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Typhoon hits Philippines as some places see pandemic relief

WARSAW, Poland — A typhoon that slammed into the Philippines on Thursday forced a risky evacuation for tens of thousands of people during the coronavirus pandemic, while New Zealand and Japan were among...

3 million more US layoffs intensify fears of lasting damage

WASHINGTON — Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as the viral outbreak forced more companies to slash jobs even though most states have begun to let some...

Toronto Zoo pivots to ‘drive-thru experience’ as safe alternative in COVID era

TORONTO — The Toronto Zoo will be a “drive-thru experience” when it gets the green light to open its gates to visitors, a spokeswoman said Thursday, while other zoos eye numerous options as they...

Premier Francois Legault says Montreal not ready to reopen schools, businesses

MONTREAL — With the COVID-19 situation in Montreal still very fragile, the Quebec government said Thursday that elementary schools in the greater Montreal area will remain closed until late August.

Head of World Trade Organization to step down early

GENEVA — The head of the World Trade Organization said Thursday that he will leave his post a year early, a “personal decision” that sets the stage for a succession contest at the...

COVID-19 might never go away according to WHO emergencies chief

In a news briefing on Wednesday May 13, the World Health Organization’s chief Dr. Michael Ryan said that the COVID-19 coronavirus may never go away. Ryan warned that it may...

Ontario stage one reopening includes stores, surgeries, tennis, dog grooming

TORONTO — Ontarians will be able to go shopping, play golf or tennis, and get their dogs groomed — but not visit family — starting next week as stage one of the province’s...

Fighting the COVID-19 pandemic could herald a rise in superbugs

OTTAWA — Copious use of hand sanitizer and disinfectant is crucial in the fight against COVID-19, but it could be setting Canada back in the battle against superbugs. Microbiologists say antimicrobial resistant...

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada, May 14

The latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern): 12:30 p.m. As of May 13, there have been 185 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on First Nations reserves...

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