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N. Korea reports another jump in suspected COVID-19 cases

N. Korea reports another jump in suspected COVID-19 cases

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday reported 232,880 new cases of fever and another six deaths as leader Kim Jong Un accused officials of “immaturity” and “slackness” in their early handling of the COVID-19 outbreak ravaging across the
N. Korea's Kim faces 'huge dilemma' on aid as virus surges

N. Korea's Kim faces 'huge dilemma' on aid as virus surges

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — During more than a decade as North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un has made “self-reliance” his governing lynchpin, shunning international help and striving instead for domestic strategies to fix his battered economy.
WHO: Omicron makes China's 'zero-COVID' policy unsustainable

WHO: Omicron makes China's 'zero-COVID' policy unsustainable

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said China’s extreme approach to containing the coronavirus is unsustainable because of the highly infectious nature of the omicron variant, but that it’s up to every country to decide what poli
Regular travel and public health measures can't coexist: Canadian Airport Council

Regular travel and public health measures can't coexist: Canadian Airport Council

OTTAWA — International arrivals at Canadian airports are so backed up that people are being kept on planes for over an hour after they land because there isn't physically enough space to hold the lineups of travellers, says the Canadian Airports Coun
Guardians manager Francona still sidelined with COVID-19

Guardians manager Francona still sidelined with COVID-19

CLEVELAND (AP) — Guardians manager Terry Francona missed his fourth consecutive game on Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19 last week.
Prince Edward Island records one new death due to COVID-19, bringing total to 33

Prince Edward Island records one new death due to COVID-19, bringing total to 33

CHARLOTTETOWN — Health officials in Prince Edward Island are reporting one new death in the last week due to COVID-19.
Pandemic wedding blues: Fewer US couples said 'I do' in 2020

Pandemic wedding blues: Fewer US couples said 'I do' in 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Far fewer Americans said "I do" during the first year of the pandemic when wedding plans were upended, a new report finds. There were 1.
WHO: 2nd COVID booster for most vulnerable offers benefits

WHO: 2nd COVID booster for most vulnerable offers benefits

GENEVA (AP) — An expert group convened by the World Health Organization says there may be some benefit in giving a second booster dose of coronavirus vaccine to the most vulnerable people amid the continuing global spread of omicron and its subvarian
New Brunswick reports five more COVID-19 deaths, drop in hospitalizations

New Brunswick reports five more COVID-19 deaths, drop in hospitalizations

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting five more deaths attributed to COVID-19 since its last report. The latest figures bring the total number of deaths in the province to 411 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Quebec reports an increase in COVID-19-related hospitalizations and 14 more deaths

Quebec reports an increase in COVID-19-related hospitalizations and 14 more deaths

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 14 more deaths linked to COVID-19 and a 23-patient jump in the number of hospitalizations associated with the disease.