Coronavirus: what happened in Canada and around the world on Tuesday
The Japanese government quickly denied on Tuesday that the United States warned Americans to avoid traveling to Japan, which would have an impact on Olympians who wish to participate in the postponed Tokyo Olympics.
US officials pointed out that the surge in coronavirus cases in Japan was caused by the mutation of the virus and may even pose risks to vaccinated people. They did not prohibit Americans from visiting Japan, but the warning may affect insurance rates and whether Olympic athletes and other participants decide to participate in the Olympic Games starting on July 23.
Most metropolitan areas in Japan are in a state of emergency. Due to the increase in severe COVID-19 cases, the country’s medical system is under pressure. It is expected that the state of emergency will remain in mid-June. This raises concerns about how the country will respond to the arrival of thousands of Olympic athletes if the country’s hospitals are still under pressure and the population is rarely vaccinated.
Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said at a regular press conference on Tuesday that the United States has warned that necessary travel is not prohibited, and Japan believes that the United States’ efforts to host the Olympics in Tokyo have not changed.
Kato said: “We believe that the US position supporting the Japanese government in realizing the determination of the Olympics has not changed.” He pointed out that Washington has indicated to Tokyo that the travel warning has nothing to do with the participation of the US Olympic team.
The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee stated that it still hopes that American athletes can safely participate in the Tokyo Olympics.
A few months ago, the Tokyo Olympics banned fans from abroad, but athletes, families, sports officials and other stakeholders from all over the world still attract a large number of international travelers.
The Japanese public opinion survey has expressed opposition to the Olympic Games for safety reasons, and most people will not be vaccinated.
The United States from the Atlanta Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned: “Due to the current situation in Japan, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk of acquiring and spreading COVID-19 variants. All travel to Japan should be avoided.”
The State Department’s warning was more straightforward. It said: “Due to COVID-19, please do not travel to Japan.”
Public Health Agency of Canada is currently providing advice Boycott all unnecessary travel Abroad.
-From the Associated Press and CBC News, the latest update time is 7 am Eastern Standard Time
What happened in Canada
As of early Tuesday morning, Canada had reported 1,361,564 confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 51,818 were active cases. The total number of deaths on CBC News is 25,265. So far, more than 21.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been vaccinated nationwide, According to CBC’s vaccine tracker.
On Monday in Atlantic City, Canada, Nova Scotia Reported 49 new COVID-19 casesMost of the cases are in central regions such as Halifax.in New Brunswick, Health officials report 15 new COVID-19 cases, in spite of Newfoundland and Labrador Reported Five new cases.No new case reports Prince Edward Island.
in QuebecMeanwhile, health officials reported 433 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and 11 other deaths.
Ontario Residents who received the first dose of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine in mid-March will be able to order a second vaccine this week as the province hopes to deplete its inventory before it expires.
The province’s top doctors said last week that those who took AstraZeneca for the first time during the pilot program in some pharmacies and doctors’ offices between March 10 and March 19 will be given priority for the second dose.
The province did not report the latest data on Monday, and the province will resume reporting later on Tuesday.
In the hardest hit area Manitoba, The province’s online pandemic dashboard showed 353 new COVID-19 cases and 4 other deaths on Monday.The federal government is sending Health workers and other support Manitoba (Manitoba) is facing a high incidence of COVID-19 and an overburdened intensive care unit.
SaskatchewanAt the same time, 103 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday, and no other people died.
in Alberta, Kindergarten to 12th grade students in most parts of the province will return to the classroom on Tuesday after turning to distance learning at the beginning of this month.The return of the plan is the day after the province reports 452 new COVID-19 cases Seven other people died.
Throughout the North, the government is Yukon Territory Several restrictions will be lifted on Tuesday, including allowing groups of up to 200 people to meet internally and externally.No new case reports Yukon Territory or North-west region on Monday.Health officials at Nunavut,at the same time, A box of new COVID-19 on Monday.
in British ColumbiaProvincial health officials report on Monday 974 new COVID-19 cases Another 12 people died within three days. Provincial officials are expected to announce the details of the reopening plan later on Tuesday.
-From CBC News and The Canadian Press, the latest update time is 7:05am Eastern Time
What happened around the world
According to the tool that tracks the cases maintained by Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of early Tuesday morning, more than 167.3 million COVID-19 cases have been reported globally. The reported global death toll exceeds 3.4 million.
inside middle EastBahrain’s Ministry of Health reported on Monday that 28 people died, the highest daily death toll in the small island nation, and the country’s coronavirus cases surged to record levels.
inside Asia Pacific In this region, India’s official announcement of the daily number of new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours has dropped to its lowest level in nearly six weeks. This provides hope for a devastating second wave of subtraction, but government leaders said that the vaccine shortage is a cause The problem of concern.
Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne, resumed COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday as authorities scrambled to discover the missing link in a new epidemic, prompting New Zealand to suspend the “travel bubble” with Victoria.
inside AmericasIn order to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the Haitian government has imposed nightly curfews and other restrictive measures under an eight-day “health emergency”. According to a decree issued by President Jovenel Moise on Monday, all outdoor activities will be banned from 10 pm to 5 am.
The decree also stipulates that anyone in public places must use masks, and all public or private buildings (such as banks, schools, hospitals and markets) require temperature checks and handwashing stations.
in AfricaAccording to the latest news released by the Minister of Health, South Africa reported 2,383 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and another 72 deaths. The number of vaccines vaccinated exceeded 651,000.
in EuropeThe British government has imposed stricter restrictions on eight places in the United Kingdom. Because this is the first hot spot for a variant of the coronavirus in India, the British government has been accused of restricting local blockades through concealment measures. Members of Congress and local public health officials said on Tuesday that they have not yet learned of the changes that the Conservative government posted online on Friday.
The small island nation of Malta says it has administered at least one coronavirus vaccine to 70% of its population, leading to a lead in the vaccination competition in Europe.
-From the Associated Press, Reuters and CBC News, the latest update time is 7:05 am EST