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Doctor breaks down how Canada can move on from COVID-19 in the fall

Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti talks about what Canada can expect from COVID-19 in the fall and whether it's time to stop following daily COVID-19 case counts. Video by Shibani Gokhale
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  • Yahoo News Singapore

    Singapore reports 120 new COVID cases; 42 unlinked

    The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday (31 July) reported 120 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 64,981.

  • The Canadian Press

    A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

    As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities. Most of the plans are based on each jurisdiction reaching vaccination targets at certain dates, while also keeping the number of cases and hospitalizations down. Here's a look at what reopening plans look like across the country: Newfoundland and Labrador: The province's reopening plan begins wi

  • Yahoo News Singapore

    Stricter measures for those with travel history to Australia, China's Jiangsu

    As part of enhanced border measures due to a recent increase in cases reported by Australia, travellers entering Singapore who have a 21-day travel history to Australia will be subjected to a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities.

  • CBC

    Meet Dr. Omobola Sobanjo, leading Abitibi-Témiscamingue's fight against COVID-19

    CBC Quebec is highlighting people from the province's Black communities who are giving back, inspiring others and helping to shape our future. These are the Black Changemakers. In a matter of weeks, Dr. Omobola Sobanjo became the face of the fight against COVID-19 in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Que., more than 400 kilometres northwest of Montreal. As a consultant for the region's public health authority CISSS-AT, the Nigerian-born doctor would address the media and citizens daily at the onset of the

  • CBC

    What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Saturday, July 31

    Recent developments: Ottawa reported 10 more COVID-19 cases Friday. Tourism industry urges patience during first long weekend under Step 3. What's the latest? It's the first long weekend in Ontario since the province entered Step 3 of its COVID-19 reopening plan, and those with keen knowledge of the province's tourism industry say it's worth preparing for a bit of crowding and longer-than-usual lineups — but also a warm welcome from hard-hit business owners. Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported 1

  • Yahoo News Singapore

    No private rooms among measures required at F&B-pivoted nightlife outlets

    Ensuring that the interior of the outlet is clearly visible to people outside, and using only the main hall for food and beverage (F&B) operations, are two of the additional safe management measures (SMM) that pivoted nightlife outlets have to adhere to.

  • The Canadian Press

    Former Steelers star Polamalu tests positive for coronavirus

    CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu said on social media Friday that he recently tested positive for COVID-19, a week before he's due to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Polamalu told the hall of his diagnosis. He said they are working with health officials to determine whether he could be cleared to travel to Canton in time for his enshrinement, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 7. “Thank God I feel great,” Polamalu said in his posts on Twitter, Facebook

  • CBC

    SHA warns of 'increased COVID-19 activity' in Swift Current

    The Saskatchewan Health Authority is warning of "increased COVID-19 activity" in Swift Current. It says anyone who attended the Swift Current Rodeo and Cabaret on July 23 or Railway North Social House on July 24 may have been exposed to the virus. The SHA is urging anyone who was at these locations and isn't fully vaccinated to get tested for COVID-19 immediately. If you were at these locations but had your second dose of vaccine on or before July 9, you're asked to self-monitor for symptoms unt

  • CBC

    COVID-19 modelling group sounds alarm over Alberta's case trajectory and emerging delta variant

    A modelling team in British Columbia says Alberta is in a danger zone due to its COVID-19 trajectory and the emerging delta variant. The province recently announced a plan to relax its COVID-19 surveillance and management system despite an increase in case numbers, the positivity rate and R-value, and vaccination rates that are lagging behind other provinces. As of Thursday, quarantine for close contacts became no longer mandatory but just recommended. Contact tracers will no longer notify close

  • CBC

    7 new COVID-19 cases in Yukon, 1 probable

    There are seven new cases of COVID-19 in Yukon, according to Dr. Brendan Hanley, Yukon's chief medical officer of health. The cases were confirmed between noon Thursday and noon Friday, officials said in a news release. It brings the number of active cases in the territory to 78. Of the new cases on Friday, five are in Whitehorse while three more, including the probable case, are in rural areas. Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, there have been 596 cases in Yukon, 534 of which were

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