Coronavirus: What happened in Canada and around the world on Thursday
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that countries around the world must put aside the “beggar-thy-neighbor” attitude, which has led to disputes over medicines, protective equipment and the much-needed COVID-19 vaccine.
Johnson said on Thursday that the leaders of the Group of Seven nations meeting in Cabis Bay in southwest England this weekend will pledge to vaccinate the world by the end of 2022.
The British leader wrote in The Times of London that it is time for rich countries to “take up their responsibilities and vaccinate the world, because no one can be properly protected until everyone is protected.”
But he has faced criticism because the UK has not sent any doses abroad and has cut its international aid budget on the grounds that the pandemic has hit the economy.
Johnson said on Thursday that Britain would donate “millions” of agents from excess stocks-although he did not specify when.
Johnson also pointed out that the British government helped fund the development of Oxford University’s AstraZeneca vaccine, which accounts for one-third of the global vaccine dose.
President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that the United States will purchase hundreds of millions more doses of Pfizer vaccine next year to share with poorer countries.
The United States’ new commitment is to purchase and donate 500 million doses of Pfizer vaccine, which will be distributed to 92 low-income countries and the African Union through the Global COVAX Alliance, bringing the first stable supply of mRNA vaccines to the countries most in need.
The United States will now become COVAX’s largest vaccine donor, in addition to its largest single funder, the United States has pledged to provide $4 billion. So far, the Global Alliance has distributed only 81 million doses of vaccines, and parts of the world, especially Africa, remain a vaccine wasteland.
Johnson’s call is one of many aspects of the global pandemic and is expected to be discussed when leaders gather in the UK for the summit.
Before the meeting, EU leaders called for an unfettered investigation of the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic that was originally discovered in central China, while criticizing the World Health Organization’s preliminary investigation.
Last month, Biden ordered US intelligence officials to “redouble their efforts” to investigate the origin of the coronavirus, including any possibility that this clue might lead to a Chinese laboratory.
-From the Associated Press and Reuters, the last update time is 7:15 am EST
What’s happening in canada
As of early Thursday morning, Canada had reported 1,396,798 confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 16,640 were considered active. The death toll on CBC News is 25,843.
To date, more than 27.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been vaccinated across the country. CBC’s vaccine tracker.
In Atlantic Canada on Wednesday, health officials reported a total of 29 COVID-19 cases in three provinces, with no new cases. Prince Edward Island.
in QuebecAt the same time, health officials reported another 8 deaths and 178 new COVID-19 cases.
OntarioThe number of new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday was 411, and another 33 people died. The province will enter the first phase of reopening on Friday. The province said that due to COVID-19, the number of hospitalizations is 571 and the number of intensive care units is 466.
in Manitoba A detail was announced on Wednesday Slightly relax outdoor restrictions, Health officials have reported 250 new COVID-19 cases and 4 deaths.Two of the deaths occurred in Ontario, where patients came from Hardest hit area As Manitoba is struggling with the surge in demand for healthcare.
Saskatchewan Another death was reported on Wednesday and 57 new COVID-19 cases.
Health officials in Alberta Five deaths and 313 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Wednesday.Update from Health Service Open a walk-in clinic For those seeking the first dose of Pfizer’s BioNTech vaccine.
Across the north, Yukon Territory Two new COVID-19 cases were reported on Wednesday, increasing the number of active cases in the region Territory to nine. No new case report Nunavut or North-west region.
in British Columbia, Health officials reported three deaths and 148 new cases COVID-19.
-From CBC News and Canadian media, the last update time is 7 am EST
What is happening around the world
As of early Thursday morning, Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 tracking tool showed that there have been more than 174.4 million reported cases worldwide since the beginning of the pandemic. The reported global death toll exceeds 3.7 million.
inside Asia Pacific In the region, after the discovery of thousands of unreported cases, a state in India has significantly increased the death toll of COVID-19, which has increased the suspicion that the overall death toll in India is significantly higher than the official figure.
In the second wave of epidemics in April and May, Indian hospitals ran out of beds and life-saving oxygen, and people died in the parking lot and at home outside the hospital. Doctors and health experts say that many of these deaths are not recorded in COVID-19 statistics.
in EuropeThe Spanish Ministry of Health on Wednesday cancelled a plan to gradually reopen nightlife across the country. A week after launching the plan, the plan was ignored due to widespread complaints from regional authorities that the plan was too strict or too loose.
inside middle East, Abu Dhabi will restrict access to shopping centers, restaurants, cafes and other public places for those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or who have recently tested negative from June 15.
The new regulations were announced because the United Arab Emirates is a coalition of seven emirates, and the number of cases has been increasing every day for the past three weeks. The UAE does not have a breakdown of each emirate, with 2,179 new infections recorded on Wednesday, up from 1,229 on May 17.
If the spread of COVID-19 continues at the current rate, it will take years for the virus to be brought under control globally. America, The Pan American Health Organization said, because it called on countries to share excess vaccine doses.
Brazilian health regulatory agency Anvisa has authorized a phase 1 and phase 2 clinical trial on volunteers of the domestically developed Butanvac vaccine.
in AfricaThe South African Ministry of Health reported 8,881 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the number of active cases in the country to 66,128.
-From the Associated Press, Reuters, and CBC News, last updated at 7:20 AM EST