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New COVID-19 health measures announced amid another record-breaking day in Canada

New COVID-19 health measures announced amid another record-breaking day in Canada

Another day of record-breaking COVID-19 case counts across Canada prompted a new round of health announcements on Wednesday, including details of Quebec's plan to reduce isolation times for health-care workers who are exposed to or infected with COVI
B.C. delays return to class for most students until Jan. 10 over COVID

B.C. delays return to class for most students until Jan. 10 over COVID

VANCOUVER — British Columbia is delaying the full return to classrooms in January to allow public health officials to assess the impact of the COVID-19 Omicron variant and give school staff time to implement enhanced safety measures.
New York Jets coach Robert Saleh rejoins team after clearing COVID-19 protocols

New York Jets coach Robert Saleh rejoins team after clearing COVID-19 protocols

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets coach Robert Saleh cleared COVID-19 protocols and returned to the facility Wednesday to run practice for the first time since testing positive for the coronavirus last week.
Alberta doubles active COVID-19 cases in a week, sets single-day record

Alberta doubles active COVID-19 cases in a week, sets single-day record

EDMONTON — Alberta more than doubled its active COVID-19 case count in a week, while recording its highest single-day increase of new infections.
Saints' Hill, Davis, and nine others have returned, Williams to reserve

Saints' Hill, Davis, and nine others have returned, Williams to reserve

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Taysom Hill and linebacker Demario Davis were among 11 New Orleans players who rejoined the active roster Wednesday from the COVID-19 reserve list, while starting free safety Marcus Williams was placed on reserve
Live updates: Mexico approves use of Cuba's Abdala vaccine

Live updates: Mexico approves use of Cuba's Abdala vaccine

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico’s health safety council has approved the use of Cuba’s three-dose Abdala coronavirus vaccine. The council said Wednesday that it has sufficient evidence the vaccine is safe and effective.
World junior hockey championship cancelled due to COVID-19 forfeited games

World junior hockey championship cancelled due to COVID-19 forfeited games

EDMONTON — The continued forfeiture of games due to the COVID-19 virus ended the world junior men's hockey championship in Alberta after just four days.
Virus postpones Westminster Kennel Club's annual dog show

Virus postpones Westminster Kennel Club's annual dog show

NEW YORK (AP) — The Westminster Kennel Club's annual dog show has become the latest event to be postponed or canceled in New York as the number of coronavirus cases surges.

Mexico approves use of Cuba's Abdala coronavirus vaccine

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s health safety council announced Wednesday that it has approved the use of Cuba’s three-dose Abdala coronavirus vaccine. The council said it had sufficient evidence the vaccine is safe and effective.
MPs question delay in suicide hotline as COVID-19 crisis calls continue

MPs question delay in suicide hotline as COVID-19 crisis calls continue

OTTAWA — Todd Doherty still remembers the despair he felt when he learned one of his closest friends took his own life at age 14. The day it happened, Doherty and a group of friends had gone swimming and were laughing and joking on their way home.