Coronavirus: What happened Friday in Canada and around the world
The leaders of the Group of Seven nations will pledge at the summit to share at least one billion doses of coronavirus vaccines with troubled countries around the world-half of which are from the United States and 100 million doses from the United Kingdom
The vaccine sharing pledges of US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid the foundation for the G7 meeting in southwest England. Leaders will shift from opening greetings and “family portraits” to “from the new coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19): New Coronary Pneumonia (COVID-19): COVID-19.”
Biden said: “We will work with our global partners to help lead the world out of this pandemic.” G7 also includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan.
G7 leaders are facing increasing pressure to develop a global vaccine sharing plan, especially as the issue of global supply inequity becomes more apparent. In the United States, there is a large stock of vaccines, and demand for vaccines has fallen sharply in recent weeks.
Biden said that the United States will donate 500 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, and it indicates that developed economies will work together to provide wide-ranging and rapid vaccinations everywhere. The pledge is on top of the 80 million doses of vaccine that Biden has pledged to donate by the end of June.
As far as Johnson is concerned, he said he will share the first 5 million doses of the UK vaccine in the next few weeks, and the rest will be provided next year. He said that he expects G7 to commit a total of 1 billion doses.
A government official said in the background on Friday that Canada will Share up to 100 million doses of vaccineIt is expected that there will be more details on how the government will achieve this goal over the weekend.
French President Macron welcomed the United States’ commitment and said that Europe should do the same. He said that by the end of the year, France will share at least 30 million doses of vaccines worldwide.
The global COVAX alliance’s vaccination campaign started slowly because rich countries locked in billions of vaccine doses through direct contracts with drug manufacturers. The alliance has distributed only 81 million doses of vaccines globally, and parts of the world, especially Africa, remain a vaccine wasteland.
-From the Associated Press and CBC News, the last update time is 8:10 am EST
What’s happening in canada
Watch | Alberta reopens gyms, cinemas and indoor restaurants:
As of early Friday morning, Canada had reported 1,398,278 confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 19,257 were considered active. The death toll on CBC News is 25,873. To date, more than 27.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been vaccinated across the country. CBC’s vaccine tracker.
On Friday in Atlantic Canada, health officials reported 23 new cases of COVID-19, including:
- 15 new cases COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, Including another case related to a high school in Halifax.
- Five new cases COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador, Three of them are connected to a cluster in the Western Health area.
- Three new cases COVID-19 in New BrunswickBefore the province enters the first phase of reopening, health officials are still struggling to achieve the goal of giving 75% of eligible people the first dose of vaccine.
- No new cases reported Prince Edward Island.
in Quebec On Thursday, health officials reported 2 new deaths from COVID-19 and 189 cases.
Health officials in Ontario On Thursday, 11 deaths and 590 new COVID-19 cases were reported. According to the dashboard, the number of hospitalizations in the province is 516, and 450 are living in the intensive care unit due to COVID-19.
As Ontario enters the first phase of its economic reopening plan, most parts of Ontario can today resume outdoor dining and shopping in non-essential retail stores. In recent weeks, the number of new COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations has declined, causing the province to relax some pandemic restrictions.
Saskatchewan At the same time, another death and 77 new cases COVID-19.
Alberta Thursday reported the lowest number of active COVID-19 cases since October, with approximately 3,810 active infections in the province. Those ones, 178 cases It is new since Thursday, and six more people have died.
Crossing the north on Thursday, Yukon Territory Three new cases of COVID-19 were reported, and Nunavut with North-west region Both have reported a new case.Health officials in the Northwest Territories stated that the case was in Out-of-town workers in Yellowknife.
British Columbia 153 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Thursday, as the vaccination rate for eligible adults is slightly less than 75%.
-From CBC News and Canadian media, the last update time is 7:10 am EST
What is happening around the world
As of early Friday morning, Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 case tracking tool showed that the total number of reported cases worldwide exceeded 174.8 million. The global death toll exceeds 3.7 million.
inside Asia Pacific In the region, Bihar, India, has increased the number of COVID-19 deaths after thousands of unreported cases have been detected, raising concerns that more deaths have not been officially recorded. The health department of Bihar, one of the poorest states, revised its COVID-19 death toll from 5,424 to more than 9,429 on Thursday, an increase of more than 70%.
Officials stated that there were 3,951 unreported deaths in May, which reflected “reported deaths in private hospitals, on the way to medical institutions, in isolation at home, and deaths from complications following COVID-19. death toll”.
Health experts say there are still many undocumented deaths of COVID-19 in India, especially during the latest surge in April and May, when hospitals were overcrowded and oxygen supplies were insufficient.
inside AmericaChile once again announced a complete blockade of the capital and stated that it has approved the emergency use of the vaccine developed by the Belgian laboratory Janssen for the US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson.
in AfricaTanzania has asked the International Monetary Fund to provide US$571 million in loans to the United States to help it deal with the challenges posed by the pandemic.
inside middle EastAccording to local media reports, the people of Kuwait are seeking a second dose of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine because the Ministry of Health has begun vigorously pushing for more people to receive the critical second dose.
in EuropeThe number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia continues to rise, and the authorities reported 12,505 new infections on Friday—a 25% increase from the number registered on Monday.
-From the Associated Press, Reuters and CBC News, the last update time is 7:15 AM EST