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US pole vaulter exits Tokyo Olympics after testing Covid positive

  TOKYO (Anadolu/PNA)– The team leader of the athletics delegation in the Tokyo Olympics here is adding a lot of extra precautions for Filipino pole vaulter EJ Obiena on Thursday after two of his rivals, including world No. 2 Sam Kendricks of the United States, tested positive for Covid-19. Terry Capistrano, the Philippine Athletics Track and … Continue reading

With strong vaccine uptake, Alberta will gradually bring COVID-19 measures in line with other respiratory viruses to ensure health system capacity for the fall
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With strong vaccine uptake, Alberta will gradually bring COVID-19 measures in line with other respiratory viruses to ensure health system capacity for the fall

News ReleaseAdapting COVID-19 measures to support Albertans With strong vaccine uptake, Alberta will gradually bring COVID-19 measures in line with other respiratory viruses to ensure health system capacity for the fall. Nearly 75.6 per cent of eligible Albertans have now received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 64.3 per cent are fully immunized. … Continue reading

Philippines

Int’l travelers told to follow strict testing, quarantine rules

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– To prevent the entry of new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) variants, the government is requiring international travelers in all Philippine ports of entry to observe strict testing and quarantine protocols, Malacañang said on Friday. “All incoming international travelers in all ports of entry must strictly comply … Continue reading

Team PH coach to be sent home after positive COVID-19 test
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Team PH coach to be sent home after positive COVID-19 test

TOKYO – A coach of Team Philippines will be sent home following back-and-forth false positive and negative tests for COVID-19, Philippine Olympic Committee president Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino revealed during a mini conference at the CONRAD Tokyo on Thursday. The daily tests at the Athletes Village on coaches and players, yielded a false positive test … Continue reading

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Japanese PM confident of successful Tokyo 2020

  TOKYO (Xinhua/PNA) – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has expressed his confidence in successfully delivering the Tokyo Olympic Games despite the specter of Covid-19. “Because of the Covid-19 pandemic since last year, the (pandemic) situation is making progress and sometimes backwards, but vaccinations have come. After a long tunnel, an exit is now in our … Continue reading

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71 people accredited for Olympics test positive for Covid-19

  TOKYO (Anadolu/PNA) – A total of 71 people accredited for the Tokyo Olympics have tested positive for Covid-19, organizers said on Tuesday, just days before the start of the major sports event. Among those who tested positive were athletes, officials, and volunteers. On Monday, two athletes tested positive for coronavirus in the Olympic village. Czech … Continue reading

5 million doses of vaccine administered in Alberta
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5 million doses of vaccine administered in Alberta

News Release5 million doses of vaccine administered in Alberta More than five million doses of vaccine have now been administered provincewide, helping protect Albertans from COVID-19. As of July 18, 5,056,062 doses have been administered through Alberta Health Services, community pharmacies, physician clinics and dedicated walk-in clinics.Now, 74.8 per cent of eligible Albertans have received … Continue reading

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2 athletes in Tokyo Olympic village test positive for Covid-19

  TOKYO (Xinhua/PNA)– Tokyo Olympic organizers confirmed on Sunday that two athletes have tested positive for Covid-19 in the Olympic village and are now isolated in their rooms. This came after a non-athlete in the village tested positive for coronavirus earlier on Saturday, and these two confirmed cases are the first among competitors. At a press … Continue reading

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Organizers confirm 1st Covid-19 case in Tokyo athletes’ village

Tokyo 2020 staff on duty at the fever clinic entrance in the Olympic Village, June 20, 2021. (Xinhua/Wang Zijiang) TOKYO (Xinhua/PNA)– The first positive Covid-19 case has been identified in the athletes’ village of Tokyo Olympic, organizers confirmed here on Saturday. The infected person, who received a negative result at the airport but tested positive during the … Continue reading

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PH exec to Tokyo Olympics contracts Covid-19

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  READY. The 5,300-square-meter Village Plaza of the Tokyo Olympics houses the Athletes’ Village and other services, like banks and salons, for participants, officials, guests, and media center. It is made of timber, with 40,000 pieces of wood branded with the name of the 63 municipalities that donated them. (Photo courtesy of Tokyo2020) MANILA (Philippines … Continue reading