The British government has sought to ease food supply pressures in England by exempting more than 10,000 workers from quarantine rules that led to staff shortages and empty shelves and fears of panic-buying.
New Zealand on Friday suspended its quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia for at least eight weeks due to a growing COVID-19 cluster in Sydney.
U.K. border officers have been directed to stop routinely checking whether travellers from many countries have tested negative for COVID-19, British media reported Wednesday, citing leaked government documents.
Tokyo hit another six-month high in new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, one day before the Olympics begin, as worries grow of a worsening of infections during the Games.
How it affects me
The federal government announced Monday it will allow fully vaccinated American travellers into the country starting on Aug. 9, and extend that easing of border measures to other foreign nationals almost a month later.
While some are suggesting on social media that there is a connection between the appearance of shingles symptoms after being vaccinated against COVID-19, experts say there is no evidence to suggest that these vaccines cause shingles.
Overdose deaths and alcohol-related fatalities increased among Canadians under 65 during the COVID-19 pandemic due to lockdowns and extended isolation, according to new data from Statistics Canada.
Members of polite society are polarized over whether it's appropriate to ask people if they've rolled up their sleeves. Some Canadians balk at what they see as an intrusion into personal health matters, but others maintain that vaccine disclosure is part of pandemic decorum.
Your finances during the crisis
A new report from RBC Economics says it expects a renewed surge of retirements in the second half of this year as Canada works to get past the pandemic.
As the Canadian economy emerges from more than 15 months of COVID-19 restrictions and workers begin to return to the office, experts say a wave of employee resignations could trigger labour shortages in a variety of sectors.
Black restaurant owners say the pandemic has made things even tougher and predict that it could be months or even years before they recoup lost earnings, but they're bent on not letting the health crisis get the best of them.
Canadians have been saving more during the pandemic, with many enjoying some financial flexibility for the first time, writes Chief Financial Commentator Pattie Lovett-Reid in her latest blog on CTVNews.ca. But we don't want to blow it now, especially with debt levels still stubbornly high.