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Ottawa lays out criteria for quarantine hotels as it inches toward new travel rule

Ottawa lays out criteria for quarantine hotels as it inches toward new travel rule

To qualify as a "listed hotel," lodgings must be near one of the four airports currently accepting international flights – in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.
Canada's sluggish COVID-19 vaccination program won't get better this week

Canada's sluggish COVID-19 vaccination program won't get better this week

With this week's new deliveries, there will be fewer than a quarter million doses of vaccine available to be injected this week.
Canada hits 800,000 total cases of COVID-19, top doctor says numbers trending down

Canada hits 800,000 total cases of COVID-19, top doctor says numbers trending down

A statement from Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's chief public health officer, said national surveillance data show "hopeful signs of declining COVID-19 activity," suggesting ongoing public health restrictions across the country are taking effect.
Spring vaccinations could double in Canada but only if three more vaccines approved

Spring vaccinations could double in Canada but only if three more vaccines approved

Canada is unlikely to get any doses from those three companies directly until at least April.
Every vaccine maker was asked to make their doses in Canada and all said no: Anand

Every vaccine maker was asked to make their doses in Canada and all said no: Anand

Federal Procurement Minister Anita Anand told the House of Commons industry committee that her department "proactively and repeatedly approached leading vaccine manufacturers" about the matter.
Feds call for continued vigilance as Canada sees 30-per-cent drop in COVID cases

Feds call for continued vigilance as Canada sees 30-per-cent drop in COVID cases

In a daily update Thursday, Dr. Theresa Tam said there are 48,221 active COVID-19 cases in Canada, down from more than 68,400 cases two weeks ago.
Canada's deliveries from COVAX join growing list of COVID-19 vaccine confusion

Canada's deliveries from COVAX join growing list of COVID-19 vaccine confusion

The COVAX vaccine alliance confirmed to Canada Tuesday it could expect to receive between 1.9 million and 3.2 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. But public numbers posted by COVAX Wednesday point only to the lower end of that range.
Canada signs deal with Novavax to make its COVID-19 vaccine at new Montreal facility

Canada signs deal with Novavax to make its COVID-19 vaccine at new Montreal facility

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce today a deal with Novavax to produce doses of its new COVID-19 vaccine at a new National Research Council biomanufacturing facility in Montreal.
Poll finds overwhelming support for new travel restrictions

Poll finds overwhelming support for new travel restrictions

OTTAWA — The vast majority of Canadians support tighter restrictions on international travel imposed by the federal government, a new poll suggests.
Air Canada, Rogers and Suncor part of consortium piloting rapid COVID-19 testing

Air Canada, Rogers and Suncor part of consortium piloting rapid COVID-19 testing

TORONTO — Some of Canada's top airlines, banks and sports teams have united to pilot rapid tests identifying COVID-19 in hopes that they can find a way to reopen workplaces.