London shifts into 2nd-highest virus risk tier as cases rise

Britain’s  health  secretary says London has moved to the second highest COVID-19 alert level amid a rise in casesBy DANICA KIRKA Associated PressOctober 15, 2020, 11:18 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLONDON -- Britain’s health secretary has shifted London into the second-highest COVID-19 alert level amid a rise in cases.Health Secretary Matt Hancock...

Coronavirus live news: Czech health minister quits as cases rise; Germany to set up ‘fever walk-in clinics’ | World news

We now have more details on the resignation of the Czech Republic’s health minister, courtesy of Robert Tait, who writes for the Guardian from Prague. Adam Vojtěch quit after an alarming rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the country, which had previously been hailed for its successful handling of the pandemic. Vojtěch, 33, a member of prime minister Andrej Babiš’ ANO party,...

Markets slowly rise after Fed steps in again to calm coronavirus fears

The Dow Jones Industrial Average bounced back nervously on Tuesday, after dipping below 20,000 just one morning after its worst single-day points drop ever, as traders grappled with almost unprecedented economic volatility.After the Federal Reserve announced new action Tuesday as part of its sweeping emergency measures to address the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, the S&P...

Coronavirus live updates: Death tolls rise in South Korea, Iran while Austria reports first COVID-19 cases

Austria reported its first two coronavirus cases on Tuesday as the outbreak apparently spread from neighbouring Italy, Europe’s worst-hit country, where hundreds have been infected.The two Austrian patients are Italians who live in the border province of Tyrol and recently traveled to Lombardy, one of the two regions at the epicentre of the Italian outbreak, Tyrol’s Governor Guenther Platter...

New Zealand volcano: At least one dead with number expected to rise

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'There's a lot of smoke': The moment a New Zealand volcano eruptsA volcano has erupted in New Zealand, leaving one dead and several unaccounted for, police have said.Tourists were seen walking inside the rim of the White Island crater just moments before the eruption.Police said 23 people had been rescued, but warned the number of dead...

Dollarama Inc beats expectations with 5.3% rise in sales

Canadian dollar-store operator Dollarama Inc’s quarterly same-store sales growth came ahead of Wall Street expectations on Wednesday, as shoppers spent more at its stores.Sales at stores open for at least 13 months rose 5.3 per cent in the third quarter ended Nov. 3, beating the average analyst estimate of 3.84 per cent, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.Net sales rose 9.6 per cent to...