Walt Disney World reopens in Florida amid Covid-19 surge

Date Published: July 11, 2020

Source: BBC

Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopened on Saturday in Florida, almost four months after Disney World was closed due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in the US. Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are expected to open next Wednesday. Visitors will be required to wear masks and follow social distancing rules while at the entertainment complex. [...]

Coronavirus: US surpasses three million cases

Date Published: July 9, 2020

Source: BBC

On Tuesday, the United States of America surpassed 3 million cases of COVID-19. Infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says the country is still in its first coronavirus wave. Despite the increasing number of cases, the White House continues to push for reopening schools and will have the CDC issue guidance on how to proceed. [...]

Ontario records no new COVID-19-related deaths for first time in months

Date: July 6, 2020

Source: CTV News

For the first time since March, Ontario reports no new COVID-19-related deaths in the province today. To date, the province has reported that a total of 2,689 people have died due to the virus. This news comes as health officials also report a slight uptick in the number of new COVID-19 cases, confirming an additional 154 new cases. [...]

For This Fourth of July, Officials Say Celebrate Freedom by Staying Home

Date Published: July 2, 2020

Source: New York Times

As cases of COVID-19 surge in the United States, up to 50,000+ cases in one day as of yesterday, July 1st, Fourth of July celebrations south of the border are being ground to a halt. Although many places around the United States had implemented stay-at-home orders back in March at the onset of the pandemic, many states opened too early and are now setting single-day reporting records of COVID-19. Texas reported more than 8,000 new cases, North Carolina reported more than 1,750 new cases, and Tennessee reported more than 1,500 new cases. [...]

Ottawa ‘remotely’ inspected Ontario farms while COVID-19 infected hundreds of migrant workers

Date Published: July 1, 2020

Source: CBC

Rather than physically inspecting farms that employ migrant workers during the pandemic, the Canadian government has been conducting mostly remote inspections. Three migrant workers have died and there have been numerous COVID-19 outbreaks amongst migrant workers, the majority occurring in the Windsor area. [...]

Coronavirus: US hits record high in daily cases

Date Published: June 26, 2020

Source: BBC

On Thursday, the United states experienced an all-time high of 40,000 cases of coronavirus infections. The increase in new cases and hospitalizations has prompted Texas, Florida, and Arizona to pause their reopening plans. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the surge in cases is being driven by more young people testing positive, especially in southern and western states. [...]

Canada almost self-sufficient in PPE as Canadian businesses step up: PM

Date Published: June 26, 2020

Source: CBC

The amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) being produced by Canadian companies currently is almost at the point of making Canada self-sufficient, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Many Canadian companies have taken advantage of the various federal financial support programs to rehire workers and retool equipment to start producing masks, gowns, ventilators, sanitizer, and other PPE..[...]