Coronavirus In Canada

B.C.’s seniors advocate calls for COVID-19 rapid testing at long-term care homes

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B.C.’s advocate for seniors says there should be rapid COVID-19 testing for all staff members at long-term care homes. Isobel Mackenzie says new measures need to be considered amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and rapid tests, which provide results in as little as 15 minutes, can …

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COVID-19: Town of Drumheller declares state of local emergency, makes masks mandatory – Calgary

COVID-19: Town of Drumheller declares state of local emergency, makes masks mandatory - Calgary

Rising COVID-19 cases have led the Town of Drumheller to declare a state of local emergency. In a media release Monday, the town said the move is aimed at controlling community spread. The town also introduced a mandatory mask bylaw, effective Monday. “The safety and well-being of our community …

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Canada adds record 5,713 new coronavirus infections as global cases top 59 million – National

Canada adds record 5,713 new coronavirus infections as global cases top 59 million - National

Canada added 5,713 new novel coronavirus infections on Monday, bringing the country’s total case count to 337,242. Health officials across the country also said another 66 people have died after testing positive for COVID-19, pushing Canada’s death toll to 11,521. Story continues below advertisement A total of 2,148 people …

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Nova Scotia Health issues coronavirus exposure warning for 16 locations in Halifax – Halifax

Nova Scotia Health issues coronavirus exposure warning for 16 locations in Halifax - Halifax

Nova Scotia Health Public issued a warning on Monday of COVID-19 exposure at a list of locations across Halifax. Nova Scotia Health Public Health is asking that anyone who visited or worked at the following locations on the specified date and time to immediately self-isolate and contact 811 to arrange for COVID-19 …

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Canada will not be doing another repatriation amid coronavirus pandemic: Champagne – National

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The federal government will not be repatriating any more travelling Canadians as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world, the country’s foreign affairs minister said. Francois-Philippe Champagne made the remarks ahead of Question Period on Monday, saying that the government’s “travel advisory is very clear.” “You know …

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Public Health reports potential COVID-19 exposure in Auburn Drive High – Halifax

Public Health reports potential COVID-19 exposure in Auburn Drive High - Halifax

Public Health announced Monday that there may have been an exposure to COVID-19 on Nov. 16 in the cafeteria at Auburn High School. Parents and staff have also been notified by Public Health. Health officials said in a statement that anyone who was in the cafeteria during lunch, from 12:05 …

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Airbnb removes more than 45 listings across Montreal for violating COVID-19 measures – Montreal

Airbnb removes more than 45 listings across Montreal for violating COVID-19 measures - Montreal

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 23, 2020 2:56 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Airbnb is cracking down after private parties were organized in Montreal homes and posted on …

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77 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka, local total reaches 1,912 – Barrie

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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 77 new novel coronavirus cases in the region since Friday, bringing the local total number of cases up to 1,912, including 52 deaths. Eighteen of the new cases are in Barrie, while 15 are in Bradford, 13 are in New Tecumseth, eight …

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B.C. health officials to provide Monday COVID-19 update

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British Columbia health officials are set to provide three days of COVID-19 data on Monday afternoon. During its last update Friday, B.C. reported 516 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the fewest since Nov. 9. 2:22 Popular Vancouver holiday events cancelled due to COVID-19 Popular Vancouver holiday events cancelled due to COVID-19 …

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Avoid Lachine Hospital’s ER due to coronavirus outbreak, MUHC says – Montreal

Avoid Lachine Hospital’s ER due to coronavirus outbreak, MUHC says - Montreal

Montrealers seeking urgent medical care are being asked to avoid the emergency room at the Lachine Hospital due to a COVID-19 outbreak on the fifth floor. The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) says 13 patients on the fifth floor, including some in the intensive care unit, have tested positive …

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