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Coronavirus: Ottawa to ease border restrictions for compassionate visits by foreign nationals

Canada shut its borders in March as part of a series of measures to control the spread of COVID-19, allowing only Canadians and landed immigrants into the country as well as those foreign nationals, such as truck drivers and health-care workers, deemed as essential workers.But the government did make an exception that allowed “immediate family” members of Canadian citizens who are foreign nationals to enter the country, so long as they were healthy enough to travel and would observe the 14-day quarantine rule on their arrival.But the federal government’s definition of “immediate family” is too restrictive, says a group called Faces of Advocacy, which held a virtual rally Saturday where MPs from all parties, including from the governing

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coronavirus on Friday, a relative dip to end what’s been a week of record highs for new daily infections.There were no new deaths related to COVID-19 in Ottawa reported Friday, according to the local public health unit.The latest daily increase follows increases of 93 cases on Tuesday and 82 cases on Thursday, Ottawa’s two highest single-day totals since the start of the pandemic.
coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 49,340.It marks a slight increase to the previous two days when 409 cases were reported on each day.“Locally, there are 131 new cases in Toronto with 110 in Peel and 45 in Ottawa,” Health Minister Christine Elliott noted on Twitter.“Sixty-four per cent of today’s cases are in people under the age of 40.” Canada surpasses 150,000 coronavirus cases Elliott said more than 43,200 additional tests were completed, which is a single-day record for the province.

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