Canada and World Full Headlines for December 30

Published on December 31, 2020 by

On tonight’s top story: the federal government wants air travellers to prove they have tested negative for COVID-19 before they can enter Canada. But, there are still plenty of questions about this new measure, as many Canadians ignore repeated pleas to avoid non-essential travel during the pandemic. Richard Zussman explains.

The United Kingdom has become the first country to approve the COVID-19 vaccine from Oxford University and the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. Redmond Shannon explains what makes this vaccine different from the others.

More cases of the new COVID-19 variant are being detected in the U.S., and health officials fear the new year will see a new surge in cases. As Jennifer Johnson reports, one of the latest victims of the virus is Luke Letlow, who was about to be sworn in as a Louisiana congressman.

Athletes, artists, and activists were among the many legends the world lost in 2020. Global News’ Trevor Owens, Katherine Aylesworth and Eric Sorensen created a tribute to the people we said goodbye to.

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