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Government enacts stricter quarantine measures for returnees to Canada

Government enacts stricter quarantine measures for returnees to Canada

OTTAWA — As of Wednesday, all people returning to Canada will have to check in to a hotel or other designated site unless they have an acceptable self-quarantine plan, the federal government says.
Health Canada warns against "fraudulent and unauthorized" N95 masks

Health Canada warns against "fraudulent and unauthorized" N95 masks

OTTAWA — Health Canada is warning Canadians about the risks of using fraudulent and unauthorized N95 masks that may not offer protection against COVID-19.
Trudeau: Feds ready to send provinces cash to top up worker salaries

Trudeau: Feds ready to send provinces cash to top up worker salaries

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is willing to send money to provinces that want to provide salary top-ups to workers deemed essential.
Do as we say, not as we do? Trudeau, Scheer forced to defend family trips

Do as we say, not as we do? Trudeau, Scheer forced to defend family trips

OTTAWA — Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer fended off criticism Tuesday that they're asking Canadians to do more to stop the spread of COVID-19 than they're willing to do themselves.
'A lifeboat in the ocean:' Nurses on life inside a downtown Vancouver hospital

'A lifeboat in the ocean:' Nurses on life inside a downtown Vancouver hospital

VANCOUVER — As a registered nurse in the emergency department at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, Zoe Manarangi Bake-Paterson wonders whether she'll be the same after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
Second World War commemorations become casualty of COVID-19 pandemic

Second World War commemorations become casualty of COVID-19 pandemic

OTTAWA — Donald White was shaving when his friend ran in excitedly to tell his unit the news: The war was over.
Elderly main victims of COVID-19 and sci-fi writers on the pandemic; In The News for April 14

Elderly main victims of COVID-19 and sci-fi writers on the pandemic; In The News for April 14

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of April 14 ... COVID-19 in Canada ...
Canadians want serious progress on COVID-19 before returning to work: poll

Canadians want serious progress on COVID-19 before returning to work: poll

OTTAWA — Most Canadians want to see significant progress in the fight against COVID-19 before they would feel comfortable with people being allowed to return to work, a new poll suggests.
Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What's being done to fight COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory.
Health Canada approves Spartan Bioscience's portable COVID-19 test

Health Canada approves Spartan Bioscience's portable COVID-19 test

OTTAWA — Rapid COVID-19 testing devices are on the way to remote and Indigenous communities where access and timely results have been hindered by distance and limited resources, officials said Monday after a new test kit was approved over the weekend