COVID-19 test

Weekend horse race in Lethbridge postponed due to confusion over COVID-19 testing

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Lethbridge’s Rocky Mountain Turf Club was all set for its first horse race on Saturday. But on Friday, they got word it couldn’t go ahead. “We were approved to go, then we found out we had a test that needed to be taken and required 48 hours,” said Rocky …

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More COVID-19 testing sites added in Nova Scotia

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

More COVID-19 testing sites are coming to Nova Scotia after the chief medical officer of health said he’s concerned with clusters of cases across the province. During a briefing Friday, Dr. Robert Strang said there were clusters of cases in the Sydney and Bridgewater areas, as well as in …

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Edmonton woman cautions international travellers after receiving incorrect COVID-19 test

Nikki Mathis with her husband, Chris in an undated photo

An Edmonton woman’s return trip to Alberta went awry when she realized she got the wrong COVID-19 test. Nikki Mathis travelled to Dallas, Texas on Monday on a business trip. On her return flight, she flew to Calgary and planned to drive to Edmonton to quarantine. She tells Global …

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How rapidly is Canada rolling out COVID-19 rapid testing?

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People living on the street in Vancouver’s lower east side; pop-up site attendees across Nova Scotia; staff and visitors at long-term care homes in various places across Canada —  these are all groups with access to COVID-19 rapid test pilot programs. But, months after the first test was approved …

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Holiday travellers stuck at Dominican Republic resort due to difficulty getting COVID-19 tests – Montreal

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A Montreal couple and their two children who travelled to the Dominican Republic just before New Year’s now find themselves unable to get a COVID-19 test, which they need in order to board a plane back home. “It wasn’t such a big deal when we booked,” said Moira Coutu, …

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Private, rapid COVID-19 testing available in Edmonton – Edmonton

Private, rapid COVID-19 testing available in Edmonton - Edmonton

If you’ve booked a COVID-19 test at the Edmonton Expo Centre, it’s because you’re either experiencing symptoms of the disease or you’re a close contact of a positive case. But for everyone else, there is another option: private, rapid testing. Three Medicine Shoppe locations in the Edmonton area are …

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London, Ont., assessment centres to no longer offer testing for those who need it to travel – London

London, Ont., assessment centres to no longer offer testing for those who need it to travel - London

Starting on Jan. 15, people will no longer be able to get a COVID-19 test for travelling out of the county at any of London’s assessment centres. In a statement, the Thames Valley Family Health Team, which co-runs the assessment centres with London Health Sciences Centre, said the move …

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‘You can’t leave us stranded’: B.C. man stuck in U.S. amid new travel rules

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An Okanagan man fears he will be stuck abroad due to new travel restrictions imposed by the Canadian government. Rory Millikin chose to ring in the new year in Lake Tahoe, Nev. He left on Dec. 30, 2020, but the next day, the federal government announced all travellers returning …

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Coronavirus: London assessment centres report 70 to 130 no-shows daily as case numbers soar – London

Coronavirus: London assessment centres report 70 to 130 no-shows daily as case numbers soar - London

As coronavirus case numbers set new records daily, officials with the assessment centres are noticing a growing number of people not showing up for pre-booked appointments. Mike McMahon, executive director at Thames Valley Family Health Team who jointly runs the assessment centres with the London Health Sciences Centre, said …

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U.K. lab error behind 1,300 people being wrongly told they have coronavirus – National

U.K. lab error behind 1,300 people being wrongly told they have coronavirus - National

Over 1,300 people in the U.K. were inaccurately informed they were infected with coronavirus after a laboratory error, the Department of Health and Social Care told Reuters on Saturday. “NHS Test and Trace has contacted 1,311 individuals who were incorrectly told that the result of COVID-19 tests, taken between …

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