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Gatherings restricted, schools closed: What’s being done to fight COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every province and territory. Medical officers of health and Canada’s chief public health officer are encouraging people to wash their hands, give each other space and wear a mask if they’re sick. Ottawa is pumping billions of dollars into health-care research and the economy. It has also put restrictions on both domestic and international travel and is enforcing 14-day quarantines for travellers returning...

‘Worse than any flu’: Canadians describe how it feels to have COVID-19

MONTREAL — Melanie Fournier went to bed a week ago Thursday feeling grateful that, despite everything going on in the world, she was in the best health of her life. Less than 12 hours later, the 42-year-old Montreal-area woman was racked with coughs that left her gasping for breath and was burning up with fever. “I woke up with a little scratch in my throat...

Canadian among dead after plane catches fire at Manila airport, killing all 8 on board

MANILA, Philippines — A plane carrying eight people, including a Canadian and an American, burst into flames Sunday while attempting to take off from Manila’s airport on a flight bound for Japan, killing all those on board, officials said. The Westwind 24 plane, which was carrying six Filipino crew members and the Canadian and American, was bound for Tokyo on...

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