India sets new record of 412K COVID-19 cases, nearly 4K deaths as infections spread – National

India reported a record 412,262 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and a record 3,980 daily death toll, as a second wave of infections swamps the health system and spreads from cities into the vast countryside. COVID-19 infections in the world’s second most populous nation have surged past 21 million, with a death toll of […]

Canada’s travel ban on India, Pakistan will only delay COVID-19 spread: experts – National

Experts are saying that Canada’s new travel bans on India and Pakistan won’t be an effective long-term measure against the spread of COVID-19, and that it will just delay more arrivals of a potentially more infectious “double-mutant” variant in the country. The bans come as cases of the novel coronavirus continue skyrocketing in trajectory […]

Calgary boy joins global movement to spread awareness about rare condition

An eight-year-old Calgary boy has joined a global awareness campaign to bring attention to a rare condition that currently has no cure. “They’re uncomfortable,” said Tristan Tocila, pointing to a bandage around his hand. “(The bandages) make it smaller, a little bit, and I take them off when I need to.” Tristan was born […]

As COVID-19 variants spread, why are global coronavirus cases declining? – National

In an encouraging sign for the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of new coronavirus cases around the world and in Canada is continuing to fall this year. For the fifth consecutive week, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a decline in new infections on Wednesday. With a 16 per cent reduction compared to the previous […]

4 major Canadian airlines halt flights to Mexico, Caribbean to slow spread of COVID-19 – National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 31, 2021 7:27 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Four of Canada’s major airlines have suspended service to Mexico and the Caribbean as of today. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]

Israel to ban all passenger flights in effort to stem spread of coronavirus – National

Israel on Sunday decided to ban incoming and outgoing passenger flights from Monday at 22:00GMT until the end of January in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 and new coronavirus strains, Israel’s Haaretz news website reported. To date, Israel has seen 595,097 cases and 4,361 deaths associated with the virus, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins […]

EU considers more measures to stop coronavirus variant spread – National

European Union leaders assessed more measures to counter the spread of coronavirus variants during a video summit Thursday as the bloc’s top disease control official said urgent action was needed to stave off a new wave of hospitalizations and deaths. Expressing great concern about the virus’ mutations, the 27 leaders looked at further border […]

U.K. imposes new national lockdown as coronavirus and new variant spread rapidly

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new national lockdown for England until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new version of the coronavirus. Johnson said the country is at “a critical moment,” with cases rising rapidly in every part of the country. Read more: Britain must vaccinate 2 million a week […]

As Trump returns to ‘ghost town’ White House, staff fear continued coronavirus spread – National

The West Wing is a ghost town. Staff members are scared of exposure. And the White House is now a treatment ward for not one — but two — COVID patients, including a president who has long taken the threat of the virus lightly. President Donald Trump’s decision to return home from a military […]

CDC backtracks, says coronavirus could be spread through airborne transmission – National

By Vishwadha Chander Reuters Posted October 5, 2020 4:46 pm     Updated October 5, 2020 4:47 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in an updated guidance […]