COVID-19 cases rose as Canadians spent more time outside their homes: study

COVID-19 cases rose as Canadians spent more time outside their homes over the past year, but warmer weather saw lower growth rates of infections, according to a new study that … Read More

COVID-19 lockdown, shutdown, circuit breakers: How do these terms differ?

From lockdown to shutdown to circuit breaker to emergency break, jurisdictions across the country have been using different buzzwords to describe periods of tightened COVID-19 restrictions. But are those terms … Read More

‘Loneliness pandemic’: Work from home during COVID-19 takes mental toll on Canadians

Over the past one year, the coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed our lives and the way we work. Amid tightened restrictions and public health measures to curb the spread of … Read More

Spain shuns coronavirus confinement as Europe kicks off 2021 with curfews

While most of Europe kicked off 2021 with earlier curfews or stay-at-home orders, authorities in Spain insist the new coronavirus variant causing havoc elsewhere is not to blame for a … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine is coming to Canada, but reopening ‘months away’

The imminent roll-out of a coronavirus vaccine in Canada as early as next week has ushered in renewed hope and optimism, even as parts of the country remain under lockdown. … Read More

More states move to curb coronavirus surges with new restrictions, mask mandates

Several U.S. governors, from the coastal states of New Jersey and California to the heartland of Iowa and Ohio, acted on Monday to restrict gatherings and boost face-coverings in confronting … Read More

Few states willing to impose new restrictions as coronavirus surge overtakes U.S.

The governors of Oregon and New Mexico ordered near-lockdowns Friday in the most aggressive response yet to the latest wave of coronavirus infections shattering records across the U.S., even as … Read More

Coronavirus: All of Manitoba moving to Level Red Thursday, tough restrictions to be implemented

The entire province of Manitoba will move into Level Red or critical on Thursday with renewed restrictions aimed at curbing the surging coronavirus second wave. There will be no social … Read More

Coronavirus: All of Manitoba moving into Level Red Thursday, tough new restrictions to be implemented

This story will be updated as the press conference begins and continues on. The entire province of Manitoba will move into Level Red or critical on Thursday. There will be … Read More

13 killed in Peru during escape from police raid on club flouting coronavirus rules

More than a dozen people were crushed to death or asphyxiated as partygoers tried to flee a Lima nightclub after it was raided by police for hosting a party in … Read More

Fauci warns U.S. states with coronavirus surges should ‘slow down a little’ in reopening

The top U.S. infectious disease official on Friday cautioned that the “blips” of rising coronavirus hospitalizations being reported by some states could get out of control if robust contact tracing … Read More

Some U.S. states press on with reopening, others ease up amid coronavirus surges

Utah and Oregon put any further reopening of their economies on hold amid a spike in coronavirus cases, but there was no turning back Friday in such states as Texas, … Read More

Americans slowly emerge from coronavirus lockdown as states ease restrictions

Americans in about half of U.S. states, led by Texas and Georgia, began emerging on Friday from home confinement while California and New York held fast to business closures and … Read More

People with visual impairments struggling to access essentials during coronavirus restrictions

According to the CNIB Foundation of New Brunswick, residents with visual impairments are struggling to navigate their communities amid coronavirus restrictions. Christine Kennedy-Babineau, the program and resource development manager for … Read More