Four new presumptive COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, officials confirm

Four new presumptive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Saskatchewan, a government spokesperson said on Saturday night in a statement. Three of those presumed to have the virus are in Regina and two are in the same household. One of those in the household was recently in Vancouver at a dental conference with someone who was later confirmed to […]

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Coronavirus: Edmonton Public Library to close all branches

Edmonton Public Library announced all 21 branches would be closed as of Saturday in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier in the week all EPL classes, events and meeting room bookings were suspended. EPL had been monitoring developments and made the decision following consultations with the City of Edmonton and Alberta Health Services. “The health of our staff and customers […]

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Latest on the spread of coronavirus around the world

(Reuters) – Spain and France imposed stringent measures to combat the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak, the death toll kept climbing in China and the United States extended a travel ban. In Spain, the government plans to put its 47 million inhabitants under partial lockdown from Monday as part of a 15-day state of emergency plan, a draft of an official […]

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Australia's' 'war cabinet' set to meet as COVID-19 cases surpass 250

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s new national cabinet is set to meet Sunday as the country’s cases of coronavirus topped 250 and the government faced questions about the possible closure of schools and tighter border controls. The government has already advised against non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people from Monday, though this does not include schools, airports or public transport. The […]

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Coronavirus: BC Ferries reduces Vancouver-Victoria service, closes buffets

BC Ferries says it is reducing service between Vancouver and Victoria and shuttering on-board food buffets due to concerns over coronavirus. The company said Saturday it was cancelling multiple sailings throughout Sunday and one round-trip sailing Monday between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay “in order to meet current traffic demands.” Four round-trip sailings on Sunday have been cancelled between noon and […]

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Iran horror: Prisoners in jail holding Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe dying in large numbers

Nazanin was due to be released on medical furlough from Tehran’s notorious Evin prison but, despite the regime’s efforts to keep her alive as a valuable hostage, this is being blocked by Iranian Revolutionary Guards, her husband Richard said. It was feared the 41-year-old, jailed since 2016 after being accused of plotting to overthrow Iran’s government, which she denies, had contracted […]

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Coronavirus: Kelowna Farmer and Crafter’s market cancelled

Add another event to the growing list that coronavirus has shut down in the Okanagan. On Saturday, the seasonal Kelowna Farmer and Crafter’s Market was cancelled by the City of Kelowna. “We had to postpone today’s market,” said David Price, Kelowna Farmer and Crafter’s Society’s president.   “I believe it was in direct line with … gatherings of more than […]

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Coronavirus latest: Spanish PM’s wife test positive for viral infection

Begona Gomez and her husband are doing well and remain at their official residence in Madrid, the Moncloa palace, the Government said in a statement. Ms Gomez joined thousands of demonstrators on International Women’s Day last Sunday, to protest the gender wage gap. Earlier this week, two of Sánchez’s ministers also tested positive for the virus.   This comes as […]

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Trump Is Tested for Coronavirus, and Experts Ask: What Took So Long?

The ambassador had already self-quarantined, after learning of Mr. Wajngarten’s infection, and is now extending the measure for two more weeks. Other politicians who met with members of the Brazilian delegation — including Senator Rick Scott, Republican of Florida, and Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina — quarantined themselves. But Mr. Trump did not alter his routine. On Thursday, […]

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