Day: 3 January 2022

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Status update of Covid-19 cases worldwide

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Here we provide a daily update of the data available for select countries and jurisdictions as of January 3, 2022, at 5:00 pm EST.

On Monday, health officials in Portugal logged 10,554 new infections, pushing the total number of confirmed positive cases passed 1.4 million. Of the cumulative total number of cases, 84.2% are considered recovered. In the last 24-hours, authorities have reported 10 Covid-related deaths for a total of 19,000 fatalities attributable to Covid-19.

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Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario

Omicron alarm in Ontario, from the 5th new measures

Starting the 5th of January, students will return to virtual learning and Ontario will return to a modified Phase Two of its reopening plan, with the closure of indoor restaurants, gyms, theaters and with lower capacity limits in other settings. The high to the roadmap was announced today by Prime Minister Doug Ford in response to the Omicron variant that in recent weeks has been causing a record number of cases. 

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Canada Editorials English Featured News Updates

The Good Lord Called a Good Friend to His Side

TORONTO – The Honourable Joe Comuzzi (in the pic above), my friend of thirty-three years from 1988 (when we were both elected to serve in Canada’s Parliament), passed away on New Year’s Eve. For twenty years, until he retired in 2008, he also served as my self-described “older brother”. We were not related. Luckily, I did not protest too vigorously. 

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Canada Editorials Italian News Updates

Il buon Dio ha chiamato Joe Comuzzi al suo fianco

TORONTO – L’Onorevole Joe Comuzzi (nella foto sopra, con la moglie Janet), mio ​​amico da trentatré anni fin dal 1988 (quando fummo entrambi eletti per servire nel Parlamento canadese), è morto alla vigilia di Capodanno. Per vent’anni, fino al suo ritiro nel 2008, è stato anche il mio “fratello maggiore”, come si autodefiniva. Per mia fortuna, non ho protestato troppo vigorosamente. Non eravamo parenti. 

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English Featured Ontario Travel & Tourism

“Staycation Tax Credit” urges Ontarians to vacation locally

The ups and down of the last two years may have many of us thinking it’s time to take a break and get away. However, the rise in Covid infections, the constantly changing requirements for travel and fears of getting stuck in a foreign country have many of us opting for a vacation destination closer to home. This year, Ontario has made the “staycation” more attractive for residents. (more…)


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