Tag: Outbreak

Union wants Calgary chicken processing plant shut down after COVID-19 outbreak

CALGARY—The union representing workers at the Sofina Foods/Lilydale poultry processing plant in Calgary is calling for the immediate closure of the plant following a COVID-19 outbreak. An Alberta Health official confirms there had been 19 cases as of Friday and 18 of those cases are considered active. The Calgary facility, which also had an outbreak…

Mexico halts sending more temporary foreign workers to Canada after two die of COVID-19 in Windsor; Beijing responds to largest outbreak in two months

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Tuesday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 5:54 a.m.: Outside a back door to a New York hospital where the coronavirus hit like a hurricane, a half-dozen staffers gathered recently to look back, and look inward.…

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…

‘Window is closing’ to protect disabled community from a COVID-19 outbreak

As the province scrambles to contain the COVID-19 crisis in long-term care homes, disability advocates fear their sector could be next in the pandemic’s path of destruction and the “window is closing” for decisive action that could spare them from similar tragedy. In the long-term care industry, the ingredients for disaster were baked in from…