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White House says 400 million free N95 masks will be available at US pharmacies
The US government will make 400 million N95 face masks available for free at pharmacies and health centers, sourcing them from the Strategic National Stockpile, the White House tweeted on Wednesday.
Mass. will offer take home COVID-19 tests to schools. Here's what we know.
"The current state of the pandemic requires that we adapt our efforts to meet the times."
Worst of Omicron wave could be 'done with' in some countries - WHO
The Omicron wave may have peaked in some countries, global health leaders have said.
Time to end Northern Ireland's Covid restrictions, says business chief
Northern Ireland needs to follow the example of devolved governments in Scotland and Wales and lift remaining Covid restrictions, the head of a leading business representative organisation has said.
Sturgeon announces Omicron restrictions to be lifted in Scotland from Monday
Restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid in Scotland are to be lifted from Monday, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.
Scotland's Omicron restrictions to end on Monday, says Nicola Sturgeon
First minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that all Covid restrictions brought in to deal with the Omicron wave in Scotland will be lifted from next Monday - including curbs on the hospitality sector.
Hong Kong Says Hamsters May Have Infected a Pet Shop Worker With COVID-19. Now They All Must Die
Authorities in Hong Kong have ordered the deaths of some 2,000 hamsters and other small rodent pets after health officials said they may be responsible for infecting a pet shop worker with COVID-19.
Trucker vaccine mandate raises questions about risk posed by unvaccinated drivers | CBC News
Unvaccinated truck drivers crossing over the border into Canada may pose a risk of transmitting COVID-19 to the general public, say some infectious diseases doctors and at least one public health expert.
Australia records highest daily Covid death toll since beginning of pandemic
Australia has recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic so far, with 74 deaths across the country.
Nicola Sturgeon to reveal if coronavirus restrictions will be relaxed further
Nicola Sturgeon will later reveal if coronavirus restrictions in Scotland are set to be relaxed further as she faces demands to lift almost all restrictions by the end of the month.