Good evening, here are the COVID-19 updates you need to know tonight.
- As of 12:01 a.m. Monday, the Canada-U.S. land border reopens for non-essential traffic for the first time since March of 2020, when both countries imposed restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19
- High-risk Ontarians are now eligible to book their COVID-19 booster shots
- A federal appeals court in the United States temporarily halted the Biden administration’s vaccine requirement for businesses with 100 or more workers
Coronavirus data will be published Monday through Friday
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Coronavirus in Canada
- In Ontario, MPP Randy Hillier has apologized for a social-media post in which he used the names and photos of deceased people to suggest without evidence that they had died because of COVID-19 vaccination. Meanwhile, groups of high-risk Ontarians are now able to book COVID-19 booster shots. The province is reporting 636 new cases of COVID-19 today, along with two more deaths linked to the virus.
- Quebec is reporting 545 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths today.
Canada-U.S. land border: Beginning midnight tonight, fully vaccinated Canadians are now allowed to cross the Canada-U.S. land border, but pricey PCR tests are discouraging travellers.
Coronavirus around the world
- In the United States, a federal appeals court temporarily halted the Biden administration’s vaccine requirement for businesses with 100 or more workers.
- Britain is allowing early bookings for COVID-19 booster shots to speed up the rollout.
- Spurred by the reopening of the land border between the United States and Mexico, hundreds of migrants are heading to Mexican border cities such as Tijuana, hoping to cross and seek U.S. asylum.
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