Tag: Spread

Manitoba bolsters rules in attempt to further control spread of COVID-19

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is tightening rules aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 amid the growing threat posed by variants of the virus. People will be considered contacts of a case — and be required to undergo testing and self-isolation — if they have been in close range of an infection for 10…

Class sizes vital to curbing spread of COVID-19 in schools, Sick Kids experts say

As Ontario’s back-to-school plans face increased scrutiny with thousands of parents calling for smaller elementary class sizes, leaders at the Hospital for Sick Children say that keeping classroom numbers low enough to enable physical distancing is key to curbing transmission of COVID-19 in schools. Sick Kids President and CEO Dr. Ronald Cohn told the Star…

Canada, U.S. extend border restrictions 30 days to control coronavirus spread

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – Canada and the United States have agreed to extend border restrictions for another 30 days to help control the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for a news conference at the Rideau Cottage, as efforts continue to help slow the spread…

Was Canada quick enough to curb COVID-19? Experts say there was community spread as early as March 1

Did Canadian health officials act fast enough to curb community transmission of COVID-19? This week’s growth in positive tests, from people infected earlier in March, suggests they did not. While infectious disease experts say it is believed Canada had community transmission as early as March 1, governments did not bring in “physical” or “social” distancing…

World closes borders, restricts travel to contain coronavirus spread

(Reuters) – Countries around the world on Saturday continued to close borders, impose strict entry and quarantine requirements and restrict large gatherings in efforts to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: People wear protective face masks at a residential community following an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), in downtown Shanghai, China March 13,…