Global National: April 25, 2021 | Canada braces for more hospitalizations as COVID-19 cases surge

On this episode of Global National: As cases of COVID-19 keep rising across Canada, doctors and nurses are preparing for a surge of hospitalizations and ICU admissions. As Mike Drolet reports, the pandemic’s third wave is hitting provinces harder than ever before.

And India’s health-care system is on the brink of collapse as the country suffers the world’s worst surge of COVID-19 infections and deaths. Inside hospitals, oxygen is running out, and the government is pleading for help. As Jennifer Johnson reports, the United States is racing to send critical supplies.

More than a thousand employees working at the Port of Montreal, Canada’s second-largest port, are preparing to walk off the job tomorrow over shifts. The strike action could cost the economy millions of dollars a day. As Mike Armstrong reports, Ottawa is intervening to avert an economic disaster.

As housing prices skyrocket across Canada, first-time buyers are falling further away from being able to buy their own home. Calls are growing on Ottawa to help cool the country’s hot housing market. Anne Gaviola explains what’s fueling the ongoing affordability crisis and the long-term consequences.

Plus, when 12 of Europe’s most successful soccer clubs plotted to join a breakaway competition less than a week ago, the move kicked-off football’s biggest crisis in half a century. Critics say the European Super League was driven by greed, and as Eric Sorensen reports, the competition has already collapsed.

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