Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Jan. 21

The latest: U.S. President Joe Biden has outlined his national COVID-19 strategy to ramp up vaccinations and testing, reopen schools and businesses and increase the use of masks — including a requirement... Read more »

5 killed in blaze at Indian producer of COVID-19 vaccine

At least five people were killed in a fire that broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, officials said. The company... Read more »

Travel ban over Brazilian variant precautionary, U.K. transport minister says

A Brazilian variant of the coronavirus is significant enough to justify stopping flights from South America as a precaution, British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Friday, as a leading scientist said... Read more »

Hidden camera reveals ‘appalling’ conditions in overseas PPE factory supplying Canadian hospitals, expert says

The wall of noise is constant as the workers manually check, sort and pack a seemingly endless supply of disposable gloves into boxes destined for international markets like Canada. The production line,... Read more »

WHO team arrives in Wuhan, China to investigate coronavirus origins

An international team of scientists led by the World Health Organization arrived on Thursday in China’s central city of Wuhan to investigate the origins of the novel coronavirus that sparked the global pandemic. The... Read more »

After delays, WHO experts to arrive in China Thursday for virus origins probe, says Beijing

Experts from the World Health Organization are due to arrive in China this week for a long-anticipated investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, the government said Monday. The experts will... Read more »

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Jan. 5

The latest: Ontario says it plans to give a COVID-19 vaccination to all health workers, residents and essential caregivers in long-term care homes in several hard-hit regions by Jan. 21. The province, which... Read more »

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday

The latest: British Columbia’s top doctor said the first stage of the province’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts will focus on priority populations — including long-term care residents and staff, health-care workers, and people living in remote First Nations communities —... Read more »

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Jan. 4

The latest: Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday a new national lockdown for England until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus, even as Britain ramped... Read more »

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Monday

The latest: Students across Canada are returning to class following the holiday break, with some provinces opting to delay bringing kids back into classrooms amid COVID-19 concerns, while others are resuming in-person instruction... Read more »