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Good evening, here are the coronavirus updates you need to know tonight.

Top headlines:

  1. After a tumultuous academic year full of cancelled opportunities, 2021 graduates are celebrating their vaccinations
  2. Greece is offering €150 ($220) and phone data as an incentive for those who roll up their sleeve
  3. One dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine elicits an antibody response almost a year after, negating the need for a booster shot, a study has found

In the past seven days, 4,483 cases were reported, down 29 per cent from the previous seven days. There were 152 deaths announced, up 8 per cent over the same period. At least 806 people are being treated in hospitals and 1,380,110 others are considered recovered.

Canada’s inoculation rate is 10th among countries with a population of one million or more people.

Sources: Canada data is compiled from government websites, Johns Hopkins and COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group; international data is from Johns Hopkins University.

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A farmer wearing a protective mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus works at a paddy field in Jakarta on Monday.WILLY KURNIAWAN/Reuters

Coronavirus in Canada

After a tumultuous academic year full of cancelled opportunities, 2021 graduates see their COVID-19 vaccinations a reason to get excited about the future.

  • The Globe sent four photographers across Canada to see how this year’s grads are finding creative ways to celebrate the end of high school.

Immunity: A study suggests that a vast majority of those vaccinated with the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine will be protected over the long term.

Mix-and-match: A British vaccine study suggests that mixing different brands of vaccines can offer strong protection against COVID-19.

Coronavirus around the world

Coronavirus and business

Companies nationwide are making significant changes to their strategies on compensation, benefits and recruiting in anticipation of a workplace shift as restrictions gradually ease.

  • As economies reopen, business leaders and human resources specialists say traditional notions of where to work and when to take time off will be wiped out to make way for new realities.

Also today: Spikes in COVID-19 cases in Asia and Europe were followed by a drop in oil prices Monday – after hitting their highest since 2018 earlier in the session.

And: Canadian commercial real estate is poised for an economic upswing as the coronavirus’ spread begins to wane, says CBRE.

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Sources: Canada data are compiled from government websites, Johns Hopkins University and COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group; international data are from Johns Hopkins.

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