Tag: COVID19

New COVID-19 outbreak identified at frozen fruit plant in Abbotsford, B.C.

SURREY, B.C.—A new COVID-19 outbreak has been identified at a frozen fruit processing plant in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Fraser Health announced late Friday that five employees at Nature’s Touch have tested positive for the virus and case and contact management is ongoing. The news came after B.C. announced 18 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the…

U.S. secures 300 million doses of potential AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

BENGALURU/LONDON (Reuters) – The United States has secured almost a third of AstraZeneca’s one billion possible COVID-19 vaccine doses by pledging up to $ 1.2 billion, as the world’s biggest powers scramble for medicinal supplies to get their economies back to work. While not proven to be effective against the coronavirus, vaccines are seen by…

Alberta ramps up COVID-19 screening, isolation checks for international arrivals

EDMONTON—Alberta is ramping up screening of international visitors to try to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Premier Jason Kenney says that starting immediately, foreign travellers arriving at airports in Edmonton and Calgary will have their temperature checked using an infrared camera. Starting next week, the plan is to use thermal imagers, which can provide more…