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LONDON — Police moved into London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday afternoon to break up a protest against coronavirus restrictions after demonstrators ignored warnings to observe social distancing rules. Thousands of people, most of whom weren’t wearing masks, crowded into the iconic square to hear speakers who criticized government-imposed restrictions as an overreaction to the pandemic …

Israel toughened its coronavirus measures on Thursday as a second nationwide lockdown failed to bring down the world’s highest infection rate a week after it was imposed, AFP reports. The new rules will close the vast majority of workplaces, shutter markets and further limit prayers and demonstrations. “Saving lives is our priority – we are …

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has always looked for the silver lining in Britain’s response to the pandemic. Last spring, he promised to “send coronavirus packing” in 12 weeks. In the summer, he cajoled people to return to their offices and restaurants, even offering to subsidize their meals. On Tuesday, however, an uncharacteristically somber …

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services announced that the state has secured agreements from nearly all of the state’s health insurers to waive all out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 testing and treatments through the end of 2020, including copays, deductibles, and coinsurance. These agreements cover more than …

Sun King: New technology helps remove virus Sun King Brewery, one of the leaders of the independent craft beer movement in Indiana, announced a partnership with Indiana-based iAIRE to install new iAIRE ionization indoor air cleaning systems that are independently verified to remove 90% of human coronaviruses, including the one that causes COVID-19. The new …

Image copyright Getty Images The Bank of England has warned that the rising rate of coronavirus infections and a lack of clarity over the UK’s future trade relationship with the EU could threaten the economic recovery. It said much of output lost during lockdown had been recovered but the outlook remained “unusually uncertain”. The UK …

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. …

LANSING, Mich. (WJRT) (09/11/2020)-More than 13-hundred new COVID-19 cases have been recorded across the state in the last 24 hours. That’s a relatively significant increase – and the state’s largest single-day jump since April — but that number alone doesn’t tell the whole story. It’s why ABC 12 reached out to an expert to put …

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KWQC) – The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Illinois for 2020. Health officials say a DuPage County resident in her 40s became ill in mid-August. “While we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we must also remember to take steps to …

KINGSTON — University of Rhode Island officials say student gatherings in violation of rules designed to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 “will not be tolerated” and violators face removal from campus. The Providence Journal reports that videos posted over the weekend on social media have shown large gatherings of students. “Those who ignore …