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Two new COVID-19 deaths in Ottawa

Two more Ottawa residents have died due to COVID-19, while the number of people in hospital with an active COVID-19 infection increased slightly at the start of the long weekend.

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Do COVID-19 rapid tests work on Omicron?

A recent study revealed that COVID-19 rapid antigen tests may be less sensitive to newer variants, leaving some to wonder just how accurate these tests actually are. Experts share how to get the most accurate results when testing for the virus.

A health worker prepares a nasal test for a rapid COVID-19 test at a community medical centre in Brasilia, Brazil on Jan. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

China's COVID plan is 'unsustainable' due to Omicron: WHO

The head of the World Health Organization said China's extreme approach to containing the coronavirus is unsustainable because of the highly infectious nature of the Omicron variant, but that it's up to every country to decide what policy to pursue.

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a resident takes photos on a quiet street in Shanghai on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Jin Liwang/Xinhua via AP)

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Sweden: 5th COVID-19 shot to people over 65, pregnant women

Sweden is recommending a fifth COVID-19 vaccine dose for people with an increased risk of becoming seriously ill, including pregnant women and anyone aged 65 and over, authorities said Tuesday, adding that the country must 'be prepared for an increased spread during the upcoming autumn and winter season.'

A health worker administers a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to a woman at a temporary vaccination clinic in Sollentuna, Sweden, on March 2, 2021. (Fredrik Sandberg / TT via AP)

Pfizer says 3 COVID shots protect children under 5

Three doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than 5, the company announced Monday. Pfizer plans to give the data to U.S. regulators later this week in a step toward letting the littlest kids get the shots.

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Canada inflation: How we compare to other G7 nations

With a meeting of G7 finance ministers underway this week, a CTVNews.ca analysis found that while Canadians are feeling the pain of record-high inflation, among G7 nations we are surpassed by Germany, the U.S., and the U.K.

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After 3 months of war, life in Russia has profoundly changed

Three months after the Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, many ordinary Russians are reeling from those blows to their livelihoods and emotions. Moscow's vast shopping malls have turned into eerie expanses of shuttered storefronts once occupied by Western retailers.

A woman leaves a currency exchange office in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, May 23, 2022. (AP Photo)

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EXCLUSIVE | Supreme Court Justice Mahmud Jamal on his journey to Canada’s highest court

Justice Mahmud Jamal sat down with CTV National News' Omar Sachedina for an exclusive interview ahead of the one-year anniversary of his appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada. Jamal is the first person of colour to sit on the highest court in the country, bringing it closer to reflecting the diversity of Canada.