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Eastern Europe preparing for COVID-19 Omicron surge amid low vaccination rates

As the fast-spreading coronavirus variant omicron rages through Western Europe, officials and experts in low-vaccinated Eastern Europe anticipate a post-holiday explosion of COVID-19 cases...

U.K. health officials build up hospital capacity to prepare for Omicron surge

England’s National Health Service is building temporary structures at hospitals around the country to prepare for a possible surge of COVID-19 patients as the...

Samsung, Micron warn COVID-19 lockdown in Chinese city may impact chip production

Samsung Electronics and Micron Technology, two of the world’s largest memory chip makers, warned that a COVID-19 lockdown in the Chinese city of Xian...

Nearly every province sets new record for COVID-19 cases as Omicron sweeps Canada

Nearly every Canadian province shattered its daily COVID-19 case count record Wednesday, as the Omicron variant sweeps across the country and brings a level...

MPs push for suicide hotline as COVID-19 continues to take mental toll

Todd Doherty still remembers the despair he felt when he learned one of his closest friends took his own life at age 14. The day...

Should Canada cut COVID-19 isolation times? Business, labour groups divided

Canadian business and labour groups are at odds over preferred isolation times for people who have tested positive for COVID-19. The question has renewed urgency...

Quebec outlines conditions for health workers with COVID-19 to return to work

Vaccinated Quebec health-care workers who test positive for COVID-19 could be allowed back on the job after seven days if they have no symptoms. Officials...

Here’s what to know about CDC’s shorter COVID-19 isolation guidance

Health officials in the United States this week cut COVID-19 isolation restrictions for asymptomatic Americans from 10 to five days, leading some Canadians to...

Attempt to improve COVID Alert app stalls for lack of interest by provinces

In the early days of the pandemic, before anyone had their first vaccine, the federal government’s COVID Alert app was promoted as an important...

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