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Asia Today: India expands its vaccination drive

Asia Today: India expands its vaccination drive

NEW DELHI — India has expanded its COVID-19 vaccination drive beyond health care and front-line workers, offering the shots to older people and those with medical conditions that put them at risk.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Sunday Feb. 28, 2021. There are 866,503 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 866,503 confirmed cases (30,731 active, 813,778 resolved, 21,994 deaths).
Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs

Fraud overwhelms pandemic-related unemployment programs

COLUMBUS, Ohio — With the floodgates set to open on another round of unemployment aid, states are being hammered with a new wave of fraud as they scramble to update security systems and block scammers who already have siphoned billions of dollars fro
From lockdowns to spring break, provinces split on next steps in COVID-19 fight

From lockdowns to spring break, provinces split on next steps in COVID-19 fight

Canada's COVID-19 hotspots showed diverging approaches to handling the crisis on Sunday, as Ontario and Prince Edward Island prepared for new lockdowns while Quebec entered a week of spring break complete with some activities meant to ease the monoto
The Latest: First US J&J vaccine doses shipping Sunday night

The Latest: First US J&J vaccine doses shipping Sunday night

WASHINGTON — Nearly 4 million doses of the newest COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped Sunday night, and will begin to be delivered to states for injections starting on Tuesday.
P.E.I. introduces three-day lockdown to battle growing COVID-19 outbreak

P.E.I. introduces three-day lockdown to battle growing COVID-19 outbreak

CHARLOTTETOWN — Officials in Prince Edward Island have placed the province under a 72-hour lockdown starting at 12 a.m. Monday after multiple new infections and two clusters of COVID-19 emerged on the island over the weekend.
Raptors' virus issues worsen, game vs. Bulls called off

Raptors' virus issues worsen, game vs. Bulls called off

The Toronto Raptors’ issues with the coronavirus have worsened, prompting the NBA to call off their game scheduled for Sunday night against the Chicago Bulls.
Ontario surpasses 300,000 COVID-19 infections, allows vaccines for homeless

Ontario surpasses 300,000 COVID-19 infections, allows vaccines for homeless

TORONTO — Ontario has expanded the first phase of its COVID-19 vaccination drive to include residents experiencing homelessness, its largest municipality announced on Sunday as the province eclipsed 300,000 total infections since the onset of the glo

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 5:55 p.m. Alberta has recorded 301 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, along with three additional deaths.
Toronto Raptors game against Chicago postponed due to COVID-19 cases

Toronto Raptors game against Chicago postponed due to COVID-19 cases

NEW YORK — After dodging COVID-19 for almost half of the NBA season, the Toronto Raptors have been dealt a big blow. The NBA called off Toronto's game against the visiting Chicago Bulls on Sunday night due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.