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  • December 31: Finance Minister Rod Phillips resigns after trip to St. Barts
    Gilligan, Keith, Ajax News (Ajax), 31 Dec 2020     Ontario's finance minister resigned from his position after a December 2020 holiday trip to St. Barts in the Caribbean as the rest of the province was told to stay home, make no non-essential trips, and spend the Christmas holidays with only their own household members. Phillips disguised his actions with ...
    Gilligan, Keith, Ajax News (Ajax), 31 Dec 2020   Ontario's finance minister resigned from his position after a December 2020 holiday ...
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COVID-19: The Kawartha Lakes Pandemic Time Capsule


A collection of local and general news articles, photographs, experiences shared by citizens of the City of Kawartha Lakes during the COVID-19 global pandemic shutdown, March 17, 2020 to the present day. The COVID-19 pandemic made the world reconsider standards of public health care, childcare, and debate on the future of the working world as global economies shut down behind lockdowns and stay-at-home orders to protect their citizens from the fast-spreading novel coronavirus or COVID-19. In Ontario, outbreaks at many long-term care homes led to an investigation in September 2020 into the living and working situations within the homes following deployment of Canadian military to support exhausted front-line long-term care home workers and alleviate short-staffed situations. As of January 5, 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic infected 617,061 Canadians (197,360 in Ontario, 276 in Kawartha Lakes). 521,279 people recovered from the infection (166,790 in Ontario, 223 in Kawartha Lakes). 16,187 Canadians died due to COVID-19 (4,730 in Ontario, 32 in Kawartha Lakes). As of January 5, 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic infected 86,453,154 people worldwide. 61,265,537 people recovered from the virus. 1,867,986 deaths due to COVID-19 were reported worldwide.