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Coronavirus: Trudeau hopeful more border updates ‘in coming weeks’

[ad_1] OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians can soon expect more updates about the easing of travel restrictions should vaccinations continue to increase and COVID-19 case counts remain low. His comments come a day after the federal government announced that effective July 5 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, fully …

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Coronavirus: Canada lifting restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers starting in two weeks

[ad_1] OTTAWA — Canada will be lifting most international travel restrictions for Canadians, permanent residents, and certain foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated, allowing those eligible to travel to do so with more ease, starting July 5, starting in early July. Effective July 5 at 11:59 p.m. EDT travellers who …

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Coronavirus: Canada to unveil travel rules for fully vaccinated citizens, permanent residents

[ad_1] OTTAWA — Canada is set to detail what quarantine rules citizens and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will soon have to follow when entering the country. Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair said last week that “measures” would be announced today that will apply …

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Coronavirus: Canada to get 5.2m COVID-19 vaccine doses this week, Pfizer shipment slightly delayed

[ad_1] OTTAWA — Canada is set to receive more than five million doses of COVID-19 vaccine over the coming week. Around 2.4 million are expected to come from Pfizer and BioNTech, though that shipment isn’t slated to land until mid-week and has prompted some jurisdictions to temporarily pause walk-in appointments …

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Coronavirus: Women twice as likely as men to continue wearing masks as Canada reopens, survey says

[ad_1] SASKATOON — Women were more than twice as likely as men to say they’ll keep wearing masks in crowded places when their community reopens, according to a new survey by Nanos Research, with 32 per cent of women saying they would continue to wear face coverings compared to just …

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‘Springsteen on Broadway’ clears way for AstraZeneca recipients to attend show

[ad_1] Canadians fully immunized with two shots of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine may now attend a highly anticipated Broadway production featuring Bruce Springsteen, but at least one Canadian hoping to take in the show still has questions about whether or not he can attend. David Screech said Saturday he was …

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Coronavirus: Pfizer shots have stronger antibody response than Sinovac, Hong Kong study shows, SCMP

[ad_1] People who are vaccinated against COVID-19 with BioNTech’s vaccine were found to have “substantially higher” levels of antibodies than those who received Sinovac’s jab, the South China Morning Post reported on Saturday, citing a Hong Kong study. Some who received the Sinovac vaccine might need a third booster shot as …

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Coronavirus: Businesses, U.S. legislators fume as Canada extends travel ban; Trudeau stands firm

[ad_1] OTTAWA — Canada is extending a ban on nonessential travel with the United States and the rest of the world until July 21, officials said on Friday, prompting frustration from businesses and U.S. legislators. Canada is under pressure from companies and the tourism industry to ease the ban, which …

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Coronavirus: AstraZeneca, EU both claim victory in tussle over vaccine deliveries

[ad_1] BRUSSELS — A Belgian court ruled Friday that coronavirus vaccine-maker AstraZeneca had committed a “serious breach” of its contract with the European Union amid a major legal battle over delivery obligations that has tarnished the company’s image. The court ordered AstraZeneca to deliver a total of 80.2 million doses …

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Coronavirus: China’s about to administer its billionth COVID-19 shot

[ad_1] Within days, China will reach a staggering 1 billion doses in its COVID-19 vaccination drive — a scale and speed unrivalled by any other country in the world. As of Wednesday, China had administered more than 945 million doses — three times the number delivered in the United States, …

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