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My husband is immunocompromised—and we’re still quarantining. Here’s what it’s like.

“Everyone around us has moved on, but for us it feels like March of 2020 all over again.”
Bhargava and his kitchen staff prepare meals for guests quarantining at an isolation centre (Photograph by Lucy Lu)

The quarantine hotel chef who takes a bite out of COVID patients’ loneliness

Mohit Bhargava runs the kitchen for Toronto’s COVID-19 Voluntary Isolation Centre. ’People who are quarantined for 14 days, it’s like they’re actually having a punishment,’ he says, ’So let’s look at the food as a reward.’
Lockdown has been difficult for Marie Lamensch, who suffers from anorexia. (Tristan Brand)

’Home is my nightmare; where there’s always food and I’m alone with my negative thoughts’

During coronavirus lockdown, food has become a central part of our lives. But for Marie Lamensch, who suffers from an eating disorder, being at home and stuck with food is like her version of hell.
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Tabatha Southey answers the Top 40 most commonly asked questions in the Pandemic Era

Tabatha Southey offers guidance on e-commerce, TikTok fame, podcast fame, Facebook concerts, Zoom poetry readings and even the nature of time itself
A man carries his groceries past a boarded up bar on Apr. 22, 2020 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/CP)

Coronavirus lockdown: Why we can’t release the brakes

Timothy Sly: The entire population is still susceptible, and the virus has not gone away. It’s lurking, waiting for the opportunity to infect innocent Canadians as they push open the gate and rush out toward spring barbecues.
People arrive at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Monday, March 16, 2020. As of midnight, all people returning to Canada will have to check in to a hotel or other designated site unless they have an acceptable self-quarantine plan.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

What defines a ’credible quarantine plan’?

Politics Insider for April 15, 2020: Ottawa is ramping up of the Quarantine Act that’s been in effect since Mar. 25, the PM announces that the feds are in talks with the provinces to plan reopening the economy, and the return of ’speaking moistly’
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’I don’t want to stay another 10 days’: Life in Canada under coronavirus quarantine

Myriam Larouche, Canadian student and Wuhan evacuee, discusses 10 days in quarantine at CFB Trenton
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’My room is sanitized daily by people in hazmat suits’: Life in Canada under coronavirus quarantine

Canadian student Myriam Larouche talks about her daily routine on CFB Trenton, while she’s under quarantine
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Coronavirus: The worst-case scenario

Timothy Sly: If the virus is allowed to enter a population and circulate, some people will die, while the majority will acquire immunity, finally bringing the pandemic to a halt
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’It felt like the end of the world’: From Wuhan to Canada in coronavirus quarantine

Canadian student Myriam Larouche recalls her journey from Wuhan, China, the epicentre of novel coronavirus, to 14 days of quarantine in Trenton, Ont.