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The Latest: COVID-19 cases rise in Missouri tourist areas

The Latest: COVID-19 cases rise in Missouri tourist areas

O’FALLON, Mo.
Yukon to step up enforcement as COVID-19 cases rise but no more restrictions

Yukon to step up enforcement as COVID-19 cases rise but no more restrictions

WHITEHORSE — Yukon's premier says enforcement will be stepped up to try and ensure compliance with COVID-19 measures as infections continue rising, but no new restrictions will be introduced to deal with what he calls a "serious situation.
Quebec COVID-19 hospitalizations fall below 200 as border with Ontario reopens

Quebec COVID-19 hospitalizations fall below 200 as border with Ontario reopens

MONTREAL — There were fewer than 200 people hospitalized in Quebec with COVID-19 on Wednesday, as the province's land border with Ontario officially reopened.
Dora Awards honour lifetime achievement in theatre as COVID-19 shuts down live shows

Dora Awards honour lifetime achievement in theatre as COVID-19 shuts down live shows

TORONTO — The Dora Mavor Moore Awards celebrated lifetime contributions to theatre following a scuttled season in which the COVID-19 pandemic halted live indoor performances.
Vaccine effort turns into slog as infectious variant spreads

Vaccine effort turns into slog as infectious variant spreads

As cases tumble and states reopen, the potential final stage in the U.S.
Manitoba to expand its COVID-19 vaccine effort with large Moderna supply

Manitoba to expand its COVID-19 vaccine effort with large Moderna supply

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government says it is set to achieve its long-stated goal of administering 20,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses per day.

The Latest: Breeders' Cup to have full capacity

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Breeders’ Cup will have full capacity for the world championships at Del Mar on Nov. 5-6.
COVID-19 cases delay long-awaited Royal Caribbean cruise

COVID-19 cases delay long-awaited Royal Caribbean cruise

MIAMI (AP) — Royal Caribbean International is postponing for nearly a month one of the highly anticipated first sailings from the U.S. since the pandemic began because eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19, the company's CEO said.
UK to require COVID-19 shots for nursing home workers

UK to require COVID-19 shots for nursing home workers

LONDON (AP) — Britain will require COVID-19 vaccinations for nursing home workers in England, arguing that the need to protect vulnerable residents outweighed employees' right to choose whether to get the jab.
'Alarming situation' but help slow in coming for struggling Kashechewan, chief says

'Alarming situation' but help slow in coming for struggling Kashechewan, chief says

TORONTO — Help for the struggling James Bay community of Kashechewan has been slow in coming, as COVID-19 infections surge through overcrowded homes and isolation facilities remain non-existent, Chief Leo Friday said on Wednesday.