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Ontario reports almost 4,500 new COVID-19 infections

Ontario hospital nurses are facing burnout and high turnover rates this spring as the COVID-19 crisis continues Ontario hospital nurses are facing burnout and high turnover rates this spring as the COVID-19 crisis continues
Hannah Rogers | 21 April, 2021, 17:06

Ontario is lowering the eligibility age for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to 40 on Tuesday, meaning a new cohort of people will be able to get the shot at a local pharmacy or family doctor's office.

Checkpoints went up at the boundaries with Quebec and Manitoba this morning to limit inter-provincial travel.

Tom McMillan, a spokesman for Alberta Health, said the decision to offer the vaccine to younger people was based on health data along with concerns that vaccine hesitancy in older groups would slow the rollout.

O'Toole said he was booked for Saturday, while Singh is being vaccinated Wednesday.

"They were getting calls so it seems to me that there is still a lot of demand", Justin Bates, the organization's CEO, said Monday. For more details on the latest regulations, visit the Ontario website here.

Right now, there are 42,941 active cases of the novel coronavirus in Ontario.

New Brunswick seeks retired health-care workers who can assist Ontario with COVID-19 crisisCBC News New Brunswick17 hours ago0:56
New Brunswick seeks retired health-care workers who can assist Ontario with COVID-19 crisisCBC News New Brunswick17 hours ago0:56

The federal government will cover all expenses, including salary, travel and accommodations, she said.

The territory's capital city became the epicentre of a new outbreak last week, just as Arviat emerged from a months-long outbreak, which had resulted in 339 cases and one death.

Nunavut's premier says the Health Department uncovered three more cases of COVID-19 in the territory Tuesday, all in Iqaluit.

Trudeau participated in the 2020 G7 leaders' meeting virtually, but with global vaccination rates growing, including in the United Kingdom, the nation is looking to host other world leaders to discuss how to "help the world build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic and create a greener, more prosperous future", between June 11 and 13.

The deputy prime minister is also trying to book hers.

Ontario and the federal government have requested help from the Atlantic region in recent days as the pandemic rages on.

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