Health Ministry Warns Against Overuse Of Hand Sanitizers Amid Rising Cases of COVID-19

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Health Ministry has asked people to reduce the use of hand sanitizers as they kill the good bacteria and cause skin problems in the long run.

The world is witnessing a pandemic that has taken millions of lives and millions of people are currently infected with the deadly COVID-19 virus. In India, there are nearly 5 lakh active cases right now which shows the severity of the condition. As this outbreak happened a few months back, we were told to wash hands often and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to disinfect hands and prevent virus transmission. However, the experts suggested to wash hands with soap more and use less sanitizer as it can kill the good bacteria on hands. This increases the risk of skin infections, rashes and dry skin. Now, the Health Ministry has warned again to prevent overuse of hand sanitizers.

 

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Back to school? Despite CDC recommendations, most major schools going online as COVID-19 cases spike

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As COVID-19 cases rise in most states, the prospect of in-person learning this fall at the country’s major school districts is becoming increasingly remote.

So far, nine of the top 15 school systems by enrollment plan to start the fall semester online, with two more currently planning a hybrid of in-person and online classes, according to Education Week magazine’s reopening tracker. Other top districts shifted school schedules later, hoping for cases to decline or for teachers and administrators to have more time to plan for the school year. 

As back-to-school season approaches, it’s highly likely the majority of big districts will start learning remotely while they work out plans for socially distant reopenings, said Annette Anderson, deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Safe and Healthy Schools.

The biggest factor: whether the community where the school is located is seeing infection rates decrease, said Kristi Wilson, superintendent of the

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Dr. Tam urges calls upward trend of Canadian cases ‘worrisome’, Ford calls out cottage price gougers

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 112,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and nearly 8,800 deaths.

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July 24

3:50 p.m.: ‘We can’t keep playing this cat and mouse game’

Ontario Premier Doug Ford had strong words for

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‘Please, please observe health measures’, Dr. Tam urges amidst ‘worrisome’ upward trend of COVID-19 cases

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Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 112,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and nearly 8,800 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

July 24

2:30 p.m.: ‘Please, please observe the public health measures’

Canada’s top health officials are pleading for the country to

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Back to school? Most major schools are heading toward online class as COVID-19 cases spike

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As COVID-19 cases rise in most states, the prospect of in-person learning this fall at the country’s major school districts is becoming increasingly remote.

As of late Wednesday, 11 of the top 15 school systems by enrollment were already either planning to start the fall semester online or in a hybrid of in-person and online classes, according to Education Week magazine’s reopening tracker. Still other top districts have shifted school schedules later, hoping for cases to decline or for teachers and administrators to have more time to plan for the school year. 

As back-to-school season approaches, it’s highly likely the majority of big districts will start learning remotely while they work out plans for socially distant reopenings, said Annette Anderson, deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Safe and Healthy Schools.

The biggest factor: whether the community where the school is located is seeing infection rates decrease, said Kristi

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3 More Dead, 672 New Cases

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SEATTLE, WA — State health officials confirmed three new deaths linked to COVID-19 in Washington and 672 new confirmed cases of the disease Wednesday, marking the lowest number of new case counts the state has seen in days as it endures a surge of new infections.

At the weekly Department of Health update Wednesday, health care officials expressed concern about the number of new infections. Washington is currently seeing roughly double the number of new cases as it saw in the first coronavirus peak in March.

“What’s so important right now is that we have fewer, shorter and safer interactions. That’s absolutely crucial to our moving forward,” said Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman. “If you go out, keep it quick, keep it distanced from others, and wear your face coverings.”

Over the past few weeks Washington has seen a spike in younger coronavirus patients. At the time, officials

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GOP senators consider $600 extension; US orders 100 million vaccine doses from Pfizer; California cases top NY

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The U.S. government has placed an initial order for 100 million doses of a vaccine candidate being developed by Pfizer and a German firm, BioNTech, for $1.95 billion, the companies announced Wednesday.

The U.S. can acquire up to 500 million additional doses, the statement said.

Meanwhile, federal unemployment benefits are taking a hit at a time when more states are abruptly pausing their reopening plans. The $600 weekly jobless benefits bonus, approved in March, is about to expire and likely won’t be extended or replaced before next month.

The U.S. has been averaging more than 60,000 new cases daily for multiple weeks, and hospitalizations have climbed to totals not seen in three months. A USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins data through late Tuesday shows 10 states set seven-day records for new cases while five states had a record number of deaths over the period.

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GOP senators consider $600 extension; Pfizer hopes for October vaccine OK; California cases top NY

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The U.S. government has placed an initial order for 100 million doses of a vaccine candidate being developed by Pfizer and a German firm, BioNTech, for $1.95 billion, the companies announced Wednesday.

The U.S. can acquire up to 500 million additional doses, the statement said.

Meanwhile, federal unemployment benefits are taking a hit at a time when more states are abruptly pausing their reopening plans. The $600 weekly jobless benefits bonus, approved in March, is about to expire and likely won’t be extended or replaced before next month.

The U.S. has been averaging more than 60,000 new cases daily for multiple weeks, and hospitalizations have climbed to totals not seen in three months. A USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins data through late Tuesday shows 10 states set seven-day records for new cases while five states had a record number of deaths over the period.

📈 Today’s stats: The U.S.

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Pfizer hopes for October vaccine OK; California cases top NY; CDC director ‘absolutely’ wants grandkids back in school

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The U.S. government has placed an initial order for 100 million doses of a vaccine candidate being developed by Pfizer and a German firm, BioNTech, for $1.95 billion, the companies announced Wednesday.

The U.S. can acquire up to 500 million additional doses, the statement said.

Meanwhile, federal unemployment benefits are taking a hit at a time when more states are abruptly pausing their reopening plans. The $600 weekly jobless benefits bonus, approved in March, is about to expire and likely won’t be extended or replaced before next month.

The U.S. has been averaging more than 60,000 new cases daily for multiple weeks, and hospitalizations have climbed to totals not seen in three months. A USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins data through late Tuesday shows 10 states set seven-day records for new cases while five states had a record number of deaths over the period.

📈 Today’s stats: The U.S.

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Health officials remind Canadians that COVID-19 success is ‘fragile’ after ‘concerning’ spike in cases

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Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 110,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and nearly 8,800 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

July 21

1:20 p.m.: One of Canada’s top doctors reminds the public that ‘success is fragile’

Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s deputy

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