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Two more Calgary schools alert parents to cases of COVID-19

Crescent Heights High School was photographed on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Photo by Gavin Young/Postmedia

Parents of children at two Calgary schools received form letters from the school board alerting them to a case of COVID-19 within their child’s school.

Crescent Heights School and Bishop Pinkham School have each had a confirmed case.

In nearly identical form letters, parents were told that each school would be cleaned prior to reopening on Monday, and that those who need to self isolate and seek testing will be notified.

Because both schools only had one confirmed case, neither is considered to have had an outbreak by the province.

The letters were posted on the Support our Students website.


U.N. steps up COVID-19 measures at Syrian refugee camps in Jordan

The U.N. refugee agency is stepping up efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 among tens of thousands of Syrians in camps in Jordan after the first cases were confirmed last week, the head of the agency in the country said on Saturday.

The UNHCR confirmed three cases in the country’s largest camp for Syrian refugees, Zaatari, near the border with Syria, and two cases in a smaller camp, Azraq.

The infections in the two camps that house a total of around 120,000 refugees were the first confirmed cases since the pandemic was first reported in the kingdom last March.

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Police in Quebec can issue fines to those refusing to wear masks when obligatory

People gather at a park in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Quebec has 60% of all virus deaths -- and about two-thirds of those are in the Montreal region. Photographer: Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg ORG XMIT: 775514366
People gather at a park in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Photo by Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg

Quebecers could face hefty fines starting Saturday if they aren’t wearing a mask in places the province has deemed it mandatory due to COVID-19.

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