May 17, 2022

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Latest COVID updates: US blasts China over cancelled flights

Latest COVID updates: US blasts China over cancelled flights 1

US President Joe Biden’s administration has criticized China’s decision to cancel a growing number of flights departing from the United States for China because of passengers who later tested positive for the coronavirus, warning it could retaliate.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia registered its highest daily number of new COVID-19 infections so far, health ministry data showed on Wednesday, breaking 5,000 cases.

The European Medicines Agency says the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant across the continent is pushing COVID-19 towards being an endemic disease that humanity can live with.

Source: Aljazeera

No More Telling About COVID Infections in Schools

Officials in Canada’s most populous province (Ontario) said parents will not be notified of a COVID-19 outbreak at their child’s school until there is a 30 percent absenteeism rate among staff and students.

“It shouldn’t be easier to find out if there is a lice outbreak in your school than a COVID outbreak,” Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce said.

However, Opposition New Democrat lawmaker Marit Stiles said parents have a right to know about outbreaks in classes as they try to evaluate the risks.

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