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Broadway theaters drop their mask mandate starting in July

Broadway theaters drop their mask mandate starting in July

NEW YORK (AP) — In another sign that the world of entertainment is returning to pre-pandemic normal, Broadway theaters will no longer demand audiences wear masks starting in July.
Some Quebec adults could get 4th or 5th COVID-19 shots this fall: vaccine committee

Some Quebec adults could get 4th or 5th COVID-19 shots this fall: vaccine committee

MONTREAL — Quebec's immunization committee is recommending that the province prepare for another round of COVID-19 vaccination that could see some adults receive a fifth shot by the fall.
De Grasse withdraws from national championship with COVID; still eligible for worlds

De Grasse withdraws from national championship with COVID; still eligible for worlds

Canadian sprint star Andre De Grasse has been knocked out of the national track and field championships by COVID-19 just a month before the worlds.
UN biodiversity summit moved from China over COVID-19 policy

UN biodiversity summit moved from China over COVID-19 policy

BEIJING (AP) — A United Nations summit on biodiversity will be held in Canada instead of China, organizers announced Tuesday, the second major international event to be moved from China because of its strict anti-coronavirus policies. The U.N.
Tokyo closes books on costly, pandemic-delayed Olympics

Tokyo closes books on costly, pandemic-delayed Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of last year’s COVID-delayed Tokyo Olympics were expected to place the final cost of the Games at 1.42 trillion yen, about twice what was forecast when the IOC awarded them in 2013.
'It always wins': North Korea may declare COVID-19 victory

'It always wins': North Korea may declare COVID-19 victory

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It's only been a month since North Korea acknowledged having a COVID-19 outbreak, after steadfastly denying any cases for more than two years. But already it may be preparing to declare victory.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper tests positive for COVID-19

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper tests positive for COVID-19

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 but is continuing to work from home while experiencing mild symptoms.
Biden adviser Jake Sullivan tests positive for COVID-19

Biden adviser Jake Sullivan tests positive for COVID-19

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan tested positive on Saturday for COVID-19, according to the White House
US opens COVID vaccine to little kids, shots begin next week

US opens COVID vaccine to little kids, shots begin next week

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. on Saturday opened COVID-19 vaccines to infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The shots will become available next week, expanding the nation’s vaccination campaign to children as young as 6 months.
Canadian summer camp operators facing post-pandemic staff shortages, climbing costs

Canadian summer camp operators facing post-pandemic staff shortages, climbing costs

Though health restrictions have lifted and demand has returned, summer camp operators across the country say they're grappling with staffing issues driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.