LFP’s providing unlimited access to our COVID-19 coverage. Here’s the latest: April 1
Posted: April 2, 2020
(April 1, 2020)
By: London Free Press
The social and economic response to the coronavirus threat is changing by the hour in Southwestern Ontario and across Canada. Here is a rundown of our latest coverage on the London-area fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Handling and reporting outbreaks at retirement homes is a “grey area,” Lambton’s public health boss says after reporting 11 cases and four deaths linked to one Sarnia facility.
- Stores adjusting to changing demand including more eating at home
- Police tackle new pandemic duty: Enforcing COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, social gatherings
- Sarnia-Lambton officials on Wednesday morning confirmed the community’s COVID-19 death toll had risen to five, which is half of the total fatalities in all of Southwestern Ontario.
- London’s Covent Garden Market is reopening its doors two weeks after closing down due to the COVID-19 pandemic – though not everyone seems pleased by the move.
- A St. Thomas gym was issued a warning by bylaw officials after it continued operating even after Queen’s Park told all non-essential businesses to shut down.
- He’s 38. He survived COVID-19. This is what he went through.
- London’s COVID-19 tip line draws more than 1,000 complaints since it was launched Friday
- Summer theatres across the region are delaying or bringing down the curtain on planned shows amid the pandemic
- The National Basketball League of Canada’s season is another victim of the coronavirus pandemic, and the future of its many teams — “passion projects” for local business people — is in doubt.
- Despite restrictions imposed by COVID-19 precautions, My Sisters’ Place remains a “touchstone” for women on London’s streets.
- Coronavirus mucks up cheque cashing for some Ontario Works recipients due to late Canada Post deliveries and reduced city office hours
- To stay in practice, idled London trombonist Karl Hermann and pals across North America assembled online to play a folk favourite
- Why does Ontario seem so completely unprepared, asks Ontario Health Coalition head Natalie Mehra
- Coming Up Roses duo make first appearance online for artists’ relief fund
COVID-19 IN LONDON AND AREA
- Two seniors at London‘s Grand Wood Park retirement home have tested positive and are in isolation.
- Public health officials have recorded a second COVID-19 death in Elgin County, a woman in her 70s.
- A fifth death occurred in Sarnia-Lambton, where 83% of its diagnosed cases are people older than 60
- For the first time, a person has died in Windsor-Essex
- Provincial officials announced 426 new cases Wednesday, bringing the total number in Ontario to 2,392.
- 37 people in Ontario have died of COVID-19 to date.