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But there’s also concerns for students in general: 66 per cent were “very or somewhat worried” about the impact of the pandemic on student success, compared to five per cent who said they were not worried at all.

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Bowness McDonald’s closed after positive COVID-19 test

A positive COVID-19 test in a staff member means the McDonald’s restaurant at 8235 Bowridge Crescent N.W. will temporarily close for a third-party sanitation.

The employee reported testing positive Saturday. They had last worked a shift in the Bowness restaurant Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those who may have been in the restaurant during that time are advised to contact Alberta Health Services for further instruction.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the decision was made to immediately shut down the restaurant for a thorough cleaning and sanitization by a certified third party,” McDonald’s Canada said in a release.

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Italy closes nightclubs as coronavirus cases rise among young

Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza in Rome, Italy, on Feb. 25, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

ROME — Italy is to shut discos and clubs and make it compulsory to wear a mask outdoors in some areas during the night-time in the first reimposition of restrictions as cases of coronavirus pick up across the country, especially among younger people.

New cases in the past week in Italy, the first European country to be hit hard by the coronavirus, were more than double those registered three weeks ago and the median age of people contracting the virus has dropped below 40, data showed.

The new rules will start on Monday – two days after an Italian holiday when many young Italians go out dancing – and will run until early September.

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French new COVID-19 cases above 3,000 for second day

Pedestrians wearing face masks walk alongside the Seine River in Paris on Aug. 15. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

PARIS — The French Health Ministry on Sunday reported 3,015 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the second day in a row in which new cases have surpassed the 3,000 mark.

However, the daily count was below the 3,310 cases reported on Saturday, when a new post-lockdown high was reached, the ministry’s data showed.

– Reuters

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