COVID-19 cases rise in Canada, schools to put pressure on testing system

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  • Tuesday, 15 Sep 2020

FILE PHOTO: A student speaks with his school bus driver on the first day of the school year, as new measures are in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Vernon Bridge, Prince Edward Island, Canada September 8, 2020. REUTERS/John Morris

TORONTO/VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canada's three biggest provinces are seeing a pick-up in new COVID-19 cases, as officials do little to slow the virus beyond urging people to be more careful, and doctors warn school reopenings will boost demand for testing.

The country reported no deaths for one day on Friday, an echo of earlier success in controlling the virus that may already be slipping away, even before the impact of school reopenings is clear.

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