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City of Toronto supports strengthened restrictions to stop COVID-19 resurgence

“Toronto is at a critical moment in our battle against COVID-19. We need everyone to take action to help stop the spread of this relentless virus. We are following public health advice to confront this resurgence. We have worked with the federal and provincial governments to secure financial support for the businesses and residents who will be impacted by these measures. And I am making sure the City government does everything we can to help. If we all do the right thing during this 28-day pause, I am confident we can avoid a larger and longer lockdown, keep our schools open, and protect vulnerable residents including those in our long-term care homes.”

– Mayor John Tory

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President’s positive COVID-19 tests underscores perils of campaigning in a pandemic

WASHINGTON, Wash. — The perils of America’s fractured, partisan approach to the COVID-19 pandemic finally caught up Friday with U.S. President Donald Trump, now infected with the very virus that for months has threatened to end his tumultuous tenure in the White House.  Trump delivered the news via Twitter early Friday morning, saying both he...

Five highlights from the speech from the throne
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Five highlights from the speech from the throne

OTTAWA — In a new speech from the throne, the Liberal government detailed its plan to face the coming second wave of COVID-19, support Canadians and businesses that are still struggling because of the pandemic and boost the economy for longer-term recovery.  Here are highlights from Wednesday’s speech:  Helping provinces reinforce COVID-19 testing The Liberals...

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Toronto to open centre for those with COVID-19 who can’t self-isolate at home

Toronto will soon open a centre for those with COVID-19 who cannot self-isolate at home, a service the federal government said is open to other cities across the country. Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Friday the federal government is providing $13.9 million to Toronto Public Health — enough to operate the 140-room isolation centre that opens this weekend...