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COVID-19: Canada, US travel ban extended to October 21

Americas|: Ottawa: Canada and the United States on Friday extended a ban on non-essential travel between their two countries to October 21 in order to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, Ottawa announced. The world's longest border has been closed to nearly everything but goods trade since March 21, with the travel ban extended several times since then. ALSO SEE Palestine: Cafes in blockaded Gaza let people time travel to Dubai, Maldives and many other dream cities Photos: Gulf News reader shares his travel pictures in the UAE, Egypt, Jordan and the US COVID-19 guidelines: Smooth travel through Dubai International Airport Photos: Gulf News reader shares his favourite travel destinations in the UAE, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Australia UAE: 10 time-travel movies or series perfect for the weekend "We are extending non-essential travel restrictions with the United States until October 21st, 2020," Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said in a Twitter message. "We will continue to base our decisions on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe." Both Canada and the United States have seen an uptick in new Covid-19 cases in recent weeks. Canada recorded almost 700 new cases on Friday while the US reported 44,000. Nearly 200,000 people in the US and more than 9,200 in Canada have died of Covid-19 illnesses. Travel between Canada and the United States, which usually sees 400,000 border crossings per day, has fallen off by 95 percent since the pandemic restrictions were put in place.

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US: Dentist jailed after extracting tooth while on hoverboard

Americas|Offbeat|: Washington: An American dentist who extracted a tooth from a sedated patient while balancing on a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for crimes including illegal dentistry, fraud and reckless endangerment. Seth Lookhart, 35, sent phone footage to friends that showed him taking a patient's tooth out while standing on the two-wheeled hoverboard before riding away as he stripped off his gloves and held his hands up in triumph. ALSO SEE IPL in UAE: Steve Smith, Jofra Archer, Eoin Morgan and David Warner arrive in UAE UAE: 10 time-travel movies or series perfect for the weekend From Anil Kapoor to Hrithik Roshan, Bollywood stars send birthday wishes to Shabana Azmi COVID-19: UAE announces new protocols for weddings, funerals, social events The Alaska State Department of Law said that Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton stressed that the hoverboard incident was not the most serious aspect of the case. "Lookhart almost killed many patients by performing anesthesia thousands of times without training or consent, on patients outside his scope of training and expertise, while stealing money from Medicaid and embezzling from his bosses," the state said in a statement. CNN in a report published Friday quoted Lookhart as saying "looking back, I can't say exactly when I began to go off course. "I could have and should have maintained better discipline and focus." Prosecutors asked the court to order Lookhart to pay back more than $2 million embezzled from state health funds.