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The outbreak was declared on June 13 after a resident tested positive.

But Ken Kozoway said he didn’t learn about the pandemic from GSS until a month later when the first death was reported at the home on July 13. That same day, they told him his 94-year-old mother tested positive for the virus. She died on July 20.

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Saturday

Calgary businesses leave mandatory mask enforcement to city staff

Allison Mones walks out of the downtown Safeway wearing a mask as they became mandatory in Calgary on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia
Allison Mones walks out of the downtown Safeway wearing a mask as they became mandatory in Calgary on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia

Some local businesses are hoping Calgarians voluntarily comply with the city’s mandatory mask bylaw as they have no plans to enforce the rule that came into effect Saturday.

Andrew Ferguson, the owner of Kensington Wine Market in Calgary’s northwest, said early Saturday afternoon that there were no issues with compliance.

Even if there were, though, it wouldn’t fall on the shoulders of his staff to “pick a fight” with those seemingly disobeying the bylaw.

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Saturday

Ireland’s chief doctor says rise in COVID-19 infections concerning

Lifeguards sit within protective socially distant barriers at Silverstrand beach amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Galway, Ireland, July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne ORG XMIT: PPP-CK16
Lifeguards sit within protective socially distant barriers at Silverstrand beach amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Galway, Ireland, July 23, 2020. CLODAGH KILCOYNE/REUTERS

Ireland’s chief medical officer on Saturday described a recent spike in COVID-19 infections as “concerning,” as the average number of cases per day doubled from around 20 in recent weeks to over 40 over the past five days.

Ireland, which still has lower infection rates than much of Europe, reported 45 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, down from a two-month high of 85 cases on Thursday.

“Over the last five days we have seen an average of 44 cases a day. This trend is clearly concerning,” Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn said in a statement.

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