COVID-19 traces found in cruise ship 17 days after passengers disembarked: study

TORONTO — A cruise ship that saw scores of Canadians quarantined off the coast of Japan still had traces of COVID-19 some 17 days after passengers disembarked, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The research looked at the efforts by health authorities in Japan and the U.S. to contain […]

Mnuchin, Schumer optimistic on coronavirus stimulus package, say deal is close

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said late Monday that they were nearing a deal on a roughly $2 trillion stimulus package to help American workers and businesses survive the coronavirus outbreak. “I think we’ve made a lot of progress,” Mnuchin told reporters on Capitol Hill just before […]

Coronavirus updates, March 23: Quebec orders all non-essential businesses to close as cases surge to 628

Updates from our live coronavirus coverage of Monday, March 23. Questions/comments? [email protected] Key updates: REM halts construction work Second case at Côte-St-Luc seniors residence Kahnawake bans tobacco sales Here’s Quebec list of essential services that can remain open SAQ liquor stores will remain open Quebec tightens restrictions on seniors’ residences Chart: Quebec cases by region […]