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Estonia tightens virus certificate criteria as cases rise

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — People in Estonia no longer can use negative test results to obtain the coronavirus certificates needed to attend sporting events, movie showings, indoor public meetings and other events.

Merck asks EU regulator to authorize pill that treats COVID

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The pharmaceutical company Merck says it has asked the European Medicines Agency to authorize its COVID-19 antiviral treatment, the first pill that has been shown to treat the disease.
Tokyo eateries return to normal hours as virus cases drop

Tokyo eateries return to normal hours as virus cases drop

TOKYO (AP) — People in Tokyo can eat and drink in bars and restaurants later in the evening starting Monday as officials ease social distancing rules with the country’s daily coronavirus cases reaching their lowest levels in more than a year.
Teachers, parents find rocky return to school for kids adjusting to in-person class

Teachers, parents find rocky return to school for kids adjusting to in-person class

The first day of school was a nightmare for Maria Camden's seven-year-old daughter Aubrey, ending in an anxiety attack behind her Paw Patrol mask. Camden and her two daughters moved from Coquitlam, B.C.
Trudeau uses pandemic-plagued supply chains in free trade pitch to ASEAN

Trudeau uses pandemic-plagued supply chains in free trade pitch to ASEAN

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used the spectre of gnarled global supply chains in a bid Sunday to a bloc of Southeast Asian nations to win them over on a free trade deal.

Military to support Saskatchewan with up to six critical care nursing officers

The Canadian Armed Forces says it's prepared to support Saskatchewan with up to six critical care nursing officers, who it says will be deployed to intensive care units.
Blackhawks put 2 more players in NHL’s COVID-19 protocol

Blackhawks put 2 more players in NHL’s COVID-19 protocol

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Riley Stillman and forward Jujhar Khaira joined Patrick Kane in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol on Sunday.

Person in 80s dies in Moncton area as COVID-19 cases total 627 in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON — A person in their 80s in the Moncton area has died due to COVID-19, as 51 new cases of the illness were reported Sunday in New Brunswick.
Internal government analysis shows depth of reliance on now-defunct recovery benefit

Internal government analysis shows depth of reliance on now-defunct recovery benefit

OTTAWA — The majority of Canadian residents who received the federal Canada Recovery Benefit were continuous or repeat recipients of the now-ended aid program, An internal government analysis reveals.
Ed Sheeran has COVID, will do performances from home

Ed Sheeran has COVID, will do performances from home

British pop star Ed Sheeran said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will do interviews and performances from his house while he self-isolates. Sheeran, 30, broke the news on social media days before his new studio album is due out .