What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday, Jan. 27 – CBC

What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday, Jan. 27 – CBC

by tmnationtalk on January 27, 202257 Views

Key updates on COVID-19 in the region

Jan 27, 2022

Food insecurity is worsening for some local residents due to the rising cost of living, driven by food and housing prices, plus employment instability caused by the pandemic.

Raymond Ningeocheak longs to eat seal again with his family in Coral Harbour, Nunavut — but the medevac flight alone to get the Inuk elder home from long-term care in Ottawa costs $45,000.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School in Gatineau can’t afford the HEPA air filters being provided elsewhere as a way to try to cut the spread of COVID-19, so students are making their own air filters as a class project to try to keep themselves safe.

Research by CBC News reveals that just 209 COVID-19 vaccine medical exemptions have been approved provincewide since a new requirement that they be checked by public health units. Four of them are in Ottawa.

The top doctors for both Ontario and Quebec are giving separate news conferences at 3 p.m. ET.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-january-27-2022-1.6328904

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