo: Joe McKendrick A majority of the 1,625 professionals — many from the technology sector — responding to a survey by Blind, an …

Restaurants, pubs and other hospitality businesses could be shut or asked to close early for a few weeks as part of a national “circuit break” to try to stop a surge in coronavirus cases in England getting out of control. The government was considering the measures, according to the BBC’s political editor, Laura Kuenssberg, as …

MILPITAS, Calif., Sept. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Smart Cities innovator, Quantela, today announced the first US deployment of their Coronavirus Emergency Response (CoVER) platform – an AI, IoT and cloud-based solution that enables local and regional governments to employ the vast amounts of data within their systems toward mitigating the impacts of the virus. …