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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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North Korea boasts recovery as WHO worries over missing data

North Korea on Wednesday added hundreds of thousands of infections to its growing pandemic caseload but also said that a million people have already recovered from suspected COVID-19 just a week after disclosing an outbreak, a public health crisis it appears to be trying to manage in isolation as global experts express deep concern about dire consequences.

An employee of Songyo Knitwear Factory in Songyo district disinfects the work floor in Pyongyang, North Korea, May 18, 2022, after Kim Jong Un said Tuesday his party would treat the country's outbreak under the state emergency. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

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.

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Average price of gas in Canada tops $2 a litre for first time

Gasoline prices are showing no signs of letting up as the average price in Canada tops $2 a litre for the first time. Natural Resources Canada says the average price across the country for regular gasoline hit $2.06 per litre on Monday for an all-time high.

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LIVE NOW: Royals continue second day of visit to Canada

Prince Charles and Camila, Duchess of Cornwall, met with Indigenous delegates over Canada's residential schools. Creeson Agecoutay reports.

Prince Charles and Camila, Duchess of Cornwall, met with Indigenous delegates over Canada's residential schools. Creeson Agecoutay reports.