CBC News: The National in Canada shows that nearly 70% of Canadian COVID-19 patients are found in just three provinces: BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. The pandemic there has hospitals scrambling and people out of breath.
Canada is expected to announce the vaccination mandate for all federal civil servants.
Alberta resumes COVID contact tracking in schools.
The Manitoba government is allowing more people to receive a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The province suggests a third dose for all healthcare professionals who have direct contact with patients in areas such as hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacies and addiction treatment centers.
Manitoba also allows anyone who has only received viral vaccines, such as Oxford-AstraZeneca, to get a third dose with an mRNA vaccine such as Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech.
Dr Joss Reimer, medical director of the Manitoba vaccination effort, outlined the changes in a reminder to medical professionals and said the third dose should be given at least six months after the second.
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