COVID-19 Updates: Lilac Festival postponed | 11th McKenzie Towne Continuing Care resident dies

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Monday

Calls to address staffing shortages after 11th McKenzie Towne resident dies

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An 81-year-old resident of the McKenzie Towne Continuing Care Centre in Calgary has died, marking the facility’s 11th death due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

The southeast Calgary facility has become the epicentre of the virus outbreak within the city. More than 50 active residents and at least 36 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Monday

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care today after his COVID-19 symptoms worsened. Leon Neal – WPA Pool/Getty Images

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care on Monday after his coronavirus symptoms worsened and he has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputize, Downing Street said.

Johnson was admitted to hospital on Sunday night and had been undergoing tests after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms for more than 10 days, but the government had earlier said he was in good spirits and still in charge.

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