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The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for Oct. 23

A medical worker rests in a COVID-19 intensive care unit at the Casal Palocco hospital near Rome on Thursday. (Alberto PizzoliéAFP via Getty Images) Trudeau announces plan to purchase 76 million doses of Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine   Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Friday announced another contract to buy a promising COVID-19 …

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The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for Oct. 22

Members of the Bavarian state parliament sit among protective panels in Munich on Wednesday. (Peter Kneffel/AFP via Getty Images) Elections Canada ready to run a snap election during a pandemic, says chief electoral officer Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perrault said Thursday that Elections Canada is prepared to run a snap …

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The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for Oct. 21

A woman waits to cross a street with her daughter on an electric bike during rush hour in Beijing on Wednesday. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images) EU removes Canadians from list of approved travellers because of COVID-19 European Union officials are moving to halt Canadians from travelling to the bloc of …

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The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for Oct. 20

Pope Francis, Buddhist Shoten Minegishi and Mohamed Abdelsalam Abdellatif, secretary general of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, a U.A.E.-created interfaith group, attend an interfaith ceremony in Rome Tuesday. (Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters) COVID-19 taking toll on physical health of young Canadians Just five per cent of Canadian children met basic physical …

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The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for Oct. 19

A health worker waits to collect swab samples from residents to test for the novel coronavirus at a sample collection centre in Hyderabad, India, on Monday. (Noah Seelam/AFP via Getty Images) Canada-U.S. border closure extended but Trump, Trudeau far apart on next steps  Although Canada and the U.S. have agreed …

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The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for Oct. 16

A woman walks past a sign promoting COVID-19 precautions at a park in Seoul. (Ahn Young-joon/The Associated Press) Can Quebec find a balance between a lockdown and freedom? Having tasted something like freedom over the summer, most Quebecers are back living under a complex array of public health rules, wondering …

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The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for Oct. 15

A nurse visits a newly opened exhibition on China’s fight against COVID-19 at the Culture Expo Center in Wuhan, which earlier this year was the epicentre of the pandemic. (Getty Images) New COVID-19 rent relief program won’t help struggling businesses until next month, group says The federal government is prepared …

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The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for Oct. 14

A woman in Berlin passes by empty tables as bars and restaurants in the city had to close at 11 p.m. local time to help curb the spread of COVID-19. (Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters) As COVID-19 cases climb in long-term care homes, experts hope to avoid locking down residents As the number …

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The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for Oct. 13

Students in Buenos Aires attend the first day of in-person classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Agustin Marcarian/Reuters) What pausing another big COVID-19 vaccine trial means Another front-running team in the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine has put a late-stage trial on hold after a reported “unexplained illness” in one …

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The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for Oct. 12

A child in Jerusalem sits among LED candles placed by activists in memory of Israel’s COVID-19 victims. (Ronen Zvulun/Reuters) Technical glitches briefly affect first day of applications for Canada recovery benefit Canadians seeking to access new financial support after missing work because of COVID-19 appeared to briefly run into technical …

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The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for Oct. 9

A woman in Rio de Janeiro poses by her car, which she transformed into a mobile flower shop after losing her business during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Ricardo Moraes/Reuters) Health officials urge vigilance this Thanksgiving as COVID-19 modelling shows acceleration of cases Public health officials are urging Canadians to be extra-vigilant …

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The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for Oct. 8

Tourists walk in a shopping area in Beijing during the final day of the Golden Week holiday. Officially, COVID-19 case numbers have remained low, but authorities are concerned about another wave of infection with flu season ahead. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) COVID-19 pandemic reveals major gaps in privacy law, watchdog says …

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The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for Oct. 7

Members of the production crew stand in on the stage near plexiglass barriers put up for the U.S. vice-presidential debate at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City Tuesday. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press) Doctors, pharmacies explore drive-thru, outdoor clinics to meet flu shot demand  Anticipating increased demand for the flu …

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The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for Oct. 6

A health-care worker in Brussels cleans her goggles after performing a nasal swab sample test for the coronavirus. (Yves Herman/Reuters) Health Canada approves first rapid antigen COVID-19 test Health Canada regulators have approved another rapid COVID-19 test — the first antigen device to receive the necessary approvals for use in …

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