Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Oct. 12

The latest:

  • Johnson & Johnson pauses COVID-19 vaccine trials due to unexplained illness in participant.
  • Canada Recovery Benefit begins for Canadians who missed work due to pandemic.
  • Officials urge caution over Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Cases show steady growth in most provinces.
  • Ontario’s long-term care homes neglected to focus on hospitals, inquiry hears.
  • Montreal looks to provide temporary housing in hotels as pandemic worsens.
  • New Brunswick updates outdoor mask guidelines for 2 
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Latest coronavirus news for October 14, 2020: Live updates

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Half of U.S. states now on Chicago’s travel advisory list

A sign along the Indiana-Illinois state line in Dyer, Ind.,

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Indiana has joined the states on Chicago’s emergency travel order after a surge of coronavirus cases in the Hoosier state.

People coming to Chicago from states on the list are asked to quarantine for 14 days, though there are exceptions for necessary trips, such as for medical care or travel by essential workers.

Changes to the

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N.J. coronavirus travel advisory adds 3 states. Quarantine list now at 38 states and territories.

New Jersey on Tuesday added three states — Ohio, Michigan and Virginia — to its coronavirus travel advisory, bringing the list to 38 U.S. states and territories considered COVID-19 hotspots.

No states were dropped from the list.

The Garden State is asking travelers from 36 states and two territories to get a COVID-19 test and self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving here. That includes New Jersey residents returning home from

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Air travel numbers on the rise as coronavirus pandemic continues

Air travel across the country is down dramatically as the coronavirus pandemic continues, but this holiday weekend drew a spike in fliers we haven’t seen in months. It begs the question, “Is this a sign of air travel confidence growing?”

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Coronavirus: Council leader urges residents to think before travelling North

THE leader of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has said that he believes any new lockdown measure will be “limited” in this area, but warns of the risks of travelling North.

When asked by the Gazette about new lockdown announcements expected from central government later today, Cllr Ken Rhatigan said: “I think, hopefully, the measures we have taken to remain a low Covid case area mean that any restrictions are … Read More

Roosevelt Hotel in New York to close after nearly 100 years due to the coronavirus pandemic

Since 1924, the Roosevelt Hotel has been a witness to history.

a car parked in front of a building: After nearly a century in business, the Roosevelt Hotel will permanently close its doors.

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After nearly a century in business, the Roosevelt Hotel will permanently close its doors.

The New York City landmark was the election headquarters for Gov. Thomas Dewey when he incorrectly announced he defeated Harry Truman in the 1948 presidential election. It has served as the backdrop for movies such as “The Irishman” and it

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Chicago residents urged not to travel to Indiana amid surge in coronavirus cases

CHICAGO — Indiana hasn’t made Chicago’s quarantine list yet, but officials from the Windy City are urging residents not to travel to the Hoosier State, citing rising COVID-19 numbers.

The city updated its emergency travel order last week. Indiana was added to the warning category:

Indiana is seeing a daily case average of over 15 cases/100k/day. To allow residents enough time to plan travel to this border state, it has

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Australia in Travel Talks With Japan, Korea as Coronavirus Cases Ease | World News

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia is in talks with Japan, South Korea, Singapore and South Pacific nations on reopening travel as coronavirus infections ease, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday.

Australia shut its borders in March to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and is looking to revive tourism to help pull the country out of its first recession in nearly three decades.

While Australia has managed to contain

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‘Robots don’t sneeze’: Hotels, hospitals, offices turning to delivery bots during coronavirus pandemic

The next time you order hotel room service, you may receive a buzz on your phone rather than a knock on your door.

As the hospitality industry struggles to adapt to changing consumer behaviour during the coronavirus pandemic, many hotels are turning to room service robots to help wary travelers feel more at ease.

“Guests now think of it as a perk to not have a person come to their

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Trump’s Coronavirus News Adds New Layer of Uncertainty Around the World

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U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and first lady Melania Trump on stage after the first presidential debate between Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, on Sept. 29, 2020.

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The news that Donald Trump tested positive for coronavirus is resonating throughout the world, because he is the U.S. president, because the U.S. is entering the last month of an unusually bitter presidential campaign, and because he

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New England lockdown rules to ban travel in coronavirus hotspots and force pubs to shut

Residents of Covid-19 hotspots will be told on Monday that they should not travel unless they have to as part of a new three-tier system of local restrictions applying across England.

The country will be divided into three zones – medium risk, high risk and very high risk – depending on their level and growth rate of infections.

Areas in the first tier will remain under roughly the same rules

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Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash slammed for travelling to Wales amid coronavirus pandemic

Stacey Solomon and partner Joe Swash have recently come under fire after their recent family ‘staycation’ in Wales has been criticised by local residents.

Last week, the Loose Women panelist enjoyed a mini getaway with her family and documented the full trip over on her Instagram stories.

Stacey enjoyed the break with her boyfriend Joe and three sons as she celebrated her 31st birthday, but not everyone has been enjoying

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MP refuses to resign after travelling hundreds of miles with coronavirus

The Scottish MP who travelled hundreds of miles on public transport after testing positive for coronavirus has refused to resign.

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Margaret Ferrier travelled from Glasgow to Westminster while awaiting a Covid-19 test result, and made the return trip when she knew she had the virus last month.

The Rutherglen and Hamilton West MP’s breaches of the coronavirus rules triggered a backlash, and calls for her

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Air travel to & from India under coronavirus air bubbles: All you need to know | India News

NEW DELHI: Scheduled international passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The only way to travel to and from India, meanwhile, is through an air bubble. However, India does not have an air bubble agreement with all the countries. The currently operational special international flights allow eligible categories of passengers to travel between India and another country where air bubbles have been
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Coronavirus: Alameda County schools, gyms, hotels closer to limited reopenings

New coronavirus cases at large and among the lowest income areas in Alameda County continue to trend downward, Dr. Nicholas Moss, Alameda County’s interim public health officer, told officials this week.

The positive trends mean the county could move from the state’s red tier to orange, as early as next week. The development could hasten further loosening of the county’s reopening orders.

Alameda County has also seen favorable declines in

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Coronavirus Was Spreading in U.S. Months Before Travel Bans and Lockdowns

The latest genetic, epidemiological and computational research suggests that Americans were transmitting the virus within the country as early as January. Here’s how that happened.

1. Researchers now believe the earliest infections in many states came mostly from travel within the U.S.

On January 17, screening began only on air travelers coming from Wuhan, China, where the virus emerged. Airports in San Francisco, Los Angeles and at New

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E.U. Members to Adopt Travel Guidelines as Coronavirus Spreads

BRUSSELS — European Union countries are expected to adopt guidelines next week aimed at coordinating their varying coronavirus travel measures, according to EU officials and diplomats involved in the talks. But the effort will stop well short of a harmonization of rules, as countries try to keep control over how they tackle a resurgence of the disease.

The guidelines are intended to make travel restrictions, such as quarantine and testing

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N.J. coronavirus travel advisory adds 1 state. Quarantine list back to 35 states and territories.

New Jersey on Tuesday re-added New Mexico to its coronavirus travel advisory, bringing the list back up to 35 U.S. states and territories considered COVID-19 hotspots.

No other states or territories were added or dropped to the list.

The state is asking travelers from 33 states and two territories to get a coronavirus test and self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving in New Jersey. That includes Garden State residents returning

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EU agrees common ‘traffic light’ system for coronavirus travel

FILE PHOTO: A health worker takes a swab sample from a man to test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli/File Photo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union countries agreed on Friday to a common “traffic light” system to guide them on COVID-19 testing or quarantines on EU tourists and other non-essential travellers during the pandemic.

It aims to end a

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Travel enthusiasts explore the far reaches of the Himalayas amid coronavirus

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While the whole world was gripped with the fear and uncertainty of Covid-19 a group of travel enthusiasts were looking forward to the light at the end of the tunnel. Despite whatever the pandemic and it’s restrictions threw at them, they made sure they followed all protocols and met every requirement to successfully travel to the far reaches of the Himalayas on a one of

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