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Thailand downgrades COVID-19 threat, lifts emergency decree

Thailand downgrades COVID-19 threat, lifts emergency decree

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government will lift an emergency decree it imposed in March 2020 to battle the coronavirus, officials said Friday, as it relaxes most pandemic restrictions. From Oct.
Denmark to allow 'significantly reduced' mink production

Denmark to allow 'significantly reduced' mink production

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's government said Friday that a temporary ban on mink breeding will expire Jan. 1, allowing mink production to resume in the country but at a ”significantly reduced" level than before the coronavirus pandemic.
After student's death, LA schools to carry overdose antidote

After student's death, LA schools to carry overdose antidote

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District will provide all its schools with a medication that can reverse opioid overdoses, after at least seven teenagers overdosed on pills likely laced with fentanyl in recent weeks, including a 15-
Hong Kong to end mandatory hotel quarantine for travelers

Hong Kong to end mandatory hotel quarantine for travelers

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader announced the city would no longer require incoming travelers to quarantine in designated hotels as it seeks to remain competitive and open up globally after nearly two years.
B.C. has Canada's lowest financial support for seniors, says advocate

B.C. has Canada's lowest financial support for seniors, says advocate

VICTORIA — A report by British Columbia's seniors advocate says the province ranks last in Canada in providing key financial support to elders, with 84 per cent of its low-income seniors sometimes running out of money to buy food. B.C.
4.4M Americans roll up sleeves for omicron-targeted boosters

4.4M Americans roll up sleeves for omicron-targeted boosters

U.S. health officials say 4.4 million Americans have rolled up their sleeves for the updated COVID-19 booster shot.
Specialists join forces to push B.C. for same recognition as family doctors

Specialists join forces to push B.C. for same recognition as family doctors

Specialists ranging from cardiologists to pediatricians and orthopedic surgeons are pushing the British Columbia government to alleviate backlogs that have worsened wait times.

Recreational marijuana measure OK’d for Arkansas ballot

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said voters can decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana, overturning a state panel's decision to block the measure from the November ballot.
Canada ending requirements for COVID-19 vaccines, ArriveCan app at border Sept. 30

Canada ending requirements for COVID-19 vaccines, ArriveCan app at border Sept. 30

OTTAWA — The last of Canada's COVID-19 border restrictions will disappear at the end of this month with the expiry of a cabinet order affecting mandatory vaccinations, testing and quarantine of international travellers.
Montana voters to decide on 'born alive' abortion bill

Montana voters to decide on 'born alive' abortion bill

HELENA, Mont.