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Cut out karaoke to help Covid fight, urges Philippines governor – The Guardian

Leader of Cavite province sets up hotline for noise complaints, saying good sleep is essential in fighting disease

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Across the world, coronavirus lockdowns have transformed city streets into eerie ghost towns, empty of noise and disruption. But in the Philippine province of Cavite, an unbearable din has been echoing through some areas, as residents turn to karaoke to pass away the hours spent under curfew.
The racket caused by karaoke, a favourite pastime in the country, has prompted the governor of the province to urge residents to report noisy neighbours through a special hotline.
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French virus cases hit new daily record – myGC.com.au – myGC.com.au

France has reported 13,215 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours – a new daily record. The health ministry also said on Friday that the total n…

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France has reported 13,215 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours – a new daily record.
The health ministry also said on Friday that the total number of deaths from coronavirus increased by 123 to 31,249.
That would make the daily toll the highest in three months.
Based on Thursday’s reported toll of 31,095, the increase would amount to 154, a four-month high.
As the infection rate increases daily, the most affected regions and cities in France have tightened regulations.
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N.J. college dorm under quarantine after COVID-19 found in sewage – NJ.com

300 students in the NJIT dorm are now quarantining, school officials said.

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Find all of the most important pandemic education news on Educating N.J., a special resource guide created for parents, students and educators. As schools reopen across N.J., we want to know what is and isnt working. Tell us about it here.
Three hundred students were quarantining at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark after high levels of COVID-19 were found in the sewage of one of the dorms, officials said.
Every student at Cypress Hall was quarantined Wednesday night after the test …

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CDC reverses controversial coronavirus guidelines for testing people without symptoms – The Washington Post

The move comes after the White House coronavirus task force directed the agency last month to make changes that limited testing, sparking an outcry among medica…

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Fridays reversal, which was posted on the CDCs website, took place after the agency was directed in August by the White House coronavirus task force to shift its testing guidance. The task force-directed recommendation said those without symptoms of covid-19 do not necessarily need a test.
Last months change caused an uproar among public health and medical professionals, who said the move would spark public confusion and impede the contact tracing needed to identify infected individuals and con…

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