There has been an alarming surge of COVID-19 cases across Canada. Records are being broken on a near-daily basis, and there are calls for authorities to do more to stop the spread of the virus. Mike Drolet looks at how some provinces are hesitant to enforce restrictions.
Seniors in long-term care and retirement homes make up over 80 per cent of Canada’s COVID-19 deaths, and there are now over 350 homes with active outbreaks in the country. In a Global News exclusive, Farah Nasser reports on what happened inside an Ontario care home that was hit hard by the pandemic.
Mercedes Stephenson has more on Calgary’s mayor calling for tougher measures, as more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Alberta on Saturday.
The U.S. has also broken another record for new virus cases in a 24-hour period, and nearly every state is seeing a spike. As Jennifer Johnson explains, Americans are being warned to stay put this holiday season.
The safety of health-care workers is a critical concern amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but a device developed in Canada could reduce the risk for those working on the front lines. Su-Ling Goh has more.
Plus, when U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January, he and his wife Jill will be accompanied by their two German Shepherds: Champ and Major. Major will become the first “first dog” to have been adopted from a shelter. Mike Le Couteur explains.