- COVID- 19 cases Hospitalizations in Quebec, Ontario, and New Brunswick are nearing or exceeding record levels, threatening to overburden hospitals across Canada.
- According to Education Minister Adriana LaGrange, thousands of test kits will be supplied to students and parents over the next few days.
COVID- 19 cases threaten to overload hospitals across Canada, with hospitalizations nearing or exceeding record levels in Quebec, Ontario, and New Brunswick.
The former CEO of the University Health Network and Ontario’s deputy health minister, Dr. Bob Bell, claims that every Western country dealing with COVID’s fast-spreading Omicron variant is currently experiencing a stressed hospital system.
However, he claims that Canada will pursue lockdowns and restrictions sooner than the US since it has a lower tolerance for initiatives such as death.
In the meantime, students in Alberta are returning to class today, despite parents’ and children’s concerns about the rising number of COVID cases.
According to Education Minister Adriana LaGrange, thousands of test kits will be supplied to students and parents over the next few days.
However, Edmonton Public Schools and the Alberta Teachers’ Association have stated that some students will not receive them until days after they return to school, potentially exacerbating the Omicron outbreak.
The day after the province set an all-time high of 2,436 hospitalizations connected to coronavirus infections, those aged 40 and up in Quebec can now book appointments for a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Staff at National Microbiology Laboratory facilities throughout the country are also being inquired to work from home starting today.
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, the move is intended to protect the critical workforce conducting on-site diagnostic and lab research.
The work-from-home order covers staff at the lab sites in Winnipeg, Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., Guelph, Ont. and Lethbridge, Alta. are covered by the work-from-home order.
Source- CTV News
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