Trump spoke with Biden about U.S. coronavirus response -sources
April 6 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump spoke with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden about the U.S. government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, according to two people familiar with the phone call. (Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt in New York; Editing by Sandra Maler)
Coronavirus: Blind, visually impaired Albertans adjust to limited touch restrictions
Christopher Warner is used to challenges, the 48-year-old is legally blind. However, navigating the world around him under strict COVID-19 restrictions has made his day-to-day life even more of an adjustment.
“For now, I’m very much home-bound,” Warner said.
El Paso County jail inmate dies from a fall
A 64-year-old El Paso County Jail inmate died after he fell and struck his head on Saturday.
Steve Carrasco was walking to the restroom about 9:55 a.m., when he felt dizzy and collapsed, according to an El Paso County Sheriff’s Office news release.
A deputy responded to give medical aid. Carrasco was conscious at the time. He was taken to a hospital where he later passed away, the news release said.
Carrasco’s death was not related to COVID-19, the news release said.
Lambton OPP seek public’s help finding missing man last heard from in March
Provincial police in Lambton County are appealing to the public in hopes of locating a man last heard from at the end of March.
Lambton OPP say Joel Druiett, 32, of Dawn-Euphemia, Ont., was last spoken to on March 31 and was reported missing on April 3.
Druiett is described as five-foot-11-inches tall and 180 pounds, with short brown hair. He is said to be unshaven.
Missing Winnipeg man last seen in St. Vital
Winnipeg police are asking for helping locating a missing man.
Omar Al Ziab, 19, was last seen in the St. Vital area Saturday night.
Ziab is 5’3″ tall with an average building and short black hair. He has a thin black beard and was last seen wearing a black hoodie, dark pants, white runners and carrying a dark grey backpack.
Two Walmart Store Workers Die Of Covid-19
Two Walmart (WMT) employees working at a store in Chicago have died from the COVID-19.
“We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of two associates at our Evergreen Park store, and we are mourning along with their families,” the company said in a statement.
Wando Evans, who worked as an overnight stock and maintenance worker at the store, died on March 25, while Phillip Thomas, from the same store, died on March 29.
Walmart said it has implemented various cleaning, sanitizing and health measures in the store, including bringing in an outside company to clean “high-touch” areas of the store.
Walmart have also started implementing additional steps to curb the spread of the virus in its stores. The company is reducing the number of customers that can enter stores at one time, using floor markers for social distancing and using separated entrance and exit doors.
Meanwhile, Evans’ family have filed a lawsuit against Walmart alleging willful and wanton misconduct and reckless disregard. The complaint claims that Walmart failed to both develop preventative procedures to limit the spread of the virus as well as adequately respond in the event that a worker came forward with symptoms.
Australian High Court quashes conviction of Cardinal Pell on sex offenses
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s highest court on Tuesday overturned former Vatican treasurer George Pell’s conviction for sexually assaulting two teenaged choirboys in the 1990s, Australian media reported.
The ruling allows the 78-year-old cardinal to walk free from jail immediately.
U.S. Supreme Court limits absentee voting in Wisconsin
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted a Republican request to limit absentee voting in Tuesday’s Wisconsin presidential primary amid restrictions on residents because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The justices on a 5-4 vote, with the court’s five conservatives in the majority, blocked a federal judge’s ruling that had extended the absentee voting period until April 13.
Mexico reports 296 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 2,493
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico has registered 296 new coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s total to 2,493 cases and 125 deaths, the health ministry said in a press conference on Monday.
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Trump says had 'very nice' conversation with Biden
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had a “very nice” conversation with Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden about the coronavirus crisis.
“He gave me his point of view, and I fully understood that. And we just had a very friendly conversation, lasted probably 15 minutes. And it was really good,” Trump told a news briefing.
Panama reports 112 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 2,100
PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Panama has registered 112 new coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s total to 2,100 confirmed cases and 55 deaths, the health ministry said on Monday.