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Hundreds of suspected COVID-19 victims found buried along Indian riverbanks: officials

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

Police are reaching out to villagers in northern India to investigate the recovery of bodies buried in shallow sand graves or washed up on the Ganges River banks, prompting speculation on social media that they’re the remains of COVID-19 victims. In jeeps and boats, police used portable loudspeakers with …

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COVID-19 cases in India hopefully stabilizing, as daily deaths stay near 4,000: officials

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

India reported its smallest daily increase in coronavirus infections in nearly three weeks on Saturday, with deaths still near the 4,000-mark, but federal health officials said cases and fatalities are rapidly stabilizing in this wave of the pandemic. The overall rate of positive cases per tests had dipped to …

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U.K. officials race to test, vaccinate as COVID-19 variant threatens reopening plans

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

Britain deployed public health officials, supported by the army, to distribute COVID-19 tests door-to-door in two northern England towns on Saturday in an effort to contain a fast-spreading variant that threatens plans to lift all lockdown restrictions next month. Cases of a strain first identified in India have more …

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Health officials give update on Manitoba’s efforts against COVID-19

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

Manitoba health officials will give an update on the province’s COVID-19 fight Friday. Dr. Jazz Atwal, Manitoba’s deputy chief public health officer, will be joined by Dr. Joss Reimer, lead of the province’s vaccine implementation task force, for a 12:30 p.m. press conference. Read more: All Manitobans 12 and …

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B.C. health officials to provide Monday COVID-19 update

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

B.C. health officials are set to provide three days of COVID-19 data on Monday afternoon. The news conference at 3 p.m. will be carried live on BC1, on our website, the Global BC Facebook page and CKNW. 4:02 The campaign for paid sick days The campaign for paid sick days During its …

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India to recruit ex-army medics as COVID-19 overwhelms healthcare system, officials say

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

India will recruit hundreds of former army medics to support its overwhelmed healthcare system, the defence ministry said on Sunday, as the country grapples with record COVID-19 infections and deaths amid calls for a complete nationwide lockdown. Some 400 medical officers are expected to serve on contract for a …

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B.C. health officials defend COVID-19 transparency, pledge to release more data

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

B.C. health officials are defending their approach to data transparency, while simultaneously pledging to release more detailed COVID-19 data in the coming weeks. The comments came at a hastily-scheduled Friday teleconference, in the wake of a Vancouver Sun report, detailing leaked reports from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control …

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Canadians might be vaccinated ‘sooner than originally anticipated,’ officials say

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

Canadians could be getting their COVID-19 vaccines “sooner than originally anticipated,” federal officials said Thursday. To date, more than 41 per cent of Canadian adults have received at least one vaccine dose, according to deputy chief public health officer Dr. Howard Njoo. Read more: Herd immunity for COVID-19 may …

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B.C. health officials to hold live COVID-19 briefing Thursday

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

British Columbia health officials will provide their latest update on the province’s COVID-19 response at 1 p.m. PT Thursday. Global News will carry the briefing live here, on our Facebook page and on BC1. The update comes as RCMP begins setting up road checks to enforce the province’s non-essential …

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COVID-19: Regina Catholic school students ask officials to re-think transition to in-class learning

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

Uncomfortable and on edge, some high school students with the Regina Catholic School Division (RCSD) weren’t happy about going back to school on Monday. A group of more than a dozen students from Michael A. Riffel High School penned a letter to its board, asking them to re-think their …

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