Coronavirus: What happened in Canada and around the world on Tuesday
The British government on Tuesday rejected calls for more financial support for businesses and workers who will suffer economic losses due to the UK’s decision to relax coronavirus restrictions for four weeks until July 19.
Although many coronavirus restrictions have been relaxed in recent weeks, which has allowed large parts of the UK economy to reopen, many businesses, especially those in the hotel and entertainment industry, have failed to do so because they are not financially feasible. According to the plan of the month, these enterprises are ready to reopen on June 21, which is the date designated by the government to remove restrictions on social contact.
However, due to the first discovery of a more infectious delta variant in India, the recent surge in new infections has overturned the plan.
In announcing the postponement, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday: “It’s time to relax the accelerator, because now we are cautious. The lives of a thousand people.”
On June 14, 7,742 new cases and 3 deaths within 28 days of the positive test were reported across the UK.
After the announcement, the union and business leaders urged the government to compensate people affected by the delay, especially those in the arts and hospitality industries.
Frances O’Grady, secretary-general of the trade union conference, said that the delay means “many workers and companies will need more help.” She stated that the government should postpone asking companies to donate to its wage support program since March 2020 starting in July.
The Confederation of British Industry urges the government to postpone tax cuts for companies and extend the suspension of commercial rents in the most affected industries. It also stated that a solution must be found for the stressful international tourism industry.
“We have to acknowledge the pain that companies feel in hotels, leisure and on-site events,” said Tony Danker, CBI Director General. “At best, their operational capabilities have declined… At worst, some are not open at all.”
Minister of the Cabinet Office, Michael Gove, a close ally of Johnson, seems to have indicated that financial assistance will no longer be provided, and that the government’s support plan is based on the assumption that the road map to lift the blockade may be delayed.
Gove told Sky News that the “worst thing for businesses” is to allow them to reopen and then have to re-impose restrictions. He hoped that the government would not have to postpone the reopening again.
He said: “This requires an unprecedented and significant change in the progression of the disease.”
-From the Associated Press, the last update time is 7:10 am EST
What’s happening in canada
As of early Tuesday morning, Canada had reported 1,403,285 confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 16,270 were considered active. The death toll on CBC News is 25,944. To date, more than 29.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been vaccinated across the country. CBC’s vaccine tracker.
On Monday in Atlantic Canada, health officials reported 13 new cases of COVID-19, including:
- Eight new cases in Nova Scotia, Wednesday will enter the next phase of the reopening plan.
- Four new cases in Newfoundland and Labrador, Officials announced on Monday that 71% of the eligible population had received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
- A new case in New Brunswick, Which is still far from reaching its goal of vaccinating 75% of eligible residents with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Have No new cases COVID-19 report Prince Edward IslandThere were only four active cases as of Monday.
in QuebecOn Monday, major cities further lifted restrictions, and health officials reported another death and 123 new COVID-19 cases.
OntarioAt the same time, 4 deaths and 447 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday.
On Monday in the Prairie Province, Manitoba Two other deaths and 124 new COVID-19 cases, in spite of Saskatchewan Saw another death and 55 new cases. Health officials are in Alberta Reported 1 death and 115 new cases.
in Yukon TerritoryActing Chief Health Officer Dr. Catherine Elliott (Catherine Elliott) reported another COVID-19 death, the third death in the region since the pandemic began.
“The residents of Whitehorse are linked to previous cases and have not been vaccinated,” Announcement Deaths and other cases of residents and non-residents.
in British ColumbiaOn Tuesday, health restrictions on indoor gatherings, group events and travel in British Columbia will be relaxed. Governor John Hogan said that the COVID-19 immunization rate is rising and the number of cases is declining.The province reported four other deaths on Monday and 277 new cases From Friday.
-From CBC News and Canadian media, the last update time is 7:05 AM EST
What is happening around the world
According to the Coronavirus Tracking Tool, as of early Tuesday morning, more than 176.2 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide. According to reports, more than 3.8 million deaths have been reported globally. Johns Hopkins University Database.
in EuropeThe German Health Minister stated that the country has issued nearly 5 million vaccination certificates, which are intended to be part of the EU-wide digital pass system. Germany introduced these certificates later last week. Users can download proof of their coronavirus vaccination status to the smartphone app.
inside Asia Pacific In the region, India on Tuesday reported 60,471 new COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours, which is the lowest level since March 31.
Africa A senior adviser to the World Health Organization said on Monday that it will receive priority treatment for the 870 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine promised by the Group of Seven.
inside middle East, Israel no longer needs to wear masks indoors and lifted one of its last coronavirus restrictions after a very successful vaccination campaign. The restriction was lifted on Tuesday, but people will still be required to wear masks on airplanes and during isolation. Individuals who have not been vaccinated must wear masks in nursing homes and other long-term medical institutions.
Israel has vaccinated approximately 85% of its adult population, allowing schools and businesses to reopen completely. In this country of more than nine million, there are only a few dozen active patients.
inside America, Chile’s health authorities said they will extend the COVID-19 emergency to September to allow the government to impose restrictions.
Brazilian health regulatory agency Anvisa has extended the validity period of Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot vaccine, extending its shelf life from three months to 4.5 months.
-From Reuters and The Associated Press, last updated at 7 am EST