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Thailand sets mid-October to reopen to vaccinated visitors

Thailand sets mid-October to reopen to vaccinated visitors

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand plans to fully reopen to vaccinated foreign visitors by mid-October as the government seeks to restart the crucial coronavirus-devastated tourism industry, the prime minister announced Wednesday.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. There are 1,405,146 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,405,146 confirmed cases (14,148 active, 1,364,997 resolved, 26,001 deaths).
Interim trial data shows low effectiveness for CureVac shot

Interim trial data shows low effectiveness for CureVac shot

BERLIN (AP) — German vaccine maker CureVac said Wednesday that interim data from late-stage testing of its coronavirus shot show a comparatively low effectiveness in protecting people against COVID-19.
B.C. ranks among highest in world in COVID-19 first-dose shots, say health officials

B.C. ranks among highest in world in COVID-19 first-dose shots, say health officials

VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials say the province ranks among the highest in the world in the number of people who have their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 6:35 p.m. British Columbia health officials say the province ranks among the highest in the world for the number of people who have their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Report calls for airlines to refund passengers for flights halted due to COVID-19

Report calls for airlines to refund passengers for flights halted due to COVID-19

OTTAWA — Better protections for the rights of air travellers, immediate refunds for customers and more monetary relief for airlines and airports are some of the recommendations in a parliamentary committee’s report on the air industry’s recovery from
Delta variant threatens further reopening in Waterloo Region, top doctor says

Delta variant threatens further reopening in Waterloo Region, top doctor says

A variant-driven surge in COVID-19 cases might prevent a southwestern Ontario region from easing pandemic restrictions with the rest of the province next month, and stronger public health measures may return if the situation doesn't improve, the area

Some Ontario school boards ditch 'quadmester' system for 2021 school year

Some Ontario school boards plan to abandon the much-derided "quadmester" system for high schoolers come September, though students will still have to sit through extra-long classes.
NFL loosening many COVID restrictions for vaccinated players

NFL loosening many COVID restrictions for vaccinated players

The NFL is almost back to business as usual — for vaccinated players. The NFL and NFL Players Association have updated COVID-19 protocols to loosen restrictions for fully vaccinated players and to encourage others to get the vaccine.
COVID-19: New Brunswick moves up reopening, allowing travellers from rest of Canada

COVID-19: New Brunswick moves up reopening, allowing travellers from rest of Canada

HALIFAX — New Brunswick is vaulting ahead of its Atlantic Canadian counterparts and opening up to some travellers from the rest of Canada, as COVID-19 recedes across the region.