Virus

Nova Scotia reports no active COVID-19 cases in province

Nova Scotia reports no active COVID-19 cases in province

Nova Scotia health officials say there are no new cases of COVID-19 in the province on Sunday. There has been one recovery, leaving the province with no active cases. The QEII testing lab completed 433 tests on Saturday, according to a news release. In total, the province has had 62,187 …

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5 active coronavirus cases remain in New Brunswick – New Brunswick

5 active coronavirus cases remain in New Brunswick - New Brunswick

There are five active COVID-19 cases, and no new cases reported in New Brunswick on Tuesday. In total, the province has conducted 49,369 tests and confirmed 170 cases of the virus. There have been 163 recoveries and two deaths in the province. The province says nearly 45 per cent cases …

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Port Coquitlam, North Vancouver mayors give drinking in parks a gold star – BC

Port Coquitlam, North Vancouver mayors give drinking in parks a gold star - BC

It’s been about a month since Port Coquitlam started allowing drinking in some of the city’s parks. Mayor Brad West says it’s been a breeze. “Very positive feedback from the community,” West said. “The sort of doomsday scenarios that some people were concerned about of booze-fuelled anarchy in the parks …

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Mercier, Que., community reacts to mandatory masks following COVID-19 outbreak – Montreal

Mercier, Que., community reacts to mandatory masks following COVID-19 outbreak - Montreal

The decision by officials in the Quebec town of Mercier to make masks mandatory in public places is finding reluctant support. More than 80 confirmed cases were linked to two house parties in the Montérégie region. As result, Mercier Mayor announced Saturday that masks would soon be mandatory in the …

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Woman says she was asked to leave East Van Bikram yoga studio for wearing a mask – BC

Woman says she was asked to leave East Van Bikram yoga studio for wearing a mask - BC

A woman claims she was asked to leave the Bikram Yoga studio on Vancouver’s Commercial Drive because she refused to take off her mask, which she was wearing to limit the spread of coronavirus. Ali Cloth said she arrived to her session Friday morning with her mask on. Read more: …

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‘People who are honest don’t get on the ferry’: BC Ferries customers call for resident ID checks – BC

‘People who are honest don’t get on the ferry’: BC Ferries customers call for resident ID checks - BC

A Maple Ridge couple is calling on BC Ferries to ID passengers after they spent six hours in a ferry lineup that didn’t move. Mark and Jacquie Steele said they arrived at the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal Tuesday afternoon on their way to the Sunshine Coast. They say they weren’t …

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No new coronavirus cases in Manitoba over weekend – Winnipeg

No new coronavirus cases in Manitoba over weekend - Winnipeg

Posted June 7, 2020 2:17 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Manitoba health officials say there are no new cases of the coronavirus identified as of Sunday morning. There were also no new cases Saturday, which means …

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Coronavirus: Kingston, Ont., retail stores reopen doors to customers – Kingston

Coronavirus: Kingston, Ont., retail stores reopen doors to customers - Kingston

The streets of downtown Kingston, Ont., were filled with shoppers on Tuesday, the first day retail stores could open their doors to customers. Last week, the province announced retail stores outside shopping malls, which have their own entrances and can follow physical distancing measures, were allowed to open after the …

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COMMENTARY: How viruses can leap from animals to humans – National

Viruses are naturally occurring entities. Viruses have existed on Earth long before humans and vastly outnumber humans. There are more viruses on Earth than there are stars in the universe or cells in the human body. As a cellular microbiologist who has studied the origin and development of infectious diseases …

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Coronavirus: Kingston, Ont., businesses reopen for curbside pickup – Kingston

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Retail stores in Kingston, Ont., partially reopened on Monday, marking the first day of curbside pickup and delivery across the province. Since the coronavirus pandemic began and stores were forced to close, many didn’t resort to online-only shopping, such as Brian’s Record Option in the heart of the Limestone City. …

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