Dont go to Quebec ERs unless necessary as coronavirus hospitalizations

Don’t go to Quebec ERs unless necessary as coronavirus hospitalizations climb, health minister warns

Quebecers are asked to avoid emergency rooms unless “really necessary” as hospitalizations linked to the novel coronavirus have risen by 50 per cent in the past three weeks and health-care workers say there is “unbelievable” demand on the system. Health Minister Christian Dubé says the province has crossed a line by topping more than…

How to prevent the spread of COVID 19 and other infections

How to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infections at Ontario’s long-term care homes

This is part of Global News’ special series Care Gone Wrong: Inside Ontario’s nursing homes. Click here to learn more about the series In the months since the coronavirus pandemic began, when Ontario’s long-term care homes were walloped by the deadly disease over the course of several weeks, the effort to protect the province’s…

Manitoba Premier to hold press conference on Help Next Door

Manitoba Premier to hold press conference on Help Next Door site

Manitoba’s premier is expected to give an update on a provincial website designed to link Manitobans with neighbours needing a little extra support during the COVID-19 pandemic at a media briefing Tuesday. Global News will stream Brian Pallister’s 11 a.m. press conference live in this story. Read more: Coronavirus: Manitoba creates online portal for…

COVID 19 Alert app faces accessibility criticism for older Canadians

COVID 19 Alert app faces accessibility criticism for older Canadians, marginalized groups

The federal government’s COVID-19 contact tracing app is facing criticism for its download requirements, which restrict some Canadians from accessing and using the app. The free “COVID Alert” app, which became available on Friday, is designed to track the location of phones relative to each other, without collecting personal data anywhere centrally. Read more:…

Coronavirus face mask exemption cards are being sold online. Experts

Coronavirus face mask exemption cards are being sold online. Experts say they’re fake

As mandatory face mask bylaws pop up across Canada and the United States in order to deter the spread of COVID-19, so are fraudulent cards claiming to exempt people from the rule. If you do have a medical condition preventing you from wearing a mask, you do not need to prove it with a…

COVID 19 Vancouver Aquarium sells more than 42000 masks in first

COVID-19: Vancouver Aquarium sells more than 42,000 masks in first days of Whitecaps fundraiser

Just two days after launching a joint fundraiser to help save the Vancouver Aquarium from permanent closure during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Vancouver Whitecaps say more than 42,000 cloth masks have been sold. The soccer team partnered with the aquarium to sell the face masks for roughly $20 each, with all the funds…