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What's the COVID-19 plan for Burnaby schools? Find out more tomorrow

What's the COVID-19 plan for Burnaby schools? Find out more tomorrow

At least one of the new cases announced Wednesday include a resident at Haro Park Centre, a seniors home in downtown Vancouver . There are now 231 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in B.C., after...

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Ontario Declares State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Ontario Declares State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Under the the emergency act, the provincial government has the power to limit personal travel, close down public and private buildings and fix prices for goods to prevent unreasonable inflation. A few...

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Chinese expert: Japan drug 'effective' against COVID-19

Chinese expert: Japan drug 'effective' against COVID-19

A Japanese drug that was used by Chinese authorities to fight a Covid-19 has shown significant result for patients. Speaking at a news conference, Zhang Xinmin, director, China National Centre for...

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Two Michigan COVID-19 Deaths Reported

Two Michigan COVID-19 Deaths Reported

They attributed the increase to results from commercial and clinical labs that just started testing. "It typically takes months to do this and we did it in several days", Dr. Its own health care wor...

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Trump approves Chloroquine to treat coronavirus

Trump approves Chloroquine to treat coronavirus

FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn carefully tempered the President's remarks regarding his team's work to develop treatments for coronavirus . Trump said that chloroquine would be available "almost...

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European Medicines Agency: ibuprofen okay for coronavirus

European Medicines Agency: ibuprofen okay for coronavirus

They have said that healthcare professionals , as well as patients , should be considering every treatment option available, including paracetamol and other anti-inflammatory medicines to treat ...

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Due Coronavirus Planet Fitness Offer Free Online Workout Classes at Home

Due Coronavirus Planet Fitness Offer Free Online Workout Classes at Home

Planet Fitness has a fitness solution for quarantines: When you can't work out, work in. As all corporate owned Planet Fitness locations closed last night, the largest chain of gyms in the USA said ...

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Children can become seriously ill from coronavirus, study warns

Children can become seriously ill from coronavirus, study warns

Researchers examined the cases of children across China that were reported to the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of February 8 in connection with the virus. While the bulk of th...

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Coronavirus: COVID-19 assessment centre opens in Collingwood

Coronavirus: COVID-19 assessment centre opens in Collingwood

The city's first assessment centre opened on Monday at Oakridge Arena and has seen over 800 patients. The city cancelled all other programs at Carling Heights this week. Assessments are available by...

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1st COVID-19 case in W.Va. confirmed

1st COVID-19 case in W.Va. confirmed

Justice, who has been the public face of the state's coronavirus response since Thursday, said Tuesday that the first case of coronavirus was found in the Eastern Panhandle. As a result, Justice ann...

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COVID-19: Ontario's dentists to only perform emergency services

COVID-19: Ontario's dentists to only perform emergency services

Following the advice of the Minnesota Dental Association and the American Dental Association , dentists around the state are temporarily limiting practices as the number of COVID-19 cases continues t...

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Katrina Kaif's at-home workout tips amid coronavirus lock down

Katrina Kaif's at-home workout tips amid coronavirus lock down

The B-town celebs have rephrased the "Work From Home" criteria, which many multinational companies are adopting, and now are calling it "Work Out At Home". She recently posted videos on her Instagram ...

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Coronavirus can stay on surfaces for hours, says researchers

The World Health Organization (WHO) has counted almost 180,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus , also called COVID-19, and suspect many thousands more undetected patients. Golding, who was not...

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23 new cases COVID-19 in Alberta

23 new cases COVID-19 in Alberta

The list of prohibited gathering spots also includes arenas, science centres, museums, art galleries, fitness centres, and community centres. Sit-down restaurants are limited to half their capacity,...

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Trump says coronavirus-affected workers to receive money 'soon'

Trump says coronavirus-affected workers to receive money 'soon'

Trump, now describing himself as a "wartime president", said he would sign the Defence Production Act "in case we need it" as the government bolsters resources for an expected surge in cases of the ...

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Blood types more at risk of infection

Blood types more at risk of infection

They studied blood samples from 2,173 patients in three hospitals in the Chinese cities of Shenzhen and Wuhan and compared them with recent blood group surveys from almost 3,700 healthy people in Wuha...

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DeSantis: Bars Will Shut Down Statewide, Crowds Restricted At Restaurants And Beaches

DeSantis: Bars Will Shut Down Statewide, Crowds Restricted At Restaurants And Beaches

The order does not pertain to restaurants with bars, only bars and nightclubs which strictly serve drinks. Since then, the number of known cases in the state has grown to 173, as of Tuesday morning, a...

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State of emergency declared in BC

State of emergency declared in BC

Health Minister Adrian Dix said on Monday. Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s top medical health officer, announced there have been three additional deaths in the province from coronavirus; two of them at a...

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Is taking ibuprofen actually risky for COVID-19 patients?

Is taking ibuprofen actually risky for COVID-19 patients?

Reckitt Benckiser, the manufacturer of the Nurofen brand of ibuprofen, published a related website statement: "Appropriate use of ibuprofen and paracetamol is still now being recommended by most Eur...

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Trump invokes the Defense Production Act to address the coronavirus pandemic

Trump invokes the Defense Production Act to address the coronavirus pandemic

In the case of the coronavirus crisis, it is needed to provide medical equipment that is in short supply, including personal protective equipment like masks, gowns and gloves for doctors and nurses an...

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Canadian Press NewsAlert:Ontario reports first death linked to COVID-19

Canadian Press NewsAlert:Ontario reports first death linked to COVID-19

The funding will provide more protective gear for frontline health care workers, personal support workers and physicians and to support more rigorous, 24/7 screening at long-term care facilities. That...

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Fujifilm shares jump 15% on China coronavirus drug trial boost

Fujifilm shares jump 15% on China coronavirus drug trial boost

Shares in Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp (4901.T) surged 15 percent on Wednesday morning after a Chinese official said the company's Avigan anti-flu drug appeared to help coronavirus patients re...

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Engineers use 3D-printer to save COVID-19 patients in Italy

Engineers use 3D-printer to save COVID-19 patients in Italy

The valve normally costs $11,000, but they are able to 3D print them for about $1. The hospital, in Brescia, had 250 coronavirus patients in intensive care and the valves are created to be used fo...

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Kansas becomes the first state to end its school year

Kansas becomes the first state to end its school year

Students in several states across the country may not return to classrooms for the rest of the school year amid the growing coronavirus outbreak. "It came after close consultation with the education p...

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Will County reports first coronavirus case

Will County reports first coronavirus case

Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County Public Health Director, said the rate of increase comes as no surprise. As with all new cases, Ferrer explained that those individuals are now isolated as are their ...

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Senate approves House's coronavirus relief bill, sending measure to Trump

Senate approves House's coronavirus relief bill, sending measure to Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate is "anxious" to pass the latest House-passed bill, an action that could happen later on Tuesday. Mnuchin also said that Americans should st...

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Dental offices urged to suspend all non-emergency services

The organization said in a written statement Tuesday that dentists "have a role to play in "flattening the curve".to follow sound, scientific public health advice to help limit infections and slow the...

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NY has thrown away 20,000 hospital beds, complicating coronavirus fight

NY has thrown away 20,000 hospital beds, complicating coronavirus fight

He said "No city in the state can quarantine itself without state approval". This has left many individuals showing symptoms of the virus being turned away by medical staff and is in contrast with o...

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School during Coronavirus COVID-19 | Districts offer meals pick-up for students

School during Coronavirus COVID-19 | Districts offer meals pick-up for students

The video shows food distribution at Central Dauphin East High School. Families in need of meals prior to March 23 should contact All Faiths Food Bank , the district said. The superintendent says bre...

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House sends amended coronavirus relief bill to Senate

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on March 13, 2020. "A number of members think there are considerable shortcomings in the House bill". But n...

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No new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba, officials discourage all worldwide travel

No new COVID-19 cases in Manitoba, officials discourage all worldwide travel

A day after the chief provincial public health officer said there were no plans to close Manitoba casinos to prevent the spread of the coronavirus - and other provinces announced their casinos were sh...

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COVID-19 research: How long does it take for symptoms to show?

COVID-19 research: How long does it take for symptoms to show?

They found that time between cases in a chain of transmission is less than a week. PSA: While there is a lot of information out there on the internet and other platforms regarding the virus, it's im...

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Testing, isolation and contact tracing need to be urgently improved

Testing, isolation and contact tracing need to be urgently improved

In the latest restrictions in Europe, Germany announced border controls, banned gatherings in churches, mosques and synagogues and said playgrounds and non-essential shops would close. "We have a simp...

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Premier declares a state of emergency for Ontario

Premier declares a state of emergency for Ontario

She said that should the number of cases continues to rise, it may even be possible that Ontario will have to turn to other jurisdictions for help, including additional medical professions. Grocery ...

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China reports 1 locally transmitted virus case, 20 imported ones

China reports 1 locally transmitted virus case, 20 imported ones

The number of new infections found in travelers from overseas has outnumbered those newly found infected inside China in recent days, prompting the Chinese government to clamp down on imported cases. ...

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