Coronavirus: Edmonton daycare hoping to reopen

An Edmonton daycare operator is asking the provincial government to modify rules to allow her and others to reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. On Sunday, the province announced it was cancelling all classes in Alberta and closing all licenced daycare centres. The following day, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw…

Coronavirus: OHL cancels remainder of regular season, no decision yet on playoffs

The Ontario Hockey League has cancelled the remaining 56 games of the 2019-20 season amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The decision came on Wednesday following a meeting with the OHL’s board of governors and consultation with medical professionals. “In the interest of the safety of our players, officials, staff, fans…

WHO: Testing, tracing must be 'backbone' of coronavirus response

Countries across the world must take a comprehensive approach to fighting the coronavirus pandemic and isolate, test and trace as many cases as possible, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. “To suppress and control the epidemic, countries must isolate, test, treat and trace,” the WHO’s Director General Tedros…

Passengers of British coronavirus-hit cruise ship evacuate in Cuba

HAVANA (Reuters) – Passengers aboard a British cruise ship that has been stranded for more than a week in the Caribbean after several cases of the new coronavirus were confirmed onboard disembarked in Cuba on Wednesday in order to fly home. Communist-run Cuba offered a safe haven to the Braemar…

Rising number of medical staff infected with coronavirus in Italy

New figures show percentage of infected health workers is almost double number registered in China throughout epidemic. Rome, Italy – As coronavirus cases jump and deaths surge in Italy, new figures show an “enormous” level of contagion among the country’s medical personnel. At least 2,629 health workers have been infected…