Coronavirus: Africa now over 3M cases, but millions still untested

JOHANNESBURG — Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed one million, but global health experts say the true toll is likely several times higher, reflecting the gaping lack of testing for … Read More

Program to help provinces weather fiscal shocks needs reform amid coronavirus: economist

A new paper suggests a federal program meant to buffer provinces against economic shocks is not up to the task — especially in the COVID-19 era. Read more: Trudeau government … Read More

3 more employees at Brandon Maple Leaf hog plant test positive for COVID-19

Three more employees at the sprawling Maple Leaf hog processing plant in Brandon tested positive for the novel coronavirus and now the workers’ union is calling for the plant to … Read More

Trudeau government should rethink EI as CERB winds down, labour group warns

A workers-rights group is calling on the federal government to rethink the employment insurance program as an emergency benefit for workers is set to run out. The government estimates four … Read More

World economy will recover faster if everyone can get coronavirus vaccine: WHO

The world’s economy will return to normal faster if everyone in the world has access to an eventual coronavirus vaccine, said World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec reports 133 new infections, no new fatalities linked to virus

Quebec is reporting 133 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus on Thursday. The province has now recorded a total of 60,133 infections and … Read More

Ontario reports 95 new coronavirus cases, 4th day in a row with fewer than 100 cases

Ontario reported 95 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 39,809. This is the fourth day in a row Ontario has seen case counts lower … Read More

COMMENTARY: Kinder, gentler approach to COVID put to the test in B.C.

British Columbia has been one of Canada’s most successful jurisdictions when it comes to bending down the curve of COVID-19 transmission. Much of the credit goes to Dr. Bonnie Henry. … Read More

In person or remote learning? Parents, guardians of TVDSB students must pick by Aug. 18

The Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) says parents and guardians have until Tuesday, Aug. 18, to confirm whether their children will attend school in-person. The Ontario government outlined its … Read More

Canada reports 396 new coronavirus infections, 4 deaths; total cases top 118K

The number of novel coronavirus cases in Canada topped 118,000 on Wednesday, as the country recorded 396 new cases. Provincial and territorial health authorities also confirmed another four people have died … Read More

Coronavirus: Doug Ford stands firm amid growing calls to revise Ontario’s back-to-school plan

Politicians and teachers called on the Ontario government to revisit its back-to-school plan on Wednesday as the premier continued to assert the strategy to reopen classrooms does enough to keep … Read More

Drugmakers will have tens of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses by early 2021: Fauci

By Michael Erman and Jeff Mason Reuters Posted August 5, 2020 4:54 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Drugmakers will likely … Read More

Coronavirus: Feds working on data-sharing deal with airlines for contact tracing

As Ottawa and airlines talk about contact tracing, federal officials are trying to sort out how much information companies should provide, and how the data should flow. Concerns about the … Read More

Health Canada expands growing list of hand sanitizer recalls

Health Canada is recalling more than 50 hand sanitizers that contain ingredients “not acceptable for use” that may pose health risks. The organization says hand sanitizers with “unacceptable types” of … Read More

Coronavirus cases spiked in reopened U.S. schools. Should Canadians be concerned?

On Aug. 1, a school in Indiana sent a letter home, thanking students and staff for a great first two days of school. In that letter, the school also noted … Read More

Feds reserve $3.3B for infrastructure projects to address coronavirus challenges

The federal government is moving ahead with plans to make it easier for provinces and territories to spend billions of dollars on infrastructure projects to address the challenges posed by … Read More

Coronavirus antibodies detected in about 170 Quebec blood donors: study

An antibody study by Quebec’s blood collection agency has concluded that about 2.23 per cent of the province’s adult blood donors had contracted COVID-19. The seroprevalence study by Hema-Quebec and … Read More

Ontario reports 86 new coronavirus cases, 3rd day in a row with fewer than 100 cases

Ontario reported 86 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 39,714. This is the third day in a row Ontario has seen case counts lower … Read More

Quebec hits 60,000 COVID-19 cases, antibodies detected in blood donors

Quebec added 155 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total number of people infected to 60,000. The province also added two deaths, for a total of 5,687 since the beginning of … Read More

Coronavirus: Applications for $469M fish harvesters’ aid program to open Aug. 24

The federal government has announced details of a $469-million program aimed at helping Canada’s fish harvesters deal with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette … Read More

COVID Alert app helpful even if it only works on newer smartphones, Tam says

Answering criticism that the federal “COVID Alert” app only works on newer smartphones, Dr. Theresa Tam says it’s one of many tools in fighting the novel coronavirus. The app released … Read More

Canada sees 343 new coronavirus cases as global infections top 18.4 million

Canada reported 343 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, as the number of cases worldwide topped 18.4 million. The country has now seen more than 117,600 cases of … Read More

Canada to release mask guidelines for children, recommend them for kids aged 10+

The federal government will be releasing mask guidelines for children returning to school amid the novel coronavirus pandemic by the end of the week, chief public health officer Theresa Tam … Read More

Novavax says its coronavirus vaccine produced immune response in small study

Novavax Inc said on Tuesday its experimental COVID-19 vaccine produced antibodies against the novel coronavirus and appears to be safe, according to initial data from a small, early-stage clinical trial. The … Read More

Researchers hope manufactured antibodies could help treat COVID-19

As the world awaits a COVID-19 vaccine, the next big advance in battling the pandemic could come from a class of biotech therapies widely used against cancer and other disorders … Read More

Coronavirus: Kahnawake hits pause on reopening plans as Quebec numbers remain steady

As Quebec moved this week to allow gatherings of up to 250 people both indoors and outdoors, a Mohawk community south of Montreal isn’t following suit. Officials in Kahnawake say … Read More

Ontario reports 88 coronavirus cases Monday, 91 cases Tuesday

Ontario reported lower than 100 cases of the novel coronavirus each of the past two days, with 88 on Monday and 91 on Tuesday. “Today, 29 of 34 public health … Read More

Canada reports 147 new coronavirus cases as the country celebrates the Civic Holiday

Canada reported 147 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and two new deaths as the country celebrated the Civic Holiday amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. However, only a handful of … Read More

Coronavirus: Public gatherings of up to 250 people now allowed in Quebec

Indoor and outdoor public gatherings of up to 250 people are now allowed across Quebec, as the province continues to ease restrictions linked to the coronavirus pandemic. The new rule, … Read More

Kosovo prime minister says he has tested positive for coronavirus

PRISTINA  – Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti said on Sunday he has contracted COVID-19 and will self-isolate at home for two weeks. “I don’t have symptoms except a very mild … Read More

Canada reports 4 new deaths, 267 more coronavirus cases

Canada added at least 267 lab-confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, as well as four more deaths. The new numbers bring the country’s total case count and death … Read More

Manitoba records 18 new COVID-19 cases Sunday

Public health officials identified 18 new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba Sunday morning, the province announced on Twitter. The latest spike is the highest one-day increase in COVID-19 cases since April … Read More

New delay in construction of Nunavut military port blamed on coronavirus pandemic

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 2, 2020 2:21 pm     Updated August 2, 2020 2:23 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Canada’s deficit ‘manageable’ without tax increase if COVID-19 measures temporary: PBO

Canada’s economic deficit could be “manageable” without a dramatic increase in taxes, the country’s Parliamentary Budget Officer says. Yves Giroux made the comments on The Roy Greene Show on Saturday. “My … Read More

As Canadian restaurants reopen, diners asked for personal info to help with contact tracing

TORONTO — As COVID-19 restrictions ease and restaurants start to welcome customers back, one thing Canadians may soon have to get used to is providing their personal information before they … Read More

Ontario reports 116 new coronavirus cases, 1 death as active cases continue to decline

Ontario reported 116 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 39,449. “Locally, 27 of 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, … Read More

Coronavirus travel restrictions inspire cooperation in border communities

When the COVID-19 pandemic closed the Canada-U.S. border to non-essential travel, Donna Peter suddenly lost access to her nearest source of bulk groceries. Peter is among about 100 residents of … Read More

Coronavirus: India reports 55,000 cases as Florida braces for tropical storm

India reported nearly 55,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday and Japan recorded more than 1,500 for a second day while Florida braced for a tropical storm that threatened to hamper … Read More

Can’t download the COVID Alert app? Your operating system may be too old (or new)

The federal government on Friday released its long-awaited smartphone app that will help notify users if they’ve been exposed to someone who’s tested positive for the coronavirus — but a … Read More

How close are we to a coronavirus vaccine?

Millions of dollars and hundreds of hours of researchers’ time have been invested in the hunt for a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. It’s paying off – experts say we … Read More

Canada adds 285 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, most in Ontario and Quebec

The national tally of COVID-19 cases grew by at least 285 on Saturday, and an additional six deaths have been attributed to the disease. Since January, 116,551 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases … Read More

Bringing the ant colony home: Scientists seek new ways to continue research amid coronavirus

Aaron Fairweather has 27 colonies of ants to keep happy in the living room by getting the temperature, humidity and light just right although the environment at home may not … Read More

Ontario reports 124 new coronavirus cases, 2 deaths; total cases top 39,300

Ontario reported 124 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the provincial total to 39,333. “Locally, 28 of 34 public health units are reporting five or fewer cases, … Read More

How Canada’s first long-term coronavirus pandemic projections hold up today

In early April, Canada’s public health agency first released estimates of how widely the novel coronavirus might spread in the country and how many people might die as a result. … Read More

Canada adds 491 new coronavirus cases, 6 deaths on Friday

The number of newly-diagnosed coronavirus cases in Canada rose by 491 on Friday, and health authorities announced that the pandemic has claimed six more lives. As of Friday afternoon, 116,266 … Read More

Co-parenting during coronavirus: London, Ont., groups expand decision-making service

The London Family Court Clinic (LFCC) and the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) are working together to provide free shared decision-making coaching services to help co-parenting families … Read More

Saskatchewan holding the line on prevention despite spike in coronavirus cases

Saskatchewan is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases unlike anything experienced since the coronavirus pandemic first began four months ago. On Monday, the reproductive rate of coronavirus (Rt) in Saskatchewan … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec reports 164 new cases, 1 death linked to virus

Quebec is reporting 164 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, bringing the provincial total since the start of the pandemic to 59,312. The number of patients requiring hospitalization … Read More

Children under 5 may be carrying high levels of coronavirus, study suggests

As provinces across the country announce plans to re-open schools in the fall, a new study suggests children younger than age five may have 10 to 100 times greater levels … Read More

Ottawa to invest $59M on protecting migrant farm workers amid coronavirus

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will invest nearly $59 million to protect migrant workers on Canadian farms amid the coronavirus pandemic. Advocates have been calling for greater protections … Read More