Surges in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across several provinces prompted warnings on Monday, January 4, 2021, from public health experts, who said stricter measures and adherence to guidelines are needed in the days and weeks ahead.
Canada surpassed 15,000 COVID-19 deaths on Monday, December 28, 2020, and at least one infectious disease expert says the somber milestone should be a wake-up call to anyone who thinks the dangers of the disease are overhyped.
The call to action, known as Joyce’s Principle, aims to ensure that Indigenous people have equal access to "the highest standard" of government-run health services. First Nations have for years complained about discrimination in hospitals and other institutions.
Canada's COVID-19 hot spots reported minor declines in daily infections on Sunday, November 15, 2020, but health officials urged people to remain cautious as the country rapidly approaches the 300,000-case mark and overall trends remain worrisome.
The idea is simple, says Jennifer Brazeau, executive director of the Native Friendship Centre in Quebec’s Lanaudiere region: provide “a culturally secure space” where Indigenous people can get health care without feeling afraid.
The Canadian provinces hardest hit by the global COVID-19 pandemic released sobering numbers on Sunday, October 25, 2020, with Quebec's overall case count passing the 100,000 mark and Ontario registering more than 1,000 single-day cases for the first time since the start of the worldwide outbreak.
High school students in regions under maximum alert will be required to wear masks inside classrooms, authorities said on Monday, October 5, 2020, as Quebec reported the highest number of daily COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began.