Canada extends nonessential travel restrictions to July 2106/19/2021 11:33Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said while he understands Canadians want to get back to normal as quickly as possible, he's not ready to restart the flow of non-essential traffic between the two countries just yet. Today Canada has announced that it is extending its border restrictions on non-essential worldwide travel for another month...
Senate Passes Bill to Recognize Juneteenth as Official Holiday06/18/2021 03:00On Wednesday, the US House of Representatives backed the legislation by 415-14, a day after it was unanimously approved by the Senate. It marks the date when word of President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation spread to slaves in Galveston, Texas following the end of the Civil War. "By making Juneteenth a federal holiday, all Americans can feel the power of this day and learn from our history - and celebrate progress and grapple with the distance we've come (and) the distance we have to travel", Biden said...
England to make COVID-19 vaccinations compulsory for care workers06/17/2021 03:07To date, 64% of the USA adult population has received one dose of the COVID vaccine, according to the CDC, with 43% of the eligible public fully vaccinated against COVID-19.Japan approved AstraZeneca's vaccine last month and has contracted to buy 120 million doses of it. "So this process will continue and it will improve after June as we get more vaccines"...
Scotch celebrates UK-Australia trade deal06/16/2021 04:19The Australian and UK Prime Ministers are set to meet again today at Downing Street to agree a new trade agreement in principle, with Mr Johnson looking to secure a greater trade pathway with the Pacific.Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the deal "marks a new dawn in the UK's relationship with Australia, underpinned by...
N.B. Adds One New Case; Vaccine Eligibility Expands06/15/2021 10:07The city-based AIG Hospitals recently published a study conducted on 260 healthcare workers, who got vaccinated between January 16 and February 5, in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases (a peer-reviewed journal).As of today, June 14, 74.8% of eligible New Brunswickers have received at least one shot of a vaccine...