China to step up coronavirus countermeasures ahead of Lunar New Year holiday

A traveller wears a facemask at the Beijing Railway Station on Friday. Many of China's 1.4 billion people will travel domestically and abroad during the Lunar New Year break that begins next week, raising concerns about the virus spreading to...

‘I was very ignorant’: How being paralyzed changed one woman’s view of how the world treats disabled people

Two years ago, Kristi Leer broke her collarbone and severed her spinal cord in a vehicle crash between Fort St. John and Chetwynd. (Submitted by Kristi Leer) A wheelchair user from Fort Nelson in northeastern B.C. is pushing for better...

New coronavirus outbreak in Chinese city of Wuhan

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) say a new strain of coronavirus is behind the outbreak of pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan, which has erupted just ahead of the Lunar New Year, the...

China to step up countermeasures as virus outbreak grows

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will step up efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays as a rise in confirmed cases fanned fears the virus could spread to other countries. Tourist line-up in...

China’s national health commission says viral outbreak is ‘controllable’

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s National Health Commission on Sunday said the outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus is controllable, in the first statement from the body since the outbreak was reported in late December. The transmission path of the...

How ‘absolute terror’ led this P.E.I. man to start a podcast about mental health

Matt Burke performs the intro music for his podcast. (Matty's Mental Health Podcast/Youtube) Feeling alone is a common theme on Matt Burke's podcast about mental health. The 24-year-old started Matty's Mental Health Podcast about 10 months ago and since then has recorded...

Late fee to renew medical licence in N.S. frustrates doctor

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia says the early deadlines protect patients because they ensure continuity of care. (Robert Short/CBC) A physician who is licensed in Nova Scotia says the timelines and late fees for licence renewals...

China says 17 new cases in virus outbreak, Wuhan to restrict large gatherings

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Sunday that 17 more people had become infected with a new coronavirus strain, fanning fears it will spread further as hundreds of millions of people travel to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year. Tourist...

China virus cases spike, 17 new infections reported

BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported 17 more cases of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus strain on Sunday, stoking worries of it spreading as the country gears up to celebrate Chinese lunar new year when hundreds of millions of people...

Factbox: New coronavirus outbreak in Chinese city of Wuhan

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) say a new strain of coronavirus is behind the outbreak of pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan, which has erupted just ahead of the Lunar New Year, the...
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