NEWSCAST - Wednesday 16th September 2020

NEWSCAST - Wednesday 16th September 2020

Pritha Mukherji

CAMPUS:
- Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have been working to better understand and characterize the varied symptoms of the disease. One of the most concerning symptoms is the development of large blood clots that can cause blockages in the arteries that lead to the brain and causing stroke.
- Researchers at the Huron Community History Centre, partnering with Western Libraries, have created the Collaborative Mapping Projects site, which compiles a collection of digital maps exploring community histories.
LOCAL AND NATIONAL:
- On Tuesday, the city’s main testing sites at Oakridge Arena and the Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre had reached capacity by 3 p.m. Those who made it to the testing centres early enough were met with wait times of at least two hours.
- Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he will be making announcements over the next day or two to about measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the province's hotspots.
INTERNATIONAL:
- Officials in Louisville, Kentucky have agreed to pay $12m (£9.3m) to the family of Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was killed in her home by police.
WEATHER:
- On Thursday, expect a temperature of 18 degrees with sunny skies. Moving onto Friday expect temperatures to be 16 degrees with sunny skies. Expect temperatures to be at a max. Of 24 degrees.