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EU states warn of risks to vaccination credibility as Pfizer slows supplies (source — 16/01/2021 03:33:00

BRUSSELS: European governments said the credibility of their Covid-19 vaccination programmes was at risk yesterday after US pharmaceutical firm Pfizer announced a temporary slowdown of deliveries of i...

COVID-19 exposure on flights is more common than you think. The US doesn't share details, but Canada does (source — 15/01/2021 18:31:17

The CDC has identified more than 4,000 flights where a passenger may have flown while infected with COVID. Plus, Canada counts more than 3,000.      

Hollywood movie box office slumped to near 40-year-low in 2020 (source — 13/01/2021 07:24:20

LOS ANGELES, Jan 12: Hollywood movies suffered an unprecedented 80% slump in box office revenue in North America in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic closed movie theaters and studios held back the rel...

Top House Republican Liz Cheney says she will vote to impeach Donald Trump – live (source — 13/01/2021 02:18:52

Wyoming conservative’s split with Trump could give cover to othersPresident rejects responsibility for Capitol riot he inspiredSchumer: Trump should not hold office one day longer’Ex-Michigan governor...

Ontario declares emergency as coronavirus surge swamps hospitals (source — 12/01/2021 22:58:37

Canada’s most populous province on track to see tenfold increase in daily case count within weeksOntario has declared an emergency after the latest modelling put Canada’s most populous province on tra...

Canadian couple fined after trying to evade Covid rules by walking husband on lead (source — 12/01/2021 12:13:39

A married couple in Canada were fined $1,500 (£868) after they tried to bypass the Covid curfew rules by walking the woman’s husband on a lead.

Australian woman Samantha Atkinson tests Covid positive two months after contracting virus in Canada (source — 10/01/2021 07:08:07

Samantha Atkinson, from Byron Bay, NSW, is terrified she won't be out of quarantine for months and wants the Australian Department of Health to reconsider.

Trudeau warns tough days ahead as Canadian officials consider extended Covid-19 lockdowns (source — 09/01/2021 02:59:02

Canada continues to set new daily records for Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths as officials plead with Canadians to follow public health guidance aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavi...

Covid livid: Canadian fury at leaders' holidays amid other people's misery (source — 08/01/2021 14:00:35

More than a dozen politicians, political aides and public health figures have flouted their own advice to avoid foreign travelAcross Canada, December was a month of cancelled gatherings with friends a...

Canada now requires proof of a negative Covid test from anyone arriving by air (source — 06/01/2021 21:14:04

Canada has introduced new rules meaning travellers arriving by air will need to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test to enter the country

Helpful information

How to prevent coronavirus disease and stop the spread of germs
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue immediately in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your face - nose, mouth and eyes.
  • Clean and desinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. You can use sanitizer gel for this. Buy here one.
  • Stay home when you are sick except to get medical care
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use sanitizer gel if you haven’t got access to water.
Coronavirus symptoms
Common symptoms:
  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breathing difficulties
In more severe cases:
  • Pneumonia
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome
  • Kidney failure
  • Death