Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Oct. 12

The latest:

  • Johnson & Johnson pauses COVID-19 vaccine trials due to unexplained illness in participant.
  • Canada Recovery Benefit begins for Canadians who missed work due to pandemic.
  • Officials urge caution over Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Cases show steady growth in most provinces.
  • Ontario’s long-term care homes neglected to focus on hospitals, inquiry hears.
  • Montreal looks to provide temporary housing in hotels as pandemic worsens.
  • New Brunswick updates outdoor mask guidelines for 2 
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COVID-19 travelers want the beach, so what’s happening to Tampa hotels?

TAMPA ― Jeny Guichardo sweeps through the Hilton Tampa Downtown hotel lobby at least once an hour.

She cradles a tub of Lysol wipes in her arms while clutching disinfectant spray and a rag. Wearing a blue surgical mask and plastic gloves, she wipes elevator buttons, handrails and table tops.

Hilton hotels have launched the “CleanStay” program. It calls for regular surface wipe-downs. Each guest room is sealed with a

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Here’s what’s happening Tuesday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday the city was easing coronavirus restrictions on bars and restaurants, as well as on barbershops, beauty salons and gyms. The changes are Lightfoot’s latest attempt to ease the financial burden on Chicago businesses by lifting frequently criticized restrictions.



a group of people sitting at a table with a bunch of stuffed animals: Mourners add to a memorial on Sept. 9, 2020, during a vigil in memory of Dajore Wilson, 8, near where she was killed at 47th Street and South Union Avenue in the Canaryville neighborhood.


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Mourners add to a memorial on Sept. 9, 2020, during a vigil in memory of Dajore Wilson, 8, near

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Resumption of tourism between China and Thailand ‘not happening any time soon’ – News

A senior official of the Chinese embassy in Bangkok has ruled out early reopening of tourism between China and Thailand, as the two countries are not ready to open the sector.

China has been recently reopening for domestic tourism, but has not yet welcomed foreign tourists, or urged Chinese people to travel abroad, said Yang Xin, minister counsellor and deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of the People’s Republic

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