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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, April 19, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, April 19, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 3:35 p.m. Saskatchewan is reporting 243 new cases of COVID-19. The province says there have been no new deaths due to the virus.
Manitoba enacts more COVID-19 restrictions to try to contain coronavirus spread

Manitoba enacts more COVID-19 restrictions to try to contain coronavirus spread

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is tightening some of its COVID-19 restrictions due to rising case numbers. Starting Tuesday, weddings, funerals and outdoor public gatherings will be capped at 10 people — down from 25.
More provinces announce plans to lower age of eligibility for AstraZeneca vaccine

More provinces announce plans to lower age of eligibility for AstraZeneca vaccine

The race between vaccines and surging COVID-19 variants hit a new gear on Monday as more provinces announced they would expand access to the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot and Ontario and Quebec partially closed their borders to slow the spread.
'It's tough': Edmundston area remains COVID-19 hot spot in New Brunswick

'It's tough': Edmundston area remains COVID-19 hot spot in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON — Edmundston, N.B., deputy mayor Eric Marquis says the number of new cases reported each day in his region is depressing, but that residents are optimistic the numbers will begin to drop soon.
New N.S. COVID cases double since weekend as vaccine access expanded to 60 and over

New N.S. COVID cases double since weekend as vaccine access expanded to 60 and over

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday — more than double the number of infections reported a day prior — as the province expanded vaccine access to people 60 and older.

With residency rule lifted, Dartmouth plans vaccine clinics

CONCORD, N.H. — Dartmouth College plans to host vaccination clinics on campus now that the state has lifted its residency requirements for the COVID-19 vaccine.

N.L. health-care help for Ontario to include Dr. Allison Furey, the premier's wife

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey says his wife, a physician, is eager to help Ontario battle its soaring COVID-19 case numbers. Dr. Allison Furey has been working on the front lines in a St.
Ontario rejects efforts on paid sick leave, says expanding police power was mistake

Ontario rejects efforts on paid sick leave, says expanding police power was mistake

TORONTO — The Ontario government rejected efforts to support essential workers with paid sick leave Monday while admitting its now-reversed moves to close playgrounds and grant police new enforcement powers had been a mistake.
The Latest: Vaccinated prisoners in Alaska can have visitors

The Latest: Vaccinated prisoners in Alaska can have visitors

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska prison authorities say inmates who have been fully vaccinated will be able to receive visitors starting this week.
Prince Edward Island tightening border restrictions to limit new COVID-19 cases

Prince Edward Island tightening border restrictions to limit new COVID-19 cases

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island is tightening border restrictions in an effort to limit the number of new COVID-19 cases in the province.