Coronavirus

38 people, 1 death, linked to COVID-19 outbreak at second Winnipeg hospital

38 people, 1 death, linked to COVID-19 outbreak at second Winnipeg hospital

An COVID-19 outbreak at a second Winnipeg hospital has grown to 38 patients and has claimed the life of another person. The outbreak at Victoria General Hospital has been linked to two units, the 5N and 5S family medicine units. READ MORE: Coronavirus outbreak declared at Winnipeg’s Victoria General Hospital While first announced last Thursday it has now grown to involve 19 patients and 19 staff, according to the hospital’s website. Late Tuesday night, St. Boniface Hospital confirmed one of the patients connected to the Victoria outbreak died after being transferred to St. Boniface. According to the Victoria Hospital’s […]

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Coronavirus: Downtown Hamilton pharmacy offering ‘drive-thru’ flu shots

Coronavirus: Downtown Hamilton pharmacy offering ‘drive-thru’ flu shots

A downtown Hamilton pharmacy is rethinking how it’s able to offer the flu vaccine to patients as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. The Pharmasave in the Medical Arts building on James Street South will be holding a drive-thru flu clinic in its parking lot between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Those who book an appointment can pull into a parking space at their designated time and sit in their vehicle with the door open or the window rolled down while a pharmacist gives them the shot. Read more: Paramedics hope to reach 6 times as many at-risk […]

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Kingston, Belleville pharmacies offer asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

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Two Shoppers Drug Mart stores in Kingston and one in Belleville are now offering asymptomatic testing for coronavirus. In Kingston, if you are not showing symptoms of COVID-19, then you can be tested at the Shoppers locations at 775 Strand Blvd. and at 1201 Division St. Read more: Want a COVID-19 test in Kingston? You’ll have to make an appointment The Shoppers on Sydney Street in Belleville is also offering asymptomatic testing. According to the province, those who are eligible for asymptomatic testing are: residents, workers or visitors of long-term care homes residents or workers in homeless shelters or […]

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Crafting industry takes hit, but adapting amid pandemic

Crafts designed and created by Bijal Shah.

This time of the year is usually when business picks up for Bijal Shah. Her crafts, BsBowzart, are regularly on display at local Montreal-area fairs and markets, but the pandemic has forced things to work a little differently. Crafts designed and created by Bijal Shah. Felicia Parrillo/Global News “Now we feel more of the impact because all of the fairs are cancelled,” said Shah. Story continues below advertisement “So a lot of people are turning to online, so we’ve started to spruce up our Etsy stores.” Shah has been selling her crafts online for years, but local fairs are […]

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Turning your DIY projects and COVID-19 downtime into cash

Turning your DIY projects and COVID-19 downtime into cash

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out creativity in many people as a result of being quarantined at home. Global News reported back in March that baking-related search items were popular on Google and grocery stores experienced an increase in flour and sugar purchases. This led flour manufacturers to work overtime in order to keep up with the high demand and keep shelves full. Whether it’s baking, knitting or sewing, some folks have used pandemic time at home to their own advantage to share their crafts — but at a price. Read more: Coronavirus: 3 dos and don’ts when it […]

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Avoid trick-or-treating due to coronavirus this Halloween, CDC says

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The scariest thing on Halloween night will be the invisible threat of COVID-19, and adults and children should change their plans to minimize that danger, according to new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The top U.S. health agency issued a new set of coronavirus safety recommendations on its website late Monday, in what it described as a “supplement” to existing safety measures in various states and cities. The guidelines are some of the first to emerge on a national level ahead of the Halloween season in the United States and Canada. “Many traditional […]

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