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Health, Society

Canada’s top doctor warns against ‘COVID-fatigue’

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, urged Canadians to remain vigilant and warned against the feeling of “COVID-fatigue,” as the country registered 114,994 cases of the novel coronavirus and 8,912 deaths on Wednesday. On the brighter side, Tam »


Coronavirus patients hold hands during a visit at the hospital in Cambridge

Coronavirus patients George Gilbert, 85 and his wife Domneva Gilbert 84, hold hands during a short visit as they are being treated in different areas, both part of the TACTIC-R trial, at Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge, Britain May 21, 2020. Picture taken May 21, 2020. The new trial known as TACTIC-R is testing whether existing drugs will help prevent the body’s immune system from overreacting, which scientists hope could prevent organ failure and death in COVID-19 patients. Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool via REUTERS »

Health, Politics, Society

28 Canadian soldiers contract COVID-19 in long-term homes

Twenty-eight Canadian soldiers deployed to long-term homes in Ontario and Quebec have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Department of National Defence announced Wednesday. Twelve of the cases were reported in Ontario and 16 in Quebec, according to the »

Health, Politics, Society

5 Canadian soldiers deployed in nursing homes test positive for COVID-19

Five Canadian soldiers deployed to hard hit long-term care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic have tested positive for the illness, the Canadian Armed Forces said Friday. Four of the cases are in Quebec, the hardest hit Canadian province, and one »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Amnesty International calls on Canada to open border to refugees from the U.S.

As countries around the world close their borders to contain the spread of COVID-19, Amnesty International is calling on the federal government to set an example of humane treatment of refugees and open Canada’s borders to asylum seekers from the »

Health, Society

COVID-19 could bring permanent changes to Canadians’ lives, Trudeau says

The COVID-19 pandemic could bring long-lasting changes to the lives of Canadians and the things they took for granted until the virus swept through the country and upended our daily lives, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. Speaking at his »

Economy, International, Society

Lufthansa prepares to resume flights to Canada in June

As countries begin to gradually ease travel restrictions, Lufthansa plans to offer three weekly, non-stop flights from Toronto to Frankfurt and back starting on June 3, officials with the German airline announced Thursday. Additional flights to other Canadian gateway destinations, »


COVID-19 roundup: Finns not too mentally affected by virus; Svalbard opens up

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a smaller impact on the psychological health of the population than expected, according to findings from the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL). Tourism to the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard from Norway will be »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Canadian ballerina joins online Swans for Relief coronavirus fundraiser

Thirty-two leading ballerinas from around the world, including Canada’s own Tina Pereira, have come together in a haunting online performance to raise money for dancers struggling to pay their bills because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual ballet set to »

International, Politics

China will have to answer questions about COVID-19, says Trudeau

Countries around the world, including Canada, have questions about the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and about China’s behaviour during the early days of the outbreak that need to be asked “in the coming months,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said »