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COVID-19: Quebec brings back nightly curfew, private gatherings prohibited, as cases soar

Quebec is bringing back its controversial overnight curfew beginning Friday at 10 p.m., which is New Year’s Eve, and continuing to 5 a.m. the...

WestJet cancels 15% of flights amid Omicron COVID-19 staff shortage

WestJet Airlines says it is being forced to cut 15 per cent of its flights through to the end of January as it deals...

Israel OKs 4th COVID-19 vaccine shot for most vulnerable

Israel has approved a fourth vaccine dose for people most vulnerable to COVID-19, becoming the first country to do so as it braces for...

Russia’s COVID-19 death toll crosses 650K, second highest in the world

Russia has overtaken Brazil to have the world’s second-highest death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic, behind the United States, data from Russia’s state statistics...

COVID-19: 15 corrections officers test positive at federal prison in Quebe

A COVID-19 outbreak at a federal prison in Quebec has seen 15 staff members and four inmates test positive for the novel coronavirus. Correctional Services...

Omicron is less severe than Delta Ontario study suggests as COVID cases rise across Canada

As the Omicron variant continues to cause record-breaking numbers of COVID-19 cases in several provinces, a new study out of Ontario suggests those infected...

Quebec premier to hold COVID-19 update as new cases soar to above 14,000

Quebec is reporting 14,188 more COVID-19 infections on Thursday and nine more virus-related deaths. Thursday’s caseload is the highest of any province since the start...

J&J COVID-19 booster cuts Omicron hospitalizations by 84%, study suggests

A booster dose of Johnson & Johnson Inc’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine was 84% effective at preventing hospitalization in South African healthcare workers who became...

Ontario shatters previous single-day record with almost 14,000 new COVID cases

Ontario is reporting 13,807 new COVID cases on Thursday, setting yet another new record for the most cases recorded within 24 hours. The provincial...

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