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Coronavirus cases surpass 11 million worldwide – National

Coronavirus cases surpass 11 million worldwide - National

Global novel coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months. The number of cases is more than double the figure for severe influenza illnesses recorded …

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Here are the public health rules in each of the Atlantic Bubble provinces

Here are the public health rules in each of the Atlantic Bubble provinces

While travel between the four Atlantic provinces is opening up, the public health rules in each area vary. No matter what province you’re in, advice around masks, handwashing and physical distancing remains the same. But approaches to close contacts and gatherings are different. Ensuring risks are limited amid the coronavirus …

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Video shows crowds gathering in Wasaga Beach, Ont., on Canada Day: ‘It was just crazy’

Video shows crowds gathering in Wasaga Beach, Ont., on Canada Day: ‘It was just crazy’

Swarms of people were seen gathering on a part of the beach in Wasaga Beach, Ont., on Canada Day, ignoring COVID-19 physical-distancing guidelines. Izabella Gorski, 22, was staying at a cottage near Blue Mountains, Ont., and took a video of the town’s Beach 2 on Wednesday at about 3:30 p.m. …

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Coronavirus: No new cases for 12th day in a row in Peterborough area – Peterborough

Coronavirus: No new cases for 12th day in a row in Peterborough area - Peterborough

Peterborough Public Health reported no new cases of the coronavirus for the 12th day in a row on Thursday. The city and county have maintained an overall case total of 95, with two active cases. The last reported case was on June 20. Read more: ‘Simply unacceptable’ — Peterborough Public …

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Windsor health official defends move to close greenhouse over COVID-19 outbreak

Windsor health official defends move to close greenhouse over COVID-19 outbreak

TORONTO – Windsor’s medical officer of health is defending his decision to order a work stoppage at a local greenhouse with a COVID-19 outbreak. Dr. Wajid Ahmed says he issued the public health order requiring the isolation of workers to protect them from the virus. He made the decision after …

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Quebec reports 19 new coronavirus deaths, 89 new cases on Friday – Montreal

Quebec reports 19 new coronavirus deaths, 89 new cases on Friday - Montreal

Quebec, the province hardest hit by the new coronavirus health crisis, saw 89 new cases on Friday, bringing its total to 55,682. There are 19 new deaths attributed to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, from the previous day. Since the pandemic first bore down in March, Quebec has …

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Ontario reports 165 new coronavirus cases, lowest increase in deaths since late March

Ontario reports 165 new coronavirus cases, lowest increase in deaths since late March

Ontario reported 165 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 35,535. “Locally, 31 of the province’s 34 public health units—every unit except Toronto, Peel and York—are reporting five or fewer cases, with 14 of them reporting no new cases at all,” Health Minister Christine …

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Coronavirus: Le Château begins manufacturing 500,000 hospital gowns – Montreal

Coronavirus: Le Château begins manufacturing 500,000 hospital gowns - Montreal

Le Château Inc. says it has started the manufacturing of up to 500,000 hospital gowns in partnership with Logistik Unicorp Inc. and its contract with the federal government. The retailer says all the gowns will be made in Canada. Le Château is a retailer and manufacturer of clothing, footwear and …

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Work stoppage escalates COVID-19 farm testing fears, Ontario growers say

Work stoppage escalates COVID-19 farm testing fears, Ontario growers say

TORONTO — A group representing greenhouse growers in Ontario’s Windsor-Essex region says a work stoppage at a local farm due to a COVID-19 outbreak has escalated fears about testing for the virus. The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers says in a statement that the public health order has contributed to anxiety …

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Coronavirus: Ontario family files human rights application to visit son, 14, in group home

Coronavirus: Ontario family files human rights application to visit son, 14, in group home

An Ontario family has filed a human rights application to be deemed essential caregivers to their 14-year-old son who lives in a group home in the hopes they can visit him for the first time in more than three months. Pamela Libralesso said she and her family have not seen …

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