Violent protests erupt in Italy over coronavirus restrictions | DW News

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Italy has been hit by a wave of protests against a new round of government restrictions aimed at containing the coronavirus. Clashes broke out in Milan, Turin and several other cities Monday evening. The unrest comes after Italian authorities ordered bars and restaurants to shut at 6pm – and closed theaters, cinemas and gyms for a month. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is now promising new…..(read more)


Texas kindergartner student reportedly dies after contracting coronavirus

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A crew of custodial staff clean a classroom at Richard A Simpson Elementary School in Arnold, Missouri, on Thursday 5 November 2020 ((Associated Press))

A Texas kindergarten student has reportedly died of coronavirus complications.

Parents Lastassija White and Quincy Drone told local news outlet KAMR on Thursday their five-year-old daughter, Tagan, died on Friday 30 October after contracting Covid-19.

It is currently unclear whether Tagan, who was a kindergarten student at the Amarillo Independent School District in Amarillo, Texas, suffered from any pre-existing conditions.

Ms White told KAMR that she brought Tagan to the emergency department of their local hospital last week after she became very sleepy and was physically sick.

While at the hospital, Tagan tested positive for Covid-19, but did not have any other symptoms such as a fever or a cough.

Ms White claimed doctors told her that Tagan “would be fine” because coronavirus “doesn’t affect kids.”

Tagan’s parents said that after the five-year-old continued to weaken, they called an ambulance. However, Tagan died shortly after.

Mr Drone added: “This doctor told us that our child would be fine, and our child didn’t even make it twenty-four hours. She died within the next fifteen hours.”

During a press conference on Wednesday, Amarillo’s public health director Casie Stoughton expressed her condolences, according to NBC News.

She said that the department is “heartbroken, and our thoughts and prayers go out to that particular family and any family who has lost someone here in our community.”

Ms Stoughton added: “We know that this disease has taken a toll on our community, on our state, on our world and anyone who has lost someone so we are certainly heartbroken.”

Coronavirus deaths in children are rare, as figures from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association show that just 0 to 0.14 percent of all child Covid-19 cases in the US have resulted in death.

The association reported on Monday that more than 61,000 children were diagnosed with coronavirus last week, which was the highest weekly figure since the pandemic began.

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At least 853,635 children have been diagnosed with the virus in the US, which represents around 11.1 per cent of all cases in the country.

Although child coronavirus cases are rising across the US, 16 states are yet to report any Covid-19 related deaths in children.

Texas, which has currently recorded at least 996,000 coronavirus cases, is likely to become the first US state to record more than one million cases over the weekend, as 38 states saw an increase in positive tests over the last week.

The US set a new record of 121,888 daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, just one day after the country surpassed more than 100,000 positive tests for the first time.

According to a tracking project hosted by Johns Hopkins University, there are now more than 9.6 million people who have tested positive for coronavirus in the US. The death toll has reached at least 234,944.

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Treasury furlough scheme extended after new England lockdown – BBC News

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The Treasury’s furlough scheme, which has subsidised the wages of up to nine and a half million employees, was due to end in October.

Now it’s been extended across the UK for another month, after the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new lockdown in England.

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News reporting by business correspondent Katy Austin.

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How coronavirus misinformation is used to curb free speech | Covid-19 Special

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The coronavirus pandemic has spawned its own epidemic of disinformation. Social media is awash with it, emanating from the political fringes and even from those at the center of power. Many governments and medical organizations are waging a secondary war against misinformation and deliberate disinformation. But some countries are using claims of disinformation as an excuse for suppressing…..(read more)


Does Key West need a COVID-19 curfew? City leaders will decide

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As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the Florida Keys, the Key West City Commission on Tuesday will consider installing a nightly curfew.

The city on Friday announced an emergency meeting had been set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at City Hall and on Zoom to discuss starting a midnight to 7 a.m. curfew. Monroe County restricted restaurant hours for a while earlier this year, from late July through early September, in an effort to keep people off the streets overnight.

“We’ve got to tighten up right now before the holidays,” Key West Mayor Teri Johnston. “We’ve got to take some additional precautions.”

Johnston said the curfew, if approved by the commission, would mirror the curfew Miami-Dade County has had.

Miami-Dade’s spanis from midnight to 6 a.m.

Passersby on Duval Street in Key West wear masks on Nov. 3, 2020. The city of Key West is considering a curfew to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The Keys, with a population of more than 76,000, on Thursday reported 51 new cases of COVID-19 and on Friday reported an additional 45 — larger numbers than usual for the island chain.

The total known cases stacked up to 2,522 on Friday with 1,215 of them in Key West.

Over the past 14 days, the Monroe County has confirmed 338 cases, 208 in the past week, according to Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard.

Total cases from the past 14 days: 338

Key Largo has 326 known cases while Marathon has 239 and Tavernier, 158. The rest of the island chain’s keys have double-digit totals.

“We’ve tried to hold off as long as we could,” Johnston said. “Right now, we just keep getting higher and higher numbers.”

And the island’s winter season is approaching, she noted.

Key West had a busy, and at times chaotic, Halloween weekend.

Some 2,000 college students came down from the mainland, Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg.

Large fights broke out on lower Duval Street on Halloween weekend as crowds swelled, police said. At one point an officer said he had to push his way through about 300 people in the 200 block in order to get to a crime scene.

Police made a slew of arrests for disorderly conduct.

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Crowds are expected to keep coming to Key West as occupancy rates are staying strong, Brandenburg said.

“This weekend, we’ll have extra people out for sure,” Brandenburg told the city commission on Wednesday. “The following weekend, I’m told occupancies are way up. We’ll have a plan in place for that as well.”

The curfew meeting was announced one day after the city announced it was taking float applications for its annual Holiday Parade, set for Dec. 5.

“Masks will be required and there will be no candy handed out this year, in keeping with strict CDC guidelines,” said city spokeswoman Alyson Crean.

Also, the parade route or format may be changed, she said.

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