ICE deportation planes begin to ship stranded U.S. citizens home

March 26 (Reuters) – Planes used by the U.S. government to deport Central American nationals will bring back U.S. citizens in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as coronavirus travel restrictions reduce commercial flights. The U.S. State Department is tracking 50,000 Americans abroad it said might seek help to return to the United States, straining the … Read more

Tiptoe through Dutch tulips? Not in coronavirus crisis

1 / 15 Virus Outbreak Netherlands Keukenhof A sign asking people to observe social distancing and keep 1.5 meters, or five feet, apart to reduce the spread of the corona virus was put up in a field of tulips in Lisse, Netherlands, Thursday, March 26, 2020. The world-renowned Dutch flower garden Keukenhof in Lisse will … Read more

WRAPUP 1-Ten of millions face losing jobs in escalating coronavirus crisis

By Stephanie Nebehay and Lucia Mutikani GENEVA/WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) – Global job losses from the coronavirus crisis could far exceed the 25 million estimated just days ago, U.N. officials said on Thursday, as U.S. jobless claims surged to record levels, starkly showing the scale of the economic disaster. The International Labour Organization, a U.N. … Read more

EXPLAINER-How the coronavirus crisis is affecting food supply

PARIS, March 26 (Reuters) – Like other parts of the global economy, food supply chains have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic and empty supermarket shelves have become a symbol of the crisis. ARE WE FACING FOOD SHORTAGES? Panic buying in some countries has led to some grocery staples like pasta and flour being sold … Read more

Tech company offering free virtual doctor visits to Sask. residents

Changing to a free model for Saskatchewan residents has been a big shift, and it’s unknown how that will effect Lumeca. Liske said there will be time to sort that out later, given the extreme circumstances in the world. He believes Lumeca can continue to pay its doctors fair market wages and still be sustainable. … Read more

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing site coming to Dauphin

Manitoba Public Insurance is closing its service centre in Dauphin so it can be used as a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site. The crown corporation says the service centre will close at the end of the day Thursday. Then it will be converted into a testing centre. “Manitobans are working together during these very difficult times,” … Read more