Northern Ontario health units on alert amid rising COVID-19 infections

Northern Ontario is on high alert amid a rise in COVID-19 cases in the region that has hit the homeless community particularly hard.

The health unit covering the Thunder Bay area returned to a lockdown this week after reporting more COVID-19 cases last month than in all of 2020.

The Northwestern Health Unit, which covers the city of Kenora and other areas, says it’s closely watching the situation in Thunder Bay.

It’s asking people to avoid travel to that city and to reduce contact with others for two weeks after returning home if they do.

The health unit says it will hold a meeting with regional partners this week to discuss measures to prevent the virus from spreading among the homeless population.

An Thunder Bay isolation centre for people exposed to or infected with COVID-19 is applying for extra funding after demand skyrocketed along with rising infections among the homeless.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 3, 2021.

Football news:

I don't think Barcelona is any better. Koeman on the fight for the La Liga title with Real Madrid, Atletico and Sevilla
Koeman on Minges: In Barca, you should always play actively. Pedri, Araujo also played below their level
Ronald Araujo: For Barca, all matches are finals. We won Getafe-this is the main thing
Messi gave a penalty to Griezmann with a double against Getafe-Antoine scored
Barcelona won 7 of the last 8 La Liga matches-lost to Real Madrid
Semin about the Super League: European football has the fairest traditions
Agnelli and Ceferin were preparing a joint statement because of the rumors about the Super League. The head of Juve turned off the phone before the announcement of the tournament