Alvin Yu

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Alvin Yu is an associate producer, senior writer and social editor/presenter for CBC News: The National. Yu set his sights on journalism early — as a kid, he would anchor the news in the shower, hoping one day to make it to the big screen.

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Should there be regional phase-outs of COVID-19 restrictions? Not a good idea, health officials say

While more than 75 per cent of Ontario's new COVID-19 cases are located in the Greater Toronto area, experts say that doesn't necessarily mean a regional phase-out of COVID-19 restrictions is a good idea.

New fund created to help struggling St. Thomas businesses during pandemic

Small businesses in St. Thomas and Elgin County will soon be eligible to apply for grants of up to $2,000 to help sustain their bottom line during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local band made up of neuroscientists does a COVID-19 spin on a Rolling Stones classic

A group of neuroscientists from Western University have taken a classic Rolling Stones song and made it their own using COVID-19 lyrics.

180-bed field hospital for COVID-19 patients being built at Western Fair

The London Health Sciences Centre is setting up a field hospital on the Western Fair grounds for COVID-19 patients.

'I don't understand': Young London hockey player with COVID-19 wonders why follow-up tests aren't being done

Zac Tierney, a hockey player who tested positive for COVID-19 from London, Ont., said he doesn't feel comfortable going out in public if he isn't sure he no longer carries the virus.

City receives more than 1,000 reports from public through COVID-19 tip line

The City of London has received at least 1,200 phone calls and emails from the public about people and businesses not following rules during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here's what Londoners are reading and watching during the COVID-19 pandemic

London Public Library has reported a surge in demand for its online resources since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

COVID-19 cases could peak within 2-3 weeks in Ontario: health unit

The number of cases of COVID-19 in Ontario could peak in the coming weeks, according to the top doctor for London and Middlesex County.

Local grocer does temperature checks on shoppers to prevent spread of COVID-19

A London, Ont., grocery store has been conducting temperature checks on every customer before they go inside.

Swabs used for COVID-19 testing are in short supply in London

There's a shortage of swabs used for COVID-19 tests in the Middlesex-London Health Unit, but health officials believe it's only a temporary problem.