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A breakdown of Canada's isolation sites as details are revealed on hotel requirements

As concerns about internationally identified COVID-19 variants hit closer to home, public health authorities are asking — and increasingly, ordering — people to isolate safely, away from others in their household.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, March 1, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Monday, March 1, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 11:15 a.m. Quebec is reporting 613 new cases of COVID-19 today and six more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including one within the past 24 hours.
Premier Horgan to present details of B.C.'s COVID-19 mass immunization plan

Premier Horgan to present details of B.C.'s COVID-19 mass immunization plan

VICTORIA — Premier John Horgan, Health Minister Adrian Dix and health officials are set to reveal the details of British Columbia's COVID-19 mass immunization plan.

China says it aims to vaccinate 40% of population by June

TAIPEI, Taiwan — China is lagging in its coronavirus vaccination rollout because it has the disease largely under control, but plans to inoculate 40% of its population by June, Chinese health experts said Monday.
Ivory Coast begins its vaccination campaign with COVAX doses

Ivory Coast begins its vaccination campaign with COVAX doses

ABIDJAN, Cote d'Ivoire — Ivory Coast has begun giving shots to inoculate against COVID-19 with vaccines delivered last week by the global COVAX initiative, which was created to ensure that low- and middle-income countries have fair access to doses.
Tensions over vaccine equity pit rural against urban America

Tensions over vaccine equity pit rural against urban America

NASHVILLE — Rita Fentress was worried she might get lost as she travelled down the unfamiliar forested, one-lane road in rural Tennessee in search of a coronavirus vaccine. Then the trees cleared and the Hickman County Agricultural Pavilion appeared.

PSL game postponed after Ahmed tests positive for COVID-19

KARACHI, Pakistan — A Pakistan Super League game was postponed Monday after Australian legspinner Fawad Ahmed tested positive for COVID-19 and was put in isolation.
Units in two Vancouver-area hospitals closed by COVID-19 outbreak

Units in two Vancouver-area hospitals closed by COVID-19 outbreak

VANCOUVER — Health officials have declared COVID-19 outbreaks at two more Metro Vancouver hospitals after finding evidence the virus was transmitted within a medicine unit at both locations.
Senate Democrats consider changes to House virus relief bill

Senate Democrats consider changes to House virus relief bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are considering reshaping parts of the $1.
Ontario reports 1,023 new cases of COVID-19, six more deaths, and 17,424 vaccinations

Ontario reports 1,023 new cases of COVID-19, six more deaths, and 17,424 vaccinations

TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 1,023 new cases of COVID-19 today and six more deaths linked to the virus. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 280 new cases in Toronto, 182 in Peel Region and 72 in Ottawa.