U.S. now seeing nearly 50,000 new cases every day

The latest: Daily cases of COVID-19 top 50,000 in the U.S.  Palestinian government orders five-day quarantine in the West Bank. India’s coronavirus infections surpassed 600,000. U.K. to lift quarantine rules for those arriving from... Read more »

Coronavirus: What happened around the world on July 1

The latest: UN Security Council votes unanimously to adopt its first COVID-19 resolution. Canada extends sweeping travel ban for at least another month. First case of COVID-19 confirmed among migrants at U.S.-Mexico border. Fauci warns cases could grow... Read more »

In a world economy reshaped by a virus, the new North American trade deal takes effect

As negotiators shook hands on the revised North American free trade agreement, they couldn’t have foreseen the fundamental upheaval their countries would soon be facing thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. If the Trudeau... Read more »

Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on June 30

The latest: Cities and states across the United States, United Kingdom and Australia are closing businesses and reverting to lockdown measures, as coronavirus numbers surge following a spate of recent reopenings. In the... Read more »

Air Canada suspends 30 regional domestic routes as COVID-19 wallops air travel demand

Air Canada is indefinitely suspending 30 domestic regional routes and closing eight stations at regional airports across Canada because of an unprecedented drop in demand for air travel as a result of COVID-19. The... Read more »

U.S. could reach 100,000 new daily coronavirus cases if surge continues, Fauci says

The United States is “going in the wrong direction” with the coronavirus surging badly enough that Dr. Anthony Fauci told senators Tuesday some regions are putting the entire country at risk — just... Read more »

Canada extending ban on most foreign travellers to at least July 31

Ottawa plans to extend the sweeping travel ban that bars entry to all travellers who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents, or Americans travelling for reasons deemed essential, for at least another... Read more »

China study warns of possible new ‘pandemic virus’ from pigs

A new flu virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to humans and needs to be watched closely in case it becomes a potential “pandemic virus,” a study said, although... Read more »

Toronto mayor, top doctor want to make masks mandatory indoors

Toronto’s mayor and medical officer of health want non-medical masks and face coverings to be made mandatory in indoor public spaces to help limit the spread of COVID-19. “It is about respecting and... Read more »

There’s no quick post-pandemic fix for Canada’s long-term care facilities, say experts

This is the third in a series looking at lessons learned from the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and at how Canada moves forward. Dini Cameron has watched Canada’s long-term care... Read more »