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COVID-19 test no longer needed for unvaccinated kids under 12 to enter Canada

COVID-19 test no longer needed for unvaccinated kids under 12 to enter Canada

Pre-entry tests will still be needed for partially vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers over the age of 12
Canada needs a stronger COVID-19 detection system, experts say

Canada needs a stronger COVID-19 detection system, experts say

Dr. Peter Juni said rapid antigen tests available in Canada have shown 'lower test performance' when it comes to detecting the Omicron variant
Unlike in the rest of Canada, free rapid COVID-19 tests not widely available in N.L.

Unlike in the rest of Canada, free rapid COVID-19 tests not widely available in N.L.

Heather Elliott, a retail worker from St. John’s, says many of her friends and family are scrambling to find take-home rapid tests
Prince Edward Island reports two more deaths from COVID-19, 16 patients in hospital

Prince Edward Island reports two more deaths from COVID-19, 16 patients in hospital

There have been 23 deaths attributed to novel coronavirus on the Island since the beginning of the pandemic
Canada not ready to drop mask mandate for flights, travel

Canada not ready to drop mask mandate for flights, travel

'We are taking a layered approach to keeping travellers safe, and masks remain an incredibly useful tool in our arsenal against COVID-19'
New Brunswick reports 10 more deaths due to COVID-19 as hospitalizations stabilize

New Brunswick reports 10 more deaths due to COVID-19 as hospitalizations stabilize

New Brunswick reported an average of 422 positive COVID-19 cases per day over the seven-day period ending April 16
One-quarter of Canadians have been infected with COVID-19, poll suggests

One-quarter of Canadians have been infected with COVID-19, poll suggests

One in five of those infected with the virus said they had severe symptoms that kept them in bed
'We should be able to manage:' Provinces experiencing rise in COVID hospitalizations

'We should be able to manage:' Provinces experiencing rise in COVID hospitalizations

Latest data from the Public Health Agency of Canada shows hospitalizations due to COVID-19 rose about 18 per cent across Canada between April 4 and April 11
Newfoundland and Labrador reports five more COVID-19 deaths

Newfoundland and Labrador reports five more COVID-19 deaths

The latest deaths bring the province’s total to 142 since the beginning of the pandemic
Health Canada greenlights AstraZeneca COVID-19 drug to prevent infection

Health Canada greenlights AstraZeneca COVID-19 drug to prevent infection

The drug, named Evusheld, is intended for people who cannot receive a typical vaccine or for whom vaccines alone won't provide enough immunity
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