Canada plans to lift quarantine on exempt travellers by early July

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 16:35:19 +0000

Canadians and exempt travellers who are fully vaccinated will soon have an amended quarantine requirement when arriving from abroad. Health Minister Patty Hajdu told reporters that travellers who are already exempt from travel restrictions, will not have to quarantine for the full 14 days if they have received a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine […]

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Trudeau suggests phased Canada-U.S. border re-opening

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 09:00:18 +0000

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is looking at a phased-in approach to reopening the Canadian border, starting with fully vaccinated travellers. “We are looking at how we’re going to start welcoming up tourists in a phased way as the numbers come down in Canada, as the numbers start to come down in the United States and […]

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Travel restrictions to Canada extended to June 21

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Fri, 21 May 2021 09:00:49 +0000

Canada has extended the travel restrictions in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Travel continues to be restricted from all countries, including the U.S., through to June 21 Restrictions on travel to Canada from countries other than the U.S. will be extended until June 21. Certain exemptions apply. https://t.co/Tq0SoTnlm2 […]

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Canada planning to reopen U.S. border

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Tue, 18 May 2021 09:00:19 +0000

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government have begun working towards reopening the Canada-U.S. border, according to Bloomberg. However, discussions are just getting started, and a reopening of the border may not be imminent just yet. One approach would be to adopt a new system that allows vaccinated people to travel between the two countries without the need for COVID-19 […]

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Experts open to mixing Covid vaccine brands

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 16:36:31 +0000

The country’s vaccine expert panel is considering holding possible trials of mixing different Covid-19 vaccines of either the same or different platforms to see if the mix would contribute to additional immune response against the virus. This comes after comments made by an official of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention claiming that […]

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One year later: How the pandemic is affecting Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 09:00:51 +0000

Days after Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced plans to increase immigration in 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the world that the Canadian border would be closed on March 18— one year ago today— as a public safety measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Initially, the border was just supposed to be closed until […]

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Canadian universities to return to in-person classes this fall

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2021 09:00:50 +0000

With promises that Canadians will be vaccinated by the end of September this year, post-secondary institutions are more confident that it will be safe to return to in-person classes for the fall semester. The return to in-person learning activities depends partially on the public health authority, as well as each institution’s administration. At this point, […]

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Filipinos in Brazil to receive Covid vaccine, says envoy

Credit to Author: Bernadette E. Tamayo| Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 09:45:52 +0000

FILIPINOS in Brazil will be included in the country’s mass immunization program against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), according to Brazilian Ambassador to the Philippines Jose Maria De Souza. Souza shared the information during his courtesy call to Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on February 16. As of 2018 there are about 4,000 Filipinos […]

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Coronavirus vaccines will be available to immigrants in Canada

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 09:00:01 +0000

Immigration status will not be a factor in COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Canada’s public health agency says. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) told CIC News: “COVID-19 vaccines will be made available to everyone in Canada for whom it is approved and recommended for use… This applies to all persons in Canada whether or not they […]

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Covid vaccine hopes extend PSEi’s gains

Credit to Author: Faye Almazan| Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2020 17:12:50 +0000

Local shares finished the week higher on Friday as new developments on the hoped-for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines and their anticipated distribution encouraged investors. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) gained 1.28 percent or 91.73 points to close at 7,246.16 while the wider All Shares climbed 1.12 percent or 47.81 points to end at […]

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