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 2022-01-28 22:29 

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New COVID-19 rules put Djokovic at risk of missing French Open...

France is tightening its vaccination rules in a way that could put Novak Djokovic at risk of missing the French Open. From Feb. 15, anyone who is not vaccinated against the coronavirus will need to show proof they tested positive for COVID-19 within the p...

 2022-01-28 20:44 

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Omicron drives U.S. deaths higher than in fall's Delta wave...

Omicron, the highly contagious coronavirus variant sweeping across the U.S., is driving the daily American death toll higher than during last fall's Delta wave, with deaths likely to keep rising for days or even weeks....

 2022-01-28 17:06 

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Russia nears 100,000 daily infections as Omicron rages...

Russian authorities on Friday reported over 98,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases, but the Kremlin said the actual number is likely to be much greater as the highly contagious Omicron variant continues to rage through the vast country....

 2022-01-28 17:03 

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Coronavirus: 100+ Omicron subvariant cases in Canada...

Canada's top doctor says the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has detected more than 100 cases of a new Omicron subvariant known as BA.2, doubling the number of infections from the virus lineage that were reported earlier this week....

 2022-01-28 15:00 

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Chinese travel for Lunar New Year despite plea to stay put...

Chinese are travelling to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year, the country's biggest family holiday, despite a government plea to stay where they are as Beijing tries to contain coronavirus outbreaks....

 2022-01-28 12:55 

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Coronavirus: Scientists research universal vaccines...

Scientists are working to develop a...

 2022-01-28 09:27 

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Coronavirus: Some provinces easing restrictions, hospitalizations stabilize...

A number of provinces are tweaking their public health protocols to ease restrictions as COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to show signs of stabilizing....

 2022-01-28 09:12 

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Coronavirus: Long-term care still struggles as Omicron wave levels...

While vaccines have played a major role in protecting long-term care homes from the same deadly toll the first wave of COVID-19 took on residents, the impact has still been profound during the Omicron wave....

 2022-01-28 07:43 

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Coronavirus: How many times can you reuse an N95 mask?...

How many times can I reuse my N95 mask? It depends, but you should be able to use N95s and KN95s a few times, according to experts....

 2022-01-28 03:25 

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Coronavirus hits one of the last uninfected places on the planet...

When the coronavirus began spreading around the world, the remote Pacific archipelago of Kiribati closed its borders, ensuring the disease didn't reach its shores for nearly two full years....

 2022-01-28 02:59 

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COVID-19 hits one of the last uninfected places on the planet...

When the coronavirus began spreading around the world, the remote Pacific archipelago of Kiribati closed its borders, ensuring the disease didn't reach its shores for nearly two full years....

 2022-01-27 14:52 

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Coronavirus: Sweden decides against recommending vaccines for kids aged 5-12...

Sweden has decided against recommending COVID vaccines for kids aged 5-11, the Health Agency said on Thursday, arguing that the benefits did not outweigh the risks....

 2022-01-27 11:38 

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5 things to know on CTVNews.ca for Thursday, January 27, 2022: CERB, coronavirus, trucker convoy...

The CRA is sending letters to check the eligibility of CERB recipients, Dr. Tam says severe COVID-19 illness trends are rising, and Ottawa is getting ready for protesting truckers. Here's what you need today....

 2022-01-27 09:28 

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Coronavirus: Severe illness trends still rising, Tam says...

Canada's top doctor says even though the average daily COVID-19 case count across the country is down 30 per cent compared to last week, it's not an accurate reflection of the state of the pandemic....

 2022-01-27 08:24 

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WHO staff complaint, email allege racism and abuse in Asia HQ...

Current and former staffers have accused the top director of the World Health Organization in the Western Pacific of racist, unethical and abusive behavior that has undermined the UN health agency's efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic....

 2022-01-27 02:39 

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Tonga volcano: British, Australian ships deliver aid...

British and Australian navy ships arrived in Tonga on Wednesday and attempted to deliver aid without making contact with anybody ashore to avoid spreading the coronavirus in a nation which has never had an outbreak....

 2022-01-27 01:57 

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Coronavirus: England lifts COVID-19 restrictions...

Most coronavirus restrictions including mandatory face masks were lifted in England on Thursday, after Britain's government said its vaccine booster rollout successfully reduced serious illness and COVID-19 hospitalizations....

 2022-01-26 17:35 

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Coronavirus: Omicron subvariant BA.2 detected in Canada...

The Public Health Agency of Canada says it has detected more than 50 cases of a new Omicron subvariant known as BA.2....

 2022-01-26 16:31 

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COVID-19 infection: Volunteers for virus sought in U.K....

The world's first medical trial authorized to deliberately expose participants to the coronavirus is seeking more volunteers as it steps up efforts to help develop better vaccines....

 2022-01-26 15:09 

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Sweden extends virus restrictions; Danes likely to end them...

Sweden announced Wednesday that several coronavirus restrictions will be extended for another two weeks while neighbouring Denmark was expected to announce that it no longer considers COVID-19 as 'a socially critical disease' as of next month and ...

 2022-01-26 15:09 

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Denmark ends most virus restrictions, as Sweden extends them...

Sweden announced Wednesday that several coronavirus restrictions will be extended for another two weeks while neighbouring Denmark was expected to announce that it no longer considers COVID-19 as 'a socially critical disease' as of next month and ...

 2022-01-26 09:17 

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Coronavirus: Infections peaking in some provinces, surging in others...

As the Omicron-fuelled fifth wave of the pandemic appears to be peaking in some provinces, prompting plans to ease some COVID-19 restrictions, others are still dealing with surging cases pushing hospitals to the brink....

 2022-01-26 08:07 

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Coronavirus: Activists countering vaccine skeptics in Germany...

A growing number of Germans have joined grassroots initiatives and spontaneous demonstrations to speak out against vaccination opponents, conspiracy theorists and far-right extremists who have led protests against Germany's COVID-19 measures....

 2022-01-26 06:49 

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Coronavirus: Beijing sees uptick in cases ahead of Olympics...

Beijing reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as it began a third round of mass testing of millions of people in the run-up to the Winter Olympics....

 2022-01-26 06:49 

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Coronavirus: Beijing sees uptick in cases ahead of Olympics...

Repeated COVID-19 testing of millions of Beijing residents is starting to test the patience of some as the city clamps down on the virus ahead of the coming Winter Olympics....

 2022-01-26 03:00 

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Coronavirus: Doctor calls global response 'unmitigated disaster'...

An infectious disease expert believes the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been an 'unmitigated disaster' and the rapid spread of the Omicron has made another variant a near certainty....

 2022-01-25 21:48 

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Coronavirus: Booster drive is faltering in the U.S....

The COVID-19 booster drive in the U.S. is losing steam, worrying health experts who have pleaded with Americans to get an extra shot to shore up their protection against the highly contagious Omicron variant....

 2022-01-25 19:01 

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Coronavirus: Hospitalization linked to later readmission, death...

A new study suggests there may be a need for increased monitoring of COVID-19 patients after they're discharged from hospital, with data showing these patients are at a greater risk of readmission and death....

 2022-01-25 19:01 

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Coronavirus: Hospitalization linked to later readmission, death...

A new study suggests there may be a need for increased monitoring of COVID-19 patients after they're discharged from hospital, with data showing these patients are at a greater risk of readmission and death....

 2022-01-25 15:47 

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Coronavirus: Kids' vaccine rate still low...

The timing of the Omicron outbreak in Canada may have hurt the uptake of pediatric vaccines at a time when kids need them most, experts say....

 2022-01-25 12:24 

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Coronavirus: Pfizer studying updated Omicron dose...

Pfizer has begun a study comparing its original COVID-19 vaccine with doses specially tweaked to match the hugely contagious Omicron variant....

 2022-01-25 12:24 

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Coronavirus: Pfizer studying updated Omicron dose...

Pfizer has begun a study comparing its original COVID-19 vaccine with doses specially tweaked to match the hugely contagious Omicron variant....

 2022-01-25 09:46 

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Coronavirus: Paramedics call for resources as mental health issues spike...

Groups representing Canada's paramedics are calling for improved mental health services as staff shortages and unprecedented call volumes fuelled by the pandemic and the overdose crisis take a toll on workers....

 2022-01-25 06:18 

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Coronavirus: South Korea sees record cases ahead of holiday...

South Korea recorded more than 8,000 new coronavirus infections for the first time Tuesday as health authorities reshape the country's pandemic response to address a surge driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant....

 2022-01-25 02:07 

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23 Australians on ship delivering aid to Tonga have virus...

Nearly two dozen sailors on an Australian military ship going to deliver aid to Tonga have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday, raising fears they could bring COVID-19 to a Pacific nation that has so far managed to avoid any outbre...

 2022-01-24 17:47 

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COVID-19 travel test for vaccinated to be dropped in U.K....

The British government announced Monday that it is scrapping coronavirus testing requirements for vaccinated people arriving in England, news hailed by the travel industry as a big step back to normality....

 2022-01-24 12:53 

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Omicron: WHO chief warns against talk of 'endgame'...

The head of the World Health Organization is warning that conditions remain ideal for more coronavirus variants to emerge and says it's dangerous to assume omicron is the last one....

 2022-01-24 12:53 

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Omicron: WHO chief warns against talk of 'endgame'...

The World Health Organization's director-general on Monday warned that conditions remain ideal for more coronavirus variants to emerge and it's dangerous to assume Omicron is the last one or that 'we are in the endgame.'...

 2022-01-24 08:23 

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Coronavirus: S. Korea to expand testing, shorten quarantine...

South Korea will expand rapid testing and shorten quarantines as it reshapes its pandemic response to deal with a faster-than-expected surge in COVID-19 infections driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant....

 2022-01-24 08:06 

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Coronavirus: China lifts monthlong lockdown in Xi'an...

Chinese authorities lifted a monthlong lockdown on the northern city of Xi'an and its 13 million residents Monday as infections subside ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics in Beijing in less than two weeks....

 2022-01-24 08:06 

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Coronavirus: China tests 2M people in Beijing...

A fresh outbreak in Beijing has prompted authorities to test millions and impose new measures two weeks ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics, even as Chinese officials on Monday lifted a monthlong lockdown on the northern city of Xi'an and its ...

 2022-01-24 08:06 

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Coronavirus: China tests 2M people in Beijing...

Less than two weeks before the opening of the Winter Olympics, a few dozen COVID-19 cases in Beijing have prompted authorities to test millions of people in the capital and extend that to anyone buying cold medicine....

 2022-01-23 23:16 

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Coronavirus: Rich countries' access to foreign nurses ethical concerns...

The Omicron-fuelled wave of COVID-19 infections has led wealthy countries, including Canada, to intensify their recruitment of nurses from poorer parts of the world, worsening dire staffing shortages in overstretched workforces there, the International Co...

 2022-01-23 19:00 

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Omicron slams Russia, another daily record set...

New coronavirus infections in Russia reached an all-time high on Sunday, the third consecutive daily record as the highly contagious Omicron variant spreads through the country....

 2022-01-23 13:52 

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What comes after Omicron? U.S. Experts weigh in...

After the past 25 months, forgetting the pandemic for even a little while may sound like a fantasy -- after all, the coronavirus has gotten our hopes up before. But infectious disease experts say there just may be an end in sight....

 2022-01-23 12:46 

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Beijing district orders mass virus testing ahead of Olympics...

People in a Beijing district with some 2 million residents were ordered Sunday to undergo mass coronavirus testing following a series of infections as China tightened anti-disease controls ahead of the Winter Olympics....

 2022-01-22 22:38 

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Annual COVID-19 shots over frequent boosters, Pfizer CEO says...

Pfizer Inc. Chief Executive Albert Bourla said on Saturday that an annual COVID-19 vaccine would be preferable to more frequent booster shots in fighting the coronavirus pandemic....

 2022-01-22 18:28 

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Coronavirus lockdowns may have led to less lightning in 2020...

Researchers have discovered a possible link between the coronavirus pandemic and fewer instances of lightning reported during worldwide shutdowns in the spring of 2020....

 2022-01-22 17:14 

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Vaccine passport protests in Europe draw thousands of people...

Thousands of people gathered in European capitals Saturday to protest vaccine passports and other requirements governments have imposed in hopes of ending the coronavirus pandemic....

 2022-01-22 16:59 

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U.K. designates Omicron sub-lineage a variant under investigation...

The U.K. Health Security Agency on Friday designated a sub-lineage of the dominant and highly transmissible Omicron coronavirus variant as a variant under investigation, saying it could have a growth advantage....

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