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Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 30 – Trump Blames China for Virus, Biden Blames Trump

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 30 – Trump Blames China for Virus, Biden Blames Trump

In the first U.S. presidential debate, President Donald Trump blamed China for the coronavirus and its impact on the country, while former Vice President Joseph Biden blamed Trump.
In Washington, D.C. negotiations continue between Congress and the Trump administration in an effort to end an impasse on a broad coronavirus relief package.  The House of Representatives is expected to approve an update $2.2 trillion relief bill on Wednesday thanks to Democratic …

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 28 – New Cases Skyrocketing in France

Coronavirus News Update for Sept. 28 – New Cases Skyrocketing in France

As the global death toll crossed the 1 million mark, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said that the country should prepare for the Covid-19 “challenge” of the coming seasons, noting that the country is still in the first wave of the pandemic given that case numbers never declined significantly to a good baseline.
In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that a second wave of the coronavirus …

WestJet to Expand Insurance for Coronavirus Emergency Medical Costs to U.S. Tickets

WestJet to Expand Insurance for Coronavirus Emergency Medical Costs to U.S. Tickets

Low-cost Canadian carrier WestJet, which began to offer passengers traveling to Europe, the Caribbean, and Mexico coronavirus insurance at no charge, announced an expansion of the plan.
WestJet is adding coverage for passengers traveling to, through, or from the United States included with the purchase of a ticket.
The airline found that “a lack of COVID insurance is a considerable barrier to travel,” according to Arved von zur Muehlen, the airline’s chief …

Coronavirus Stats and Facts: Monday, Sept. 14 – The World Crosses the 29 Million Mark 3 Days After Reaching 28 Million

Coronavirus Stats and Facts: Monday, Sept. 14 – The World Crosses the 29 Million Mark 3 Days After Reaching 28 Million

The worldwide number of reported virus cases crossed the 29 million mark on Sunday, just three days after crossing the 28 million mark on Thursday.  The number of cases currently stands at 29.16 million as of early Monday, an increase of 200,000 new cases in the past 24 hours.
The number of deaths, which reached the 900,000 mark on Wednesday, now stands at 927,984, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a …

New Hotel, The Sutton Place, Opens in Halifax

New Hotel, The Sutton Place, Opens in Halifax

The Sutton Place Halifax will open its doors to guests on September 8, 2020, the hotel announced.
The new property is part of the Nova Centre, a mixed-use development that is also home to the Halifax Convention Center.
The Nova Centre occupies two city blocks in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia; one block was formerly home to the headquarters of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald.
The new hotel offers a contemporary design it says was inspired …

WestJet to Remove and Ban Passengers Who Won’t Wear a Face Mask

WestJet to Remove and Ban Passengers Who Won’t Wear a Face Mask

WestJet said it would institute new measures against passengers who refuse to wear a face mask on board its flights.
The airline will boot any passenger who refuses to wear a mask and chronic non-compliant passengers will be banned from flying the airline during the coronavirus pandemic.
Transport Canada mandates that everyone over the age of two wear a mask on board all flights. Only those with an official doctor’s note are exempt from …

Trump International Hotel in Vancouver Closes Amidst Bankruptcy Filing

Trump International Hotel in Vancouver Closes Amidst Bankruptcy Filing

The Trump International Hotel in Vancouver closed its doors after just three years and its operator filed for bankruptcy.
Citing the drop in demand in travel amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the operator, TA Hotel Management Partnership, filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday, according to court papers.
“Its ongoing expenses since the outbreak of Covid-19 and lack of revenue has placed TAHMLP into a position of insolvency,” the company said on its website.
Holborn …