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

COVID-19 linked to ‘significant’ drop in intelligence: research | CTV News

TORONTO — Individuals who recovered from COVID-19, including those who no longer had symptoms, exhibited significant “cognitive deficits,” according to a large study out of the U.K. The research, conducted by academics from Imperial College London, Kings College and the Universities of Cambridge, Southampton and Chicago, aimed to find out how COVID-19 affected mental health … Read more

A Message to South Africans Now Living Overseas by Leading SA Businessman – SAPeople – Worldwide South African News

Message to South Africans Now Living Overseas. Photo: iStockPhoto The following letter, by M&C Saatchi Abel Group founder Mike Abel, has been going viral the last few days. As we pointed out to Mike, at SAPeople we have been flooded with only wonderful, supportive messages from expats wanting to generously reach out and help those back home. … Read more

‘Like running a marathon’: How to reach Canadians still not vaccinated against COVID-19 – National | Globalnews.ca

When volunteers with the South Asian Health Network in the Toronto and Peel area wanted to get their community vaccinated against COVID-19, they hit the phones. “We actually did tons of cold-calling,” said Sabina Vohra-Miller, co-founder of the organization. “We cold-called businesses in the area because we knew that [they] had precarious employment and we’d … Read more

Ontario to enter Step 3 of COVID-19 reopening plan on July 16, days earlier than expected | Globalnews.ca

The Ontario government is moving the province into Step 3 of the COVID-19 reopening plan nearly a week earlier than previously expected. Officials confirmed on Friday that the province will move into Step 3 on July 16 at 12:01 a.m. Ontario was originally slated to move into the next step on July 21. “I didn’t … 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

Covid-19: Abu Dhabi starts offering vaccines to tourists

Holders of expired residency or entry visas are also eligible for free vaccinations, Abu Dhabi Government Media Office said on June 11. Visit visa holders and tourists landing in Abu Dhabi from abroad can now take the free Covid-19 vaccine, Khaleej Times has learnt. However, the visit visas must be issued by Abu Dhabi and … 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 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