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A New COVID-19 Virus Variant That Doesn't Show Up On Tests Is Being Investigated In France

Several patients with the variant had negative COVID-19 tests.
COVID-19 Variant From France Doesn't Show Up On Tests

An investigation is underway following the emergence of a new COVID-19 virus variant in France, said health authorities in Brittany. 

Eight cases of the new COVID-19 virus variant have been detected, though each of the individuals tested negative on their nasal swab tests

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The variant can be confirmed through a blood test or a "deep respiratory" sample, said a news release from the local health authority. 

This COVID-19 virus variant may not have increased severity or transmissibility, but an investigation is ongoing to learn more about it and determine how it reacts to COVID-19 vaccines

These eight cases are part of a cluster of 79 cases reported on March 13. 

Two more Ontario doctors have been banned from giving medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines, COVID-19 testing and mask requirements.

Dr. Rochagne Kilian, a doctor in Owen Sound, and Dr. Mark Trozzi, an Ontario doctor, had restrictions placed on their practices on October 15 at 11:59 p.m, according to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

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Ontario Road Test Centres Are Opening More Temporary Locations To Help With Backlog

You can start booking appointments at these new centres tomorrow.

Aspiring Ontario drivers rejoice! There will soon be three new locations to take your class G2 and G road tests.

A COVID-19 backlog is still affecting Ontario road test centres, and the Ontario government is opening even more temporary test centres to help move the long line of eager drivers along, according to a press release.

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Ontario is reporting the lowest daily COVID-19 case numbers in months on Wednesday.

The Ontario government reported 306 new daily cases of COVID-19 on October 13, the lowest numbers the province has seen since August 5 when 213 new cases were recorded.

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Toronto Is Changing Vaccine Certificate Rules For Indoor Sports This Fall

If you want to play ball, you might need to be vaccinated.

If you're unvaccinated and playing an indoor sport, you might not be for long.

Toronto Public Health announced on Friday that individuals 12 years or older will need to show proof of vaccination to participate in indoor sports starting November 1.

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