Canada records over 6,800 new COVID-19 cases as officials announce vaccine delay – National

Canada added over 6,800 new cases of the novel coronavirus Friday as federal officials revealed that vaccine shipments to the country would be delayed for four weeks over production issues. In a press conference Friday, Procurement Minister Anita Anand said that only half of Pfizer-BioNTech’s promised COVID-19 vaccine doses would arrive in the next month. … Read more

Coronavirus: 3 deaths, 61 new cases in London-Middlesex; January deadliest month of pandemic – London

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and Testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton Three people have died and 61 others have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials with the Middlesex-London Health Unit reported Friday in what’s the lowest single-day increase the region has … Read more

How is the Australian Open dealing with international tennis players to ensure they are COVID-free?

Tennis stars and their coaching staff have started to arrive in Australia ahead of the Australian Open, which begins on February 8. About 1,200 players and coaching staff are expected to travel to Australia for the tournament, which has been delayed by three weeks. But there have already been hiccups, with Andy Murray and Madison … Read more

Ongoing construction projects in Ontario allowed to finish, new projects put on hold under new rules

TORONTO — Ontario homeowners who haven’t started work on their renovation projects as of Jan. 12 will have to put their plans on hold under the province’s new construction rules. The rules are part of tightened COVID-19 restrictions filed Wednesday in the Reopening Ontario Act, after Ontario entered a state of emergency to try and prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed … Read more

Coronavirus: 2 deaths, 94 cases in London-Middlesex as stay-at-home order takes effect – London

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Outbreaks – Schools – Vaccinations and Testing – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton Officials with the Middlesex-London Health Unit reported two new deaths and 94 new coronavirus cases on Thursday as the region and province entered a month-long stay-at-home order aimed at halting … Read more

English Premier League football players told to stop hugging or risk matches being stopped

The British government is increasingly alarmed by the sight of soccer players hugging and kissing in celebrations, risking coronavirus infections and the sport’s ability to be allowed to continue during the latest lockdown. Key points: UK Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston said footballers were “no exception” to COVID rules The EPL said clubs will be punished … Read more

Ontario reports 2,961 new coronavirus cases, 74 more deaths

Ontario is reporting 2,961 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the provincial total to 224,984. Wednesday’s case count is slightly higher than Tuesday’s which saw 2,903 new infections along with eight more U.K. coronavirus variant cases. On Monday, 3,338 new cases were recorded. According to Wednesday’s provincial report, 738 cases were recorded in … Read more

Terrorists using coronavirus pandemic to stoke extremism, UN official warns – National

The U.N. counter-terrorism chief warned Tuesday that terrorists are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic and appealing to new “racially, ethnically and politically motivated violent extremist groups.” Vladimir Voronkov spoke at the U.N. Security Council’s 20th anniversary commemoration of the pivotal resolution to fight terrorism adopted after the 9-11 attacks on the United States — and six … Read more

Canada adds 6,847 new coronavirus cases as deaths surpass 17K – National

Canada added 6,847 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, pushing the total number of infections to 667,672. Health officials also reported 119 new fatalities associated with COVID-19, meaning 17,086 people have died in the country to date. Story continues below advertisement The number of hospitalizations also jumped on Monday, with another 87 people … Read more

Some northern Ontario schools extend remote learning as COVID-19 cases rise – Barrie

Some schools in northwestern Ontario will remain closed for in-person learning as cases of COVID-19 rise. The Northwestern Health Unit said it instructed schools in Fort Frances, Ont., to delay the return to physical classrooms until Jan. 25 due to an increase of COVID-19 cases in the community. The Rainy River District School Board, which oversees schools … Read more

Ontario government no longer considering imposing curfew, sources say

Government sources say Ontario is no longer considering imposing a curfew. Cabinet members are set to meet later Monday to discuss possible new measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, but a curfew is not on the table. Over the weekend, sources told Global News that Ontario was considering imposing a curfew similar to … Read more

‘Unprecedented times’: NHLers know not everyone’s happy they’re playing amid COVID-19 – National

Connor McDavid knows what it looks like to some. Millionaire hockey players travelling province to province for games when everyone else is asked to refrain from doing anything remotely similar as the COVID-19 pandemic’s second wave wreaks personal and financial havoc from coast to coast to coast. “It’s unprecedented times,” McDavid said. “We’re not blind … Read more

Coronavirus vaccines arrive in remote First Nations across Canada – National

First Nations across Canada have begun to receive doses of COVID-19 vaccines as provincial immunization programs get underway and Indigenous leaders encourage people to roll up their sleeves. Six of 14 Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations on Vancouver Island were priority recipients of doses of Moderna’s vaccine last week, said Mariah Charleson, vice-president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal … Read more

17 fined at Montreal anti-curfew protest amid soaring COVID-19 case numbers in Quebec – Montreal

COVID-19 case numbers continued to soar in Quebec on Saturday as it became the first province to impose a curfew on its residents. Premier François Legault announced earlier this week that Quebecers will have to stay home from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. in an effort to prevent people from gathering in defiance of public … Read more

Mandatory online learning in Ontario leaves single parents with impossible choice

Every day, Jessy Duncombe has to figure out how to put food on the table, help her two school-aged kids navigate the complexities of online learning, and keep her three-year-old daughter occupied and out of trouble. And that’s all before lunch. As a single parent with three kids at home all day, there’s no way … Read more

COVID-19 cases reported at 2 N.B. schools, Public Health asks all students, staff to self-isolate – New Brunswick

New Brunswick Public Health is asking all staff and students from two schools to self-isolate after positive cases of COVID-19 were reported. Public Health confirmed Saturday that there has been a positive COVID-19 case at Townsview School, and that “there has been more than one positive case” at Woodstock High School, according to a statement … Read more

China says it will not charge people for getting vaccinated against coronavirus – National

China will provide COVID-19 vaccines free of charge once they become available to the general public, government authorities said on Saturday. National Health Commission official Zheng Zhongwei said that while manufacturing and transport of vaccines have costs, the government can provide vaccines for free to individuals. “Our people don’t have to pay a single cent … Read more

Canada shatters daily coronavirus case record as Alberta detects 1st South Africa variant – National

Canada added another 9,197 new cases of the novel coronavirus Friday, shattering the nation’s daily infection record and edging closer to earlier predictions of the country reaching as much as 14,000 new COVID-19 infections a day. Another 128 fatalities were reported as well, pushing the country’s death toll to 16,707. To date, Canada has seen … Read more

B.C. reports 761 new cases of COVID-19, highest one-day total since Dec. 13

With Christmas now two weeks in the rearview mirror, British Columbia appears to be seeing a feared spike in new COVID-19 cases. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reported 761 new cases of the virus Thursday, along with eight more deaths bringing B.C.’s death toll to 970. All of the fatalities were in long-term care. … Read more

Coronavirus concerns push Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix to late 2021, says Aston Martin owner Lawrence Stroll

The Australian Grand Prix will be postponed to the back end of the Formula 1 season with Bahrain replacing it as the opening race in March, according to Aston Martin team owner Lawrence Stroll. Key points: There has been speculation that quarantine requirements for international arrivals in Australia would make it logistically difficult to stage … Read more

Northern Ontario COVID-19 lockdown extended until at least Jan. 23

The lockdown in northern Ontario has been extended for two weeks as the province continues to battle a surge in COVID-19 cases, although northern Ontario students will continue in-person learning on Monday. The lockdown extension comes as the province has announced the continuation of online learning for southern Ontario students until Jan. 25. Read more: … Read more

Residents at extended care home in Sioux Lookout, Ont., receive 1st COVID-19 vaccines – Barrie

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 7, 2021 12:26 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ SIOUX LOOKOUT, Ont. — Residents at an extended care home in Sioux Lookout, Ont., will be vaccinated against COVID-19 today. A spokeswoman from Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre … Read more

Ontario reports record number of coronavirus cases and deaths since the pandemic began

Ontario is reporting 3,519 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, a new single-day record in the province since the start of the pandemic. The provincial total now stands at 204,145. Thursday’s case count surpasses the previous one-day record set on Jan. 2 with 3,363 new cases. According to Thursday’s provincial report, 891 cases were … Read more

Manitoba doles out 55 coronavirus enforcement tickets over week surrounding New Year’s – Winnipeg

Manitoba COVID-19 enforcement officers handed out 55 tickets for public health violations last week, including 41 for gatherings held at private residences. In an update Tuesday the province said 279 warnings were also given from Dec. 28 to Jan. 3. Read more: Winnipeg woman in her 30s among 5 new coronavirus deaths Monday Of the … Read more

‘Incredibly lethal’ outbreak at Vancouver long-term care home raises questions of transparency – BC

B.C.’s top doctor responded to concerns that health officials are not releasing enough information about one of the province’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreaks. Vancouver Coastal Health declared an outbreak at Little Mountain Place, a 117-bed long-term care facility for seniors in Vancouver’s Riley Park neighbourhood, back in November. The health authority confirmed on Monday that 98 … Read more

England cricketers Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes in isolation after Ali tests positive for COVID-19 on Sri Lanka tour

England all-rounder Moeen Ali was isolating in Sri Lanka on Monday after testing positive for coronavirus upon his arrival in the south Asian country for the team’s two-Test cricket tour. Key points: England cricketers Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes are both isolating after Ali tested positive to COVID-19 on arrival in Sri Lanka The spinning … Read more

Canada adds 151 more coronavirus deaths as cases close in on 600K – National

Canada added another 6,178 new cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday as news of more politicians travelling abroad during the pandemic despite strict travel advisories came to the forefront. Sunday’s update pushed Canada’s total COVID-19 cases to 597,397, of which 504,900 have since recovered. A total of 15,865 people have now also died from the … Read more

‘So reckless’: Vancouver restaurant blasted for 100-person NYE party flouting COVID rules

Vancouver police have confirmed the identity of a restaurant fined for allegedly hosting a 100-person New Year’s Eve party, in violation of B.C.’s COVID-19 restrictions. Police say they attended the Cold Tea Restaurant, a Chinese-Vietnamese restaurant at the intersection of Granville and Davie, around 11 p.m. Dec. 31, after a complaint from the public. Read … Read more