Public Health


Ford government says province nears stage three of reopening

The low spread of COVID-19 being reported in Ontario public health units might mean the province can soon move into Stage 3 of its reopening plan.

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Eastern Ontario region to require face masks for all indoor spaces

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit's medical officer said that face masks will be mandatory in all indoor public spaces in the coming week.

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Ontario records lowest number of new coronavirus cases in almost three months

Ontario recorded 161 new COVID-19 infections on Monday, almost breaking a record of the lowest daily reported infections in almost three months.

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Dr. Tam warns of a second outbreak: 'It may only take one new case'

Dr. Theresa Tam warned Canadians that a second outbreak of COVID-19 is possible and could result from just a single new case.

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Ford government allows Ontarians to reunite with up to ten people in 'social circles'

Social circles of up to 10 people are now permitted by the Ontario government which means people can reunite with their family and loved ones.

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Trudeau government files reveal details about pathogen shipment sent to China

Recently released documents have revealed details about a shipment of deadly pathogens in 2019 from Canada's National Microbiology Lab to China

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Positive coronavirus tests go unreported in Ontario by the hundreds

A reporting error has led to hundreds of COVID-19 positive cases from one lab not being not being relayed to 12 different local public health agencies.

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Pregnant woman loses her baby after coronavirus crisis prevented ultrasound at hospital

A woman from Carbonear, St. John's is devastated after she found out that the baby she was carrying for eight weeks had died.

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Ontario reports lowest number of new coronavirus cases in past two weeks

Ontario has reported the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in over two weeks, this will mark the first time that the number of new cases was below 300.

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BREAKING: Ford says Ontario businesses can refuse service to those who refuse to wear a face mask

Doug Ford spoke today and the emphasis was on the construction industry, contact tracing and reopening.

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Senior left behind at Ontario care home after it was evacuated due to coronavirus outbreak

An outbreak at the Rosslyn Retirement Residence in Hamilton resulted in dozens of residents and staff being evacuated, with one resident being forgotten.

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New trial vaccine creates antibodies to fight coronavirus

A new vaccine created by Moderna Inc. has shown promising results in its early-stage trial, showing little signs of side effects.

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Antibody to combat coronavirus discovered by Israeli research group

The Israel Institute for Biological Research has made a new scientific development in the isolation of an antibody that neutralizes the coronavirus.

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Canada tops 60,000 coronavirus cases, nears 26,000 recoveries

Canada now has over 60,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and near 26,000 recoveries as of Monday, according to new data released by authorities.

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Coronavirus spread slowing significantly in Canada thanks to social distancing

Data that has been recently presented by The Public Health Agency shows the COVID-19 pandemic's effects so far and what is likely to happen in the future.

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