Skip to content

Coronavirus (COVID-19) National News

UK to infect healthy volunteers in vaccine research trial

UK to infect healthy volunteers in vaccine research trial

Volunteers say they want to take part to help bring an end to the pandemic
One in four Canadians say their mental health is worse than during COVID-19 outbreak

One in four Canadians say their mental health is worse than during COVID-19 outbreak

Participants cited concerns about the length and severity of the pandemic as their biggest source of anxiety
Non-essential travel restrictions at Canada-U. S. border extended to at least Nov. 21

Non-essential travel restrictions at Canada-U. S. border extended to at least Nov. 21

Incidental visits like vacations, day trips and cross-border shopping excursions have been forbidden since March
Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases passes 40 million

Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases passes 40 million

LONDON — The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the planet has passed 40 million. The milestone was passed early Monday according to Johns Hopkins University, which collates reporting from around the world.
Canada inches toward to 200,000 COVID-19 case mark, with most new cases in Quebec

Canada inches toward to 200,000 COVID-19 case mark, with most new cases in Quebec

The country reported 1,827 new cases Sunday, for a total of 198,151 infections
O'Toole and Kenney sit side-by-side for livestream without wearing masks

O'Toole and Kenney sit side-by-side for livestream without wearing masks

NOBLEFORD, Alta. — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole praised Alberta Premier Jason Kenney for his province's handling of COVID-19 as the two sat side-by-side during a livestream on Saturday, while neither leader wore a mask.
Liberals propose special committee to examine pandemic-related spending

Liberals propose special committee to examine pandemic-related spending

OTTAWA — The minority Liberal government is attempting to pre-empt opposition efforts to create a special committee to investigate alleged corruption by proposing its own special committee to examine billions of dollars of COVID-19 pandemic-related s
Trudeau says feds want fixes, not control, of long-term care system

Trudeau says feds want fixes, not control, of long-term care system

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has no intention of trying to assert federal jurisdiction over long-term care facilities but still believes there is a role for Ottawa to play in fixing the country's troubled nursing homes.
Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba look to ramp up restrictions as COVID caseload nears 200K

Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba look to ramp up restrictions as COVID caseload nears 200K

Several provinces are looking to ramp up COVID-19 restrictions as new hotspots crop up across the map, pushing Canada's caseload closer to the 200,000 mark.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 11:17 a.m. EDT on Oct. 17, 2020: There are 196,193 confirmed cases in Canada.