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Worker at Toronto jail in hospital being tested for COVID-19: union

TORONTO — The union representing Ontario's correctional workers says an employee at a Toronto jail is being tested for COVID-19.

Man with two swords attacks person at business in Toronto's north end: police

Toronto police say they're investigating after a man with two swords attacked a person at a business in the city's north end. Police say they were able to arrest the suspect, who was still at the scene when they arrived on Friday morning.
Local health unit reports Ontario's second COVID-19 death as cases spike

Local health unit reports Ontario's second COVID-19 death as cases spike

TORONTO — A local health unit reported a second death in Ontario linked to COVID-19 on Thursday, saying it may be a case of community transmission, as the premier strongly urged people to practise social distancing and self-isolation.
No concrete evidence ibuprofen makes COVID-19 worse: health experts

No concrete evidence ibuprofen makes COVID-19 worse: health experts

TORONTO — Canadian health officials are trying to calm fears that anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen can worsen COVID-19 symptoms by stressing the lack of concrete evidence.
Family of Quebec's first COVID-19 death implores people to follow health rules

Family of Quebec's first COVID-19 death implores people to follow health rules

MONTREAL — A woman who says her grandmother was the first Quebecer to die of COVID-19 has published an impassioned plea urging people to follow recommendations of public health officials.

Eviction notices mistakenly sent to Toronto tenants, landlord's lawyer says

TORONTO — Lawyers for a Toronto landlord say tenants in a west-end apartment building were mistakenly sent eviction notices this week as the company rushed to shut its offices in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Western University researchers begin work on developing a COVID-19 vaccine

LONDON, Ont. — A team of Western University researchers has begun work on creating a vaccine for the devastating novel coronavirus.

TTC employee working at bus maintenance shop tests positive for COVID-19

Toronto's transit agency says one of its employees has tested positive for COVID-19. The Toronto Transit Commission says the employee worked at a maintenance shop for buses.

Ontario shutters provincial parks due to COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — Ontario is closing provincial parks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks says it decided to shutter the parks until April 30 to protect the health of employees and visitors.

Ontario reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, provincial total at 214

TORONTO — Ontario reported 25 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the total to 214, as the province grappled with difficulties in assessing people as well as a growing backlog of tests.