The virtual Challenge, held after an almost yearlong layoff from competition for Canadian skaters, was a qualifying event for the upcoming Canadian championships. February 28, 2020. For in-person classes — masks required for all students, starting in Grade 1, and also outdoors. Star Newspapers Limited and/or its licensors. Others say the CDC order is unlikely to cause an immediate spike in international travel. 8:34 a.m.: Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie is calling on senior levels of government to do more to bolster local long-term-care homes, but said she’s not calling for military assistance just yet. 12:35 p.m.: The Manitoba government is expanding the eligibility for one of its COVID-19 relief programs for businesses. Here’s what this means. Bereza, a professor of medicine and ethics consultant at the McGill University Health Centre, reacted Tuesday to recent news that the province’s hospitals could start using the protocol in a matter of weeks. McLean said he booked this trip in November, prior to lockdown, and after cancelling a previously scheduled trip. Other southern Ontario boards will know by Jan. 20 if schools can reopen. The Ontario Government has made the decision to close all publicly-funded schools from March 14 - April 5, 2020 in response to the emergence of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) in Ontario. At three per cent, there would be 10,000 cases a day by mid-February, 25,000 at five per cent and 40,000 at seven per cent, latest computer modelling says. - Ontario extends school closures until May 31 Every day we don’t do that, we’re actually driving that number higher to make up for it. 2 p.m.: Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he has never been in favour of a curfew. 14, 2020. “Frankly I’m frustrated, and we need more to be done to protect those that are the most vulnerable in our communities.”. The new measures also include restricting the hours of operation for non-essential retail stores such as hardware stores to between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., and a five-person cap on outdoor social gatherings. Deli Boyz’s class action is in addition to two other lawsuits filed last month by a different law firm against Uber Eats and DoorDash over undisclosed service charges. “Testing does not eliminate all risk,” CDC Director Robert R. Redfield said in a statement. Morrison said the province has reported 103 infections since the start of the pandemic. 11:15 a.m. (updated): Quebec is reporting 1,934 new cases of COVID-19 today and 47 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including 13 within the preceding 24 hours. Premier Dennis King said Tuesday the low numbers on the Island are a flicker of hope when other jurisdictions have not been so fortunate. 2:35 p.m.: Saskatchewan is reporting 248 new cases of COVID-19. Numbers. “In order to stay competitive and relevant, they have no choice.”. They also say 40 per cent of the province’s nursing homes are experiencing outbreaks of the virus. 11:43 a.m.: New data indicates Ontario’s health system will be overwhelmed and deaths from COVID-19 will exceed those in the first wave unless there is a significant reduction in contacts between residents. McLean said he is not on vacation, but it’s necessary that he is at his condo to sign off on extensive work that’s been done, and to pay the contractor. He is now calling for a Safe Restart 2.0 agreement as the pandemic stretches into its second fiscal year. “Discussions with the promoter and authorities in China are ongoing with the potential to reschedule the race later in the season if possible.” F1 said in a statement. The region has also seen 33 COVID-related deaths since the calendar turned, compared 80 confirmed deaths through the whole month of December. Read the exclusive from the Star’s Rob Ferguson and Robert Benzie. The office of the Portuguese president says that Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa tested positive for coronavirus although the veteran politician has no symptoms. The vaccines rolled out from Serum Institute of India’s facility in temperature-controlled trucks to the city’s airport from where they were loaded into private air carriers for distribution all over the country. Deaths continue to spike in long-term care with 198 residents and 2 staff dying of the virus since Jan. 1. “But when combined with a period of staying at home and everyday precautions like wearing masks and social distancing, it can make travel safer, healthier, and more responsible by reducing spread on planes, in airports, and at destinations.”. Mah said she created the calculator after hearing people talk about the pandemic being over because of the availability of vaccines. 2:20 p.m.: Nova Scotia health authorities say more than 3,800 COVID-19 vaccines had been administered as of last weekend as the province rolls out the first phase of its vaccine plan. Today’s coronavirus news: Ontario extends closure of schools to in-person learning until Feb. 10 in COVID-19 hot spots; Ontario issues stay-at-home order effective Thursday unless it’s essential The CDC order is “a reasonable approach” to reducing the risk of new variants from abroad entering the U.S., said Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health. 10:15 a.m.: Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott reports that there are eight more cases of the new U.K. variant among the 2,903 new infections. All publicly-funded schools in Ontario will now remain closed until at least Friday, May 29 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. to colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire about She says the federal government is driving hard in its negotiations to ensure early deliveries. In certain circumstances, younger people will be prioritized over older people and in some situations, when everything is equal, the decision will be random. COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says New Zealand is in a fortunate position to have stamped out community spread of the virus but takes nothing for granted. The caskets are stacked three high in the Meissen crematorium’s sombre memorial hall, piled up in empty offices and stored in hallways. Canadian Press. Health officials say it’s the first time since October that fewer than 100 new cases have been registered. Looking at 50-100 deaths daily by end of February. 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