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Biden tests negative for COVID, isolating until 2nd negative

Biden tests negative for COVID, isolating until 2nd negative

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Saturday but will continue to isolate at the White House until a second negative test, his doctor said. Dr.
Thousands stranded in China resort city amid COVID lockdown

Thousands stranded in China resort city amid COVID lockdown

BEIJING (AP) — Some 80,000 tourists are stranded in the southern Chinese beach resort of Sanya, after authorities declared it a COVID-19 hot spot and imposed a lockdown.
Pandemic benefits were too generous with businesses, stringent with workers: experts

Pandemic benefits were too generous with businesses, stringent with workers: experts

OTTAWA — Benefits rolled out at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic allowed vulnerable Canadians to stay healthy while maintaining an income, but business supports were excessive and show the outsized influence of business groups on public policy, eco
Astros manager Dusty Baker tests positive for COVID-19

Astros manager Dusty Baker tests positive for COVID-19

CLEVELAND (AP) — Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker tested positive for COVID-19 prior to Friday night’s game against the Cleveland Guardians. Baker held his usual pregame availability with the media about two hours before the 7:10 p.m. game.
Seventh wave of COVID-19 in Ontario has peaked, chief medical officer of health says

Seventh wave of COVID-19 in Ontario has peaked, chief medical officer of health says

TORONTO — The seventh wave of COVID-19 in Ontario has peaked, the province's chief medical officer of health said Friday. Dr. Kieran Moore said in an interview that key indicators are peaking or already trending downward.

Health Canada warns of counterfeit COVID-19 rapid antigen tests in Ontario

Health Canada has issued a public warning after it says counterfeit COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits were found in Ontario.
Still isolating, Biden signs anti-fraud pandemic bills

Still isolating, Biden signs anti-fraud pandemic bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, isolated in the White House residence with COVID-19, signed two measures Friday aimed at curbing fraud in pandemic relief programs.

Texan sentenced to 25 years for virus-era attack on Asians

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A Texas man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for attacking an Asian family in 2020 because he thought they were Chinese and therefore responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, according to federal court records Jose Gomez I

Germany's health minister tests positive for COVID-19

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister, an epidemiologist by training who has led the country's fight against COVID-19 since December, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Resilient Vancouver Whitecaps continue playoff push amid COVID-19 outbreak

Resilient Vancouver Whitecaps continue playoff push amid COVID-19 outbreak

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps' road to the playoffs continues to be a bumpy ride. A COVID-19 outbreak has left the 'Caps (7-10-6) short-handed for Friday's crucial home matchup against the Houston Dynamo (7-12-4).