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Nepal imposes tough restrictions as virus cases set record

Nepal imposes tough restrictions as virus cases set record

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's capital shut schools, ordered citizens to carry vaccination cards in public, banned religious festivals and instructed hotel guests to be tested every three days as it battles its biggest COVID-19 outbreak.

Adele postpones Las Vegas residency, citing pandemic impact

LONDON (AP) — Adele has postponed a 24-date Las Vegas residency hours before it was to start, citing delivery delays and coronavirus illness in her crew. The chart-topping British singer said she was “gutted” and promised to reschedule the shows.

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.
A blend of optimism and caution highlight Canada's COVID-19 forecast

A blend of optimism and caution highlight Canada's COVID-19 forecast

Across Canada a blend of optimism and caution is emerging as provinces and territories revise their strategies for riding out the latest wave of the pandemic.
Saskatchewan plans to redeploy government workers to help its health-care system

Saskatchewan plans to redeploy government workers to help its health-care system

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Health Authority says it is looking at redeploying government employees from other departments to help the health-care system.
Public Health Agency of Canada involved in 'error' on trucker vaccine rules: sources

Public Health Agency of Canada involved in 'error' on trucker vaccine rules: sources

OTTAWA — Turmoil and confusion over whether truckers would remain exempt from the vaccine mandate last week stemmed from bureaucrats misinterpreting policy in more than one federal agency — including the one that co-ordinates Canada's response to the
Japan widens virus restrictions as omicron surges in cities

Japan widens virus restrictions as omicron surges in cities

TOKYO (AP) — Restaurants and bars will close early in Tokyo and a dozen other areas across Japan beginning Friday as the country widens COVID-19 restrictions due to the omicron variant, which has caused cases to surge to new highs in metropolitan are

NEC, Horizon still having forfeits because of COVID

NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Cimino hasn't lost a Northeast Conference game on the court this season at St. Francis, N.Y.
Preteens may be vaxed without parents under California bill

Preteens may be vaxed without parents under California bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would allow children age 12 and up to be vaccinated without their parents' consent, the youngest age of any state, under a proposal late Thursday by a state senator.
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.