Junior minister 'surprised' by COVID-19 order to confine children in group homes, is investigating

Quebec Junior Health and Social Services Minister Lionel Carmant responds to reporters questions on their plan to raise the legal age to buy cannabois to 21 years old, Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the legislature in Quebec City. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot) Quebec Junior Health and Social Services Minister Lionel Carmant responds to reporters questions on their plan to raise the legal age to buy cannabois to 21 years old, Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the legislature in Quebec City. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

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WHO says no urgent need for mass monkeypox vaccinations

The World Health Organization does not believe the monkeypox outbreak outside of Africa requires mass vaccinations as measures like good hygiene and safe sexual behavior will help control its spread, a senior official said on Monday.