Canada surpasses US vaccination rate as country prepares to reopen its borders

By Paula Newton, CNN Canada notched a significant milestone this weekend, fully vaccinating about 50% of its population and surpassing the US vaccination rate for Covid-19. According to Health Canada, nearly 70% of Canadians have received at least one dose of the vaccine, putting the country very close to the 75% threshold that public health … Read more

Singapore wants to stop counting Covid cases. Its roadmap could be a model for other countries

By Helen Regan, CNN As countries around the Asia-Pacific region tighten restrictions once again to curb potential breakouts of the Delta coronavirus variant, Singapore has laid out a new vision for life to return to normal. The roadmap, proposed by three members of Singapore’s Covid-19 task force, would scrap lockdowns and mass contact tracing and … Read more

World’s most expensive cities for expats in 2021 revealed

Francesca Street, CNN Ashgabat in Turkmenistan is the most expensive city in the world for overseas workers, according to this year’s Mercer Cost of Living Survey. The annual report ranks 209 cities based on the comparative cost of expenses including housing, transportation, food and entertainment, with New York City used as a baseline comparison. The … Read more

US extends Covid-19 travel restrictions with Canada and Mexico

By Rashard Rose, CNN The United States has extended Covid-19 restrictions on non-essential travel at land and ferry crossings with Canada and Mexico until July 21, according to a tweet from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Sunday. “To reduce the spread of #COVID19, the United States is extending restrictions on non-essential travel at … Read more

China’s Covid-19 restrictions kept this couple apart. But they refused to give up on their cross-border love story

Text by Serenitie Wang, CNN; Video by Dan Hodge, CNN For three years, Eleanor Liao and her boyfriend Aaron Leung lived about 12 miles away from each other. But the onset of the coronavirus pandemic made them feel like they were in a long-distance relationship. Liao lived in Shenzhen, a metropolis at the southern tip … Read more

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