Liberals present COVID-19 support proposals with targeted support to companies, workers – National

The Liberals have put forward a long-awaited aid bill aimed at providing targeted support to companies still affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a press conference on Wednesday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland announced the introduction of Bill C-2. According to a press release, the bill will expand previously announced programs … Read more

Covid: London’s unvaccinated hotspots | Evening Standard

T The London cities with the largest number of adults who have not yet received a Covid plug have been revealed. Newham has more than 130,000 residents aged 18 or older who have not received a first vaccination, followed by Brent, 125,000, Lambeth, 117,000, and Ealing, 111,000. The figures, from an Evening Standard analysis of … Read more

Missouri judges rule that local COVID-19 orders are unconstitutional

click to enlarge DANNY WICENTOWSKIA A judge’s decision has called into question local health orders (such as the St Louis City Mask Mandate). This story was originally published by the Missouri Independent. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Green on Tuesday ruled that health orders designed to stop the spread of COVID-19 issued by local … Read more

Conservatives call on all MEPs to vote on House of Commons’ COVID-19 vaccine mandate – National

Conservatives say all 338 members of parliament must be able to vote on whether they must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the House of Commons. Tory whip Blake Richards on Tuesday asked Commons Speaker Anthony Rota to rule that the nine-member, multi-party body that governs the House does not have the authority to … Read more

Recent COVID-19 outbreak in South Korea linked to a little-known church as cases rise – National

A little-known sect led by a priest who stings his eyes to heal is at the center of a COVID-19 outbreak in South Korea as the country reported a new daily record of 4,116 cases for Tuesday and is fighting an increase in serious cases that burden hospitals. In a small country church in a … Read more

COVID-19 PCR Test Confusion over Threatening Federal Elections, says Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk says until yesterday she was not aware that people coming to Queensland would not have to pay for a COVID-19 test to enter the state, despite the fact that the costs have been covered by a intergovernmental agreement since the pandemic began. There had been confusion as to who would pay … Read more

Ottawa clarifies COVID-19 travel exemption at the BC-US border during floods

The federal state of emergency preparedness says border guards have been informed that BC residents may cross into the United States to obtain necessary supplies due to flooding in the province after some allegedly faced fines or were told they would have to be quarantined when they returned to Canada. Bill Blair said Tuesday that … Read more

Northern Territory records 11 new local COVID-19 cases associated with Katherine outbreaks

The Northern Territory has registered 11 new local cases of COVID-19 overnight, said Prime Minister Michael Gunner. The territory’s cluster now stands at 51 cases. Sir. Gunner said one of those cases was a woman who “escaped the authorities and left the hard lockdown. [in Binjari] and traveled by taxi to Katherine “along with three … Read more

Children in Toronto 1st in Canada to receive pediatric COVID-19 vaccine, local officials say

A group of children in Toronto were the first in Canada to receive a dose of the newly approved Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine, local officials say. In a press release, City of Toronto officials said 10 vaccines were delivered Tuesday “ahead of a limited number of juvenile vaccination appointments on Wednesday and a large number … Read more