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Belgium eases lockdown, plans to open terraces in May

BRUSSELS — Belgium is planning to reopen restaurants and bars for outdoor service next month and to lift a night-time curfew as new COVID-19 cases continue to go down in the country.

US weighs next steps for J&J virus shot amid clot mystery

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The latest news on COVID 19 developments in Canada for Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 11:20 a.m. Health Canada says the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will remain authorized for all adults in Canada after completing a safety review.
Hospitalizations up as Quebec reports 1,559 COVID-19 cases, seven deaths

Hospitalizations up as Quebec reports 1,559 COVID-19 cases, seven deaths

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 1,559 new COVID-19 cases today and another rise in hospitalizations. Health officials say hospitalizations rose by 17, to 660, and 152 people were in intensive care, a rise of two.
Juno Awards postpone show date to June 6 amid COVID-19 pandemic

Juno Awards postpone show date to June 6 amid COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO — Organizers of the Juno Awards say they're postponing this year's 50th anniversary show in Toronto until June 6 as COVID-19 cases rage across the country.
New Brunswick premier urges truck drivers to get a COVID-19 vaccination

New Brunswick premier urges truck drivers to get a COVID-19 vaccination

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's premier is urging truck drivers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible, but the head of a regional trucking association says it's not that simple.
What we know about viral vector vaccines as J&J jab investigated for rare blood clots

What we know about viral vector vaccines as J&J jab investigated for rare blood clots

News of reported blood clots in a handful of American recipients of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has prompted some to wonder why certain brands of the jab are potentially causing the rare side effects while others aren't.
We need to plan: UK travel urges clarity from government

We need to plan: UK travel urges clarity from government

LONDON — Leaders from Britain's aviation industry joined forces Wednesday to urge the British government to ensure that popular European destinations face the least onerous coronavirus travel restrictions when holidays are allowed again.
Europe scrambles as J&J vaccine delay deals another blow

Europe scrambles as J&J vaccine delay deals another blow

BARCELONA, Spain — European countries diverged Wednesday on whether they would push ahead with giving their residents Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine after reports of very rare blood clots in a handful of recipients in the United States.
N.L. reports three new COVID-19 cases, community transmission ruled out

N.L. reports three new COVID-19 cases, community transmission ruled out

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador health authorities reported three new cases of COVID-19 today and ruled out community transmission in the western region of the province. Chief medical officer of health Dr.