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Coronavirus: Number of Kelowna cases rises to 130 with new counting method

1596155906 Coronavirus Number of Kelowna cases rises to 130 with new  - COVID

As expected, the number of coronavirus cases linked to Kelowna has risen. On Wednesday, Interior Health announced that it would be using a new counting method when it came to the number of cases linked to the Kelowna cluster during the Canada Day weekend. And on Thursday, Interior Health said there were now 130 cases, […]

NHL teams arrive in Canadian bubbles of Toronto, Edmonton ahead of league restart

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NHL players have been eager to find out what life will be like inside the bubble. They got a first taste Sunday. The 24 teams — each with a 52-person travelling party — set to participate in the league’s restart entered the secure zones in two Canadian cities ahead of the resumption the pandemic-halted 2019-20 […]

Video aims to take the scary out of swabbing for kids getting tested

Video aims to take the scary out of swabbing for  - COVID

Getting a COVID-19 test — a process that involves taking a swab deep up the nasal passage — can be nerve-wracking for anyone. It can be even scarier if you’re a child. Now, B.C. Children’s Hospital has released an educational video aimed at kids, with the goal of taking the anxiety out of the experience, […]

Vietnam bans wildlife trade over coronavirus pandemic fears – National

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Vietnam announced Friday that it was banning wildlife imports and would close wildlife markets in response to renewed concerns about the threat from diseases that can jump from animals to humans, such as the virus that causes COVID-19. An order signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Thursday bans all imports of wildlife dead […]

Coronavirus: Science World reopens to the public Saturday, Aug. 1

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Science World will be reopening to the public once again on Saturday, Aug. 1. With new physical distancing measures in place and enhanced safety protocols, the visit will look a little different under new COVID-19 guidelines. Visitors will also be able to book their visit in advance but no food will be allowed on-site with […]

Concerns surround American students returning to Canadian schools amid COVID-19

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Post-secondary students from the pandemic-riven United States are getting ready to go back to school in Canada — a rite of passage that’s causing more anxiety than usual for parents and front-line university workers alike in the age of COVID-19. At Montreal’s McGill University, some employees are growing worried the school prepares to welcome foreign […]

‘It’s not a hoax,’ says B.C. doctor hospitalized 105 days with coronavirus

1595224185 ‘Its not a hoax says BC doctor hospitalized 105 days  - COVID

Five months ago, West Vancouver doctor Greg Phillips was in what may have been the best shape of his life. Phillips and husband Matt Pettigrew were hitting the gym five times a week, were active and big fans of travel. High-blood pressure was his only underlying condition. One-hundred and five days in hospital later, he’s […]

First case of coronavirus reported on Haida Gwaii

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The Council of the Haida Nation says Haida Gwaii has recorded its first case of the novel coronavirus. The First Nation issued a bulletin Friday saying that it had been notified of a self-reported case of the virus. Read more: Haida matriarchs plan land occupation as fishing lodge reopens over objections “‘Self-reported’ means that one […]

Coronavirus spread forcing some countries to rethink bars, schools and tourism – National

Coronavirus spread forcing some countries to rethink bars schools and  - COVID

Bars may be off the menu and many schools look set to remain closed for months to come as the new coronavirus causes more illness and death in many countries and the U.S. South and West. India’s record daily increase of nearly 32,7000 cases pushed its total close to 1 million and led authorities to […]

New coronavirus exposures reported on 4 B.C. flights, 3 of them headed to Alberta

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The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) has flagged four new flights for possible exposure to COVID-19. The BC CDC recommends passengers on the affected flights self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the date of travel. Cases have been identified on the following flights: July 2: West Jet flight 460 – […]