Ontario government plans bill to help workers affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Ontario government plans bill to help workers affected by COVID-19 pandemic
TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford’s office says the government is drafting legislation that would remove employers’ ability to require sick notes for people in self-isolation or quarantine. A spokeswoman for Ford says the bill would include a number of measures aimed at helping workers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Ivana Yelich says it would direct employers to ensure protected leave... Read More

New curbs as virus weighs on public life, travel, worship

New curbs as virus weighs on public life, travel, worship
BARCELONA, Spain — A new round of restrictions and border closures was announced in Europe and beyond on Sunday as public life and travel increasingly ground to a halt and even worship was disrupted amid efforts to keep people apart and slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Spain awoke to the first day of a nationwide quarantine. Austria’s chancellor,... Read More