New York: The UN Secretary-General has again appealed for governments to act on behalf of hundreds of thousands of seafarers and other maritime workers stuck at sea for endless months, in some cases more than a year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ottawa/IBNS: The alarming rate of increase in COVID-19 in many US states has led to the extension of Canada-US land border closure to non-essential traffic until at least Aug 21 affecting the lives of many people on both sides, media reports said.
Manitoba/IBNS: Manitoba government's release of its economic and fiscal update assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was announced June 30 by Manitoba's Premier Brian Pallister and Manitoba's Finance Minister Scott Fielding, media reports said.
Ottawa/IBNS: Canada's Liberal Party under the leadership of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems to enjoy great support at present, not seen post-2015 election, boosting his chance of securing a majority government in the country, media reports said citing the latest projections from the CBC's newly re-launched Poll Tracker.
Ottawa/IBNS: Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) said it has seized more than 1,400 kilograms of suspected cannabis from two locations in the Greater Toronto Area, CBSA reports said.
Ottawa/IBNS: As per his commitment to Jasmeet Singh, leader of Federal New Democratic Party (NDP), Justin Trudeau, Canada's Prime Minister has started communicating with Canadian provinces to incorporate 10 days of paid sick leave a year for workers, media reports said.
Ottawa/IBNS: Completion of nearly 2,200 home visits by police officers in Canada have been reported to ensure returning Canadians since the start of the pandemic are complying with the 14-day self-isolation rule, media reports said.
Jakarta/Xinhua: The Indonesian government announced 387 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total number of infections in the archipelagic country to 14,032.