Most Toronto residents who are tested for COVID-19 are now waiting more than two days for the results, prompting Toronto Public Health to move one of the key indicators on its monitoring dashboard into the red for the first time in months.
New numbers out of the Public Health Agency of Canada show only a gradual increase of downloads of Canada’s COVID-19 exposure notification app since the start of the month, while the number of Canadians using the tool to report their positive test remains low.
A group of advocates for the homeless claim the City of Toronto lied about complying with physical distancing measures in shelters, but the municipality is disputing the allegations, new court filings reveal.
The federal Liberals are willing to put their minority government on the line over their proposal to implement a series of new COVID-19 benefits for Canadians transitioning off of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). The government has announced that they view the looming vote on their legislation to bring in the new aid package to be a matter of confidence, meaning if it fails Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government could fall.
Toronto's top doctor says the concept of social bubbles will no longer work in the city and residents need to limit exposure with those outside their household as COVID-19 cases rise to unprecedented numbers.
For those with medical issues who live in small towns the burden of having to drive to an appointment in a urban city centre can be too much. Not only that, but the cost of flying to one or many medical appointments is more than some can possibly afford.
The Ford government will spend $52.5 million to add 3,700 workers at its hospitals and long-term care homes, as the Premier conceded finally on Monday that the province is in a second wave of COVID-19.