World breaks record of daily coronavirus cases several times as 2nd surge grows

Just two days after posting a new record number of daily coronavirus infections, the world shattered it again this week — inching ever closer to half a million new cases … Read More

World has broken records for daily coronavirus cases several times this week alone

Just two days after posting a new record number of daily coronavirus infections, the world shattered it again this week — inching ever closer to half a million new cases … Read More

Quebec sends ‘swat teams’ to control outbreaks of COVID-19 in 4 long-term care residences

Quebec is deploying what it is describing as “swat teams” to four long-term care homes in the province where there are significant COVID-19 outbreaks. The emergency field teams are being … Read More

Inconsistent messages on COVID-19 reflect evolving science, regional differences: Tam

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 22, 2020 4:14 pm     Updated October 22, 2020 4:15 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Alberta introduces COVID-19 pilot project that could reduce quarantine times for international travel

Starting in November, some travellers coming to Alberta from international destinations will be able to opt in for a COVID-19 test when they enter Canada that could reduce the time … Read More

Coronavirus ‘situation remains worrisome,’ Quebec premier says amid 1,033 new cases, 20 more deaths

Quebec Premier François Legault is concerned about the progression of the second wave of the novel coronavirus  as the number of new cases starts to stabilize but deaths remain high. … Read More

Coronavirus ‘situation remains worrisome’ and ‘chances are low’ red zone restaurants will reopen: Legault

Quebec Premier François Legault says that “chances are low” that restaurants in designated red zones will reopen by the end of the month and that he is urging more people … Read More

‘Chances are low’ restaurants in coronavirus red zones will reopen soon, Quebec premier says

Quebec Premier François Legault says that “chances are low” that restaurants in designated red zones will reopen by the end of the month and that he is urging more people … Read More

Quebec reports 1,033 new coronavirus cases and 20 additional deaths

Quebec is reporting 1,033 new cases and 20 additional deaths linked to the novel coronavirus on Thursday. The government says eight of those deaths occurred in the last 24 hours. … Read More

Coronavirus can live on skin for 9 hours, study shows. But experts say not to panic

A recent study suggests the novel coronavirus can live on human skin for up to nine hours, but experts say those findings aren’t as alarming as they sound. The study … Read More

Coronavirus surge pushes Czech Republic into 2nd lockdown, breaking gov’t pledges

Czechs had been assured it wouldn’t happen again. But amid a record surge of coronavirus infections that’s threatening the entire health system with collapse, the Czech Republic is adopting on … Read More

Growing deaths in South Korea spark fears over safety of flu vaccine program

South Korean officials refused to suspend the country’s seasonal flu inoculation program on Thursday, despite growing calls to do so following the deaths of at least 13 people who were … Read More

Puerto Rico closes 911 call centres after employees test positive for coronavirus

All of Puerto Rico’s 911 call centres were shut down Wednesday night after several employees tested positive for the coronavirus, officials announced. Public Safety Secretary Pedro Janer said people should … Read More

B.C. sets another grim record of 203 new daily cases of COVID-19

B.C. has set a grim new record, topping more than 200 new COVID-19 cases in a single day. On Wednesday, officials reported 203 new cases of the virus and two … Read More

CDC redefines what counts as close contact for coronavirus, adds short encounters

U.S. health officials Wednesday redefined what counts as close contact with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but repeated encounters. For months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said … Read More

WestJet to start refunding flights cancelled amid COVID-19 pandemic

WestJet will be offering refunds to WestJet and Swoop passengers whose flights were cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. WestJet is the first Canadian airline to provide cash … Read More

100,000 rapid coronavirus tests arrive, are being distributed to provinces: minister

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 21, 2020 4:56 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Procurement Minister Anita Anand says … Read More

Why coronavirus testing strategies are changing as numbers spike

After months of effort to increase testing capabilities in Canada, some provinces have moved to restrict coronavirus testing as cases soar in many regions. Ontario and Alberta are no longer … Read More

42 new cases of COVID-19 involving First Nations people in Manitoba

The number of First Nations people in Manitoba infected with COVID-19 is the highest its ever been — which the team tasked with responding to cases in Indigenous communities calls … Read More

Quebec to put more regions on red alert as province reports 1,072 new coronavirus cases

Quebec is placing more parts of the province in the red zone, the highest level of its novel coronavirus alert system. Health Minister Christian Dubé said in a statement Wednesday … Read More

Quebec records 1,072 new cases, 19 more deaths linked to coronavirus

Quebec is reporting 1,072 new cases and 19 additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 on Wednesday as the second wave continues. Two of those deaths occurred in the last 24 hours … Read More

Ontario reports 790 new coronavirus cases, 9 more deaths

Ontario reported 790 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 66,686. Wednesday’s case count is a decrease from Tuesday’s which saw 821 new cases but an … Read More

‘I just hope students know they’re not alone:’ Dalhousie grad launches COVID-19 student support network

A recent Dalhousie University graduate has launched a new tool to help post-secondary students struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Stacie Smith started working on the COVID-19 Student Support Network back … Read More

Melania Trump cancels campaign trip due to ‘lingering cough’ from coronavirus

Melania Trump’s return to the campaign trail will have to wait. The first lady has decided against accompanying U.S. President Donald Trump to a campaign rally Tuesday in Erie, Pennsylvania, because … Read More

Canada sees 2,341 new coronavirus cases as deaths near 10,000

Canada added 2,341 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the country’s total case count to 203,476. Health authorities in Canada’s provinces also said another 16 people have … Read More

Canada must ‘immunize’ public against misinformation before COVID-19 vaccine arrives: Tam

Canada’s chief public health doctor says in the age of social media, fake news about the COVID-19 pandemic has been spreading faster than the virus itself. Dr. Theresa Tam says … Read More

Mothers taking on ‘shocking’ number of hours caring for children during pandemic: study

A new study indicates some Canadian mothers have taken on the equivalent of nearly two full-time jobs providing child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using data from COVID19monitor.org, McMaster University … Read More

Trudeau not taking kids trick-or-treating for Halloween this year due to coronavirus

As novel coronavirus cases continue to mount amid the second wave, Canadians have faced conflicting safety advice when it comes to holidays and trick-or-treating from public health officials. Prime Minister … Read More

Quebecers urged to abide by health measures as coronavirus deaths, hospitalizations rise

Quebecers are asked to continue abiding by public health measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus as the second wave of the pandemic continues. Premier François Legault said … Read More

Quebecers asked to take care of mental health amid tough coronavirus restrictions

Quebecers are asked to continue abiding by public health measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, but are also urged to take care of their mental health and … Read More

Quebec reports 877 new coronavirus cases as hospitalizations jump

Quebec is reporting an increase of 877 novel coronavirus infections, bringing its caseload to 95,216 Tuesday. The province continues to have the highest tally of cases in Canada, which has … Read More

Ontario reports 821 new coronavirus cases with only just over 24K tests processed

Ontario reported 821 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 65,896. Tuesday’s case count is an increase from Monday’s which saw 704 cases, and from Saturday’s … Read More

25% of Canadians say their mental health is worse than in 1st coronavirus wave: poll

Canadians continue to experience mental health difficulties due to the pandemic, with one in four saying their stress level is higher than during the first COVID-19 wave, according to a … Read More

Health Canada recalls counterfeit hand sanitizer found at Dollarama in Ontario

Health Canada is recalling another hand sanitizer amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, saying the product has been determined to be counterfeit. In a recall notice issued on Sunday, Health Canada … Read More

Long-term care homes remain vulnerable to second COVID-19 wave, insiders say

Fear and anxiety have taken over in Canada’s long-term care homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and industry insiders say it will take more than a federal band-aid solution to fix … Read More

Argentina becomes 5th country to surpass 1 million coronavirus cases

At the edge of Argentina in a city known as “The End of the World,” many thought they might be spared from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. Sitting far … Read More

Canada tops 200,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus

Canada surpassed 200,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, marking a grim milestone for the country as provinces work to control the second wave. By the end of … Read More

Canada tops 200,000 cases of coronavirus

Canada surpassed 200,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, marking a grim milestone for the country as provinces work to control the second wave. As of Tuesday at … Read More

B.C.’s top doctor to provide Monday COVID-19 update

Seventy-two people were in hospital, 26 of them in critical or intensive care. 2:55 COVID-19 exposures in amateur sports groups COVID-19 exposures in amateur sports groups A new community outbreak … Read More

Coronavirus: Food prices to rise across Canada as COVID-19 pandemic continues

We’re leaving the era of cheap food in Canada, according to a leading food distribution researcher also known as Canada’s Food Professor. “That is what is happening now, COVID-19 is … Read More

Air Transat lays off more than 50 per cent of remaining flight attendants as pandemic continues

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 19, 2020 4:26 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Canadian Union of Public … Read More

EU launches system that will link national coronavirus tracing apps together

The European Commission on Monday launched an EU-wide system devised to link national COVID-19 tracing apps together in its latest effort to slow down the coronavirus pandemic. Following testing in … Read More

Quebec raises coronavirus alert level for parts of Lanaudière as province sees 1,038 new cases

Quebec is reporting an uptick in new cases, deaths and hospitalizations linked to the novel coronavirus Monday. The province recorded 1,038 new infections, marking the fourth consecutive day that cases … Read More

Coronavirus health crisis leads to 1,038 new cases, 6 more deaths in Quebec

Quebec is reporting an uptick in new cases, deaths and hospitalizations linked to the novel coronavirus Monday. The province recorded 1,038 new infections, marking the fourth consecutive day that cases … Read More

Ontario reports 704 new coronavirus cases, majority in Toronto, Ottawa, Peel and York regions

Ontario reported 704 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 65,075. Monday’s case count is an increase from Sunday’s which saw 658 cases but a decrease … Read More

New changes to Employment Insurance will cost $7.7B, PBO predicts

The cost of changing up the country’s Employment Insurance rules to allow more workers impacted by the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic to qualify may be slightly more than … Read More

Global coronavirus cases pass 40 million as nations struggle with 2nd wave

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true … Read More

1,827 more diagnosed with coronavirus in Canada amid surges in parts of the country

Canada added 1,827 more confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 197,941. Provincial and territorial health authorities said 13 more people … Read More

The U.S. is conducting millions more rapid coronavirus tests, but are results reported?

After struggling to ramp up coronavirus testing, the U.S. can now screen several million people daily, thanks to a growing supply of rapid tests. But the boom comes with a … Read More

New business rent relief program will address gap in promised funds, minister says

As case numbers surge across Canada, many small businesses are seeing the effects of fewer customers, and some are once again being asked to close up shop to help beat … Read More

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