‘Critical’ Global Affairs Canada services disrupted amid coronavirus cases at offices

Some critical services have been disrupted at Global Affairs Canada (GAC) following “several” confirmed cases of COVID-19 in its Ottawa-based offices, emails obtained by Global News show. Read more: ‘Loneliness … Read More

U.S. health officials getting fired, quitting amid coronavirus pandemic

Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health leaders around the U.S. have resigned or have been fired amid the … Read More

Debate begins on who gets the coronavirus vaccine first

Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, … Read More

Canada reports 4 new coronavirus deaths as cases top 110,000

Canada reported 336 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday as well as four more deaths. The new numbers bring the country’s total lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 to 110,307. … Read More

Coronavirus infecting more young people due to lockdown fatigue, scientists warn

More young people are being infected with COVID-19, creating the potential for a severe outbreak, scientists warn. They say the change in demographics could be attributed to lockdown fatigue, increased … Read More

Brazil’s isolated Indigenous groups report first coronavirus deaths

The first deaths from COVID-19 have come to a vast, remote region of the Amazon that Brazil’s government says is home to greatest concentration of isolated Indigenous groups in the … Read More

New York guards against another coronavirus spike as cases rage across U.S. 

As coronavirus rages out of control in other parts of the U.S., New York is offering an example after taming the nation’s deadliest outbreak this spring — while also trying … Read More

Israel, Palestine face new coronavirus restrictions as cases surge

Israel said Sunday it has ordered thousands of people into quarantine after a contentious phone surveillance program resumed while Palestinians in the West Bank returned to life under lockdown amid … Read More

Working parents worry as boards eye back to school plans amid COVID-19

Andrea Moffat can’t decide what will be worse for her five-year-old son in September — keeping him at home or allowing him to make a partial return to school. The … Read More

Yukon to ease some coronavirus border restrictions on Wednesday

By Staff The Associated Press Posted June 30, 2020 8:07 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Yukon government is easing … Read More

Reality check: Trump suggests if you don’t look for coronavirus, it’ll go away

U.S. President Donald Trump’s persistent see-no-evil posture on coronavirus testing — if you don’t look for the virus, the cases go away — defies both science and street sense. Yet … Read More

George Floyd protests in America’s top 25 coronavirus hotspots ignite outbreak fears

As demonstrators flooded streets across America to decry the killing of George Floyd, public health experts watched in alarm — the close proximity of protesters and their failures in many … Read More

No evidence of coronavirus becoming less severe: WHO, experts say

World Health Organization experts and a range of other scientists said on Monday there was no evidence to support an assertion by a high-profile Italian doctor that the coronavirus causing … Read More

Why do long-term care homes have more coronavirus outbreaks than hospitals?

Despite both being health-care facilities that care for the vulnerable and often have patients in close quarters, hospitals have not seen nearly as many COVID-19 outbreaks as long-term care centres. … Read More

Coronavirus: Trump signs executive order forcing U.S. meat processors to stay open

U.S. President Donald Trump took executive action Tuesday to order meat processing plants to stay open amid concerns over growing coronavirus cases and the impact on the nation’s food supply. … Read More

‘It’s a war zone’: Coronavirus deaths at Bobcaygeon, Ont., nursing home climb to 9

Nine residents of a long-term care home in Bobcaygeon, Ont., have died of COVID-19 complications since March 25, according to the facility’s medical director. Dr. Michelle Snarr has called the … Read More

Hiring blitz at Quebec businesses considered ‘essential services’

While operations at many Quebec businesses have come to a grinding halt due to novel coronavirus safety measures, others are scrambling to find new employees. All non-essential businesses are now … Read More

UN to suspend refugee resettlement because of coronavirus

By Anna Mehler Paperny Reuters Posted March 17, 2020 2:52 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Travel restrictions imposed to fight … Read More

First person gets experimental coronavirus vaccine

U.S. researchers gave the first shot to the first person in a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine Monday — leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the … Read More