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Virus outbreak in Fiji batters economy, tests health system

[ad_1] SUVA, Fiji (AP) — A growing coronavirus outbreak in Fiji is stretching the health system and devastating the economy. It has even prompted the government to offer jobless people tools and cash to become farmers. The Pacific nation got through the first year of the pandemic without any significant …

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Nearly 800 Line 3 pipeline workers tested positive for COVID-19 | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] A total of 788 workers building Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline through the US state of Minnesota have tested positive for COVID-19, according to data obtained by Al Jazeera from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The project, the largest in Enbridge history, would replace a 1,700-kilometre (1,000-mile) oil pipeline …

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Coronavirus recovery | Fare enough: MTD picking up speed | Coronavirus

[ad_1] CHAMPAIGN — Standard operating procedures, including the return of collecting fares, will return Aug. 15 for customers of the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District. “This pandemic was a landscape-altering event for us,” said Karl Gnadt, managing director for MTD. “It completely changed the way we look at ourselves and the …

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Coronavirus recovery | Pandemic problem: So many openings, so few takers | Coronavirus

[ad_1] Owner Bob Patel stands behind the locked door Friday at the Dairy Queen in St. Joseph. Robin Scholz/The News-Gazette CHAMPAIGN — Would you heft packages for a living? Take a manufacturing job? Bus tables? Job hunters’ bargaining power may never be better. As competition for workers remains fierce, some …

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German business morale shakes off coronavirus crisis to hit 2-1/2 year high

[ad_1] BERLIN (Reuters) -German business morale rose by more than expected in June and hit its highest level since November 2018 on companies’ surging optimism about the second half of the year in Europe’s largest economy, a survey showed on Thursday. The Ifo institute said its business climate index rose …

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German business morale rises as economy shakes off coronavirus crisis

[ad_1] BERLIN (Reuters) – German business morale rose by more than expected in June as companies’ assessment of current conditions improved and their optimism increased about the second half of the year in Europe’s largest economy, a survey showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Artists perform at a terrace of Revolte …

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The Latest: Guam launching COVID-19 vaccine tourism program | News

[ad_1] HAGATNA, Guam — Guam is launching a vaccine tourism program to encourage citizens of neighboring countries and Americans living in East Asia to come get inoculated against COVID-19. The Pacific Daily News reports the first group of three travelers was arriving on a charter flight from Taiwan. The Guam …

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Outrage as Dutch media personality behind PPE scheme nets $11m | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] The Hague, The Netherlands – In April 2020, as in many other countries, the Dutch government was caught off guard by the coronavirus and vigorously tried to find ways to deal with the pandemic. The country was in lockdown, COVID-19 cases surged, hospitals filled up and the demand for …

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