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Feds send mobile health units to Ontario to address hospital capacity crunch

Feds send mobile health units to Ontario to address hospital capacity crunch

TORONTO — The federal government is sending two mobile health units to the Greater Toronto Area to help address the strain COVID-19 is placing on hospitals, as the facilities ramp up patients transfers to address a serious capacity crunch.
COVID-19 indicators in Montreal, epicentre of pandemic in Quebec, slowly improving

COVID-19 indicators in Montreal, epicentre of pandemic in Quebec, slowly improving

Montreal's COVID-19 indicators are improving but the many health orders in place are likely to remain for weeks to come, the city's public health director said Friday. Health officials reported about 622 new daily infections between Jan. 17 and Jan.
'Expect delivery delays' amid COVID outbreak at Mississauga, Ont., Canada Post site

'Expect delivery delays' amid COVID outbreak at Mississauga, Ont., Canada Post site

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Canada Post is telling customers to expect delivery delays due to a COVID-19 outbreak at a key mail facility in Mississauga, Ont., that has sickened dozens of workers.
Speed up vaccine rollout to LTC homes to prevent deaths, cases: advisory group says

Speed up vaccine rollout to LTC homes to prevent deaths, cases: advisory group says

TORONTO — Refocusing Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout on long-term care residents would prevent 115 deaths and hundreds more cases by the end of March, according to projections from a team of experts advising the government on the pandemic.

Ontario boards adjust to quickly reopen some schools as province issues directive

Several southern Ontario school boards that straddle public health units are gearing up to reopen only a portion of their schools to in-person learning next week, adding another layer of complexity to an academic year that's been defined by quick piv
Ontario COVID-19 rates showing improvement, too soon to say if it's a trend: Yaffe

Ontario COVID-19 rates showing improvement, too soon to say if it's a trend: Yaffe

TORONTO — Ontario's COVID-19 numbers are showing improvement, but it's too soon to say if that's the start of a downward trend, one of the province's top doctors said Thursday. Dr.
Quebec premier says critics of provincewide curfew trying to sow division in society

Quebec premier says critics of provincewide curfew trying to sow division in society

MONTREAL — Critics of the provincewide curfew who argue that homeless people should be exempted from the health order are trying to divide Quebecers, Premier Francois Legault said Thursday.
Toronto Mayor John Tory urges Pfizer improve COVID-19 vaccine production

Toronto Mayor John Tory urges Pfizer improve COVID-19 vaccine production

Toronto Mayor John Tory has joined a chorus of Canadian politicians in urging Pfizer-Biotech to produce more COVID-19 vaccine.
Long-term care residents told commission prolonged isolation is 'inhumane'

Long-term care residents told commission prolonged isolation is 'inhumane'

TORONTO — Residents of Ontario long-term care homes described the devastating impact of the prolonged isolation brought on by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic as they testified before an independent commission earlier this month.
Medical experts urge more masking, distancing for schools planning to reopen

Medical experts urge more masking, distancing for schools planning to reopen

TORONTO — Experts at a leading children's hospital say schools need to ramp up COVID-19 testing and masking in order to have all kids return safely to the classroom as soon as possible.