Coronavirus: Manitoba announces first death, public gatherings to be limited to 10

Manitoba has recorded its first death related to COVID-19. Manitoba’s COVID-19 cases currently stand at 39, with three more cases overnight. The one person who was in hospital is the person who died. She was in her 60s. Manitoba will also limit gatherings to 10 people starting on Monday, by orders of the chief public health officer, Brent Roussin. “This

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Top 2 WRHA executives leave the country in midst of COVID-19 outbreak; now in self-isolation

At the beginning of the month while Canada was grappling with the COVID-19 outbreak, two of the city’s top health executives left the country on vacation. As a global pandemic was looming the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Operating Officer of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority left Canada. Global News has learned WRHA COO Krista Williams and newly appointed

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Coronavirus: can immunosuppressive therapies save lives? London, Ont., researchers launch study

Researchers out of Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University in London, Ont., are trying to better understand the immune system’s response to the new coronavirus and whether or not immunosuppressive therapies can improve mortality rates. According to the team, some early reports from scientists and physicians suggest that the virus can cause a cytokine storm in some patients, which

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Carluccio’s to go into administration after 20 years with 2,000 jobs at risk

Top Italian chain Carluccio's is entering administration after being hit by the coronavirus. They are expected to appoint administrators soon after being a fixture on British high streets for 20 years, Sky News reports. Carluccio's is reportedly lining up FRP Advisory, one of the UK's biggest corporate restructuring specialists, to take the lead on an insolvency process that will put

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China’s coronavirus cases are going down as most new infections appeared imported

China reported 45 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Saturday, down from 54 on the previous day, with all but one involving travelers from overseas, the country’s health authority said on Sunday. In the last seven days, China has reported 313 imported cases of coronavirus but only 6 confirmed cases of domestic transmission, data from the National Health Commission

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China reports smaller number of new daily coronavirus cases

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported 45 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for March 28, down from 54 on the previous day, with all but one involving travelers from overseas, the country’s health authority said on Sunday. The number of so-called “imported” cases also fell from 54 on the previous day, data from the National Health Commission showed. China also

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Coronavirus: Gatineau house party leads to $1,000 fine for social-distancing breach

Police in Gatineau issued what they say is their first ticket since new powers were issued to Quebec police forces to break up groups not respecting social-distancing rules. The SPVG said police officers responded to a noise complaint an apartment block “in the Hull area” at 12:45 a.m. Thursday. Officers found several people inside the apartment at the centre of

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What qualifies as an essential service under B.C.’s coronavirus response?

The provincial government has outlined what qualifies as an essential service, as it brings in substantial new measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Under B.C.’s response to the pandemic, essential services are defined by government and the provincial health officer as services that people rely on in their daily lives. This is different from what is designated

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