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Sudbury jail closed to manage COVID-19 outbreak, 145 inmates moved

TORONTO — A jail in Sudbury, Ont., has closed for at least two weeks to deal with a COVID-19 outbreak among inmates.
Nova Scotia adds 72 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, two schools closed due to virus

Nova Scotia adds 72 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, two schools closed due to virus

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting 72 new cases of COVID-19 since its last update on Friday. Health officials say 31 cases were reported on Saturday, 19 on Sunday and 22 cases were identified today.
Russia's virus infections over 8 million; daily deaths high

Russia's virus infections over 8 million; daily deaths high

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s total number of coronavirus infections has topped 8 million, more than 5% of the population, and the daily infection toll hit a new record.
Saskatchewan sending COVID patients to Ontario for intensive care, asks feds for help

Saskatchewan sending COVID patients to Ontario for intensive care, asks feds for help

REGINA — The Saskatchewan government says it is asking the federal government for help to deal with surging COVID-19 cases as it sends six intensive care patients to Ontario to relieve overwhelmed staff.
Powell's age and cancer bout left him vulnerable to COVID

Powell's age and cancer bout left him vulnerable to COVID

Despite getting vaccinated against COVID-19, Colin Powell remained vulnerable to the virus because of his advanced age and history of cancer, highlighting the continued risk to many Americans until more of the population is immunized.
Quebec makes new proof of COVID-19 vaccination available for travel outside province

Quebec makes new proof of COVID-19 vaccination available for travel outside province

MONTREAL — Quebecers can now obtain a proof of COVID-19 vaccination specifically intended for travel outside the province, the Health Department announced Monday.
Delaying Parliament's return until Nov. 22 will impact COVID-19 benefits: NDP

Delaying Parliament's return until Nov. 22 will impact COVID-19 benefits: NDP

OTTAWA — Peter Julian, the NDP’s leader of the House of Commons, has written to the government complaining about its decision to delay the return of Parliament. Julian says delaying MPs' return to the House until Nov.
Newfoundland and Labrador reports two more deaths from COVID-19, eight new cases

Newfoundland and Labrador reports two more deaths from COVID-19, eight new cases

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 as well as the province's 14th and 15th deaths from the disease.
Slovenia PM blames rising infections on virus protesters

Slovenia PM blames rising infections on virus protesters

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's populist prime minister on Monday blamed a rise in COVID-19 infections on protests in early October that erupted into clashes between police and those who oppose vaccinations and coronavirus restrictions.
Manitoba vaccine requirements likely to be in place until spring: top doctor

Manitoba vaccine requirements likely to be in place until spring: top doctor

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's chief public health officer says a public health order requiring people to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to get into many places is likely to be in place through the winter and into next spring. Dr.