Ontario woman and young son ‘crammed like sardines’ for hours at airport now infected with COVID-19 | CTV News

TORONTO — A fully vaccinated Ontario woman says she and her son were “crammed like sardines” inside the Toronto airport after returning from a trip and have now become infected with COVID-19. Maya Castle travelled to Fort Myers, Fla., earlier this month with her seven-year-old son so she could visit her parents, but says they … Read more

Ontario’s 2021 coronavirus school plan to allow extracurriculars, field trips and assemblies to resume | CP24.com

Elementary and secondary school students will both return to the classroom five days a week in the fall and they will be greeted by an environment that more closely resembles the pre-pandemic normal with the return of field trips, school assemblies, music programming and extracurricular activities. The Ministry of Education released a 26-page document Tuesday … Read more

Coronavirus: Canada extends pandemic benefits through to Oct. 23 | CTV News

OTTAWA — The federal government is tapping the brakes on its plans to phase out pandemic aid programs this summer, deciding instead to freeze benefits at current levels and extend help by an extra month beyond the previously planned end date. The decision means that wage and rent subsidies for businesses, and income support for … Read more

Not enough young Canadians are ‘offering their arm’ for COVID-19 vaccines: Tam – National | Globalnews.ca

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says she is concerned that COVID-19 vaccination rates among younger Canadians aren’t high enough as the rate of first-dose shots is slowing. “Now that the vaccine’s been around for some time we are getting a bit concerned that that group isn’t offering their arm, as it were,” Tam said at … Read more

COVID-19 outbreaks in unvaccinated groups like kids under 12 very much a ‘reality’: Tam – National | Globalnews.ca

As Canada continues to hit further thresholds in vaccinating its population against COVID-19, the country’s top doctor is warning that still unvaccinated populations — especially children under the age of 12 — are at risk of another outbreak of the virus. Speaking at a press conference Thursday, Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam … Read more

Six people injected with saline instead of COVID-19 vaccine at Ontario clinic in June | CTV News

TORONTO — More than 200 people are being contacted to repeat their COVID-19 vaccinations because some who attended an immunization clinic in the Niagara region were injected with a saline solution instead of the shot. Niagara Region Public Health said Tuesday that six people were injected with the harmless saline substance on June 16 at … Read more

Ford lifts COVID-19 restrictions for London, Ont. vigil, calling attack an act of terrorism | CTV News

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford is temporarily lifting COVID-19 restrictions to allow a grieving community in London, Ont. to gather at a vigil this evening, following what the premier called a “terrorist attack” on a Muslim family Sunday night. The local Ministry of Health supported the premier’s proposal on Tuesday for a special regulation change … Read more

Ontario set to enter provincewide COVID-19 reopening plan on June 11 | Globalnews.ca

The Ontario government has announced the province will be entering into the long-anticipated COVID-19 reopening plan on June 11, a few days ahead of the target date. “As we begin to enjoy the benefits of the first step in our roadmap like meeting friends on a patio or visiting your favourite local store, please do … Read more

Ontario records lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in nearly eight months | CTV News

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in nearly eight months with another drop in cases on Sunday. Health officials reported 663 new COVID-19 cases, which is the lowest number of infections in a single day since Oct. 18, 2020.  It is also a drop from the 744 new cases … Read more

Ontario reports fewest COVID-19 cases since October – CityNews Toronto

Ontario is reporting 699 new COVID-19 cases and 9 additional deaths on Tuesday. It is the smallest daily increase in cases since before the peak of the second wave. The province last reported fewer cases on Oct. 18. It is also the second straight day with fewer than 1,000 cases, something that Ontario hasn’t seen … Read more