10,000 home daycare workers plan rotating strikes Tuesday

Article content Barring a last-minute deal, 10,000 home daycare workers affiliated with the CSQ union will begin rotating strikes on Tuesday that will hit Quebec’s regions one by one. The strikes will run from Sept. 1 to 18, beginning in the Quebec City and Chaudière-Appalaches region. The strikes will hit Laval and Lanaudière on Sept….

‘I’d Rather Stay Home and Die’

MEXICO CITY — A gray Suzuki stopped outside the General Hospital of Mexico and deposited a heaving Victor Bailón at the entrance. He had refused to come to the hospital for days, convinced that doctors were killing coronavirus patients. By the time he hobbled into the triage area and collapsed on the floor, it was…

Melbourne lockdown to keep a million workers at home

A curfew is part of the new restrictions imposed on Melbourne residentsMelbourne is shutting down shops, factories and other non-essential businesses as authorities fight a second wave of coronavirus. Other measures include a night-time curfew for the city’s five million residents, after an earlier lockdown failed to contain the virus. About one million workers will…

Elderly people ‘may be asked to stay at home’ to avoid new lockdown

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Elderly people and others at increased risk from coronavirus could be asked to stay home again under plans to avoid a second national lockdown, according to a report. Young and healthy people would be able to…

Coronavirus live news: 600 die in Nigeria outbreak; Madrid denies not treating care home residents

Brazil passes 700,000 infections; WHO says asymptomatic transmission ‘appears to be rare’; Moscow to lift lockdown Research estimates 145,000 US deaths by August WHO warns pandemic is worsening Madrid: claims treatment denied ‘to stop health services collapsing’ UK coronavirus updates – live See all our coronavirus coverage 12.42pm BST Hundreds more fatalities from Covid-19 in…

Dan Fumano: Vancouver aims to improve ‘fairness’ of empty home tax

Article content continued Those aggrieved homeowners included Jason Weselowski, who told Postmedia News last month that he had missed both the initial and late-declaration deadlines in 2018 because of his hospitalization for cancer treatment. Weselowski found himself on the hook for more than $8,000, he said, with no apparent chance for remedy. Weselowski was optimistic…

Coronavirus UK: Data suggests at least 20,000 care home deaths | UK | News

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released its latest data for deaths, saying the UK’s official toll now stands at 32,692. Figures published by the ONS for England and Wales brought the United Kingdom’s official death toll to 38,289 as of May 3, according to a Reuters tally of death registrations that also includes Scotland…