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Poland hits pandemic record of over 36,600 daily infections

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s deputy health minister said Friday the nation hit a COVID-19 pandemic record of 36,665 new infections reported in 24 hours.
Vancouver Canucks stars Demko, Miller placed in NHL's COVID-19 protocol

Vancouver Canucks stars Demko, Miller placed in NHL's COVID-19 protocol

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks will be without two of their brightest stars Friday as COVID-19 continues to ripple through the locker room. Goalie Thatcher Demko and forward J.T.
Premier Jason Kenney says early signs suggest Alberta has surpassed peak COVID cases

Premier Jason Kenney says early signs suggest Alberta has surpassed peak COVID cases

CALGARY — Premier Jason Kenney says there are early signs Alberta has "reached and surpassed" peak COVID-19 cases in the fifth wave as provincial hospitalizations surge to numbers never seen before.

Toyota production in Japan hit by parts crunch from COVID-19

TOKYO (AP) — The shortage of parts caused by the coronavirus pandemic is further denting production at Toyota, Japan’s top automaker. Production at 11 plants in Japan will be halted Friday, Saturday and next Monday, Toyota Motor Corp. said.
A look at the latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

A look at the latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

A look at the latest COVID-19 news in Canada: — Ontario will soon begin easing COVID-19 restrictions, starting by boosting the size of social gathering and reopening businesses such as restaurants, gyms and cinemas with capacity limits, with an eye t
Some provinces see signs of COVID-19 situation improving; others less positive

Some provinces see signs of COVID-19 situation improving; others less positive

Some provinces were pointing to glimmers of improvement Thursday in the Omicron-stoked fifth wave of the pandemic, but the outlook was not as positive in others.
Rapid tests to be distributed to schools in British Columbia

Rapid tests to be distributed to schools in British Columbia

VICTORIA — Schools in British Columbia will soon get rapid antigen tests as a way to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 among staff, including teachers and administrators.
California's COVID gun store shutdowns ruled illegal

California's COVID gun store shutdowns ruled illegal

SACRAMENTO, Calif.
Niagara proceeding with stronger school measures after disagreement with Moore

Niagara proceeding with stronger school measures after disagreement with Moore

The head of a public health unit in southern Ontario will go ahead with stronger COVID-19 measures in local schools, despite censure from the province's top doctor over breaking from the provincial approach.
More in-school clinics could be key to raising vaccination rates for kids: doctors

More in-school clinics could be key to raising vaccination rates for kids: doctors

The province with the highest vaccination rate for five- to 11-year-old kids began providing the COVID-19 vaccine at schools as soon as it was approved for children, and some pediatricians say the strategy in Newfoundland and Labrador could serve as