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N.L. reports 30 COVID-19 cases, school outbreak as vaccine passport takes effect

N.L. reports 30 COVID-19 cases, school outbreak as vaccine passport takes effect

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's vaccine passport came into effect Friday as health authorities identified another cluster of COVID-19 cases in the province. Dr.
Canada considers what to do with millions of unused COVID-19 vaccine doses

Canada considers what to do with millions of unused COVID-19 vaccine doses

OTTAWA — Canada must decide what to do with millions of unused COVID-19 vaccine doses now that officials have confirmed they won't be needed to vaccinate children. Roughly 6.
People with allergic reaction to COVID-19 vaccine can still get second dose: NACI

People with allergic reaction to COVID-19 vaccine can still get second dose: NACI

OTTAWA — Even people who had severe allergic reactions to their first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine can still safely get a second dose, according to Canada's vaccine advisory committee.

Timeline of Ontario's plan to lift public health measures

TORONTO — Ontario has released a plan for lifting COVID-19 public health measures over several months. Here's the province's timeline: Monday, Oct.
Privacy czar probing complaints about federal public service vaccination requirement

Privacy czar probing complaints about federal public service vaccination requirement

OTTAWA — The federal privacy watchdog is investigating "a number of complaints" about the government's COVID-19 vaccination requirement for public servants.
Romania revives restrictions as hospitals struggle, jabs lag

Romania revives restrictions as hospitals struggle, jabs lag

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Doctor Petruta Filip is working 100-hour weeks at a Bucharest hospital which, like hospitals throughout Romania, is struggling under an onslaught of COVID-19 patients in a country with worryingly low vaccination rates.
Belarus scraps short-lived mask mandates amid virus surge

Belarus scraps short-lived mask mandates amid virus surge

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Friday horrified doctors by abolishing mask mandates, less than two weeks after their introduction for the first time during the pandemic and a day after the country registered a record number of new cor
Nova Scotia reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, 26 recoveries

Nova Scotia reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, 26 recoveries

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting 23 new cases of COVID-19.

Spanish govt returns fines for breaking virus lockdown rules

MADRID (AP) — All Spanish citizens who paid fines during a nearly three-month state of emergency declared last year to slow the spread of the coronavirus will be remunerated, the country's Ministry of Territorial Affairs said on Friday.
Not the time to 'freely go wherever,' says Tam as non-essential travel advisory lifts

Not the time to 'freely go wherever,' says Tam as non-essential travel advisory lifts

OTTAWA — Canadians should carefully weigh any future decisions on taking foreign trips even though the federal government has lifted a global advisory asking them to avoid non-essential travel, health officials cautioned Friday. Dr.