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Global News published this video item, entitled “Global National: Nov. 24, 2020 | Alberta declares public health emergency amid rising COVID-19 cases” – below is their description.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has introduced more COVID-19 restrictions, while declaring a public health emergency as cases surge to new records. Heather Yourex-West breaks down the new rules, and explains why some medical experts fear it is too late. Manitoba is further tightening its own pandemic restrictions, but some people are still not getting the message as cases rise. Marney Blunt looks at the human consequences of carelessness. While the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany are talking about vaccinating people from COVID-19 as soon as December, Canadians will have to wait a little longer. Abigail Bimman looks at the logistics, the contracts, and the promises. Doctors in the U.S. fear Thanksgiving is a disaster in the making, with millions of people travelling for the holiday, defying repeated warnings about COVID-19. Jackson Proskow reports. Global News has obtained documents from CSIS, which allege Iran used a Toronto currency exchange to wire money into Canada, violating international sanctions. Mike Drolet explains what the money may have been used for and how the company’s owner, an Iranian expat, is responding to the claims. Plus, with the COVID-19 pandemic triggering strict travel rules, Canadians living abroad are mulling whether it’s a good idea to head home for the holidays. Redmond Shannon has more on their Christmas dilemma. For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7481178/alberta-covid-19-new-restrictions/ Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Iran #GlobalNewsGlobal News YouTube Channel
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Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.
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