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U.K. prepares for major reopening as new COVID-19 variant sparks worry

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

Travelers in England were packing their bags, bartenders were polishing their glasses and performers were warming up as Britain prepared Sunday for a major step out of lockdown — but with clouds of worry on the horizon. Excitement at the reopening of travel and hospitality vied with anxiety that …

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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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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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Indian COVID-19 deaths surpass a quarter million as scientists race to trace variant

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

India said on Wednesday a record number of people were killed by the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, pushing its overall death toll over a quarter million, while a leading virologist said it was too early to say if infections had reached a peak. Deaths from COVID-19 swelled …

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As India’s COVID-19 cases climb, neighbouring Bangladesh faces variant threats

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

India’s surge in COVID-19 cases is having a dangerous effect on neighbouring Bangladesh. Health experts warn of imminent vaccine shortages just as the country should be stepping up its vaccination drive, and as more contagious virus variants are beginning to be detected. On Saturday, health authorities said that for …

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COVID-19 variant first found in U.K. accounts for 70% of cases in Pakistan: researchers

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

A coronavirus variant first discovered in the United Kingdom now accounts for up to 70 per cent of COVID-19 infections across Pakistan, a research centre studying the disease in the country said on Saturday. The country has imposed strict nationwide restrictions in the lead up to the Muslim festival …

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Manitoba reports death linked to COVID-19 variant for 3rd day in a row, 272 new cases

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

Two more Manitobans with COVID-19 have died, and health officials say one of the victims had been infected with the B.1.1.7 variant of concern, first identified in the United Kingdom. It’s the third day in a row a death has been linked to the more-contagious strain of the virus …

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Death of Manitoba man in his 40s linked to COVID-19 variant, 291 new cases reported

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

Manitoba health officials say the province’s latest COVID-19 victim — a man in his 40s from the Winnipeg area — had been stricken ill by the B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in the United Kingdom. He is the 980th Manitoban with COVID-19 to die since March 2020, and his death …

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COVID-19: London lab adds variant screening for southwestern Ontario

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

The Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PaLM) team in London, Ont., is now screening all COVID-19-positive samples from southwestern Ontario for variants of concern. The new service at PaLM, a joint venture between the London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London, is part of provincial screening efforts …

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B.C. bending COVID-19 variant curve, independent modelling shows

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

Efforts by British Columbia health officials and residents are managing to suppress infections that have been driven by COVID-19 variants, a group of modelling experts says. The group of researchers from the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences says projections …

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