Tag: COVID19

Fort McMurray reports six new COVID-19 cases, 18 recoveries

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distribution to colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire about permissions/licensing, please go to: www.TorontoStarReprints.com By Sarah Williscraft, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterFort McMurray Today Sun., Jan. 17, 2021 COVID-19 numbers for Alberta as of January 17: More from…

It’s cold, it’s dark, we’re tired. Canada, meet the COVID-19 wall

Friends pressed close together for a selfie. Groups out celebrating. People visiting each other’s homes. When scrolling through Instagram these days, Sukhmeet Singh Sachal sees what look like scenes from another era. “I think a lot of people have been feeling the COVID-19 fatigue, especially now; it’s almost been a year,” says Sachal, a medical…

Reports that Brazil rejected Russian Covid-19 vaccine are ‘inaccurate’, Sputnik V sponsor says, after approval hiccup

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine has hit a stumbling block in Brazil, where the regulator has demanded additional paperwork for its emergency use. Moscow has assured that the vaccine is still on course in the Latin American nation. The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa) announced on Saturday that it had returned a request for the emergency…

Alberta ramps up COVID-19 vaccinations, paramedics on priority list for shots

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the province is ramping up and expanding COVID-19 vaccinations to include paramedics and other emergency service workers. Kenney says almost 47,000 doses have been administered to front-line health and intensive care workers — including doctors and nurses — and to residents in long-term care homes and supportive living…

Today’s coronavirus news: COVID-19 vaccine arrives in remote First Nations across Canada; Britain ramps up national vaccination program

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Sunday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 9:00 a.m.: Thousands of people 80 and older have started receiving invitations to get the coronavirus vaccine in England, officials said Sunday, as Britain ramps up its national vaccination…