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Chinese officials push use of emergency coronavirus vaccine despite concerns – National

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After the first shot, he had no reaction. But Kan Chai felt woozy following the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in China. “When I was driving on the road, I suddenly felt a bit dizzy, as if I was driving drunk,” the popular writer …

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China says WHO supported early use of coronavirus vaccine candidate outside of trials – National

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The World Health Organization supported China’s campaign to vaccinate certain people against coronavirus in July while clinical trials were still under way, a Chinese health official said on Friday, although some experts have expressed concern about the move. China launched its emergency programme in July, having communicated with the …

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Melfort Mustangs hockey player tests positive for COVID-19, organization says

Melfort Mustangs hockey player tests positive for COVID-19, organization says

A player with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, says the organization. According to a statement from the SJHL, the athlete plays for the Melfort Mustangs. Read more: Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League to simulate remaining playoff schedule on PS4 “The player and …

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Coronavirus has stranded 25 people from Easter Island in Tahiti for 6 months – National

Coronavirus has stranded 25 people from Easter Island in Tahiti for 6 months - National

For people around the world, the coronavirus has caused distressing separations and delayed homecomings. But the situation for a group of 25 residents from remote Easter Island stands out. For six months now the group has been stranded far across a vast stretch of ocean on Tahiti in French …

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North Korea ‘greatly sorry’ for killing South Korean over coronavirus concerns – National

North Korea ‘greatly sorry’ for killing South Korean over coronavirus concerns - National

North Korea expressed regret on Friday over the death of a missing South Korean, saying it shot him as part of measures to battle the coronavirus, the South’s national security adviser said. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent a letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-in saying the …

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Coronavirus forces Rio de Janeiro to delay Carnival for first time in 108 years – National

Coronavirus forces Rio de Janeiro to delay Carnival for first time in 108 years - National

Rio de Janeiro delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying Thursday night that the global spectacle cannot go ahead in February because of Brazil’s continued vulnerability to the coronavirus pandemic. Rio’s League of Samba Schools, LIESA, announced that the spread of the coronavirus has made it impossible to safely hold …

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Chinese company says coronavirus vaccine should be ready by early 2021 – National

Chinese company says coronavirus vaccine should be ready by early 2021 - National

A Chinese pharmaceutical company said Thursday the coronavirus vaccine it is developing should be ready by early 2021 for distribution worldwide, including the United States. Yin Weidong, the CEO of SinoVac, vowed to apply to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell CoronaVac in the United States if …

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Coronavirus: Students protest Lethbridge School Division decision to delay sports – Lethbridge

Coronavirus: Students protest Lethbridge School Division decision to delay sports - Lethbridge

Dozens of students from all over southern Alberta gathered outside the Lethbridge School Division office on Thursday, protesting the division’s decision to delay reintroducing sports and other extra-curricular activities back into schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ahead of Thursday’s protest, both the Lethbridge School Division (LSD) and the …

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RHSAA allowing extra-curricular athletics only within individual schools – Regina

RHSAA allowing extra-curricular athletics only within individual schools - Regina

The Regina High Schools Athletic Association (RHSAA) has given the green light for student-athletes to begin a return to fall sports within their own schools. The decision was made after considering options, “especially in light of ministry and health authority COVID guidelines and student and staff safety,” read a …

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2,500 Swiss students quarantined for coronavirus after off-campus partying – National

2,500 Swiss students quarantined for coronavirus after off-campus partying - National

Swiss health authorities have ordered a quarantine for a staggering 2,500 students at a prestigious hospitality management school in the city of Lausanne after “significant outbreaks” of the coronavirus that are a suspected byproduct of off-campus partying. Authorities in Switzerland’s Vaud canton, or region, said all undergraduates at the …

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