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As Arizona businesses prepare to reopen, what is the state doing to prevent a virus resurgence?

PHOENIX — Three major Arizona counties could meet state benchmarks for businesses to reopen after months of shutdowns. 

The Arizona Department of Health Services says Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties are likely to qualify on Thursday.

One of those businesses set to reopen is the state’s movie theater chain Harkins. 

We all know movie theaters can give us all a chance to escape reality for a couple of hours but as Harkins looks to cast a new script for reopening, but questions remain how will ADHS enforce safety guidelines and will COVID-19 cases continue to fall. 

Harkins Theatres says all employees will wear masks and get daily wellness checks. Seating will be spread out for social distancing. Concessions will be streamlined with a reduced menu and touchpoints. Safety shields will be installed and enhanced cleaning throughout the theatre.  

“The numbers right now in the state of Arizona are encouraging,” said

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Virus adds to woes of women visa holders | The Canberra Times

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The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened struggles for Victoria’s already-vulnerable women who hold temporary visas, a new report says. The Monash University study, published on Thursday, analysed 100 case files of women who experienced domestic and family violence during Victoria’s first lockdown. From mid-March to the end of May, 92 per cent of the temporary visa holders who sought help from inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence reported perpetrators making recent threats to harm them or their children. Some 87 per cent had been emotionally abused, while more than 60 per cent were threatened with deportation. Almost a third (31 per cent) feared deportation or being forced to leave the nation without their Australian-born children. The majority of perpetrators were Australian citizens or permanent residents, the report said. Associate professor Marie Segrave, the lead author of the report, said “temporariness” was often used by abusers as leverage. “This fear

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San Diego County avoids more business closures due to virus


FILE – In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, a woman wears a mask as she walks on campus at San Diego State University in San Diego. A coronavirus outbreak of more than 700 cases reported at San Diego State University has put all of San Diego County, with more than 3 million people, at risk of having to close indoor dining and shopping, many for a third time under California guidelines.


San Diego County has been spared having to close businesses under California’s revised system for reopening the economy.

An outbreak at San Diego State University has caused a surge of cases in the county. But the latest weekly figures released by the state on Tuesday showed the county still was able to keep its case levels just below a level that would have required new business closures.

San Diego State has nearly 850

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U.S. Nears 200,000 Dead; Germany Warns on Europe: Virus Update

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U.S. deaths related to Covid-19 approached 200,000 and the nation’s new cases rose in line with a one-week average. Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he expects the U.S. to experience “at least one more cycle” of the virus in the fall and winter.

Germany’s health minister said the trend of cases in Europe is “worrying” as U.K. Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty is set to warn on Monday that the U.K. is at a “critical point.”

India’s virus tally is approaching 5.5 million while Indonesia’s capital is adding thousands of beds to house patients as its health system struggles with record infections.

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Global Tracker: Cases top 30.8 million; deaths exceed 958,400Virtual UN is latest blow to New York City’s battered economyFewer people are dying of Covid as doctors gain practice, drugs improveA rash of infections on trading floors threatens Wall Street’s return to

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VOX POPULI: Good and cheap Chinese eatery in Ginza falls victim to virus crisis : The Asahi Shimbun

Four factors–quick, cheap, tasty and plentiful–define an ideal dish for me, a person with a big appetite.

This type of fare was typically served at Ranshu, a small Chinese restaurant in Tokyo’s Higashi-Ginza district.

I frequently dropped by the eatery, located close to my workplace, and also used its delivery service.

The restaurant has also been a favorite among actors performing at the nearby Kabukiza Theater and Shinbashi Enbujo theater.

But it closed its doors on Sept. 19 after 40 years in business, unable to hold its own against the onslaught of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

When I visited the place on its final day, I found a line of patrons eager to enjoy their beloved dishes one last time.

Owner Naoshi Tomizawa, 70, said the restaurant’s sales began plunging around the time a nationwide state of emergency was declared this spring.

“We rode out many crises before, but

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Purge Virus and PPE Source International are Approved as Qualified PPE Sales Partners (QPSPs) by MACTEL Business Trust

Chicago, IL, Sept. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FOMO CORP. (US OTC: ETFM) – Under an LOI to merge with FOMO this Fall, Purge Virus LLC (PV) is pleased to announce that PV and its Strategic Partner PPE Source International (PPESI) have been approved by MACTEL Business Trust (MBT) as Qualified PPE Sales Partners (QPSPs) for the sale of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).

MBT’s qualification process involves the review of candidates’ capabilities to attract, engage, and convert qualified buyers of PPE as well as manufacture or source quality PPE and provide the oversight and due diligence to provide PPE in a timely manner and at fair market prices. MBT’s key criteria include:

  1. A candidate’s ability to provide the sales and logistics within industry standards for tracking and oversight;
  2. A prior track record of successful delivery of products; and,
  3. A marketing process that includes human capital and an online presence to
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Czech Central Banker Finds Comfort in Inflation as Virus Soars

(Bloomberg) — As central banks around the world expand their help to economies hit by the coronavirus pandemic, Czech policy makers can sit tight and let inflation do its work.

After cutting interest rates the most in the European Union this year, the Czech central bank is probably done with easing, Deputy Governor Tomas Nidetzky said in an interview on Monday. It should keep the benchmark at 0.25% for at least a year before considering raising it, he said, as resilient price growth will support a recovery from a virus-triggered recession.

While a resurgence in coronavirus cases is darkening the outlook for the export-reliant economy, the government is keeping unemployment low and propping up household spending, for now. That’s one of the reasons for inflation running above the tolerance range set by the central bank, which has signaled the next move will likely be a hike.

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UK’s ‘Moonshot’ Mass Virus Test Plan Met With Skepticism | Business News

By SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Health experts on Thursday expressed strong skepticism about the British government’s ambitious plans to carry out millions of coronavirus tests daily in a bid to help people resume normal lives in the absence of a vaccine.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday he wanted to roll out much simpler, faster mass testing “in the near future” to identify people who don’t have the virus so that they can “behave in a more normal way in the knowledge they can’t infect anyone else.” Johnson said people with such negative “passports” could then attend events at places like theaters, and he said he was “hopeful” that the plan will be widespread by springtime.

Johnson made the comments as he announced strict new measures to try to curb a sharp recent rise in COVID-19 cases across Britain. From Monday, social gatherings of more than six

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Liquidation booms in South Korea as small retailers close due to virus

South Korean commuters wear protective masks as they crowd on an escalator and stairs after getting off the subway during rush hour on May 11, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea.

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You Young-sik has tried his luck running businesses, but when his convenience store, a sausage factory and a second-hand furniture shop all failed, he realized he had found a niche, one that he understood well: helping people go out of business.

You says he is now busier than ever, due to the resurgence in coronavirus, tearing down sign boards and cash registers at shuttered hair salons, BBQ buffets and other places whose business model is based around human contact.

“This is my busiest year so far, having done this for 10 years. Inquiries are about four to five times higher,” said 54-year-old liquidation specialist, who added that his business started taking off about two years

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Global Zika Virus Market 2020 Key Business Strategies, Technology Innovation and Regional Data Analysis to 2025

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Sep 08, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
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The research report has comprehensively included numbers and figures

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