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New Brunswick reports 76 new infections and 49th COVID-19-related death

New Brunswick reports 76 new infections and 49th COVID-19-related death

FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick say a person in their 80s in Fredericton is the 49th resident to die of COVID-19.
Community spread of COVID-19 identified in N.L. as 23 new infections reported

Community spread of COVID-19 identified in N.L. as 23 new infections reported

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador heath officials reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday and 77 active infections — the highest active caseload in the province since early June.
Biden doubles US global donation of COVID-19 vaccine shots

Biden doubles US global donation of COVID-19 vaccine shots

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer's COVID-19 shots to share with the world to 1 billion doses as he embraces the goal of vaccinating 70% of the global population within the next year.

NHL camps open as teams take stock of unvaccinated players

Tyler Bertuzzi is the only unvaccinated Detroit Red Wings player going into training camp and faces the potential of missing all of his team's games in Canada this season as a result, general manager Steve Yzerman said Wednesday.

Mormon church to require masks in temples amid COVID surge

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday that masks will be required inside temples to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Made-in-Canada cleaning robots increasingly visible amid pandemic

Made-in-Canada cleaning robots increasingly visible amid pandemic

HALIFAX — Canadians venturing out into commercial spaces for the first time since the pandemic began may spot some made-in-Canada technology whizzing around, keeping the high-traffic floors squeaky clean.
Nova Scotia reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, mostly among unvaccinated

Nova Scotia reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, mostly among unvaccinated

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting 19 new cases of COVID-19 today. Health officials say 14 cases have been identified in the Halifax area, while two are in the province's northern zone, two are in the eastern zone and one is in the western zone.

High school goes remote again, blames student misbehavior

A Connecticut high school that recently resumed full in-person learning for the first time since the onset of the pandemic sent students home temporarily for remote learning, blaming issues with misbehavior.
Anger, confusion spread over UK's new COVID travel rules

Anger, confusion spread over UK's new COVID travel rules

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Travelers and authorities from India and some African countries are furious — and confused — about Britain's new COVID-19 travel rules, calling them discriminatory.
Ravaged by war, Syrian rebel area struggles with virus surge

Ravaged by war, Syrian rebel area struggles with virus surge

BEIRUT (AP) — Coronavirus cases are surging to the worst levels of the pandemic in a rebel stronghold in Syria — a particularly devastating development in a region where scores of hospitals have been bombed and that doctors and nurses have fled in dr