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Alberta's premier Danielle Smith has said she's looking into pardoning people who received fines or were arrested for breaking rules set out during COVID-19.

In a media address at the UCP annual general meeting, Smith revealed she is getting "legal advice" on whether some Albertans who received fines or were arrested for breaking public health restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic could be issued pardons.

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As all travel restrictions in Canada come to an end on October 1, Indian passport-holders, who are among the highest immigrants to the country, wont have to go through COVID-19 testing -- along with many other entrants.

Those travelling on any kind of visa will not be required to show a proof of vaccination either. This is especially noteworthy for international students, who will be attending the Fall 2022 semester in-person, after a pandemic-inflicted hiatus of two years.

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The Ontario government no longer requires people who test positive for COVID-19 to isolate for five days.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer Of Health, said that infected individuals should stay home until their fever clears or their symptoms improved for "at least 24 hours."

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The next generation of COVID-19 vaccines is here, with the U.K. becoming the first country to hand out a jab specifically designed for newer strains of the coronavirus.

U.K. regulators approved Moderna's new COVID booster on Monday, opening the door for a new round of vaccines meant to protect specifically against the Omicron variant.

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Ontario COVID-19 restrictions being almost non-existent this summer might be causing the virus to take a backseat in some people's minds. However, the province's public health unit tracker tells a different story.

According to Public Health Ontario, the province recorded 20,036 new cases in just the past two weeks, bringing the overall total cases to 1,350,212 with 50,893 hospitalizations and 13,531 deaths.

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