Coronavirus: What happened Monday in Canada and around the world
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Sunday that South Africa will take stricter measures in the face of a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, indicating that the virus is “re-epidemic” in the worst-hit countries in Africa “.
Ramaphosa said in a live television speech that the number of positive cases in South Africa in the past seven days has increased by 31% from the previous week and 66% from the previous week. He said certain areas of the country, including the commercial center of Johannesburg and the capital Pretoria, are now in the “third wave”.
In response, Ramaphosa said that starting Monday, the night curfew will be extended by one hour, starting at 11pm and ending at 4am. Indoor social gatherings can accommodate up to 100 people, and outdoor gatherings can accommodate up to 250 people.Non-essential business must be closed before 10pm
Ramaphosa said: “We tend to be complacent,” he warned that as the country enters winter, viral infections are “surging again” and people are more likely to gather indoors, which may further increase infections.
South Africa’s decision to take stricter measures has strengthened the crisis in India, because the crisis in India is so severe that the global epidemic is far from over.
Ramaphosa said: “We have seen the tragic consequences of the uncontrolled spread of the virus in other countries.” “We cannot relax our vigilance.”
The worst-hit countries in Africa
According to data from the African Disease Center, South Africa has more than 1.6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 56,000 deaths, accounting for more than 30% of recorded cases and 40% of deaths in all 54 countries in Africa. Control and prevention.
South Africa has recorded 4,515 new cases in the past 24 hours, and Ramaphosa said the “positive rate” in the tests performed is now “worrisome”.
South Africa has always been at the first level of lockdown, the lowest of the five levels, but is now returning to the “adjusted second level”, Ramaphosa announced. The authorities did not take strict measures, such as restricting people’s activities during the day and the ban on the sale of alcohol and tobacco products at times last year.
The surge in cases has also focused more attention on the delayed promotion of vaccines in South Africa. Of the country’s 60 million people, only about 1.5% have been vaccinated. Health workers are the number one priority, but after a dose of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, less than 500,000 of the 1.2 million health workers received the vaccination.
South Africa only started vaccinating its elderly two weeks ago. The government said that as of Sunday, a total of 963,000 South Africans had been vaccinated, although only half of them received only the first dose of the two required doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Ramaphosa said that South Africa has “secured” 50 million vaccines, but currently there are only 1.3 million vaccine doses ready to be launched in the country. He said that more doses of Pfizer-BioNTech are expected to arrive next week and every week thereafter. South Africa hopes to vaccinate about 40 million people by the end of this year, a goal that seems increasingly impossible.
–From the Associated Press, the latest update time is 7 am Eastern Standard Time
What happened in Canada
As of early Monday morning, Canada had reported 1,378,680 confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 35,644 were considered active. CBC News counted the death toll at 25,512.According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the country has so far received more than 23.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine CBC’s vaccine tracker.
On Sunday in Atlantic City, Canada, Nova Scotia Reported 20 new cases of COVID-19 Another person died
in Newfoundland and Labrador, Health officials have reported 7 new cases of COVID-19. The province’s health officials have increased restrictions on certain communities in the western part of the province when dealing with a series of cases.
New Brunswick,at the same time, Nine new cases COVID-19.No new case reports Prince Edward Island.
Quebec Health officials reported 315 new COVID-19 cases and 2 other deaths on Sunday. As the number of cases decreased, the province allowed relaxation of restrictions in several areas on Monday.
in Ontario According to reports, people aged 80 and over on Sunday are eligible to receive 1033 vaccines on Monday, and 18 of them have died. The date for starting the second dose of vaccine on Monday can be extended to only four weeks.
In the grassland provinces, the disaster is severely affected Manitoba On Sunday, 292 new cases of COVID-19 were reported and another 7 deaths. The province has been forced to send intensive care patients out of the province in an attempt to make room in the strained hospital.
in Saskatchewan, Health officials reported 1 new death, 171 new cases COVID-19 on Sunday. The news came on the same day that Saskatchewan reopened the first step of its road map.
Alberta Sunday report 391 new cases Five more people died. The number of inpatients in the province dropped from 478 on Saturday to 446.
In the entire north, no new cases have been reported Nunavut This North-west region with Yukon Territory
British Columbia The latest data for the weekend will be reported later on Monday.
-From CBC News and Canadian News Agency, the latest update time is 7:10 AM Eastern Time
What happened around the world
According to the online coronavirus tracking tool maintained by Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of early Monday morning, more than 170.3 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide. The reported global death toll exceeds 3.5 million.
inside Asia Pacific In Southeast Asia, a sharp increase in cases caused by new variants in parts of Southeast Asia that are less affected by the influenza pandemic has triggered new restrictions, factory closures and attempts to rapidly expand vaccination programs.
Vietnam will suspend international flights to the capital Hanoi from Tuesday.
On Monday, China imposed anti-coronavirus travel controls on southern Guangdong Province, announcing that after a surge in infections, authorities have tested anyone who leaves densely populated areas.
inside AmericasVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that as of July, Venezuela will receive 5 million coronavirus vaccines through the COVAX program and will seek to receive Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
in EuropeGerman Health Ministry spokesman Jens Spahn and his officials in 16 federal states will discuss the control mechanism of the coronavirus testing center on Monday following allegations of fraud.
inside middle EastAccording to official media quoting the Iranian Energy Minister, Iraq agreed to transfer 125 million US dollars of frozen Iranian funds to purchase 16 million doses of vaccines.
in AfricaOne of the few countries in Africa that has not yet launched a COVID-19 vaccination campaign, Burkina Faso received its first shipment through the COVAX program on Sunday.
-From Reuters and Associated Press, the latest update time is 7:05 AM EST