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But a boom in gardening and preparing food at home during the coronavirus pandemic has led to a scarcity of supplies with which to preserve them.From Maine and Vermont to Louisiana and West Virginia, gardeners have reported being in a pickle when it comes to finding the right size glass jars, the special lids to safely seal them, or the bands with which to screw them on. They’ve gone from store to store and some have given in to paying higher prices online. Americans turning to gardening during Covid crisis find themselves in a pickle when it comes to finding the right jars, seals and lidsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt’s the time of year when gardeners are turning their ripe tomatoes into sauces and salsas and cucumbers into pickles.

The government imposed tighter restrictions on Auckland as the new community cases emerged after a period in June where New Zealand was free of Covid-19. All six of the new cases have links to the church. There are currently 82 cases in the community, and 43 imported cases in the managed isolation facilities for travelers returning to New Zealand. There are four people in hospital with Covid-19, two of them in intensive care.An earlier lockdown of the entire country – one of the world’s strictest – has been widely credited with curbing the virus’ spread in New Zealand. The country has recorded 1,437 cases of the virus, and 23 people have died. One of the cases reported on Wednesday was diagnosed in a bus driver, health officials said. Follow the latest updates‘Not a game’: Europe pleads with young people to halt Covid spreadGatherings of more than six to be banned in EnglandBrazil’s ex-president Lula condemns Bolsonaro over CovidUS: death rate among African Americans and Latinos rising sharply 3.39am BST Charlotte Graham-McLay reports for the Guardian: New Zealand reported six new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, all spread by community transmission and connected to an outbreak in the largest city, Auckland.

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