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Quebec remains on guard as health crisis deepens amid coronavirus pandemic – Montreal

Quebec remains on guard as health crisis deepens amid coronavirus pandemic - Montreal

The Quebec government will provide an update on the province’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday afternoon after rolling out more measures to slow the spread of the virus. The numbers of cases, hospitalizations and deaths have continued to climb over the past two weeks. Related News …

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Trapped in their hostel room for 23-hours a day, Canadians in Peru desperate to come home – National

Trapped in their hostel room for 23-hours a day, Canadians in Peru desperate to come home - National

Coughing, a fever and shortness of breath — these are the symptoms of COVID-19 that Antoine Pouliot-Hamel has been experiencing for the last eight days.  But Pouliot-Hamel isn’t recovering from his symptoms at home in Quebec City. The 33-year-old is stuck in a hostel in Cusco, Peru.  He and many …

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Experts predict innovation in medicine, education, remote work spurred by coronavirus pandemic

Experts predict innovation in medicine, education, remote work spurred by coronavirus pandemic

Despite years of discussions between politicians and doctors, the Quebec government couldn’t find a way to pay its general practitioners for phone and video consultations with patients. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Premier Legault called a public health emergency March 14, sweeping aside legislative hurdles as well as the bureaucratic …

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Coronavirus: Quebec’s nurses union strikes workplace safety agreement for duration of pandemic – Montreal

Coronavirus: Quebec’s nurses union strikes workplace safety agreement for duration of pandemic - Montreal

The Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ) announced late Monday night that it has reached a six-month agreement with the Quebec government to ensure workplace safety during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. In a statement on its website, the union explained the agreement “recognizes the exceptional contribution of …

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Coronavirus: Peel, Toronto school boards looking at teacher-led online education for April 6

Coronavirus: Peel, Toronto school boards looking at teacher-led online education for April 6

Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and Peel District School Board (PDSB) say they are planning for teacher-led online education and resources in anticipation that schools will be closed beyond April 6 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Premier Doug Ford said last week that students will most likely not be …

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Most Canadians support punishing those not following coronavirus rules: poll – National

Rise in new coronavirus cases in China solely due to infections from overseas - National

Most Canadians are doing what they’re told to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and would support harsher measures to punish those who aren’t, a new poll suggests. Of the 1,590 adults surveyed between March 27 and 29, the vast majority said they were practising social distancing (97 per cent), keeping …

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Alberta MLAs to debate COVID-19 legislation

Alberta MLAs to debate COVID-19 legislation

Posted March 31, 2020 7:00 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s government house leader is schedule to hold a media availability Tuesday morning to discuss legislation needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the downturn …

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Feds must be as transparent as possible on COVID-19 response, former minister says – National

Feds must be as transparent as possible on COVID-19 response, former minister says - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 31, 2020 6:49 am Updated March 31, 2020 6:51 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Former Liberal public safety minister Ralph Goodale says the federal government must be as …

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Canadians asked to disinfect mailboxes to keep mail carriers safe amid COVID-19 – National

Canadians asked to disinfect mailboxes to keep mail carriers safe amid COVID-19 - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 31, 2020 6:31 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The union representing Canada Post employees is asking Canadians to disinfect their mail boxes to help prevent the spread of …

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New York seeks 1 million health care workers to help fight coronavirus – National

New York seeks 1 million health care workers to help fight coronavirus - National

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo begged for health care reinforcements, saying up to 1 million more workers were needed to fight the coronavirus, while the World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the pandemic was far from over in Asia. Spain and Italy were still struggling to avoid the collapse of …

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