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Europe considers new COVID-19 strategy: Accepting the virus

Europe considers new COVID-19 strategy: Accepting the virus

MADRID (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic was first declared, Spaniards were ordered to stay home for more than three months. For weeks, they were not allowed outside even for exercise .
Saskatchewan's six largest unions call for more COVID-19 safety measures

Saskatchewan's six largest unions call for more COVID-19 safety measures

REGINA — Leaked government modelling indicates that Saskatchewan's COVID-19 hospitalizations will reach record levels by mid-February if people don't reduce gathering sizes.

Nova Scotia reports three more COVID-19 deaths, 269 patients in hospital

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting three more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus.
New Brunswick reports three more COVID-19 deaths, 124 people in hospital

New Brunswick reports three more COVID-19 deaths, 124 people in hospital

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting three more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus.
Too risky to relax Quebec COVID-19 measures despite drop in hospitalizations: Legault

Too risky to relax Quebec COVID-19 measures despite drop in hospitalizations: Legault

MONTREAL — Unlike Ontario, Quebec cannot begin loosening COVID-19 restrictions because the situation in the province's hospitals remains too fragile, Premier François Legault said Thursday.
Here's a look at Ontario's planned timeline to lift COVID-19 restrictions

Here's a look at Ontario's planned timeline to lift COVID-19 restrictions

Ontario will start lifting public health restrictions at the end of this month. Restrictions will be scaled back every 21 days starting Jan. 31 to allow for health indicators to be assessed.

Ontario students seek grade 'freeze' during Omicron-interrupted semester

High schoolers across Ontario are lobbying their school boards and the province for a "freeze" on grades for the remainder of this Omicron-interrupted semester after some boards said final marks wouldn't fall further than where they were at the end o
Austrian parliament approves vaccine mandate for adults

Austrian parliament approves vaccine mandate for adults

VIENNA (AP) — Austria’s parliament voted Thursday to introduce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for adults from Feb.

Los Angeles 7s event rescheduled from March to late August

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The World Rugby Sevens Series has rescheduled its U.S. stop from March to August due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement was made by World Rugby and USA Rugby on Thursday.
Nunavut health minister wants to see more people vaccinated against COVID-19

Nunavut health minister wants to see more people vaccinated against COVID-19

IQALUIT — Nunavut's health minister says he's concerned too many residents are either not vaccinated or not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. John Main says he wants people to encourage their friends and family members to get a shot.