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Cyprus president tests positive for COVID-19, mild symptoms

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, has tested positive for the coronavirus, a government official said Tuesday. Government spokesman Marios Pelekanos said Anastasiades tested positive during routine testing.
Authorities in south China apologize over COVID-19 break-ins

Authorities in south China apologize over COVID-19 break-ins

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in southern China have apologized for breaking into the homes of people who had been taken to a quarantine hotel in the latest example of heavy-handed virus-prevention measures that have sparked a rare public backlash.
Scars of COVID persist for sickest survivors, families

Scars of COVID persist for sickest survivors, families

Freddy Fernandez almost wasn’t here, on his couch in his Missouri home, his baby on his lap, gnawing on the pulse oximeter that he uses to check his oxygen levels after a months-long bout with COVID-19.
Study: Student gains last year narrowed COVID learning gap

Study: Student gains last year narrowed COVID learning gap

Despite a year of disruptions, students largely made academic gains this past year that paralleled their growth pre-pandemic and outpaced the previous school year, according to new research released Tuesday from NWEA, a nonprofit research group that
Roughriders announce 'several' positive COVID tests following Touchdown Atlantic game

Roughriders announce 'several' positive COVID tests following Touchdown Atlantic game

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders say "several members" of the team have recently tested positive for COVID-19.
Alberta Health Services no longer requires COVID-19 immunization for its workers

Alberta Health Services no longer requires COVID-19 immunization for its workers

EDMONTON — Alberta Health Services says it is rescinding its COVID-19 immunization policy for its workers. The agency says workers, as well as new hires and students, will no longer be required to have at least two vaccine doses.
A month after contracting COVID-19, De Grasse withdraws from world 200 metres

A month after contracting COVID-19, De Grasse withdraws from world 200 metres

EUGENE, Ore. — Canadian sprint star Andre De Grasse has withdrawn from the 200 metres at the world track and field championships, the event in which he won Olympic gold last summer in Tokyo. The 27-year-old from Markham, Ont.
Already had COVID-19? Here's what we know about reinfections

Already had COVID-19? Here's what we know about reinfections

As research suggests that COVID-19 has infected roughly half of the Canadian population, the emergence of an even more contagious version of the virus means some people may be in for another round.

Japanese marathon runners to miss worlds due to COVID-19

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Two Japanese marathon runners have tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the race at the world championships.

Macao extends lockdown to curb biggest COVID-19 outbreak

HONG KONG (AP) — The Chinese gambling enclave of Macao on Saturday extended its lockdown by five days as it grapples with the biggest outbreak of the coronavirus in over two years.