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Ontario extends state of emergency by 2 weeks as number of COVID-19 cases now 1,706

© Evan Mitsui/CBC Nine residents of the Pinecrest Nursing Home have died since Tuesday last week. All of the deaths are believed to be linked to COVID-19. Ontario Premier Doug Ford has extended the provincial state of emergency by two weeks as his government continues to grapple with a rising number of COVID-19 cases. The province confirmed 351 […]

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Several Ontario long-term care facilities report COVID-19 cases

March 30 2020 11:36pm Several long-term care facilities across the province are reporting cases of COVID-19. Erica Vella looks at some of the homes that are hardest hit. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, […]

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Ontario Extends Emergency Declaration to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

All Outdoor Recreational Amenities across Province Now Closed TORONTO — In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Government of Ontario has extended the Declaration of Emergency and associated emergency measures, including the closure of non-essential workplaces and restrictions on social gatherings. In addition, Ontario is issuing a new […]

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The Shaw must go on: At Ontario repertory theatre company, rehearsals continue – though not quite as usual

The cast of Charley’s Aunt in a Zoom rehearsal. Shaw Festival At the Shaw Festival, the shows are not going on, of course. It was no surprise when the well-regarded Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., repertory theatre company announced last week that it would be cancelling all public events and performances through May 25. But here’s what was […]

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Coronavirus outbreak: Ontario health official urges workers to wear protective equipment in outbreak zones

Associate chief medical officer of health Dr. Barbara Yaffe said on Monday that if health care workers are performing their job in a long-term care facility that is experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak, they should be wearing personal protective equipment. This was said in response to reports that some workers in long-term care facilities were being […]

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COVID-19 spreads to 27 at Heritage Green; Ontario in a ‘race against the virus,’ Doug Ford says

Concern over the virus potentially overwhelming the health-care system was evident in the tone of Premier Doug Ford’s daily update. “Every week, every day, every hour we can push back that surge is another week, another day, another hour that we have to prepare,” he said. “The hard truth is that the more time we […]

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Ontario has vowed to protect the spread of COVID-19 in jails, but what are they really doing?

Jamie PashagumskumAPTN NewsSome inmates at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre are angry that the jail isn’t doing enough to protect them from the spread of COVID-19. They say the guards only sanitize the areas they touch and mock the inmates when they complain. Randy Hoskins is a member of the Miawpukek First Nation in Newfoundland and […]

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Coronavirus outbreak: Ontario health officer says province has most tests done, lab capacity an issue

Ontario chief medical officer of health Dr. David Williams defended the province’s testing rate on Monday when asked about an analysis by Global News that found it had tested fewer people on a per capita basis than any other province, saying they had the most tests done out of any province. However, he said all […]

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