Waterloo Region recorded the highest number of daily new COVID-19 cases in the province Friday, adding 60 more infections. Officials say the region is now at risk of not moving into Step 2 along with the rest of Ontario.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau maintains that Canada will need to meet the COVID-19 vaccines target of 75 per cent of the total population with a first dose and 20 per cent with two doses before his government lifts border restrictions.
Canada has a troubling anti-Muslim hate and Islamophobia problem, deeply rooted in the country's social and political fabric, and leaders must to do everything they can to crack down on the poisoning hate, experts say.
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now recommending that people who received a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine receive a second dose of an mRNA vaccine, such as Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna.