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EU insists dispute with AstraZeneca is only contractual

BRUSSELS — The European Commission insisted Monday it still trusts the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and that its dispute with the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker is only contractual.

Malaysian prime minister announces one-month virus lockdown

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — All of Malaysia will be placed under a near lockdown for about a month to fight the coronavirus, but businesses will be allowed to continue to operate at reduced capacity, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced Monday.
Indian virus variant found in Thai travellers from Pakistan

Indian virus variant found in Thai travellers from Pakistan

BANGKOK — Health authorities in Thailand said Monday they have confirmed the country’s first cases of the Indian variant of the coronavirus, in a Thai woman and her 4-year-old son who have been in state quarantine since arriving from Pakistan.
'Last hurrah': 2020 college grads finally get ceremonies

'Last hurrah': 2020 college grads finally get ceremonies

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — After she was picked as commencement speaker for fellow 2020 graduates at Otterbein University, Katie Exline considered focusing her speech on perspective.

Australian judge upholds temporary ban on Indian travel

SYDNEY, Australia — An Australian judge on Monday rejected a challenge to a temporary COVID-19 ban on citizens returning from India.
In India's northeast there's fear of a virus surge to come

In India's northeast there's fear of a virus surge to come

GAUHATI, India — With experts saying the coronavirus is likely spreading in India’s northeastern state of Assam faster than anywhere else in the country, authorities were preparing Monday for a surge in infections by converting a massive stadium and
2 face trial as China enforces online control amid pandemic

2 face trial as China enforces online control amid pandemic

TAIPEI, Taiwan — More than a year after two amateur computer coders were taken by police from their Beijing homes, they are set to be tried Tuesday in a case that illustrates the Chinese government's growing online censorship and heightened sensitivi

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, May 10, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, May 10, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday May 10, 2021. There are 1,286,666 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,286,666 confirmed cases (80,789 active, 1,181,251 resolved, 24,626 deaths).
Canada to get two million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses as provinces expand rollouts

Canada to get two million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses as provinces expand rollouts

OTTAWA — Canada is scheduled to receive two million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week as provinces continue to ramp up their immunization efforts.