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City of Toronto encourages restaurants, aesthetic services to prepare for ‘safe reopening’ – Toronto

City of Toronto encourages restaurants, aesthetic services to prepare for ‘safe reopening’ - Toronto

As the provincial government moves forward with plans to reopen the economy amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the City of Toronto is encouraging restaurants and aesthetic services to be ready for reopening when given to go-ahead. According to a City statement on Friday, approximately 8,000 restaurants and 3,500 personal service …

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Federal funding offer not enough to cover Ontario’s coronavirus costs, Doug Ford says

Federal funding offer not enough to cover Ontario’s coronavirus costs, Doug Ford says

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford says a $14 billion federal financial aid offer to all of Canada’s provinces and territories isn’t enough. Ford says Ontario’s costs alone to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic are estimated to be $23 billion. The premier called the federal offer — received in a conference …

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Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on June 5

Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on June 5

Here is a roundup of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Friday: 344 new COVID-19 cases, 15 more deaths in Ontario Ontario reported 344 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 29,747. The death toll has risen …

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Saskatchewan reports 1 new coronavirus case, 3 more recoveries

Saskatchewan reports 1 new coronavirus case, 3 more recoveries

Saskatchewan reported one new coronavirus case on Friday, raising the overall number of cases in the province to 649. Health officials also said there were three more recoveries, bringing total recoveries to 611. READ MORE: Phase 3 restrictions see Saskatchewan restaurants, bars staying closed The newest case is in the …

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Nova Scotians permitted to celebrate graduations under strict health guidelines – Halifax

Nova Scotians permitted to celebrate graduations under strict health guidelines - Halifax

The year 2020 has been a challenging time for students who had to finish their studies online and adapt to the changes implemented in Nova Scotia due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, had some good news on Friday after …

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1 new coronavirus case, 6 recoveries, 3 resolved outbreaks in London-Middlesex – London

1 new coronavirus case, 6 recoveries, 3 resolved outbreaks in London-Middlesex - London

One person has tested positive for the novel coronavirus in London and Middlesex, six others have recovered, and three seniors’ home outbreaks have been resolved, local health officials reported on Friday. The update brings the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 549, of which 403 have recovered, …

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Hunger strike ends in Ottawa jail after deal reached on food, sanitation demands – Ottawa

Hunger strike ends in Ottawa jail after deal reached on food, sanitation demands - Ottawa

OTTAWA — A hunger strike by inmates at an Ottawa jail ended Thursday, just over a day after they began protesting conditions they say have worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Deepan Budlakoti said he and 13 others on a maximum security range at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre have received assurances …

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Five new coronavirus cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka, local total now at 486 – Barrie

Five new coronavirus cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka, local total now at 486 - Barrie

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed five new novel coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the local total number of cases to 486, including 36 deaths. The new cases are in Barrie, Bradford, Essa and Penetanguishene, Ont., and involve people ranging in age from their 20s to their 60s. READ …

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WHO recommends wearing masks in public, in updated guidelines – National

WHO recommends wearing masks in public, in updated guidelines - National

By Kate Kelland Reuters Posted June 5, 2020 11:37 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The World Health Organization (WHO) updated its guidance on Friday to recommend that governments ask everyone to wear fabric face masks …

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Coronavirus: Toronto Public Library announces curbside pickup at 67 branches starting Monday – Toronto

Coronavirus: Toronto Public Library announces curbside pickup at 67 branches starting Monday - Toronto

TORONTO – The Toronto Public Library has announced that 67 of its branches will be accepting online reservations for curbside pickup starting Monday. A spokeswoman for the library system says that depending on what items are requested patrons will be able to get their materials as soon as Tuesday. The …

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