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Canada ends COVID-19 travel restrictions, mask mandates

Canada ends COVID-19 travel restrictions, mask mandates

MISSISSAUGA — Travel restrictions tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, including mask mandates, came to an end on Saturday as the last remaining border measures officially ceased to be in effect.
Bayern's Kimmich and Müller test positive for COVID-19

Bayern's Kimmich and Müller test positive for COVID-19

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich players Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Müller tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday. The Bavarian powerhouse said neither player had any symptoms, and both were “doing well” in isolation in their homes.
Quebec election: CAQ leader defends millions to U.S. consulting firm during pandemic

Quebec election: CAQ leader defends millions to U.S. consulting firm during pandemic

MONTREAL — The political opponents of Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault took aim at him on Friday after it was revealed his government awarded a major American consulting firm $35,000 a day for strategies on managing the COVID-19 pandem
Germany warns of rise in COVID-19 cases going into fall

Germany warns of rise in COVID-19 cases going into fall

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister warned Friday that the country is seeing a steady rise in COVID-19 cases as it goes into the fall, and urged older people to get a second booster shot tweaked to protect against new variants.
Top leader of Episcopal Church tests positive for COVID-19

Top leader of Episcopal Church tests positive for COVID-19

Michael Curry, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, said Thursday that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
Defence minister stands by military's vaccine mandate amid months-long review

Defence minister stands by military's vaccine mandate amid months-long review

OTTAWA — The Liberal government is defending the military's continued use of a vaccine mandate for Armed Forces members as a condition of employment amid pressure to end the requirement and questions about when a promised “tweak” will finally be unve
COVID-19 indicators up in Quebec, too early to declare new wave: public health

COVID-19 indicators up in Quebec, too early to declare new wave: public health

QUEBEC — New COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations linked to the disease are on the rise in Quebec, prompting the province to make the influenza vaccine available earlier than usual to protect vulnerable people against both viruses. Starting Oct.
Qatar confirms COVID-19 test requirements for World Cup fans

Qatar confirms COVID-19 test requirements for World Cup fans

GENEVA (AP) — Fans going to the World Cup in Qatar must show a negative COVID-19 test when they arrive as part of the host nation’s rules to combat COVID-19 , organizers said Thursday.
States spend federal COVID aid on roads, buildings, seawalls

States spend federal COVID aid on roads, buildings, seawalls

Standing 14 stories tall, the Docking State Office Building is one of Kansas' largest and oldest state workplaces. It's also largely vacant, despite a prime location across from the Capitol.
Taiwan to end quarantine for arrivals starting Oct. 13

Taiwan to end quarantine for arrivals starting Oct. 13

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Thursday said it will end mandatory COVID-19 quarantines for people arriving from overseas beginning Oct. 13.