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You Now Need Proof Of A Vaccine In NYC To Go To Gyms, Restaurants & Indoor Venues

There was a stark warning for those who choose not to get vaccinated.

All restaurants, gyms and indoor entertainment venues in New York City will require proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, the city's mayor announced Tuesday, August 3.

During a live broadcast posted on his Twitter account, Mayor Bill de Blasio told New Yorkers that the policy would come into effect over the next few weeks, adding: "If you want to participate in our society fully, you've got to get vaccinated."


In an attempt to vaccinate more people, the city offered a US$100 incentive for people to get their first COVID-19 vaccine dose. The mayor said that 11,000 New Yorkers chose to get vaccinated in the first few days of the incentive plan.

De Blasio also offered a warning to those reluctant to get vaccinated.

He said, "If you're unvaccinated, unfortunately, you will not be able to participate in many things."

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The Government of Canada is ending its India flight ban next week, which has been in place since April 2021.

"Canada continues to take a risk-based and measured approach to re-opening the border while prioritizing the health and safety of everyone in Canada," federal officials said in a news release on Tuesday, September 21.

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During a COVID-19 update on Tuesday, September 21, the premier said that he'd been in touch with different agencies to plan what the response would be in dire circumstances.

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Ontario's ​Vaccine Passport Can Be Saved On Your Phone & Here's How I Did It In 5 Minutes

A new tool lets you store your vaccine certificate as an image, a PDF file, or as a card in your Apple Wallet.

Starting Wednesday, September 22, Ontarians are expected to show their proof of vaxx to enter certain non-essential businesses and settings. However, because enhanced vaccine certificates with QR codes won't come into effect in the province until October 22, a team of volunteer software engineers and medical professionals created a tool that lets you store your proof of vaccination on your phone with a QR code.

"No personal data is sent to the internet. [The] QR code is for verification only, with no personal info," the team behind the tool told CTV News.

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Hudson's Bay is offering 20% off to anyone who gets vaccinated at Woodbine Mall in Etobicoke today to celebrate the opening of its new vaccine clinic.

Mayor John Tory announced in a statement on Tuesday that residents would receive a discount on all in-store purchases at the new location.

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