Evan Fournier (Orlando Magic) with a buzzer beater vs the Dallas Mavericks, 03/01/2021
Evan Fournier (Orlando Magic) with a buzzer beater vs the Dallas Mavericks, 03/01/2021
PARIS — France is imposing entry restrictions on travellers from four countries — Argentina, Chile, South Africa and Brazil — in hopes of keeping out especially contagious coronavirus variants, the government has announced. The restrictions include mandatory 10-day quarantines with police checks to ensure people arriving in France observe the requirement. Travellers from all four countries will be restricted to French nationals and their families, EU citizens and others with a permanent home in France. France previously suspended all flights from Brazil. The suspension will be lifted next Saturday, after 10 days, and the new restrictions “progressively” put in place by then, the government said. The flight suspension for Brazil will be lifted followed by “drastic measures” for entering France from all four countries, plus the French territory of Guiana, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. The four countries “are the most dangerous in terms of the number of variants that exist and in the evolution of the pandemic in these countries,” Le Drian said Saturday on the France 3 television station. The list of countries subject to tougher border checks could be extended, he said. Under the new restrictions, travellers must provide an address for where they plan to observe the 10-day confinement period and police will make visits and fine those who are found in violation, the government said. Along with the mandatory quarantine, France is requiring more stringent testing for the coronavirus. Travelers must show proof of a negative PCR test taken less than 36 hours instead of 72 hours before they boarded a flight, or a negative antigen test less than 24 hours France has reported the deaths of 100,00 people in the COVID-19 pandemic. A variant first identified in England spread to continental Europe and is now responsible for about 80% of the virus cases in France, while the variants first seen in Brazil and South Africa make up less than 4% of French infections, Health Minister Olivier Veran said last week. ___ Follow all of AP’s pandemic coverage at https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic, https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-vaccine The Associated Press
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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 12:45 p.m. Prince Edward Island is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 today. Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison says the new cases include a child under 10 years old who has been hospitalized, an individual in their 30s and a person in their 50s. All three cases are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The Island currently has 10 active cases. --- 12:40 p.m. Nova Scotia is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 today. Four of the cases are in the Halifax area, with two close contacts of previously reported cases, one related to international travel and the other under investigation. The three other infections are in the eastern health zone and are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. Nova Scotia has 49 active cases of COVID-19. --- 12:25 p.m. New Brunswick is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 today. Nine of the cases are in the Edmundston region with six confirmed as contacts of previously confirmed patients and the other three under investigation. The remaining case is in the Saint John area and is related to travel. The province has a total of 153 active infections. --- 11:10 a.m. Quebec is reporting 1,344 new cases of COVID-19 today, along with nine new deaths related to the virus. The province says two of the most recent deaths occurred in the past 24 hours, while the other seven took place between April 11 and 16. Hospitalizations in the province declined slightly, falling by nine to 683. The number of patients in intensive care units remained stable at 175. --- 11 a.m. Hospitalizations and admissions to intensive care units continue to reach record heights in Ontario. The province says 2,107 patients are currently in hospital, with 741 in an ICU and more than 500 on a ventilator. Provincial figures show hospital admissions are currently outpacing recoveries from COVID-19. Ontario is also reporting 4,250 new infections over the last 24 hour and 18 virus-related deaths. --- This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 18, 2021. The Canadian Press
The CDC says only 5,800 of the 75M Americans who have been fully vaccinated have contracted COVID-19. Carey Alexander Washington was one of them.
PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron says that while dialogue with Russia is essential, “clear red lines” carrying possible sanctions must also be drawn with Moscow over Ukraine. Referring to a recent buildup of Russian troops on Ukraine's border, Macron said in an interview with American broadcaster CBS News, “We will never accept new military operations on Ukrainian soil.” The West must demonstrate diplomacy and credibility in making that point, he said. “And I think after an unacceptable behaviour, indeed, we have to sanction,” Macron said when asked about the possibility of sanctions. “And I think we have to define clear red lines with Russia. This is the only way to be credible." However, he added “I think that sanctions are not sufficient in themselves, but sanctions are part of the package.” The interview aired Sunday on “Face the Nation.” It was recorded after Macron met Friday in Paris with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the two held a virtual conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Macron and Merkel demanded the withdrawal of Russian troops concentrated in western Russia as tensions with neighbouring Ukraine rise. The United States and NATO have described the buildup as the largest since 2014, when Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and fighting broke out in eastern Ukraine between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists. More than 14,000 people have died during the 7-year conflict in eastern Ukraine. Germany and France helped negotiate a 2015 peace deal for eastern Ukraine in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Since taking office in 2017, Macron has worked for a constructive dialogue with Russia on a range of issues, and he continued to promote the need for dialogue in the “Face the Nation” interview. “I'm sure that President (Vladimir) Putin can be ready to reopen dialogue,” the French leader said. “We need an open and frank dialogue with Russia” regarding a raft of topics from arms control to stabilizing world crises. The Associated Press
Lobbying act targeted powerful shadowy groups, not charitiesFormer Liberal Democrat minister Tom Brake responds to an article by Polly Toynbee on the 2014 act David Cameron and Boris Johnson at the Conservative party conference in 2014. The former PM’s connection with Greensill has lead to increased scrutiny of political lobbying. Photograph: Luke Macgregor/Reuters
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She also brought one of the handkerchiefs he always wore in his suit pockets.