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Canada expected to finish review of first COVID-19 shot for youngest kids in weeks

Canada expected to finish review of first COVID-19 shot for youngest kids in weeks

Today, U.S. regulators authorized Moderna's and Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccines for the youngest kids, setting the stage for doses to be doled out next week
Federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates to be suspended for domestic, outbound travellers

Federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates to be suspended for domestic, outbound travellers

The requirements for foreign nationals coming to Canada will not change
Canada's COVID Alert app will be discontinued as PCR testing becomes rare

Canada's COVID Alert app will be discontinued as PCR testing becomes rare

The app was launched in the summer of 2020
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again tests positive for COVID-19

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again tests positive for COVID-19

Trudeau said he will be following public health guidelines and isolating
Newfoundland and Labrador reports its first COVID-19 death involving someone under 20

Newfoundland and Labrador reports its first COVID-19 death involving someone under 20

A total of 187 people have died in the province due to the disease since the pandemic began in the spring of 2020
Pandemic measures to remain at border for at least another month, PHAC announces

Pandemic measures to remain at border for at least another month, PHAC announces

Specific restrictions vary depending on travellers' age, citizenship and vaccination status 
New Brunswick reports five more COVID-19 deaths, drop in hospitalizations

New Brunswick reports five more COVID-19 deaths, drop in hospitalizations

The latest figures bring the total number of deaths in the province to 411 since the beginning of the pandemic
COVID-19: New data shows 406 New Brunswickers have died since start of pandemic

COVID-19: New data shows 406 New Brunswickers have died since start of pandemic

There are currently 47 people hospitalized with the disease
Health officials in Prince Edward Island report six COVID-19 deaths in the last week

Health officials in Prince Edward Island report six COVID-19 deaths in the last week

There have been 32 COVID-19-related deaths on the Island since the start of the pandemic
Backlogs improved, but patients still waiting too long for elective surgeries

Backlogs improved, but patients still waiting too long for elective surgeries

About 600,000 fewer surgeries were performed across Canada since the beginning of the pandemic
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