Mark Quinn

CBC News

Mark Quinn is a videojournalist with CBC's bureau in St. John's.

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COVID-19 has spared workers at N.L.'s largest poultry producer — but not demand for chicken

None of Country Ribbon's more than 200 employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, which has closed meat-producing facilities in other parts of Canada.

Protective equipment shortage slowing return of health-care services

Top health officials say the rescheduling of surgeries postponed because of the pandemic has been limited by an ongoing struggle to acquire personal protective equipment.

Cardiologist worries heart patients denying themselves care over pandemic fears

A St. John's cardiologist says public health restrictions put in place under the COVID-19 pandemic, while justified, may be harming cardiac patients whose procedures have been postponed indefinitely as well as heart patients who are avoiding hospitals.

Nurses angry over possible exposure to COVID-19 after warning Eastern Health of risk

Nurses say they and other patients at the Health Sciences Centre were put at undue risk by Eastern Health when a sick patient was moved to a shared room in a busy unit at the hospital.

Workers from outside N.L. exempt from COVID-19 isolation order at MUN's science building

General contractor Marco says it takes the safety of workers seriously and it is following COVID-19 public health orders, which allow an exemption for some workers coming in.

Retired Labrador doctor back at work to fight expected wave of COVID-19

Dr. Michael Jong says Labrador will be hit with more cases of COVID-19 and he's come out of retirement to fight it, even though at 68 he knows he's more likely to get very sick or worse if he's infected.

Heartbreak on Bell Island as long-term-care patients transferred to St. John's amid pandemic

A decision to move patients from Bell Island's hospital to St. John's has sparked powerful emotions and fears.

Blind man says store clerks are infringing on his human rights

A Corner Brook man who lives with almost complete vision loss says his human rights are being violated by businesses that refuse to help him shop safely during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

N.L. arranges financial relief for doctors signing up to fight COVID-19

Doctors who agree to do COVID-19 work will get up to 100 per cent of what they normally bill MCP, under a new provincial policy.

'Extremely anxious' health-care workers step up to staff COVID-19 ward

As Newfoundland and Labrador residents are ordered to retreat to the safety of their bubbles, hundreds of health-care workers are mobilizing to fight a viral surge.

Partners can support mothers and newborns after birth, says health minister

A controversial rule to protect mothers and newborns from COVID-19 has been amended after some public criticism that it was unfair to partners and babies.

Physician with cancer urges people to stay home during pandemic

Family doctor Krysta Pike Au has seen a lot of pain and joy at her St. John’s medical practice but says it didn’t prepare her for her own breast cancer diagnosis.

Change that triples annual prescription fees unfair, says senior on fixed income

Pharmacists say the change to monthly refills is needed to prevent drug shortages, but critics note it'll cost more and force seniors to go to the pharmacy more often during a global pandemic.

Second St. John's area GoBus employee tests positive for COVID-19

A second employee of St. John’s area para-transit system GoBus has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.

Calling on nail salons, construction contractors and veterinarians to help fight COVID-19's spread

Medical students have launched a drive to collect masks, gowns and gloves for front-line health-care workers fighting COVID-19.