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Coronavirus forces United Airlines to cut California flights to match demand

One dead after overnight shooting in Whalley

An overnight shooting in Surrey’s Whalley neighbourhood has left one man dead.

Officers were called to the 8800-block of 138A Street around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, RCMP said.

Police arrived to find the victim had died.

Isolation rooms established for Calgary homeless populations at high risk of COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, the Calgary Homeless Foundation is establishing new ways to keep vulnerable populations safe amid the outbreak.

7 new coronavirus cases reported in Saskatchewan, total rises to 260

Saskatchewan health authorities reported seven new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, on Tuesday.

It brings the total number of cases in the province to 260 since the first presumptive case was reported on March 11.

Coronavirus: Saskatchewan Lotteries extends deadline to claim winning prizes

Saskatchewan Lotteries is extending the time people can claim their prizes on winning tickets due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Winners whose tickets would expire between March 17 and Sept. 17 will have an additional six months to claim their prize.

35 COVID-19 cases on First Nations: Indigenous Services Canada

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) says it’s aware of 35 positive tests of COVID-19 in First Nations communities as of April 6.

COVID-19 pandemic: What happens in intensive care?

On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast with Jonathan Samuels, we ask what life is like on the frontline battling coronavirus in intensive care units.

We hear first-hand from a consultant, as well as from a patient who’s recovered from COVID-19.

And our political correspondent Joe Pike explains who’s in charge while the prime minister is in hospital, and the inner workings of government.

Fox Closes $1.2 Billion In Debt Sale, Follows Disney, Comcast, Others In Seeking Coronavirus Cash Cushion

UPDATED with sale closed

Fox Corp. said it completed te sale of $1.2 billion worth of notes and will use net proceeds for general corporate purposes. Companies are raising cash at a rapid pace as a nest egg against the harsh economic impact and unknown duration of the coronvirus.

Fox announced the sale of two trranches of $600 million worth of senior notes on March 31.

Earlier Tuesday Fox said the the COVID-19 spread could have an adverse material impact on its business. It’s the latest in a stream of companies to both officially declare the risk the economic shutdown poses to their business and raise cash to see it through hard times.

Comcast, Disney and ViacomCBS have all tapped the debt market recently for, respectively, $6 billion, $4 billion, and $2.5 billion. With Fox, that’s nearly $14 billion in ten days. Discovery drew down a portion, $500 million, of a revolving credit facilty to make sure it was available. AMC Entertainment drew down all of its outstanding balance on two facilities, on here and one in the U.K.

Fox said in an SEC filing it expects the offering to close on April 7. It’s sellling two traches of senior notes for $600 million: one, of 3.050% notes due 2025, and one of 3.500% otes due 2030.

Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are acting as the joint book-running managers for the offering.

COVID-19: Hospitals start 3D-printing medical supplies

Intensive care units are scrambling to find ways of making do with what they have, or creating new supplies altogether.

With hospitals in many countries lacking the number of ventilators they need, intensive care units are scrambling to find ways of making do with what they have, or creating new supplies altogether.

Al Jazeera’s Andrew Chappelle reports.

Walmart Sued By Family Of Employee Died Of Coronavirus

The family of a Walmart (WMT) employee, who died after being infected by COVID-19, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the retail giant.

Wando Evans, who worked as an overnight stock and maintenance worker at the store, died on March 25 due to complications from coronavirus. While Phillip Thomas, another employee from the same store, also died on March 29.

Evans’ family filed a lawsuit against Walmart alleging willful and wanton misconduct and reckless disregard. The complaint claims that Walmart failed to both develop preventative procedures to limit the spread of the virus as well as adequately respond in the event that a worker came forward with symptoms.

Walmart is one of several U.S. retailers that have continued to operate as essential businesses amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. More than 10,500 Americans had died from COVID-19 as of Monday, according to a Johns Hopkins University database.

We are heartbroken at the passing of two associates at our Evergreen Park store and we are mourning along with their families,” Walmart said in a statement. “While neither associate had been at the store in more than a week, we took action to reinforce our cleaning and sanitizing measures, which include a deep-cleaning of key areas.”

Coronavirus forces United Airlines to cut California flights to match demand

Airlines cuts over 90 percent of flights to NYC area; Walmart takes more steps to keep shoppers, staff safe

Fox Business Briefs: American and United Airlines temporarily suspending over 90 percent of flights to the New York City area, a coronavirus hotspot; Walmart now limiting the number of customers in a store at a time.

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CHICAGO – United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it was temporarily, but significantly, reducing daily flying in and out of Los Angeles and San Francisco airports to better match demand that has dropped due to the new coronavirus.

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Starting on April 12, United will operate 13 daily flights from LAX to six destinations, down from 33 flights to 19 destinations previously, and 50 from SFO to 37 destinations, down from 65 flights to 40 destinations previously, Chief Operations Officer Greg Hart said.

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