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Canada’s Halloween is not canceled, but a hockey stick could come in handy 


Canadian children can go trick-or-treating on Halloween despite being in the middle of a second wave of COVID-19, the country’s top health officials say, as long as they practice physical distancing, wear masks and wash their hands.  For parents, this year’s Halloween is truly a scary prospect, however, as coronavirus case numbers climb. Canada recorded 975 new infections on Monday, and the prime minister warned last week that the country is at a "tipping point" in its battle against a second surge.  "We can have Halloween... It’s possible to give and receive candy safely," Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer, told a news conference on Tuesday.  "There are some really interesting ideas where people are handing out treats on the end of a hockey stick," added Dr. Theresa Tam, chief medical officer. "Pre-packaging your treats so people are not rummaging in a bowl of candies is actually important.”

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