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P.E.I. reports two new cases of COVID-19, one each in N.S. and N.B.

P.E.I. reports two new cases of COVID-19, one each in N.S. and N.B.

Prince Edward Island reported two new cases of COVID-19 Monday, while Nova Scotia and New Brunswick reported one each. P.E.I.
Ontario asks Ottawa to work with WHO on ensuring mixed vaccines recognized abroad

Ontario asks Ottawa to work with WHO on ensuring mixed vaccines recognized abroad

TORONTO — Ontario has asked the federal government to ensure Canadians who received mixed COVID-19 vaccines will be recognized for international travel as border measures lift.
NYC to require vaccines or weekly testing for city workers

NYC to require vaccines or weekly testing for city workers

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will require all of its municipal workers — including teachers and police officers — to get coronavirus vaccines by mid-September or face weekly COVID-19 testing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.
B.C. public health order places moratorium on new mink farms due to COVID-19

B.C. public health order places moratorium on new mink farms due to COVID-19

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — British Columbia has placed a moratorium on new mink farms and capped existing farms at their current numbers after two more of the animals tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.
Judge tells county to retrieve some COVID-19 relief payments

Judge tells county to retrieve some COVID-19 relief payments

CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan county was ordered Monday to claw back COVID-19 relief payments from some of its workers after a resident challenged the way the federal money was approved by local officials.
Moderna expanding kids vaccine study to better assess safety

Moderna expanding kids vaccine study to better assess safety

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moderna said Monday it plans to expand the size of its COVID-19 vaccine study in younger children to better detect rare side effects, such as a type of heart inflammation recently flagged by U.S. health authorities.
Cathy Jones says COVID-19 views didn't cause discord in her final '22 Minutes' season

Cathy Jones says COVID-19 views didn't cause discord in her final '22 Minutes' season

TORONTO — Former "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" cast member Cathy Jones says her controversial criticisms of COVID-19 measures didn't hamper her relationships on set in her final season of the CBC series.
White House to maintain travel restrictions as Delta ravages unvaccinated Americans

White House to maintain travel restrictions as Delta ravages unvaccinated Americans

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden didn't mince words Monday when asked whether his administration will be able to convince more holdout Americans to change their minds about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Manitoba reports lowest number of daily COVID-19 cases in months

Manitoba reports lowest number of daily COVID-19 cases in months

WINNIPEG — Manitoba is reporting 11 new COVID-19 infections, the lowest number since the fall, as the chief provincial public health officer hinted the next stage of reopening could come sooner than expected. Dr.
Cruise ships 101: Industry plagued by pandemic outbreaks plots comeback

Cruise ships 101: Industry plagued by pandemic outbreaks plots comeback

HALIFAX — It was an outbreak that captivated the world. In early 2020 the gleaming Diamond Princess cruise ship became the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic outside of China.