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A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities.
Copa America's COVID-19 cases increase 13 to 66

Copa America's COVID-19 cases increase 13 to 66

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's health ministry said Thursday that 66 people connected with the Copa America soccer tournament had contracted COVID-19, an increase of 13 infections from Wednesday.
Separated by pandemic, Molinari brothers unite at US Open

Separated by pandemic, Molinari brothers unite at US Open

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Edoardo and Francesco Molinari spent the week before Christmas together in Italy in 2019, not realizing then it would be 18 months before the brothers would see each other again because of travel restrictions brought on by the COVID-

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada on Thursday, June 17, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 8:55 p.m. Yukon health officials are reporting nine new cases of COVID-19, bringing the active infections in the territory to 54.
The Latest: Nevada to disburse $5 million in vaccine effort

The Latest: Nevada to disburse $5 million in vaccine effort

LAS VEGAS — Nevada is distributing $5 million in cash prizes to residents who have been vaccinated as part of an effort to encourage more people to get shots. Gov.
AstraZeneca second dose 'good choice' despite federal guidance: B.C.'s top doctor

AstraZeneca second dose 'good choice' despite federal guidance: B.C.'s top doctor

VICTORIA — There is no wrong choice for a second COVID-19 vaccine dose despite recommendations from a federal panel that people who received Oxford-AstraZeneca first should choose Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for a second shot, says British Columbia's
Pfizer, Moderna vaccines now preferred second dose for AstraZeneca recipients: NACI

Pfizer, Moderna vaccines now preferred second dose for AstraZeneca recipients: NACI

OTTAWA — The National Advisory Committee on Immunization said Thursday people who got the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine as their first dose should get Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for their second shot.
Alberta confirms two patient deaths from COVID-19 Delta variant at Calgary hospital

Alberta confirms two patient deaths from COVID-19 Delta variant at Calgary hospital

EDMONTON — A health spokesman says two patients at Calgary’s Foothills hospital have died from the Delta variant of COVID-19 — and one had been fully immunized.
High vaccination rates, ongoing measures mean near-normal return to school in B.C.

High vaccination rates, ongoing measures mean near-normal return to school in B.C.

VICTORIA — Students and parents can expect a near-normal return to school in British Columbia this fall as regular activities like assemblies and field trips are phased in and any transmission of COVID-19 is monitored. Provincial health officer Dr.

The Latest: Jets, Giants to play before full capacity

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ MetLife Stadium will operate at full capacity for the Jets and Giants this season.