Health

Traveling overseas? Follow this health checklist

As summer approaches, you may be planning a big trip for the first time since the pandemic began—but be sure to make and follow a health checklist if you are traveling to another country, an expert advises.

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Beijing expands mass testing as lockdown fears grow

Beijing on Tuesday launched mass coronavirus testing for nearly all its 21 million residents, as fears grew that the Chinese capital may be placed under a strict lockdown like Shanghai.

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Cook Islands records first COVID death

The tiny South Pacific nation of the Cook Islands reported its first coronavirus-related death Sunday, more than two years after the pandemic erupted.

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Canada eases virus travel measures for kids aged 5 to 11

Unvaccinated children aged five to 11 traveling with a fully vaccinated adult will no longer need a COVID-19 test to enter Canada beginning Monday, the federal government said.

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Two new Omicron subvariants fueling COVID infections in New York state

Rising coronavirus infections in New York state appear to be driven by two new versions of the Omicron BA.2 variant, and may explain why the state has been the national coronavirus hot spot in recent weeks, state health officials ...

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Shanghai starts easing lockdown in some neighbourhoods

Shanghai eased restrictions on some neighbourhoods Monday after mounting outcry over inflexible COVID-19 rules that have locked down 25 million people, caused food shortages and left thousands in quarantine.

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