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COVID-19: B.C. bans resale of hoarded items, define essential services

Article content B.C. officials will take “unprecedented steps” to fight COVID-19, including banning the resale of hoarded and high-demand supplies, bolstering municipal bylaw officers to fine those who flout physical distancing recommendations, and coordinate provincewide supply chains to ensure stocked shelves. Premier John Horgan and Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth made the…

Second case of COVID-19 confirmed at Côte-St-Luc seniors residence

On March 17, the woman felt ill and was taken by ambulance to hospital, where she tested positive for the coronavirus. All residents of the King David have been confined to their individual apartments – the facility has 104 rental units – and Montreal public health chief Dr, Mylène Drouin said last week that the…

‘The biggest story ever’: how journalists are coping with Covid-19 | World news

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, the constant stream of news can feel overwhelming. But for the journalists reporting on the outbreak who can’t switch off, the personal toll is becoming apparent. On Radio 4’s Today programme on Saturday morning, newsreader Diana Speed was audibly emotional after reporting on an interview with Ken Finlayson, whose wife,…

PM Trudeau urges Canadians to donate blood during COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is encouraging Canadians to keep donating blood during the widening COVID-19 pandemic. During an update he provided outside of his home in Ottawa on Thursday, Trudeau said donating blood is one way people can help others in need. “Even if you don’t work in a hospital you can still…

Chinese economy needs to prevent second wave of #COVID-19 pandemic impact

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused a major impact on the Chinese economy. This is not only reflected in the suppression of consumer demand, mainly in the consumption of services such as food & beverage and tourism, but also in large-scale production shutdowns, which have caused a significant short-term shock within the Chinese domestic…

COVID-19 cruise ship Grand Princess set to arrive in Vancouver on April 2

The Port of Vancouver has asked Health Canada for directions on how to handle the scheduled arrival next month of the Grand Princess, a cruise ship on which 21 people have fallen sick with COVID-19. The move comes as Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C’s provincial health officer, called for Ottawa to delay the start of the…

PROFESSOR HUGH PENNINGTON explains how Covid-19 spreads

WHAT EXACTLY IS CORONAVIRUS? ‘Coronavirus’ is the name given to a family of viruses that we have known about since the mid-1960s. Covid-19, the cause of the current outbreak, is a new strain of coronavirus. In total, we know of seven coronaviruses that can infect humans. They include certain strains of the common cold and…

Ontario confirms two new cases of COVID-19, total rises to 20

TORONTO — Ontario has two more confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the province’s total including recoveries to 20, with a further 45 people under investigation. Ministry of Health spokesperson Hayley Chazan said the two latest cases have recent travel histories to Iran and Egypt and both have been placed into self-isolation. Their ages and genders…