Canada Announces Continued Funding for COVID-19 Isolation Shelter in Thunder Bay, Ontario

first_imgCanada Announces Continued Funding for COVID-19 Isolation Shelter in Thunder Bay, Ontario From: Public Health Agency of CanadaToday, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced $1.5 million for a Safe Voluntary Isolation Site for residents of Thunder Bay and surrounding communities.The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Self-isolation is one of the most effective ways to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. However, for some individuals, crowded housing or congregate living settings can make it unsafe or impossible to self-isolate, increasing the risk of community transmission.Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced $1.5 million for a Safe Voluntary Isolation Site for residents of Thunder Bay and surrounding communities. This funding will support the expansion of the current isolation shelter, which has been operated by St. Joseph’s Care Group and a number of health system partners since April 2020. This will ensure that residents have continued access to accommodations to keep them, their families and their community safe.Voluntary Isolation Sites reduce the risks of spread of COVID-19 among household contacts, especially in locations where people face crowded housing conditions. These sites are one of the rapid response tools helping stop the spread of COVID-19, and can be deployed to communities facing outbreaks.The Safe Voluntary Isolation Sites Program exists to fill a gap for cities, municipalities, and health regions that are at-risk of high rates of transmission, as evidence indicates that individuals living in crowded housing and congregate settings are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, including its most severe outcomes.Sites selected under the Program give local public health officials tools for at-risk individuals to safely self-isolate. Local public health officials identify eligible individuals who may be offered the option to transfer to the isolation site on a voluntary basis.Quotes“Ensuring that everyone is healthy is the best way to protect all of us. This safe, voluntary isolation site in Thunder Bay will provide a place people can isolate if they are not able to safely do that at home. This funding will support another important tool for our health leaders to stop the spread of COVID-19.”The Honourable Patty HajduMinister of Health“This funding preserves a vital part of our community’s response to COVID-19, and gives us the flexibility to quickly meet in-the-moment demand for voluntary isolation spaces. For people who do not have an appropriate place to self-isolate, it ensures access to health and social supports they need while keeping their loved ones and communities safe.”Tracy Buckler, President & CEOSt. Joseph’s Care GroupQuick factsThe funding was provided to St. Joseph’s Care Group, on behalf of the City of Thunder Bay. The site is designed to assist individuals in the city and surrounding communities who are unable to safely self-isolate if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 and/or identified by local public health officials as a high-risk contact.The Public Health Agency of Canada is providing the funding through the Safe Voluntary Isolation Sites Program beginning on April 1, 2021.As part of Canada’s rapid response tools against the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Canada is providing a total of $100 million in funding to municipalities and health regions to establish Safe Voluntary Isolation Sites across the country.To date, the Safe Voluntary Isolation Sites program has provided $54.4 million to support projects in Ontario, which totals approximately 2,015 rooms in the province.Regular monitoring and reporting of each safe voluntary isolate site will be conducted in coordination with local public health officials and third-party site operators.The sharing of best practices will be encouraged among the selected isolation sites to optimize effective site operation and the administration of services to individuals who access the sites.To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Canadians are advised to follow local public health measures, avoid places that do not have controls in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and to stay home if they are experiencing any symptoms. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Canada, community, covid-19, Government, health, health and safety, isolation, meet, Minister, operation, outcomes, pandemic, President, public health, Safetylast_img read more

9 Things to Do This Weekend: CU Rave Club concert, hackathon and more

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 7, 2019 • By Ashley Hopko This weekend brings Bike to Work Day, a Lunar New Year celebration, women’s basketball, T9Hacks, CU Rave Club concert and more.Friday, Feb. 8Front Range Eco-Social Solutions 12 p.m. Eaton HumanitiesThis free two-day conference on Feb. 8–9 offers a weekend of sharing, learning and action. Come explore ideas and careers at the intersection of sustainability and innovation. The conference will feature re-broadcasted presentations from the annual Bioneers gathering of innovators and visionaries, and local presenters sharing solutions and innovations around environmental and social topics.Winter Bike to Work Day 4–6 p.m. UMC Bike StationFor this international holiday, students, staff and the community are encouraged to bike to work in order to help the environment (take the pledge). CU Student Government will host an event in front of the bike station at the UMC where they will be giving out food and warm drinks!CU Women’s Basketball vs. UCLA 7 p.m. CU Events Center Support the Buffs as they take on the UCLA Bruins. Also, the Buffs are participating in the Play4Kay National Free Throw Challenge to help raise money to fight against cancer. Get two game tickets, hot dog and soda for $13.Fri-Yay Nights: CU Rave Club presents Speakerbox 8 p.m.  Club 156Join CU Rave Club for a night of free music and dancing in Club 156! Concert lineup includes EXO, Yoko, Dr. Phil and a special guest.Saturday, Feb. 9T9Hacks: Women and non-binary hackathon Feb. 9-10  ATLAS Center  Have fun solving problems, exploring new technologies and building something creative during this 24-hour hackathon. There will be workshops, mentors, food, games and swag. Free registration.2019 Lunar New Year Show 7–10 p.m.  UMC Glenn Miller BallroomRing in the Lunar New Year with Vietnamese Student Association’s annual Culture Show! There will be free Vietnamese food, Lion Dancing, traditional and modern dancing and more. This event is free.Need more things to do? Campus Events CalendarCatapult: A BFA dance concert 7:30 p.m.  University Theatre, Charlotte York Irey Theatre  How are stories of women in warfare across cultures and time periods being told? Why do we predict the stories of people with mental disorders? What are the cultural barriers keeping American men from participating in concert dance? Emerging dance artists explore the risks and rigors of these topics.Boulder Philharmonic: The Heavenly Life 7:30 p.m.  Macky Auditorium This show features fiddle virtuoso Mark O’Connor and soprano Mary Wilson. Student tickets are $5 with your Buff OneCard.Sunday, Feb. 10Probably Novel Podcast: Ellen Considine 7–8 p.m.   Radio 1190 Join Grant Baker, Josh Jacobson and Matthew Maierhofer for a live show about exciting STEM research conducted by CU students. This week’s guest is Ellen Considine, who researches the impact of air pollution from wildfires on human respiratory and cardiovascular health using data science and statistics in the Earth Lab. Participate by emailing a question to [email protected]:Things to DoCampus Communitylast_img read more

Telefonica secures protection from hostile advances

first_img Previous ArticleHKT targets Hong Kong 5G firstNext ArticleCK Hutchison tower split on track, 3 Group revenue up AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 19 MAR 2020 Luz verde a la fusión entre Telefónica y Liberty Global en el Reino Unido Related Español Spain’s government pledged to protect Telefonica from hostile takeover bids which may emerge from overseas investors seeking to take advantage of a sharp drop in the operator’s share price, in provisions made in emergency legislation.The Royal Decree Law 8/2020, passed in response to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, states investors from outside the EU and the European Free Trade Association will be unable to hold a stake equal to or more than 10 per cent in listed Spanish companies.It added such investors will also be unable to take control of companies in a number of sectors, including communications and media.As the coronavirus crisis continues to impact global markets and companies, Telefonica has notably been hit hard. At the time of writing, its share price stood at €4.51, a fall of a third over the past month.Telefonica is a 100 per cent listed company, with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. US investment company BlackRock is the largest, with a 6.7 per cent stake. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Kavit Majithia Home Telefonica secures protection from hostile advancescenter_img Tags Author Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Telefonica bolsters blockchain security Telefónica refuerza la seguridad de las cadenas de bloques investmentTelefonicalast_img read more

Woman dies following Glenshane Pass crash in County Derry

first_img By admin – November 24, 2016 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Facebook Google+ Homepage BannerNews Previous articleLighting grant for All-Weather pitch on Arranmore IslandNext articleGAA Programme – 23/11/16 admin News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Twittercenter_img Pinterest Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Picture from the Ponderosa Facebook pageA woman has died in hospital following yesterday morning’s three-vehicle crash on the Glenshane Pass outside Dungiven in County Derry.Three men and a woman were also taken to hospital after the crash near the Ponderosa.Two men have since been discharged.The other man and woman are still in hospital.The road was closed for several hours following the crash but reopened last night. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Woman dies following Glenshane Pass crash in County Derry Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Premium / Covid-19 radar: Down under warning! Poor procurement practices can kill!

first_img Password* Forgotten your password? Please click here LOGIN Email* The Covid-19 threat, unfortunately, still rages in places – unluckily, in those places that are home or so close to home.(More on Premium about why our reputation in Australia was tarnished already in July is here: “Strike three for the ’lucky country’ down under“.)Melbourne 2020 background: security sub-contractors, curfews & death Metropolitan Melbourne, Australia, is currently under the strictest lockdown of its citizens as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.While others around the globe are gauging their options, Melbourne has been … Email* Premium subscriber LOGIN Please Login Please either REGISTER or login below to continue By Mr Joy 15/09/2020 Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium New Premium subscriber REGISTER << Go back Reset Your Password Resetlast_img read more

Rewind: Reinach’s 11-minute RWC hat-trick

first_img Post by SA Rugby magazine One year ago today, Springbok scrumhalf Cobus Reinach scored the fastest-ever hat-trick in Rugby World Cup history during the 66-7 victory over Canada.Rassie’s transformation transparency a good reminderBok Reflections: Stronger together in KobePhoto: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Shop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Watch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeFormer England wing wing Ugo Monye says Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe is one of the most devastating runners in the game ever.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoThe Family Breeze餐桌上嘅敵人: 十五種最致命嘅食物The Family Breeze|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in Springboks, Top headlines, Videos, World Cup Tagged 2019 Rugby World Cup, Springboks Rewind: Reinach’s 11-minute RWC hat-trick Video published on October 8, 2020 ‘ ‘ ‘ GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFormer Bok captain: ‘SA Rugby operating a class system’SA Rugby MagUndoFrom the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund for Women

first_img Tweet Home-based Internship at Humanium Deadline: 9 January 2013Open to: women at least 25 years old from eligible countries studying in the U.S. or Canada with a record of service to women and children in developing countriesGrant: US $12,000DescriptionFor female students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, the Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) awards grants of approximately $12,000 each; grants are not renewable. The MMMF also typically invites the recipients to Washington, D.C. to participate in a three day Awards Program organized in their honor.EligibilityA woman is eligible to apply for an MMMF grant if she meets all the following criteria:has a record of service to women and children and a commitment to improve the lives of women and children in developing countriesresides in the U.S. or Canada at the time she submits the applicationis enrolled (in residence) at an accredited U.S. or Canadian educational institution for the academic year 2012-2013, and intends to be enrolled for the 2013-2014 academic yearwill use the grant toward the completion of her degreeis a national of a lower or middle income developing member country, as designated by the MMMF Country Eligibility Listis not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, permanent U.S. resident or Canadian Landed Immigrantintends to return to her country (or other developing country) within two years of completing use of the MMMF grant and perform at least two years of servicedemonstrates financial need and satisfactory academic performanceis at least 25 years old by December 31, 2012is not related to a World Bank Group staff member or his/her spouseThere are no exceptions to the MMMF educational grant criteria listed above.ApplicationA complete application package consists of the following (NO EXCEPTIONS):One Online Application Form (see item A below). Click here to have a look at a draft application.Two Recommendations using the online form and instructions (see item B below).Four additional documents as listed in item C to be sent in one email.A) Online Application: Deadline January 9th, 2013 at 5:00 pm EST When you register at the WEBSITE HERE, please wait for a confirmation email before proceeding to the actual application. (This may take between 30 seconds to 24 hours.)Upon receipt of your confirmation, log-in as a “Returning User”; using the same username and password confirmed in the email.NOTE: your email address is your User ID ; Attempting to change your email address during the application process or clicking on the  “Register as first time user” will force you to start the process from the beginning.From now on you may access your application as a Returning User.The next page you will see is Instructions for Completing the Application. Read the instructions carefully then click on“Start New Application”.Once you start the application, you may stop at any point by clicking the button in the bottom left corner “Save as Draft”. Some questions are for screening purposes; depending on your response, you may not be able to proceed further due to eligibility issues.The next time you log in as a Returning User click on the bottom left corner “Continue Application”.To edit sections previously completed or left blank, you may have to go to the box at the top upper right of the application and click on the relevant section, e.g. “Personal Information”.Please note that some responses have a character limit that cannot be exceeded. (No supplementary pages will be reviewed).Final word – when your application is complete, you must click on the “Submit” button to send the application to us.B) Online Recommendation Forms: Deadline- January 11th, 2013 at 5:00 pm ESTTwo online recommendation forms are required. One must be from a professor at your present institution. The other can be from a former professor/supervisor from your country or elsewhere. At least one of these individuals should have known you for at least two semesters.These recommendations must be sent to [email protected] no later than January 11th, 2013.  Please remind your referee to use the same full name for you, as per the electronic application form.C) All documents listed below must be submitted no later than the deadline- January 11th, 2013 at 5:00 pm ESTPlease scan and send the following documents in one email, as separate attachments. Send documents as word docs, pdf or jpeg. (They do not accept encoded documents.) Make sure each attachment contains your surname (last/family name, as per passport) and number that corresponds to the document numbers below. [For example,“XYZA-3.jpg” would be a copy of Ms. Xyza’s official transcript]Copy of your passport picture page;Copy of your US or Canada visa / study permit;Copy of your Official transcript for Fall 2012, or most recent transcript, from your current university only (if your program is for research and without grades, a progress report from a supervising professor must be submitted ), with institutional seal and Registrar’s signature;Official confirmation of registration in your academic institution for current semester, with institutional seal andRegistrar’s signature. Acceptance Letters are not needed and do not substitute for Proof of Registration/Enrollment. Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund for Women ← Research Positions at FEEM, Italy December 11, 2012 Published by austin Similar Stories Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Pocketcenter_img +1 Due to the high volume of correspondence, the MMMF can not acknowledge receipt of these supplementary materials, unless the application is being considered in the semi-final round (March 2013).For questions and inquiries, please see the Contact page AVAILABLE HERE.For more information, please see the official website HERE. LinkedIn 0 Reddit PEER Forum – Call for Participants → Research of Children’s Rights in Africa Children’s Peace Prize 2017 Share 0last_img read more

OHCHR Minorities Fellowship Programme

first_img Google PhD Fellowship Program for graduate students February 23, 2015 Published by vladimir Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Deadline: 20 April 2015Open to: candidates who are/or working with minority groupsFellowship: monthly stipend to cover accommodation and living expenses, insurance and travel costsDescriptionThe Minorities Fellowship Programme (MFP) was launched by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in 2005. Through the MFP, the OHCHR aims to give persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities an opportunity to gain knowledge on the UN system and mechanisms dealing with international human rights in general and minority rights in particular. The MFP is intended to assist organizations and communities in protecting and promoting the rights of minorities the fellows belong to. The MFP is held annually and until 2014 had two linguistic versions: The English language programme has been running since 2005 and the Arabic language programme has started in 2007.The Fellows are based at the OHCHR Geneva, Switzerland. The MFP is interactive and consists of briefings on several topics (e.g. the UN system, OHCHR work, human rights mechanisms and instruments), fellows also undertake individual and group assignments.EligibilityFor the English language component:The candidate must belong to a national, ethnic, linguistic or religious minority group (persons who do not belong to a minority group will not be taken into consideration, even if they have close links with minority communities and/or organizations)Formal education should not be a limitation to participation in the Minorities Fellowship Programme, if relevant experience can be demonstrated.Candidates should have ability, willingness and possibility to train other persons belonging to minorities upon return to their respective communities/organizations and should agree to do so.The candidates must have a good working knowledge of the language in which the programme is imparted (English).The candidate should be proposed and his/her candidacy supported by his/her organization and/or community. It is desirable that the sponsoring organization has a firm constituency or membership, is representative, undertakes work on minority issues and is composed of persons belonging to minorities.For the Senior Minorities Fellowship Position: Tweet Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political sciences, international relations or related fields.A minimum of four (4) years of work experience in the field of minority rights. Proven research and drafting skills are highly desirable. Experience in building the capacity of NGOs and other civil society actors will be an asset.Candidates must be fluent in English. Other language skills including Spanish, French or Arabic are highly desirable.FellowshipFellows are entitled to the following:a return ticket (economy class) from the country of residence to Geneva;basic health insurance for the duration of the Programme;a stipend to cover modest accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the Programme.ApplicationTo apply for the English language component you need to use this form and send it to [email protected] indicating “Application to the 2015 Minorities Fellowship Programme”  before 6 April 2015.To apply for the Senior Minorities Fellowship Position you need to use this form and send it to [email protected]  indicating “Application to the 2015 Senior Minorities Fellowship Position” before 20 April 2015The official webpage +1 African Liberty Writing Fellowship 2021 for Young Writers Reddit ← Junior Researcher for the Project “FRAME” Pocket Similar Stories OHCHR Minorities Fellowship Programme Researcher for IDM Center for European & Security Affairs → LinkedIn 0 Share 0 ATLAS CORPS PROGRAMSlast_img read more

MiHoYo reportedly discloses Genshin Impact players phone numbers

first_imgMiHoYo reportedly discloses Genshin Impact players phone numbersUpdate: The studio said they took “immediate action to fix the problem,” which should now be resolvedMarie DealessandriAcademy WriterTuesday 10th November 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareOriginal story: MiHoYo’s Genshin Impact has reportedly been leaking its players’ mobile phone numbers as part of its password recovery process.A Reddit user reported that when trying to recover the password associated with their MiHoYo account by asking to be sent a code on their phone, their number would be fully displayed. Such information is usually partially censored for security reasons.That means that anyone knowing your username could have access to your phone number by going through the password recovery process. This didn’t seem to impact all players, but several users were affected in various territories in Asia, Europe and North America. In an update to their Reddit post, the user pointed out that the issue had now been resolved for them, with their phone number now being hidden when going through the process again. They called for MiHoYo to implement two factor authentication to better protect users and recommended Genshin Impact players to unlink their phone numbers for the time being.The issue didn’t seem to impact being sent a recovery code via email, with the address in this case being correctly censored. The problem was already mentioned in another Reddit thread last month, but it didn’t get much traction then. GamesIndustry.biz has reached out to MiHoYo for comment.Related JobsSenior QA Engineer Gaming Studio Baltic Region UK & Europe Big PlanetLead Game Programmer – Quebec Province Quebec Big PlanetSenior Build Engineer – AAA Studio – Yorkshire UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games It’s not the first time MiHoYo is criticised for breaching users’ privacy. A day after Genshin Impact released, PC players expressed concerns as the game’s anti-cheat program would always run in the background even after exiting the game or uninstalling it. MiHoYo then fixed the issue very quickly and apologised for any inconvenience caused.Update: In a statement provided to GamesIndustry.biz, MiHoYo said they took “immediate action to fix the problem,” which should now be resolved for all users.”[The] team has already noticed the systematic issue which might accidentally reveal users’ phone number,” the statement read. “[The] team took immediate action to fix the problem, and so far the issue should be resolved now.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesDeveloper wins against Grand Theft Auto DMCA takedownTake-Two loses claim to reversed-engineered source made by fansBy Danielle Partis 3 hours agoFirst-party Ubisoft titles will now be branded as ”Ubisoft Originals”Change was made alongside the announcement of new Tom Clancy titleBy Danielle Partis YesterdayLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: US records over 1,000 new deaths

first_imgnarvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 976,000 people worldwide.Over 31.8 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has varied from country-to-country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica.The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 6.9 million diagnosed cases and at least 201,909 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 796,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 742,000 cases and over 690,000 cases, respectively.Nearly 170 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least six of which are in crucial phase three trials.Here’s how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:Sep 24, 8:17 amSwiss authorities quarantine university’s undergraduate studentsSwiss authorities have ordered a quarantine for the entire undergraduate student population of a prestigious hospitality management school after “significant outbreaks” of COVID-19.Health officials in Switzerland’s Vaud canton, or region, announced Wednesday that all 2,500 undergraduate students at the “Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne” (EHL) must self-quarantine until at least Monday, whether they live on- or off-campus. Those who develop symptoms are advised to get tested for COVID-19, if necessary.“Significant outbreaks of infection have appeared in several levels of training, making it impossible to close more targeted than that of the 2,500 students concerned,” health officials said in a statement, adding that student parties are suspected to “be at the origin of these numerous outbreaks of infection.”Classes will continue online in the meantime.Health officials said the school’s administrators are taking “all the necessary measures” to ensure that learning isn’t disrupted and to reinforce health measures on campus.ABC News has reached out to the school for comment.Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Switzerland’s Federal Office of Public Health has reported at least 51,492 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 4,809 hospitalizations and 1,776 deaths.Sep 24, 6:43 amIsrael moves to tighten restrictions as cases climbIsrael’s government has decided to tighten coronavirus-related restrictions as cases continue to climb, despite a second nationwide lockdown.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet voted early Thursday to close all nonessential businesses, including open-air markets. The cabinet also agreed that prayers and political demonstrations should be limited to open spaces with a cap of 20 people and that participants should not be allowed to travel more than 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) from home to attend either.The new measures are set to go into effect Friday afternoon, as the Jewish state shuts down for the weekly Sabbath ahead of Yom Kippur on Sunday and Monday. The restrictions on demonstrations, however, are subject to approval by Israel’s parliament, the Knesset.Israel has seen one of the world’s highest per capita rates of COVID-19 infections over the past two weeks. The country entered a second lockdown last Friday and it’s slated to last until mid-October.Sep 24, 5:57 am22 US states and territories in upward trajectory of new casesAn internal memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency obtained by ABC News on Wednesday night shows that 22 U.S. states and territories are in an upward trajectory of COVID-19 infections, while 13 jurisdictions are at a plateau and 21 others are in a downward trend.The number of new cases and the number of new deaths recorded in the United States are both increasing in week-over-week comparisons. There also continues to be a steady rise in the number of hospitals nationwide where more than 80% of beds in intensive care units are filled, according to the memo.In Alabama’s Limestone County, 90% of ICU beds across two hospitals were in use. The Alabama Hospital Association confirmed that a shortage of nurses is a statewide issue in both hospitals and universities due to a lack of faculty, facilities and funds, the memo said.Florida’s Leon County reported a 20% increase in COVID-19 cases among children since Aug. 10, around the start of the new school year, coinciding with a 20% increase in pediatric hospitalizations, according to the memo.Meanwhile, the number of new cases recorded in Kentucky have increased by 21% since Sept. 13. The state’s seven-day fatality rate has doubled since then, from 13.4 to 26.4 per 1 million population. The number of COVID-19 tests being conducted statewide declined by 45.2% during the week ending Sept. 17, compared with the previous week, according to the memo.Michigan’s seven-day case rate increased by 154.4% from Sept. 13 to Sept. 20. The state also reported a 38.1% week-to-week relative increase in COVID-19 testing on Sept. 17. Officials attribute the surge to schools and colleges, with 20-year-olds making up the largest portion of total cases, the memo said.Sep 24, 4:51 amUS records over 1,000 new deathsAn additional 1,098 coronavirus-related fatalities were recorded in the United States on Wednesday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Wednesday’s tally of COVID-19 deaths is lower than the country’s record set on April 17, when there were 2,666 new fatalities in a 24-hour reporting period.There were also 36,330 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed across the nation on Sunday, down from a peak of 77,255 new cases reported on July 16.A total of 6,934,205 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 201,909 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 70,000 for the first time in mid-July. The daily tally of new cases has gradually come down since then.An internal memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency obtained by ABC News on Wednesday night shows that the number of new cases and the number of new deaths recorded in the United States are both increasing in week-over-week comparisons.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more