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More COVID-19 restrictions being lifted across the country

More COVID-19 restrictions being lifted across the country

Some Quebec schools were reopening and more Ontario retailers were offering curbside pickup on Monday as Ottawa promised to help some of the country’s biggest employers stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. Quebec, which accounts for more than half of the country’s roughly 69,000 novel coronavirus cases, was reopening elementary schools and daycares outside the Montreal area. Quebec students were to be subject to...

Global coronavirus recoveries top 1.4M as cases surpass 4M mark

Global coronavirus recoveries top 1.4M as cases surpass 4M mark

May 11, 2020: The number of recoveries worldwide from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak exceeded 1.4 million early Monday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University. A total of 1,408,705 recoveries were recorded across the globe, while 282,694 have lost their battle against the pandemic. More than 4.1 million people have contracted the disease, the data showed....

Statistics Canada says nearly two million jobs lost in April

OTTAWA, May 8, 2020 — The Canadian economy lost almost two million jobs in April, a record high, as the closure of non-essential services to slow the spread of COVID-19 forced businesses to shutter temporarily. The loss of 1,993,800 comes on top of more than one million jobs lost in March, and millions more having their hours and incomes slashed. The unemployment rate...

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