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Campobello Island, located off the coast of the U.S. state of Maine, is accessible only by a private ferry service that runs during the summer or by driving through Maine, which connects to the island via a bridge.

The lack of easy access to the rest of Canada has long been an issue, but is compounded by the pandemic, said Justin Tinker, 34, a civil engineer whose family has lived on Campobello Island for 10 generations.

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Coronavirus rising in 22 U.S. states ahead of Labor Day holiday weekend

Motorcycles line the main street during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Black Hills, Sturgis, South Dakota, U.S., amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in this August 8, 2020 satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies. Photo by Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

Coronavirus cases are rising in 22 of the 50 U.S. states, according to a Reuters analysis, a worrisome trend on a Labor Day holiday weekend traditionally filled with family gatherings and parties to mark the end of summer.

As little as three weeks ago, cases were increasing in only three states, Hawaii, Illinois and South Dakota, according to an analysis comparing cases for the two-week period of Aug. 8-22 with the past two weeks.

Most of the 22 states where cases are now rising are in the less-populated parts of the Midwest and South.

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Box Office: ‘Tenet’ kicks off with $20 million in the U.S., nears $150 million globally

People take their seats inside the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square cinema, on the opening day of the film “Tenet”, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain, August 26, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LOS ANGELES, Sept 6, ( – After months of delays, Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic “Tenet” finally arrived in U.S. theaters and generated $20.2 million over Labor Day weekend. Ticket sales, though difficult to dissect given the uncharted waters of the coronavirus era, are roughly in line with expectations for a new release during a pandemic.

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