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        Indoor organized sports in Toronto will

        require proof of vaccination from November 1

        TORONTO                                           This additional measure is  Monday,  November  1,  addition to measures of self-  outbreaks of COVID-19
                                 HEAVING BREATHING       necessary to decrease the  applies to participants as  protection – we decrease the  related to organized sport
          Toronto’s Medical Officer                       transmission of COVID-19  well as those coaching,  risk  of   COVID-19   since the start of the
        of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa  AND CLOSE CONTACT  for all who play or attend  caregiving, volunteering, or  transmission  in  these  pandemic. Sports activities,
        issued  a    Letter  of                          organized sport indoors, to  officiating at organized  settings and ensure these  by nature and particularly
        Instruction  on  Friday  INCREASES THE RISK OF   protect our communities,  indoor sports.         activities continue in the  while indoors, increase close
        requiring all people age 12  COVID-19 TRANSMISSION  and to keep vital sport and  Each person will be  safest manner possible."  contact  with  other
        and older who participate in                     recreation opportunities as  required  to  provide  In response to guidance  participants.  Heavy
        indoor organized sports,                         safe as possible, the city said  identification and proof of  issued by Toronto Public  breathing without masks
        including players, coaches,  additional  measure  to  in a statement.    being   fully  vaccinated  Health in September, many  may expose individuals to
        and officials, to provide  reduce community COVID-  The Letter of Instruction  against COVID-19 or a valid  local organizations have  aerosols and droplets, and
        proof of vaccination as an  19 transmission.     which comes into effect  medical exemption each  instituted   vaccination  can result in prolonged
                                                                                 time they enter a facility.  policies recognizing the  exposure in indoor spaces,
                                                                                   "By issuing this Letter of  need to protect players and  especially when ventilation
                                                                                 Instruction, Toronto Public  all who participate in and  is not optimized. These are
        Andreescu bows out                                                       Health  is  taking  the  enjoy indoor sport, the  all factors that elevate the
                                                                                 necessary steps to ensure the
                                                                                                          statement read. This Letter
                                                                                 maximum protection for all  of  Instruction  creates  transmission. TPH said,
        at Indian Wells                                                          involved in Indoor Sport,"  consistency  across  all  promoting and verifying
                                                                                                                                  proof of vaccination for all
                                                                                                          organizations and facilities,
                                                                                 said Dr. de Villa. "We have
                                                                                 seen COVID-19 cases and  and ensures the greatest  participants eligible for
        INDIAN WELLS, CA                                                         outbreaks linked to indoor  protection possible in these  vaccination,  including
                                                                                 sporting and recreational  environments.         coaches and volunteers, are
          Canada's       Bianca                                                  events. With one consistent  Toronto Public Health has  important  steps  to
        Andreescu's two-year reign                                               vaccination policy – in  investigated many cases and  mitigating these risks.
        as BNP Paribas Open
        champion came to an end at
        the hands of Estonia's Anett
        Kontaveit, 7-6(5), 6-3. For
        the second time this year, the
        Estonian got the better of the
        Canadian in straight sets,
        having beaten her in the
        second round in Eastbourne,
        and extended her head-to-
        head   advantage   over
        Andreescu to 3-0.
          “I think today I didn’t play
        my    best,”  Andreescu
        explained in her post-match
        press conference. “I didn’t  THE CANADIAN TENNIS STAR HELD THE TITLE FOR 2 YEARS
        feel my best. But, I have to
        deal with what I had.
          “It  obviously  wasn’t  “My mind’s all over the  "She's such a good player,
        enough. The conditions were  place with many different  such a great competitor, so I
        a bit tough as well with the  thoughts and opinions,”  knew it wasn't going to be
        sun. Anett [Kontaveit], I  Andreescu added.      over until it was really over."
        honestly don’t think she  The  2019   US  Open    "I've really been enjoying
        played her best tennis either.  champion is unsure where  being  out  here,  really
        But, you know, she was the  her next steps will be on the  enjoying playing competitive
        better player today.”    WTA tour as the season  matches and I've been having
          Andreescu has now faced  edges towards its conclusion.  a lot of fun," Kontaveit said.
        Kontaveit three times and  The 21-year-old has had a  "I think that's been the key."
        lost on all three occasions.  stop-start season in 2021,
        They first met at the 2019  attaining a win-loss record of
        Miami    Open,   where   17-11 to date as she sits at a
        Andreescu was forced to  ranking of world number 21.
        retire in the second set.  "It was extremely close
          Then, at Eastbourne earlier  throughout the match and I
        this season, Kontaveit won in  was just trying to stay tough.
        straight sets 6-3, 6-3 over the  I was ready for a tough
        Canadian.                match,"  Kontaveit  said.

        US likely to accept

        travellers who have

        taken AstraZeneca

        WASHINGTON, DC           specify then which vaccines
                                 would be accepted.
          Canadians immunized with  A CDC spokeswoman told
        the AstraZeneca COVID-19  Reuters  Friday,  "Six
        vaccine will be relieved to  vaccines that are FDA
        know that they might be  authorized/approved  or
        able to travel south of the  listed for emergency use by
        border early next month.  WHO will meet the criteria
          The United States will  for travel to the U.S."
        accept   the  use   by    The CDC will  release
        international visitors of  additional guidance and
        COVID-19       vaccines  information as the travel
        authorized   by    U.S.  requirements are finalized,
        regulators or the World  Jasmine Reed said in a
        Health Organization, the  statement  released  on
        Centers for Disease Control  Monday.
        and Prevention said late on  However there is no word
        Friday.                  yet on whether the new
          On September 20, the   guidance will include people
        White House said it would  who had received a mixed-
        lift travel restrictions in  dose regimen of approved
        November on air travellers  vaccines.
        from 33 countries including  Canada is one of only a few
        China, India, Brazil and  countries that opted to mix
        most of Europe who are   vaccine types for their first
        fully vaccinated against  and second doses last
        COVID-19. It did not     summer.
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