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28 Texas spring-breakers test positive for coronavirus

MEXICO CITY - Twenty-eight U.S. spring break tourists who returned to Texas after vacationing with a large group in the Mexican beach resort of Cabo San Lucas have tested positive for coronavirus, drawing attention to possibly low detection of cases in Mexico. (Toronto Sun)
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Truck carrying toilet paper crashes, catches fire on Texas highway

A tractor-trailer hauling toilet paper crashed and caught fire near Dallas early Wednesday, spilling the hot commodity all over an interstate highway. Toilet paper was strewn on a stretch of the Interstate 20 in Hutchins, Texas after a 18-wheeler tipped on its side, The Dallas Morning News reported.(The Province)

Nude woman ignores coronavirus warnings to straddle Wall St. bull

Where are her gloves?! This blond bombshell straddled the “Charging Bull” statue in the nude Thursday — brazenly ignoring all coronavirus protection measures. (New York Post)

St. John’s funeral home a COVID-19 ‘mini-epicentre’ after more than 60 cases after two wakes

Shannon Fleming and Edward Tobin died on the same day just two weeks ago in St. John’s, N.L. Fleming died 12 days shy of her 37th birthday after struggling with kidney disease. Tobin, 78, died suddenly at home; he was born the same day British intelligence broke the spy codes for the Enigma machines used by Germany in the Second World War. (National Post)

The Trudeau government just can’t get their stories straight

What a bizarre week in Canadian politics. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in self-imposed quarantine because his wife Sophie was being symptomatic and tested positive for COVID-19. She was in London last week attending a conference and got infected. (True North)

Italy coronavirus deaths rise by record 475 in a day

The number of people dying from coronavirus in Italy has risen by 475 in one day to nearly 3,000 - the biggest increase since the outbreak. There are a total of 35,713 confirmed cases in the country, with more than 4,000 having successfully recovered. (BBC)
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  • Canada, U.S. closing border to all non-essential traffic

    Canada and the United States have reached an unprecedented deal to close the shared border to non-essential travel, as both countries try to restrict the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to U.S. President Donald Trump. (CBC)

    Public health emergency declared in B.C. while schools, bars and nightclubs ordered closed

    B.C. dramatically ramped up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday with the declaration of a public health emergency and immediate closure of bars, pubs and nightclubs, and indefinite closure of schools. (The Province)

    Ontario Premier declares state of emergency

    Ontario Premier Doug Ford has declared a state of emergency in response to the growing COVID-19 outbreak in the province, he announced Tuesday morning. “This is a decision that was not made lightly.” (National Post)

    Trudeau bars entry into Canada to non-citizens

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau updated Canadians on the federal government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday afternoon. (True North)

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