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Global arrivals to Ontario to face mandatory COVID tests

With the arrival in Ontario of more contagious variants of the virus, same-day testing and quick tracing of close contacts are critical to prevent the spread of the virus, said the letter signed by Dr...

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COVID-19: 47 deaths and 1,466 new cases reported this evening

COVID-19: 47 deaths and 1,466 new cases reported this evening

The deaths notified today were among patients between 30 and 99 years old, with the average of the disease's victims being 82 years of age. Some 45 of the deaths reported today occurred in January. ...

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Cabinet approves March 5th lockdown extension

Cabinet approves March 5th lockdown extension

At the meeting, Culture Minister Catherine Martin and Higher Education Minister Simon Harris both called for stronger regulations than those proposed by the Cabinet Committee on Covid-19. Mr Martin wa...

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Taoiseach welcomes ‘positive development’ as Brussels reverses controversial Northern Ireland decision

Taoiseach welcomes ‘positive development’ as Brussels reverses controversial Northern Ireland decision

Outbreaks are raging around the globe with Covid-19 deaths nearing 2.2 million, and while wealthy countries fight over limited vaccine supplies, there are fears the less privileged will not get acce...

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Novartis agrees to help Pfizer-BioNTech produce Covid-19 vaccine

Novartis agrees to help Pfizer-BioNTech produce Covid-19 vaccine

It also has all the information it needs on the manufacturing processes. However Trudeau says new export controls Europe is imposing on COVID-19 vaccines produced there won't affect Canada, and he...

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Fire at Romanian hospital treating virus patients kills 5

Fire at Romanian hospital treating virus patients kills 5

The island in Surat Thani province is a popular destination for young backpacking travelers and is known for its all-night, full-moon beach parties. Thailand now allows foreigners, including Ameri...

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Kenney expected to discuss lifting some COVID-19 restrictions

Kenney expected to discuss lifting some COVID-19 restrictions

Yet, despite these steps, there have still been more than 122,000 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in the province so far. All other activities - including festivals, weddings and sporting events -will h...

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Novavax Covid-19 vaccine found 89.3% effective

Novavax Covid-19 vaccine found 89.3% effective

They said the virus mutations had only a small impact on the effectiveness of antibodies generated by the vaccine. "We look forward to continuing to work with our partners, collaborators, investigator...

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Rapid tests key to reopening remaining southern Ontario schools: Williams

Ontario's six-point variant action plan enhances the existing co-ordinated and ongoing efforts of the province to detect, track, trace, and contain the spread of COVID-19. Of the 6,800 people who we...

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Highly Contagious South African Coronavirus Variant Found in SC

Highly Contagious South African Coronavirus Variant Found in SC

Neither person has a history of travel to countries where the variant has been confirmed , and there is no connection between the two people, SC health officials said Thursday. There is a question, h...

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Lawmaker Jim Jordan will not run for open Ohio Senate seat: campaign

Lawmaker Jim Jordan will not run for open Ohio Senate seat: campaign

The statement continued , "Mr. Jordan believes at this time he is better suited to represent Ohioans in the House of Representatives, where as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, he can ad...

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SA detects case of COVID-19 variant first discovered in the UK

Cases in the United States remain sky-high, but they are coming down from peaks earlier this month. The World Health Organization, for example, warned on Thursday that B.1.351 was driving a surg...

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Pfizer/BioNTech confirm vaccine works against new COVID-19 variants

Pfizer/BioNTech confirm vaccine works against new COVID-19 variants

Moeti said that other interventions that are required to avert an implosion of infections and fatalities amid the discovery of new COVID-19 variants in Africa include enhanced testing, contact tracing...

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Should Canada revise mask recommendations in light of new COVID-19 variants?

Should Canada revise mask recommendations in light of new COVID-19 variants?

Joe Biden's chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has changed his tune on mask-wearing once again. "But I do think we should start wearing masks outdoors because we don't know how much more cont...

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Undercounted COVID Nursing Home Deaths

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Undercounted COVID Nursing Home Deaths

This week, critics on social media pointed out it was actually his directive that required nursing homes to take in COVID patients from hospitals, which led to numerous deaths. Dr. Zucker also heaped ...

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NSW eases restrictions after 10th straight day without new community cases

NSW eases restrictions after 10th straight day without new community cases

Queensland will drop its hard border to Greater Sydney on February 1, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Thursday. Berejiklien hinted that restrictions would be eased further in two weeks ...

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Covid-19: First cases of SA variant detected in US

Covid-19: First cases of SA variant detected in US

Additionally, experts have stressed that existing coronavirus vaccines will likely remain effective against the variant, with Moderna - its COVID-19 jab was the second to see emergency approval in t...

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Regeneron drug 100% reduces symptomatic infection, say makers

Regeneron drug 100% reduces symptomatic infection, say makers

In November, the antibody bamlanivimab was authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration in treating patients with Covid who are at risk of more severe disease. Studies are underw...

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Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today

Key COVID-19 numbers in the Ottawa area today

The Province of Ontario has confirmed 1,740 new cases of COVID-19 this morning, bringing the total number of cases in the Province to 258,700. Hospital capacity continues to be strained, with half o...

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Vietnam reports more locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Vietnam reports more locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Contact tracing efforts were launched in two northern provinces Hai Duong and Quang Ninh, where the two new infections were detected - one of which was linked to the new United Kingdom variant of the ...

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Biden to order special enrollment period for healthcare.gov

Biden to order special enrollment period for healthcare.gov

The White House said he would sign an executive order reopening the HealthCare.gov markets to new enrollees, something the Trump administration refused to do. -Review policies that could undermine p...

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Province cautious about re-opening with COVID variants identified in Alberta

Province cautious about re-opening with COVID variants identified in Alberta

The chief medical officer of health will be providing the update in person for a third day in a row, during a week that has seen daily cases in the 300 range. This is a breaking news story. The prov...

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Enough Covid Vaccine For 300 Million Americans By End Of Summer

Enough Covid Vaccine For 300 Million Americans By End Of Summer

We expect these additional 200 million doses to be delivered this summer, he said . "With these additional doses, the U.S. will have enough vaccine to fully vaccinate 300 million Americans by the e...

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Johnson and Johnson expects COVID-19 vaccine data next week

Johnson and Johnson expects COVID-19 vaccine data next week

For the full year, device sales dropped 10.5 per cent. While the world struggles with two-shot vaccine production as a handful of pharma companies try to make enough for nearly the entire global pop...

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Bangladesh slips 2 steps in corruption index, second-worst in South Asia

Bangladesh slips 2 steps in corruption index, second-worst in South Asia

With the latest ranking, Nigeria is now the second most corrupt country in West Africa with Guinea-Bissau the only country more corrupt than Nigeria in the sub-region. Magu was the face of Buhari's an...

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Hostage Situation in Austin Doctor's Office Ends in Deaths

Hostage Situation in Austin Doctor's Office Ends in Deaths

Why he targeted Dodson was an even murkier question, according to police . Narumanchi had applied for a volunteer position at the clinic a week ago and was declined, but otherwise had no known conn...

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FFP2 masks: What’s an FFP2 mask? Should I buy one?

FFP2 masks: What’s an FFP2 mask? Should I buy one?

If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you may have COVID-19, wear a mask when you need to be around other people or animals, even in your own home. Rather, it's the quality of the mask than the num...

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Cuomo announces effort to strengthen fairness and equity in vaccine distribution

Cuomo announces effort to strengthen fairness and equity in vaccine distribution

Cuomo told the outlet that his state "is basically out of vaccine today - we're functionally out". The statewide initiative is expected to provide the first doses of the vaccine to 3,000 seniors and...

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PharmaMar soars 21% after journal Science confirms drug's efficacy against Covid

PharmaMar soars 21% after journal Science confirms drug's efficacy against Covid

However, the drug is not accessible to most parts of the world . In studies in human cells, plitidepsin demonstrated anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity that was 27.5-fold more potent than that of remdesivir....

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Ontario reports 1740 new COVID cases today

Ontario reports 1740 new COVID cases today

Most of the new cases continue to be throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Moreover, case growth in Ontario appears to be trending downward in recent days with 1,958 infections logged on Monday and 2...

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They Want Us to Double Up Our Face Masks Now?

Department of Transportation. Masks work best when everyone wears one. The league's oldest active coach sported two-color surgical masks, a cloth mask and one of the white KN95 masks many experts ...

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COVID-19: United Kingdom coronavirus deaths pass 100000, latest figures suggest

COVID-19: United Kingdom coronavirus deaths pass 100000, latest figures suggest

New figures from the ONS based on figures from England, Wales Scotland, and Northern Ireland reveal that 7,766 virus-related deaths were recorded in the United Kingdom in the most recent week, up to...

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43 cases of the COVID-19 United Kingdom variant are now in Ontario

43 cases of the COVID-19 United Kingdom variant are now in Ontario

Participants receive their test results within 24 to 48 hours. Officials say the pace of shots is starting to slow because the province is running low on doses. Chief public health officer Dr. Micha...

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Britain Surpasses 100K COVID-19 Deaths

Britain Surpasses 100K COVID-19 Deaths

Mr Johnson on Tuesday also urged the European Union not to impose export controls on vaccines amid discontent over a delay in rolling out pharmaceutical group AstraZeneca's jab to member countries. Wh...

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Biden overturns ban on transgender people joining U.S

Biden overturns ban on transgender people joining U.S

During his Senate hearing on 19 January, Austin - who will become the first Black defence secretary in U.S. history - said that he supports trans people being in the military. It also directs the De...

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