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New Brunswick reports 7 new cases of COVID-19 as province sets new vaccination record

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

New Brunswick reported seven new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, which includes two travel-related cases currently outside the province. In a release, the province said there are two new cases in Zone 2, the Saint John region, involving one person in their 40s and another in their 50s. One is …

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U.K. officials race to test, vaccinate as COVID-19 variant threatens reopening plans

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

Britain deployed public health officials, supported by the army, to distribute COVID-19 tests door-to-door in two northern England towns on Saturday in an effort to contain a fast-spreading variant that threatens plans to lift all lockdown restrictions next month. Cases of a strain first identified in India have more …

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COVID-19: Hamilton reports 124 new cases, drop in positive test results

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

Public health reported a drop in the percentage of Hamilton tests returning from Ontario labs as positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. After more than 10 days of hovering over 10 per cent, the positivity rate dropped day over day from 11.9 per cent on Wednesday to 8.8 per cent …

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London Central Library closed after staff test positive for COVID-19

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

The London Public Library has temporally closed the Central Library branch after reporting several staff members tested positive for COVID-19. The branch at 251 Dundas St., is closed, including pick-up services for the foreseeable future while contact tracing and a deep cleaning of the building take place. Ellen Hobin, …

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Man charged after allegedly providing fraudulent COVID-19 test result at airport: Peel police

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

TORONTO — Police say they have charged a man at Toronto Pearson International Airport after he allegedly used a fraudulent COVID-19 document. International travellers arriving in Canada by air must provide health officials with a negative COVID-19 test result from the past three days. They also must spend three …

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Federal quarantine hotel in Toronto won’t be fully closed after 13 staff test positive for COVID-19

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

TORONTO — Public health officials in Toronto say they won’t fully shut down a federal quarantine hotel for international travellers where more than a dozen staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Thirteen staff at the Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport Hotel had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Tuesday. …

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Over 5,000 air travellers flying to Canada test positive for COVID-19 since February

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

More than 5,000 people tested positive for COVID-19 after flying back to Canada since mandatory quarantine hotels began in late February. Thus far, variants of interest or concern have been identified in almost one-third of those cases. Data provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada lists 3,748 people …

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COVID-19 test site in Cambridge evacuated due to suspected gas leak

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

Cambridge Memorial Hospital says its COVID-19 testing centre on Holiday Inn Drive has been evacuated due to a suspected gas leak. CMH says firefighters and employees from Enbridge Gas are at the scene. The hospital is asking anyone who had booked at COVID-19 test to head to the Grand …

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A positive COVID-19 test allows travellers to skirt hotel stay: CBSA officer

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

A Canadian Border Services officer is ringing the alarm bells over one of the country’s COVID-19 measures at the border which they say could be allowing cases of the virus to be imported into Canada. In February, the federal government announced new, more stringent rules for travellers: anyone entering …

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