WEEKLY COVID UPDATE: March 29 - The Corvallis Advocate

by corvallisadvocate 03/29/2021

According to the New York Times Coronavirus Data Tracker, Benton County added 52 new cases of COVID-19 to its county-wide total, now up to 2,543 reported cases since the pandemic began. Benton County is still considered to be within a “high risk” category, and is currently in Phase 1B Groups 1 – 6 of the […]


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CAIRO: Violating Egypt’s waters was a “red line” that would affect the stability of the entire region, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said on the sidelines of an inspection visit to the Suez Canal. The country has been in protracted and so far unsuccessful talks regarding the $4 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Ethiopia hopes the dam will turn it into Africa’s top

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SYRIA — Kurdish forces said Tuesday they had arrested 53 suspected Islamic State [IS] group members in a northeast Syria camp for relatives of jihadists, in an anti-IS security operation. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launched Sunday the sweep in Al-Hol camp, which has been rocked by assassinations and breakout attempts. Kurdish authorities have warned that the

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BRUSSELS/PARIS: The European Union is set to agree to sanction several Iranian individuals on Wednesday for human rights abuses, the first such measures since 2013, three EU diplomats said. EU envoys are expected to agree to impose travel bans and asset freezes on the individuals, the diplomats said, and their names would be published next week, when the sanctions take effect.