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Xinjiang loosens some restrictions after lockdown protests

Xinjiang loosens some restrictions after lockdown protests

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Authorities in China's western Xinjiang region opened up some neighborhoods in the capital of Urumqi on Saturday after residents held extraordinary late-night demonstrations against the city's draconian “zero-COVID” lockdown tha
Court dismisses Saskatchewan restaurant's case against COVID-19 health orders

Court dismisses Saskatchewan restaurant's case against COVID-19 health orders

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After a year, omicron still driving COVID surges and worries

After a year, omicron still driving COVID surges and worries

A year after omicron began its assault on humanity, the ever-morphing coronavirus mutant drove COVID-19 case counts higher in many places just as Americans gathered for Thanksgiving.
Beijing on edge as city adds new quarantine centers

Beijing on edge as city adds new quarantine centers

BEIJING (AP) — Residents of some parts of China’s capital were emptying supermarket shelves and overwhelming delivery apps Friday as the city government ordered faster construction of COVID-19 quarantine centers and field hospitals.
Ottawa's largest school board will not reinstate mask mandate

Ottawa's largest school board will not reinstate mask mandate

Ottawa's largest school board will not be bringing back mask mandates. The Ottawa Carleton District School Board says a motion to reinstate the requirement for students and staff at its schools did not pass tonight.
Foxconn apologizes for pay dispute at China factory

Foxconn apologizes for pay dispute at China factory

BEIJING (AP) — The company that assembles Apple Inc.’s iPhones apologized Thursday for a pay dispute that triggered employee protests at a factory where anti-virus controls have slowed production.
China expands lockdowns as COVID-19 cases hit daily record

China expands lockdowns as COVID-19 cases hit daily record

BEIJING (AP) — Pandemic lockdowns are expanding across China, including in a city where factory workers clashed this week with police, as the number of COVID-19 cases hits a daily record. Residents of eight districts of Zhengzhou, home to 6.
Protesting workers beaten at Chinese iPhone factory

Protesting workers beaten at Chinese iPhone factory

BEIJING (AP) — Police beat workers protesting over a pay dispute at the biggest factory for Apple's iPhone, whose new model is delayed by controls imposed as China tries to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Ottawa's largest school board postpones mask mandate decision after heated meeting

Ottawa's largest school board postpones mask mandate decision after heated meeting

Ottawa's largest school board was forced to postpone making a decision about whether students and teachers will need to wear masks in schools after a heated debate.
B.C. study finds low but increased risk of myocarditis after 2nd Moderna COVID shot

B.C. study finds low but increased risk of myocarditis after 2nd Moderna COVID shot

A Canadian study suggests cases of heart muscle inflammation related to COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are rare but higher than expected among young men who got a second dose of Moderna compared with those who were administered Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine.
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