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Quebec's new COVID-19 cases top 1,000; Ontario curbs restaurant, bar capacity

02 Oct 2020

MONTREAL, TORONTO Canada's Quebec province reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, as infections mount despite recent efforts aimed at limiting social gatherings blamed for the pick up among residents under the age of 30.

Ontario projects surge of COVID-19 cases akin to that of hard-hit Australian state

01 Oct 2020

TORONTO Ontario could reach 1,000 new COVID-19 cases a day in the first half of October, projections released on Wednesday showed, putting Canada's most-populous province on a trajectory similar to that of the hard-hit Australian state of Victoria.

Canada, biggest provinces promise new steps to fight second COVID wave

30 Sep 2020

TORONTO Canada's federal authorities and its two biggest provinces on Tuesday promised new measures to combat a second COVID-19 wave that is notching up as many cases as during the pandemic's peak in April.

Canada's COVID-19 testing system overwhelmed after slow move to new tests

23 Sep 2020

TORONTO Canada's recent spike in COVID-19 cases has created day-long lines at testing centers and prolonged waits for results, highlighting gaps in a system that leans heavily on traditional laboratory tests in a nation that has been slow to adopt newer, faster diagostic technologies.

Major Canadian province clamps down on parties to fight coronavirus spread

18 Sep 2020

TORONTO/OTTAWA Canada's most populous province will clamp down on social gatherings to prevent "reckless careless people" from spreading the coronavirus at illegal parties, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said on Thursday.

Top medical expert says Ontario needs smaller classes as COVID-19 cases accelerate

17 Sep 2020

TORONTO Classes in Canada's high risk schools should ideally have 20 or fewer students so children can maintain safe distance from each other, a top doctor who advised the government of Ontario on school reopening said, as sometimes crowded classes resumed in the midst of a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Top medical expert says Ontario needs smaller classes as COVID-19 cases accelerate

16 Sep 2020

TORONTO, Sept 16 Classes in Canada's high risk schools should ideally have 20 or fewer students so children can maintain safe distance from each other, a top doctor who advised the government of Ontario on school reopening said, as sometimes crowded classes resumed in the midst of a spike in COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19 cases rise in Canada, schools to put pressure on testing system

14 Sep 2020

TORONTO/VANCOUVER Canada's three biggest provinces are seeing a pick-up in new COVID-19 cases, as officials do little to slow the virus beyond urging people to be more careful, and doctors warn school reopenings will boost demand for testing.

Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, China

03 Sep 2020

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Explainer: How common cold viruses are being used in vaccines from Russia, China

03 Sep 2020

(This August 31 story corrects to clarify that the viral vectors were first made in the 1980s, not the 1970s) | Video

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