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Presumptive COVID-19 case at Voisey's Bay false positive, as N.L. reports no new cases Sunday – CBC.ca

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The presumed positive case of COVID-19 at the Voisey’s Bay mine site in Labrador is now considered a false positive according to public health. (Vale)

The presumptive positive case of COVID-19 at the Voisey’s Bay mine site in northern Labrador is now considered a false positive, as Newfoundland and Labrador begins November with no new cases of the virus.

According to a news release from the provincial health department Sunday morning, an initial sample and an additional sample were tested at the province’s microbiology lab overnight, with both samples testing negative for COVID-19.

The man, a worker at the mine between 20 and 39 years of age, initially tested positive on Friday.

Public health said it treats any presumptive positives as true positive cases, and as such, contact tracing had already been completed.

Those who were in isolation as a result of contact tracing will be contacted by public health to follow up with new information.

Prior to the news release from the Department of Health, Lake Melville MHA Perry Trimper and Cartwright – L’Anse au Clair MHA Lisa Dempster both made posts on Facebook announcing the case being a false positive.

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, with 52,657 people tested. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

The total number of confirmed cases in Newfoundland and Labrador remains at 291, with three active cases. The last known new case of COVID-19 came on Oct. 26.

As of Sunday, 52,657 people have been tested — that’s up 212 in the last 24 hours.

The false positive at Voisey’s Bay isn’t the first false positive related to a mine site in Labrador.

A contractor from outside the province arriving at the Iron Ore Company of Canada mine in Labrador City tested presumptive positive on Sept. 12.

The Department of Health followed up on the presumptive positive case, with the test returning a negative result the following day after additional testing through the provincial microbiology lab.

Rugby resumes

As a result of the negative tests, the Newfoundland and Labrador Rugby Union (NLRU) is lifting a suspension of play issued on Saturday.

The NLRU put all rugby activities on hold, including all club and high school matches, and cancelled its Goodyear Cup final match after a member of the Swilers Rugby Football Club was informed of possible exposure to COVID-19 while working at Voisey’s Bay.

According to a release from the NLRU Sunday, the Swilers player also tested negative for COVID-19.

The Goodyear Cup final has been rescheduled to Nov. 7. High school matches scheduled for Sunday won’t go ahead, but will be rescheduled for a future date.

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COVID-19 concerns raised after video shows crowding at Chinook Centre – Calgary Herald

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Alberta is in the midst of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, having recorded more than 1,000 new infections daily in the last 10 days, including a record 1,731 cases reported Saturday.

The Alberta government released a series of new measures Tuesday meant to combat rising case counts, including at businesses.

According to Alberta Health, retail businesses within malls, as well as the malls themselves, are allowed to remain open with capacity limited to 25 per cent of their fire code occupancy.

It’s the responsibility of mall owners to ensure a process is in place to meet that capacity limit, the province said.

In a statement Saturday, Cadillac Fairview, the company which owns and operates Chinook Centre, said it has worked to combat crowding in the wake of government restrictions.

“The health and safety of our community of guests, clients and employees is our primary concern, and we continue to follow guidance from all levels of government and public health officials,” the company said.

“Regarding the Province of Alberta’s new restrictions for shopping centres, we have been actively monitoring capacity levels throughout the holiday shopping season.”

A Calgary police representative reached Saturday said officers attended the mall Friday and escorted a group of patrons out of the building.

No charges were laid, as police said the focus was on public safety and education, but they added that if the same individuals were to crowd the mall again, fines would be given. Officers maintained a presence at the mall Saturday.

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The SHA Releases The November 28th COVID-19 Update – SwiftCurrentOnline.com

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  1. The SHA Releases The November 28th COVID-19 Update  SwiftCurrentOnline.com
  2. Latest COVID update Nov. 28: 1 death, 197 new cases  CKOM News Talk Sports
  3. COVID-19 in Sask.: 1 more death, 197 new cases announced Saturday  CBC.ca
  4. Sask. reports 1 more coronavirus death, 197 new cases  CTV News
  5. One new COVID-19 death reported, the eighth since Nov. 25  paNOW
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Coronavirus: Support for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination is falling in Canada says Ipsos poll – Global News

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  1. Coronavirus: Support for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination is falling in Canada says Ipsos poll  Global News
  2. What happens if someone refuses vaccination? Ethicists urge clarity on COVID-19 rollout  CTV News
  3. Senior military commander to lead Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution  CBC News: The National
  4. U.K. poised to approve Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine next week: report  Global News
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