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U.K. undecided over Pfizer’s offer to fast-track COVID-19 jabs for Olympians

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

LONDON (AP) — The British government is still deciding whether to accept an offer from Pfizer to fast-track Olympic and Paralympic athletes for COVID-19 vaccines. Jabs are only being given to Britons aged 38 or older — though this will be extended to those over 35 from next week …

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Richmond, B.C.’s Arjan Bhullar crowned MMA world champion

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

He’s wrestled for Canada in the Olympic, Commonwealth and Pan American Games, but Richmond’s Arjan Bhullar is celebrating his biggest win yet. On Saturday, the B.C. born fighter was crowned One Championship Mixed Martial Arts Champion after defeating reigning heavyweight king Brandon Vera with a second-round TKO. “You visualize …

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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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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.S. schools should continue to use masks, latest CDC guidance says

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

Schools in the United States should continue to use masks for the 2020-2021 school year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Saturday. The CDC in its latest guidance said all kindergarten through grade 12 schools “should implement and layer prevention strategies and should prioritize …

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Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout unlikely to be slowed over Fortin’s resignation: expert

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

An expert in military affairs says the sudden departure of the military official in charge of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is unlikely to have any impact on the high-profile operation. Christian Leuprecht, a professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., says the reassignment Friday of Maj-Gen. Dany Fortin won’t …

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Greece formally opens tourism to vaccinated, COVID-negative visitors

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

Greece formally opened to visitors on Saturday, kicking off a summer season it hopes will resurrect its vital tourism industry battered by the coronavirus pandemic. After months of lockdown restrictions, Greece also opened its museums this week, including the Acropolis museum, home to renowned sculptures from Greek antiquity. Read more: Alberta tourist …

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China cancels Mount Everest climbs, citing fears of importing COVID-19 cases from Nepal

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

China has canceled attempts to climb Mount Everest from its side of the world’s highest peak because of fears of importing COVID-19 cases from neighbouring Nepal, state media reported. The closure was confirmed in a notice Friday from China’s General Administration of Sport, the official Xinhua News Agency said. …

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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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