Canada authorities had expected coronavirus spike, fret about young victims

first_imgCanada’s recent increase in coronavirus infections was expected as the economy reopens, a senior medical official said on Tuesday, while expressing concern about young people contracting the virus.Howard Njoo, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer, said the success of efforts to combat the outbreak was fragile and could be undermined by complacency.The daily case count across Canada is around 460, compared with 300 earlier this month. The 10 provinces are gradually lifting restrictions imposed in March. The premier of Ontario, the most-populous Canadian province, said he was concerned by an uptick in cases among people under 39, blaming a small number of young people “going hog wild.””Just don’t go to a party, simple … you’re hurting people by doing this,” Premier Doug Ford said.The western province of Alberta is also seeing a spike in cases. Premier Jason Kenney said, however, that it would fully reopen schools this autumn.“Evidence is overwhelming that schools can be operated safely and with little health risk for children and teachers, and low risk of causing outbreaks,” Kenney said.Canada has recorded 111,124 cases and 8,858 deaths, far fewer per capita than in the United States.”All of us in Canada … are looking very carefully and I think with some alarm, at what’s happening in the United States,” said Njoo.Topics : “Provinces [are]… trying to reopen at I think a very prudent pace. But everyone recognizes we would expect to get clusters of cases,” Njoo said.Officials in major cities attribute the spike in part to young people gathering in bars and at parties.Njoo said young adults made up around 55% of new cases, compared with one third in May.”That is concerning,” he said, blaming fatigue after months of lockdown and a feeling among the young that they are invincible.last_img read more

Office owners reap rewards for Gold Coast facelifts

first_imgThe Gold Coast’s office market is continuing to improve, with signs that the refurbishment of existing buildings is providing lucrative opportunities for investors and developers.A report from Herron Todd White highlights that there have been numerous refurbishments of existing office buildings in the region that have generated positive returns.The report notes the refurbishment of the building at 16 Queensland Ave, Broadbeach, which was purchased for $6 million in 2012, with a “reasonably significant” upgrade subsequently undertaken at a cost of $800,000 to modernise the lift and internal floor space.Read full story on Commercial NewsMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agolast_img read more

Air tax for all Europe Germanys Ramsauer

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> The proposed German air passenger tax should be taken up by other European countries German transport Minister Peter Ramsauer urged last week, reported Reuters.”I am promoting a course of action that is as consistent as possible,” Mr Ramsauer told local media.Part of €80 billion budget measures, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced last month a controversial plan to charge airlines a German air passenger tax from 2011.Airlines will have to pay €13 to €26 per passenger under the proposal, costs which are sure to be passed on to all passengers travelling through or to the region, reported the news service.The scheme has sparked protest from airlines and lobby groups who claim the industry is still too fragile to support such a measure.Should the air tax go ahead, the German Airline Association (BDF) forecasts German passenger numbers to drop by five million per year and the loss of 10,000 German jobs to other countries.According to Reuters, the German Economy Ministry also question the effectiveness of the proposal, fearing the tax could lower traffic, negating any revenue raised from the tax.A similar tax introduced in the Netherlands was repealed after the Dutch economy loss €1.2 billion. last_img read more