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

Coronavirus: Concerns over global drug shortage prompts London, Ont., sedatives study

As the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19 in the fall raises increased concern over the potential for global drug shortages, a team out of Lawson Health Research Institute … Read More

London Public Library branches prepare to open for in-person services

Starting next week, four London Public Library (LPL) branches will open to provide in-person access to limited services for the first time since closing in mid-March in response to the … Read More

Coronavirus: CDC lifts travel warnings for 20 countries, Trump rescinds worldwide advisory

NEW YORK — The Trump administration on Thursday rescinded its warnings to Americans against all international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, saying conditions no longer warrant a blanket worldwide … Read More

Coronavirus: CDC relaxes travel advice for about 20 countries

By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press Posted August 6, 2020 2:31 pm     Updated August 6, 2020 2:32 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … 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

‘Do our lives count for less?’: Coronavirus shows gaps in Canada’s disability aid, experts say

Karyn Keith says she isn’t asking for much. All she wants is the same support she’d receive if she was out of a job because of the pandemic, rather than … Read More

Scotland reimposes coronavirus lockdown in Aberdeen after ‘cluster’ of new cases

Officials in Scotland ordered bars, cafes and restaurants in the city of Aberdeen to close Wednesday, reimposing anti-virus restrictions after a cluster of 54 COVID-19 cases in the area was … 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

Coronavirus: Testing in U.S. dropping as case count stays high, deaths rise

U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely … 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

Canada inks deals with Pfizer, Moderna for coronavirus vaccine candidates

The Canadian government has signed new deals with pharmaceutical firms Pfizer and Moderna to secure millions of doses in 2021 of the coronavirus vaccine candidates currently in development by each. … Read More

Pfizer announces deal to supply Canada with coronavirus vaccine candidate

Pfizer says it has signed an agreement with the Canadian government to supply its coronavirus vaccine. The announcement came in the form of a tweet an hour before markets opened … Read More

Canadians could face huge increase in mental illness years after COVID-19: study

A new study suggests Canadians, especially women, will face a potentially explosive increase in mental illness for years after the COVID-19 pandemic is finally over. Over the long term, the … Read More

Canadian company urges human trials after COVID-19 vaccine in mice blocked virus

A Canadian company is telling the government on Wednesday that its trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine on animals completely blocked the virus, but it must conduct human trials to … 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

Health officials to provide COVID-19 update following B.C. Day long weekend

Health officials are set to provide a Tuesday update on British Columbia’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, following the B.C. Day long weekend. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry … Read More

B.C. records 146 COVID-19 cases over four days, no new deaths

Health officials on Tuesday reported 146 cases of COVID-19 in B.C. over the past four days and no new deaths. There were 43 cases from Friday to Saturday, 29 cases … 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

WATCH: B.C.’s daily coronavirus update with Dr. Bonnie Henry, August 4

Health officials are providing updates on the coronavirus in B.C. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix will hold press conferences as part of efforts … 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: Feds keep lid on some PPE contract company names, prices

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 3, 2020 5:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The federal Liberals have given … Read More

Face masks at home may be needed as U.S. battles coronavirus: task force head

The coronavirus is “extraordinarily widespread” in the United States and the growing number of infections into rural areas is raising the prospect that some may need to wear masks at … 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

Coronavirus cases in South Africa top 500,000 but president says he’s hopeful

South Africa has surpassed 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, but President Cyril Ramaphosa said Sunday he sees “promising signs” that the rapid growth of cases has stabilized and that the country’s … 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