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Five things you need to know
The EU plans to remove Canada, Tunisia and Georgia from its list of countries whose residents can visit the bloc, while opening up to Singapore. The U.S. remains banned. https://t.co/z5PMVY6E5F— Bloomberg Economics (@economics) October 20, 2020
The European Union is removing Canada, Tunisia and Georgia from its list of countries whose citizens are allowed access for non-essential travel. Canada was removed as cases increase across the country.
THAILAND EMERGENCY | DAY 8 OF PROTESTS— Nikkei Asia (@NikkeiAsia) October 21, 2020
- Protesters deliver draft resignation letter to PM
- A translation of the draft:
"I, Prayut Chan-ocha, have abused my authority, bought electoral votes, coerced a bandit constitution..."#WhatHappeninglnThailandhttps://t.co/EgEIwtUklQ
Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha retracted a declaration of severe emergency in Bangkok, which had been a justification for the government to clamp down pro-democracy protests and interrupt transportations in the capital.
NEW: A participant who died during an AstraZeneca Covid-19 trial in Brazil hadn’t received the company’s vaccine, according to a person familiar with the matter https://t.co/PeraR47Utp— Bloomberg (@business) October 21, 2020
Brazilian health authority Anvisa says a volunteer in a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University has died from COVID-19 complications. Local media reported the 28-year-old man from Rio de Janeiro did not take the trial vaccine and suggested he was given a placebo.
A new Texas rule, recommended by Gov. Greg Abbott’s office, will no longer prohibit social workers from turning away clients on the basis of disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. https://t.co/otsrCuEbpv— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) October 21, 2020
Social workers in Texas now have the ability to turn away clients who identify as LGBTQ, or have a disability. A professional organization of social workers called the change "incredibly disheartening.”
“They say first graders should learn Bible verses about creation as poetry and fourth graders should learn that most non-white Albertans are Christians.”— Ximena González (@XiMeNaKa) October 21, 2020
Not biased at all, eh? https://t.co/royWJGnqsw
A leaked document reviewed by CBC reporter Janet French revealed a series of proposals to make some alarming changes to the Alberta education curriculum. The changes would see all references to equity, residential schools and the harm they had on Indigenous peoples removed for Kindergarten to Grade 4.