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As COVID-19 surges in Tunisia, oxygen is in short supply

KAIROUAN, Tunisia (AP) — As Tunisia faces a surge of COVID-19 cases, demand for life-saving oxygen has grown higher than the supply, leaving patients desperate and family members angry at the government as they say they are forced to find oxygen on t
A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

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.

Biden chides Republican governors who resist vaccine rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden called on resistant Republican governors to “get out of the way” of vaccine rules aimed at containing the more transmissible and dangerous COVID-19 variant.
Analysis: Delta variant upends politicians' COVID calculus

Analysis: Delta variant upends politicians' COVID calculus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration drew up a strategy to contain one coronavirus strain, then another showed up that’s much more contagious. This week — a month late — Biden met his goal of 70% of U.S.
China orders mass testing in Wuhan as COVID outbreak spreads

China orders mass testing in Wuhan as COVID outbreak spreads

BEIJING (AP) — China suspended flights and trains, canceled professional basketball league games and announced mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan, as widening outbreaks of the delta variant reached the city where the disease was first detected in late
Biden chides Republican governors who resist vaccine rules

Biden chides Republican governors who resist vaccine rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday called on resistant Republican governors to “get out of the way” of vaccine rules aimed at containing the more transmissible and dangerous COVID-19 variant.
Premier backs Alberta's top doctor, defends Alberta's response as COVID-19 cases rise

Premier backs Alberta's top doctor, defends Alberta's response as COVID-19 cases rise

CALGARY — Premier Jason Kenney says he respects the advice of Alberta's top doctor to lift all COVID-19 public health orders, as local leaders and health-care experts from across the country continue to condemn the province's plans.
CFL unveils its COVID-19 game cancellation policy

CFL unveils its COVID-19 game cancellation policy

TORONTO — The CFL has established a policy should COVID-19 issues force game cancellations this year.
The Latest: Judge says migrant stops could worsen pandemic

The Latest: Judge says migrant stops could worsen pandemic

AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge has ordered Texas to keep state troopers from stopping vehicles that are carrying migrants on the grounds that the migrants may spread the coronavirus. The temporary restraining order handed down Tuesday by U.S.
B.C.'s top doctor pushes for vaccinations as COVID-19 cases climb

B.C.'s top doctor pushes for vaccinations as COVID-19 cases climb

VICTORIA — As the COVID-19 case count increases in B.C., provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is urging people to walk in and get vaccinated at clinics that are to be set up around the province.