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Pandemic wedding blues: Fewer US couples said 'I do' in 2020

Pandemic wedding blues: Fewer US couples said 'I do' in 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Far fewer Americans said "I do" during the first year of the pandemic when wedding plans were upended, a new report finds. There were 1.
WHO: 2nd COVID booster for most vulnerable offers benefits

WHO: 2nd COVID booster for most vulnerable offers benefits

GENEVA (AP) — An expert group convened by the World Health Organization says there may be some benefit in giving a second booster dose of coronavirus vaccine to the most vulnerable people amid the continuing global spread of omicron and its subvarian
New Brunswick reports five more COVID-19 deaths, drop in hospitalizations

New Brunswick reports five more COVID-19 deaths, drop in hospitalizations

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting five more deaths attributed to COVID-19 since its last report. The latest figures bring the total number of deaths in the province to 411 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Quebec reports an increase in COVID-19-related hospitalizations and 14 more deaths

Quebec reports an increase in COVID-19-related hospitalizations and 14 more deaths

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 14 more deaths linked to COVID-19 and a 23-patient jump in the number of hospitalizations associated with the disease.
FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again creep upward.

Ontario reports 11 new COVID-19 deaths, increase in hospitalizations

Ontario is reporting 11 new deaths linked to COVID-19 today. The province says that figure includes deaths from previous days recorded during a data clean-up. There are 1,345 people hospitalized with the virus today, up from 1,122 the previous day.
Students protest, discontent grows over China's COVID policy

Students protest, discontent grows over China's COVID policy

BEIJING (AP) — Administrators at an elite Beijing university have backed down from plans to further tighten pandemic restrictions on students as part of China’s “zero-COVID” strategy after a weekend protest at the school, according to students Tuesda
Indonesia lifts outdoor mask mandate as COVID-19 wanes

Indonesia lifts outdoor mask mandate as COVID-19 wanes

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is lifting its outdoor mask mandate because its COVID-19 outbreak is increasing under control, President Joko Widodo said Tuesday.
Biden offering additional 8 free COVID-19 tests to public

Biden offering additional 8 free COVID-19 tests to public

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government website for people to request free COVID-19 at-home tests from the U.S. government is now accepting a third round of orders. The White House announced Tuesday that U.S.
Japan to allow limited foreign package tours as experiment

Japan to allow limited foreign package tours as experiment

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government announced Tuesday it will begin allowing small package tours from four countries later this month before gradually opening up to foreign tourism for the first time since it imposed tight border restrictions due to the