World Health Organization bosses said people should check in with their grandparents every day during the coronavirus lockdown. Hans Kluge, WHO regional director for Europe, said it is everyone’s business to support the elderly – particularly those who live alone. Everyone should take daily actions to help their elderly neighbors, parents and grandparents, he said. Issuing a message to younger … Read more
Premier Ford says Ontarians deserve to know what he knows about the COVID-19 pandemic. He has announced the modelling data will be released today, showing how many Ontarians could die from the coronavirus outbreak in various scenarios. He says the figures will be stark and may be “a real wake-up call” for people. Until now, he had resisted … Read more
Costco has enacted a new rule to limit crowding in its stores as the company faces a surge in business and sees items like toilet paper and hand sanitizer fly off the shelves. Costco announced yesterday that starting tomorrow, only two people per membership card will be allowed into stores at a time. “Costco will allow no more than … Read more
The number of new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario was up nearly 22 per cent yesterday over Tuesday. There were 426 new cases and four new deaths. There are now 2,392 cases in the province and 37 deaths. Across Canada there are now 9,729 cases of COVID-19. The national death toll is 111.
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Social-distancing guidelines to stay 6 feet from others may be inadequate, one scientist warns — saying the coronavirus can travel 27 feet and linger for hours. MIT associate professor Lydia Bourouiba, who has researched the dynamics of coughs and sneezes for years, warns in newly published research that the current guidelines are based on outdated models from the 1930’s. Rather … Read more
There are now 8,519 confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Canada. Dr. Theresa Tam says the biggest concern at the moment is the spread of the virus in enclosed settings where vulnerable people live, like care homes, indigenous communities and jails. Yesterday the federal government said it has purchased 157-million surgical masks and more than 60-million N-95 masks for … Read more
Premier Ford has extended the state of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic for at least another two weeks. The state of emergency, first imposed on March 17th, was due to expire today but Ford says it’s being extended and will be re-evaluated every two weeks. He also commented that medical supply lines will be “seriously challenged” if there … Read more
Fake news travels fast, but the coronavirus is faster. That’s why the World Health Organization has committed to providing the most accurate, up-to-date information about COVID-19 made available by global health experts and scientists — by creating a smartphone app that will put the right information into the hands of anyone with an iOS or Android device. According to tech … Read more
Yesterday Ontario announced another 151 cases of COVID-19. That brings the provincial total to 1,144. Another person with the virus has also died, bringing the provincial death toll to 19. 63 people were in intensive care as of the weekend.
Making Progress from Social Distancing:
As most Canadians are entering the third week of COVID-19 isolation, some provinces are starting … Read more
The Crocs brand announced yesterday that they will provide free footwear to health-care workers helping combat the coronavirus.. The “A Free Pair for Healthcare” campaign invites doctors, nurses and other hospital staffers to choose a free pair of Crocs Classic Clogs and Crocs At Work styles. The offer, available while supplies last, can be redeemed through their website. … Read more
McDonald’s has announced it will temporarily remove some items from its menu as it focuses on simplifying operations in the face of the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak. Restaurants in the United States have been forced to either shut doors or limit service to delivery and takeaway, pressuring operators that are struggling with staffing and plunging traffic, among other issues. McDonald’s will … Read more
Yesterday Ontario repeated with another “largest single-day spike” in cases of COVID-19. There were 170 more cases of coronavirus in the province, bringing the total to 858. That includes 15 deaths. Across Canada, COVID-19 totals are rapidly growing. There are now 4,043 confirmed and presumptive cases. 39 people have died. The U.S. now leads the world in the number of … Read more
The governor of Oregon recently issued a mandate shutting down all nonessential businesses in response to the coronavirus pandemic. While this has caused many businesses to close their doors, there was one establishment that came up with a unique way to keep its employees working. Shon Boulden, the owner of the Lucky Devil Lounge strip club in Portland, Ore., said … Read more
Yesterday was a landmark day for COVID-19 in Ontario. The province reported 100 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 688. It was the largest single-day jump in Ontario thus far. There were also four more deaths. Thirteen Ontarians have now died from the infection.
The Latest Numbers:
Here are the latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada: There are now … Read more
The NY Post spoke to Dr. Kristen Gibson, an associate professor of food safety and microbiology at the University of Arkansas, about what you should know before you order food delivery. “I wouldn’t say avoid eating to-go food,” she says. Plus, you probably won’t get COVID-19 through consuming food. “The risk of contracting coronavirus through food has … Read more
Canada’s chief medical health officer says an equal number of Canadians who have tested positive for COVID-19 contracted the virus from travel and from the community. Doctor Theresa Tam says this represents a fundamental shift in the spread of the virus in Canada. She also notes that, while age is an important factor in how sick people get from the … Read more
Today is layoff day for tens of thousands more people in Ontario. Premier Ford announced yesterday the mandatory closure of all non-essential businesses in Ontario by 11:59pm tonight. Ontarians will still have access to grocery stores and pharmacies and gas, hydro, the media and telecommunications will continue to run.
To view the detailed list of which businesses are considered non-essential: … Read more
Today is a strange day. It was supposed to be the first day back-to-school following March Break but the COVID-19 pandemic still has schools closed, most businesses closed and Canadians wondering what is coming next?
Number of Infections:
Here is where the numbers in Canada stand: As of Sunday evening, there are 425 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Ontario. … Read more
The head of the Air Canada component of the Canadian Union of Public Employees says about 3,600 of the company’s flight attendants will be laid off starting in April, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CUPE says all of Air Canada Rouge’s 1,549 flight attendants are also facing lay-off. Air Canada says the layoffs are temporary and employees will be returned … Read more
Ontario has reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. Most are travel-related, but transmission information is marked as “pending” for four of the new cases. The number of confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Canada has risen to 727. Quebec also announced its first death related to the virus, bringing the national death … Read more
This is the half way point of the first week of March Break and the first full day of the Ontario State of Emergency. It’s estimated that tens of thousands of people were laid off yesterday when the province ordered the closure of bars, restaurants, recreational facilities, libraries, theatres, concert venues, childcare centres and private schools. Premier Ford also restricted … Read more
Idris Elba seems to indicate that it was possibly our Canadian Prime Minister’s wife Sophie Trudeau who gave him COVID-19. In a twitter video, he said “It’s hard to say when I got the disease or when I contracted COVID-19, it’s hard to say when. I will say that I know I’ve been exposed to it from March 4. That’s … Read more
Many local restaurants are taking COVID-19 seriously enough that they are voluntarily closing their doors. Yesterday, Doctor David Williams recommended that eateries stop serving customers in-person and switch to offering only takeout or delivery. He says the measure is needed to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the province. This includes quick service restaurants like Starbucks, McDonald’s and Tim … Read more
It’s officially March Break and unlike in past years, most things are closed for families. Here’s the latest on COVID-19: Again today we are asking ourselves to socially distance ourselves from other people to stop the virus from spreading. If possible, work from home. Avoid large gatherings and having close contact with others. As always: Wash your hands regularly. And … Read more
It’s confirmed. Sophie Gregroire Trudeau, the wife of the Prime Minister, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is under quarantine. The Prime Minister’s Office says she is feeling well and her symptoms remain mild. At the moment, Prime Minister Trudeau is in good health with no symptoms. He remains in self-isolation for the next two weeks. Gregoire Trudeau … Read more
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To all of those who were skeptical and for those who deny it’s a real thing, today is the day everyone needs to start taking COVID-19 seriously. Yesterday the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 … Read more
Health officials in Sudbury have confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the area, bringing the total in Ontario to 37. In an online statement yesterday, Sudbury public health says a man in his 50s tested positive for COVID-19 after he went to the emergency department at Health Sciences North on Saturday. That the man attended a convention in Toronto … Read more
A British company called Hvivo, which studies viruses, is one of the many groups working to find a vaccine or cure for COVID-19. They are trying to recruit human guinea pigs to study as they work towards developing a vaccine. According to their web site, the company is looking for volunteers to intentionally infect with the COVID-19 virus. Participants will … Read more
Tim Horton’s has announced they will be eliminating Roll Up The Rim cups amid coronavirus concerns. In a statement, Tim’s says they do not believe this is the right time to be collecting rolled up tabs, that have been in people’s mouths, during this current public health environment. They say the decision to change the contest this year was made … Read more
Toronto’s public health officials will be making an update on the coronavirus this morning. The province currently has 23 known cases of the virus — four of which have since been resolved. Most of those cases are in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Waterloo Region now has it’s first case of COVID19. A woman that just returned from Italy … Read more
The latest about Covid-19 Coronavirus is coming from an unexpected spot: Tinder. The dating app has now included a warning about the dangers of the contagious and potentially deadly virus. The pop-up appears in the app’s browse function as a user flips through potential matches. “Tinder is a great place to meet new people,” the banner reads. “… Read more