Manitoba is closing classrooms in its two largest cities as the province’s top doctor says more needs to be done to slow community spread of COVID-19 and “break these transmission chains.”
A leader whose popularity has seemed virtually unassailable is now dealing with deep anger over his COVID-19 response, with scenes of the country's health system failing, crematoriums overwhelmed, and Indians pleading for basic medical supplies.
More than a dozen U.S. states quickly embraced new federal guidelines that say fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or outdoors in most cases. But others hesitated amid doubts about whether the approach is safe or even workable.
Japan has declared a state of emergency in three more prefectures hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday, a surprise move that reflects growing concern about the spread of the coronavirus.