Uber getting into grocery delivery business in Canada

Uber Technologies Inc. is getting into the grocery delivery business and is using some Canadian cities to help it launch the venture.

The San Francisco-based tech giant said Tuesday that users in Montreal and Toronto can now order groceries through its Uber and Uber Eats apps.

“They’ll be able to place orders from local merchants and receive them in as little as one to two hours,” Daniel Danker, who runs Uber’s product team, told reporters.

A demonstration of the new service showed thousands of items available from retailers including Walmart, Metro, Rexall, Costco, Longos, Pet Valu and Well.ca.

The company’s foray into the grocery sector comes after Uber advertised in November 2018 that it was hiring a head of grocery product in Toronto.

The company remained secretive about the role, but a year later, Uber’s potential interest in a grocery service was a hot topic again when it announced it was acquiring a majority stake in Chilean grocery delivery startup Cornershop.
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Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Jair Bolsonaro told CNN Brasil on Tuesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Bolsonaro, 65, told the outlet he began feeling poorly on Sunday. The Brazilian president said he is taking hydroxychloroquine and azitheromycin.

Bolsonaro’s response to the coronavirus has been highly criticized. His government has seen two health ministers depart since the beginning of the pandemic — which has hit Brazil with a vengeance in recent weeks — and he has at times downplayed the effects of the coronavirus.
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Florida reports nearly 9,000 more coronavirus cases, a new single-day high

The Florida Department of Health is reporting at least 8,942 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the state total to 122,960, according to data released by the state on Friday.

Friday’s data is the highest single day reporting of coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic.

Yesterday, Florida reported 5,004 new cases of coronavirus.

Nunavut reports first case of coronavirus

The mayor of Pond Inlet got a phone call early Thursday morning, telling him the night before a member of his community was the first in Nunavut to test positive for COVID-19.

Joshua Arreak said he was caught off guard.

“We are feeling for the family, as well as the community. It was very unexpected and we are trying to comply [with] all that is required from us from the medical doctor[s],” Arreak said.

The person began feeling ill last week and was tested on April 23. They were already self-isolating when their test result came back positive.

The community immediately began to take further lockdown measures. All scheduled Canadian North flights to the community — aside from cargo flights — are paused for at least the next two weeks, according to a press release from the airline.

Canadian North is working with the government of Nunavut to determine when it will be safe to restart regular flights. Until then, passenger travel deemed essential will be coordinated through chartered flights with the airline and the territorial government.

Flights to other communities will continue but flight times to Clyde River may be adjusted because of this change, the release said.
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San Diego County opens ocean access, leaves beaches for cities to decide

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego County authorities announced Friday that ocean access would begin opening by the end of April amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, the ocean will reopen with limited access starting at sunrise Monday. Swimming, surfing, kayaking, and paddle-boarding will be allowed on the ocean.
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