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The Latest: Policy switch aims to boost India's vaccinations

The Latest: Policy switch aims to boost India's vaccinations

NEW DELHI — Every adult in India is now eligible for a free vaccine paid for by the federal government.
Companies give vaccines to workers, boosting Japan's rollout

Companies give vaccines to workers, boosting Japan's rollout

TOKYO (AP) — Thousands of Japanese companies began distributing COVID-19 vaccines to workers and their families Monday in an employer-led drive reaching more than 13 million people that aims to rev up the nation's slow vaccine rollout.
A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on June 20, 2021

A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on June 20, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Sunday June 20, 2021. In Canada, the provinces are reporting 352,550 new vaccinations administered for a total of 32,171,232 doses given.
The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, June 20, 2021

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, June 20, 2021

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday June 20, 2021. Some provinces and territories do not report daily case numbers. There are 1,408,835 confirmed cases in Canada.

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern): 7:30 p.m. Alberta's chief medical health officer is reporting 100 new COVID-19 cases, 89 of which are new. Dr.
Saskatchewan announces all COVID-19 public health measures will end July 11

Saskatchewan announces all COVID-19 public health measures will end July 11

REGINA — Saskatchewan will lift all remaining public health measures meant to protect against COVID-19 as of July 11, making it the second province to do so, behind only Alberta.
The Latest: Blood shortage forces New England surgery delay

The Latest: Blood shortage forces New England surgery delay

BOSTON — Some New England hospitals are delaying or rescheduling surgeries because of a shortage of blood donations during the pandemic. “We haven’t seen anything like this in about 30 or 40 years at least,” Dr.
Ducharme feels 'helpless' watching Habs from home after positive COVID-19 test

Ducharme feels 'helpless' watching Habs from home after positive COVID-19 test

MONTREAL — Dominique Ducharme felt helpless. The Montreal Canadiens interim head coach — hours after testing positive for COVID-19 — was sitting at home as his team battled in the third round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Health minister urges Quebecers to get proof of vaccination as restrictions ease

Health minister urges Quebecers to get proof of vaccination as restrictions ease

MONTREAL — Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé is encouraging Quebecers inoculated against COVID-19 to get their proof of vaccination if they haven't done so already.
Ontario reports 318 new cases of COVID-19 as province prepares for Pfizer delay

Ontario reports 318 new cases of COVID-19 as province prepares for Pfizer delay

Toronto is scaling up doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to compensate for a delay in shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech shots to Ontario.