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canadiansathApril 29, 20211min3190

The Ontario legislature has officially approved new legislation that will give employees three days of paid emergency leave during COVID-19. The leave could be claimed for a variety of reasons related to COVID-19, including signs of illness, to receive a test, to case for an ill child or to receive a vaccine.


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canadiansathApril 29, 20211min3060

Third wave of COVID-19 has ‘crested’ in Ontario but cases remain high, says Dr. Adalsteinn Brown, the co-chair of the science advisory table. The data showed mobility rates drop significantly throughout April resulting in a decrease in case growth. However, the officials noted that workplace mobility is high and its reduction is key in reducing infection rates.


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canadiansathApril 29, 20211min3610

The Public Health Agency of Canada says hundreds of fines have been issued to travellers arriving in Canada for refusal to quarantine in a government-authorized hotel.

A total of 404 tickets have been issued to travellers as of April 19, of which 247 tickets have been issued in Ontario and 157 in British Columbia.


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canadiansathApril 29, 20211min2950

Ontario government has announced it will deliver its own paid sick leave program to help curb the spread of COVID-19 transmission in essential workplaces.

This Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit, if passed, the legislation will require employers to pay workers up to $200 per day for up to three days if they are feeling sick or need to get vaccinated.


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canadiansathApril 29, 20211min2910

The World Health Organization has decided to redeploy 2,600 health experts in India on its COVID-19 response, following it facing “a perfect storm” due to “the combination of relaxing of personal protective measures, mass gatherings and more contagious variants while vaccine coverage is still low.”