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India surpasses 24 million COVID-19 cases as mutant variant spreads across globe

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The number of recorded COVID-19 infections in India climbed above 24 million on Friday amid reports that the highly transmissible coronavirus mutant first detected in the country was spreading across the globe. The Indian B.1.617 variant of the virus has been found in cases in eight countries of the …

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New Brunswick confirms case of COVID-19 variant first detected in India

New Brunswick confirms case of COVID-19 variant first detected in India

New Brunswick has a confirmed case of the so-called ‘double mutant’ COVID-19 variant first detected in India. The case was previously reported in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) and was confirmed by the Dr. Georges-L-Dumont University Hospital Centre’s microbiology laboratory in Moncton. “With the arrival of this more aggressive variant, …

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Canada’s travel ban on India, Pakistan will only delay COVID-19 spread: experts

Click to play video: 'India’s daily COVID-19 cases hit new world record as country faces oxygen shortages'

Experts are saying that Canada’s new travel bans on India and Pakistan won’t be an effective long-term measure against the spread of COVID-19, and that it will just delay more arrivals of a potentially more infectious “double-mutant” variant in the country. The bans come as cases of the novel …

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