OPEC+ agrees to proceed with planned January oil production increase

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) logo is outside its headquarters ahead of the OPEC and NON-OPEC meeting, Austria Dec. 6, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register OPEC+ agrees to add another 400,000 bpd in January Oil prices have fallen from their three-year high in October Omicron, … Read more

COVID-19: Ottawa opens splash pads for long weekend, kids don’t have to wear masks – Ottawa

Ottawa will open splash pads across the city this weekend, with health officials confident the cool-down sites will not collide with restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. dr. Vera Etches, the city’s medical health officer, said in a news conference Wednesday that Ottawa Public Health has reviewed the issue of splash pads and determined that they … Read more

Coronavirus updates: CDC recommends contact tracing of travelers from South African countries

NEW YORK (WABC) — The CDC is ordering airlines to collect contact tracing information on all passengers going to the United States from South African countries. The directive follows President Biden’s order banning most foreigners from entering the country if they have recently been to southern Africa. The information includes a passenger’s full name and … Read more

Coronavirus: Cases rise amid the outbreak at Burnaby’s long-term care facility

Outbreak was announced on November 10 The number of cases at a Burnaby long-term care center has again grown. In an e-mail statement to the NOWFraser Health says there have been 24 lab-confirmed cases at the George Derby Center in Burnaby since yesterday (Nov. 30), involving 16 residents and eight staff members. “The health and … Read more

Omicron variant: US requires all inbound foreign air passengers to undergo a COVID-19 test the day before

WASHINGTON — Beginning next week, Canadians and all other foreign visitors traveling by air to the United States must undergo a COVID-19 test at the latest the day before their departure. US President Joe Biden is shortening the current 72-hour testing period for fully vaccinated travelers as part of a series of public health measures … Read more

GSK Says Tests Indicate Antibody Drugs Work Against Omicron

Sotrovimab, developed with Vir, tested in lab and on hamsters Significant Omicron mutations did not escape drug activity in research Tests continue for further mutations Dec. 2 (Reuters) – Laboratory analysis of the antibody-based COVID-19 therapy that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) (GSK) is developing with US partner Vir (VIR.O) has shown the drug to be effective against … Read more

N.Korea’s Kim warns of ‘very gigantic battle’ next year to stimulate the economy

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits Samjiyon City, North Korea in this undated photo released on November 16, 2021 by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said the country … Read more

‘What will be, will be’: New York City tourists unfazed by Omicron

Air travelers wearing protective face masks amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic walk into JetBlue Terminal 5 at JFK International Airport in New York, US Nov. 16, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (Reuters) – The holiday season promises a spike in New York travel … Read more