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UK counts on vaccines, 'common sense' to keep virus at bay

UK counts on vaccines, 'common sense' to keep virus at bay

LONDON (AP) — Britons are encouraged these days — though in most cases not required — to wear face coverings in crowded indoor spaces.
Loosened capacity limits at some Ontario venues take effect today

Loosened capacity limits at some Ontario venues take effect today

Ontario reported 640 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday and a total of 10 new deaths linked to the virus.
Judge says unvaccinated prospective jurors in sex assault trial will be excused

Judge says unvaccinated prospective jurors in sex assault trial will be excused

CALGARY — An Alberta Court of Queen's Bench justice has ruled that prospective jurors in an upcoming sexual assault trial in Calgary will be excused if they're not vaccinated against COVID-19. Justice N.E.
Federal judge delays vaccine mandate for NYC teachers

Federal judge delays vaccine mandate for NYC teachers

New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge just days before it was to take effect.
Quebec warns residents against fake vaccine passport apps in circulation

Quebec warns residents against fake vaccine passport apps in circulation

MONTREAL — Quebec's health ministry warned residents about mobile applications that appeared to mimic the provincial proof-of-vaccination system on Saturday, prompting a major tech giant to pull the would-be copy-cats from circulation.
New Brunswick reports 61 new cases of COVID-19, one new death due to the virus

New Brunswick reports 61 new cases of COVID-19, one new death due to the virus

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting 61 new cases of COVID-19 today and one new death. Health officials say a person in their 70s has died in the Fredericton area, bringing the total number of deaths since the onset of the pandemic to 53.
P.E.I. residents advised to avoid non-essential travel outside of the province

P.E.I. residents advised to avoid non-essential travel outside of the province

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island's chief public health officer is advising residents of the province to avoid travelling off the Island unless their trip is necessary. In a news release today, Dr.
COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for drugmakers

COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for drugmakers

Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans' protection against the virus.
The Latest: NY teacher vaccine mandate temporarily blocked

The Latest: NY teacher vaccine mandate temporarily blocked

NEW YORK -- New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge days before it was to take effect.
Newfoundland and Labrador reports 14 new COVID-19 cases, has 116 active infections

Newfoundland and Labrador reports 14 new COVID-19 cases, has 116 active infections

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting 14 new cases of COVID-19 today. Health officials say all of the new infections have been identified in the Central Health region and are under investigation.