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Community groups to organize COVID-19 vaccines for 18+ residents in hot spots

TORONTO — Community groups and large employers will be enlisted by Ontario to help organize COVID-19 vaccine clinics for residents aged 18 and older in "high risk" settings within virus hot spots.

Michigan police shocked by convicted murderer's release

DETROIT — A Detroit-area man who was convicted of killing his first wife and whose second wife died under suspicious circumstances was granted an early release from prison after he argued that the risk of catching COVID-19 behind bars endangered his
France suspends all Brazil flights due to virus variants

France suspends all Brazil flights due to virus variants

PARIS — France suspended all flights from Brazil on Tuesday amid mounting fears over the particularly contagious coronavirus variant that has been sweeping the South American country. Prime Minister Jean Castex announced the suspension to parliament.
South Africa halts J&J vaccine jabs; Europe rollout delayed

South Africa halts J&J vaccine jabs; Europe rollout delayed

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa suspended giving Johnson & Johnson vaccine shots Tuesday as a “precautionary measure” and the company delayed its European vaccine rollout following the FDA decision to pause using the jabs while very rare blood clot c
Canada receives report of blood clot linked to AstraZeneca

Canada receives report of blood clot linked to AstraZeneca

OTTAWA — A Quebec woman is the first in Canada to develop a blood clot after being vaccinated with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern): 1:55 p.m. The Quebec government is reporting a first case of blood clots in a person who received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
Quebec confirms first case of blood clots associated with Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

Quebec confirms first case of blood clots associated with Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

MONTREAL — The COVID-19 lockdown order across three Quebec regions will be extended for an additional week, Premier Francois Legault said Tuesday, adding that Quebecers shouldn't expect a return to normal before the end of June.
CHL announces cancellation of 2021 Memorial Cup due to COVID-19 restrictions

CHL announces cancellation of 2021 Memorial Cup due to COVID-19 restrictions

TORONTO — The 2021 Memorial Cup has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The Latest: Dr. Fauci reminds of tiny risk for J&J vaccine

The Latest: Dr. Fauci reminds of tiny risk for J&J vaccine

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans who’ve recently received a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine shouldn’t be anxious about the “pause” in shots because of reports of blood clots. The U.S.

The Latest: Canadian Hockey League cancels Memorial Cup

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Canadian Hockey League has cancelled the 2021 Memorial Cup due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.