Global National: April 12, 2021 | Ontario hospitals in dire situation from third COVID-19 wave

Global News published this video item, entitled “Global National: April 12, 2021 | Ontario hospitals in dire situation from third COVID-19 wave” – below is their description.

In tonight’s top story: Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced the indefinite closure of schools after the April break, as hospitals struggle with bed capacity from COVID-19 patients.

The province is now facing its worst situation as the third wave of the pandemic hits hard. Mike Drolet looks at how hospitals are coping with the flood of patients as elective surgeries are, once again, cancelled.

In British Columbia, the province’s vaccine campaign is focusing on the Whistler community of 13,000 people, aiming for better tourism in the summer season.

Robin Gill has more on what Whistler’s mayor and tourism workers have to say about the vaccination campaign.

As COVID-19 cases soar across provinces, frustration from the public is mounting in Alberta after a church was ordered to close and anti-curfew protest in Montreal turned violent. Mike Armstrong has the details.

South of the border, there is renewed unrest in Minneapolis after another Black man was shot and killed by police. It comes as the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, accused of the killing of George Floyd, continues.

Jackson Proskow reports on the judge’s denial to sequester the jury at the defense’s request out of fear the ongoing unrest could impact deliberations.

Plus, Heather Yourex-West looks at how Canadian Muslims are coping with the month of Ramadan for the second time in the pandemic.

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