British Columbia will lift the state of emergency and many COVID-19 restrictions as it Enter step 3 of the reopening plan Thursday.
Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry said in an announcement with Governor John Hogan in Victoria: “We are slowly turning the dial, but today’s situation is much better.”
Step 3 means that people in British Columbia can host personal indoor gatherings without limiting the number of participants. Large-scale events such as weddings will also be allowed, with a maximum capacity of 50 guests or 50% of the venue capacity, whichever is greater.
Leisure travel within Canada will be allowed, and children can stay overnight.
It is still recommended to wear a mask, but it is no longer mandatory.
“For us, it is really important to give back this kind of agency power to people. You wear a mask based on your own risk, based on immunity and protection, and you also protect others through immunity,” Henry said.
If others continue to take preventive measures such as wearing masks, doctors encourage people to be “compassionate and understanding.”
For any unvaccinated tourist coming to British Columbia, Henry said: “Our advice to them is not to come unless you are vaccinated.”
Horgan stated that the announcement paved the way for British Columbians to once again enjoy the “rich life and rich life” in their province.
“We can go to football matches, arenas, stadiums to cheer for our children. We can go to a friend’s house for dinner. We can plan a wedding. We can go to the theater. We can go to a concert,” he said.
“We can once again participate in things that make life so important. This is how people interact together.”
More than 78% of adults in BC have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 30% of adults are fully immunized. The province recorded 29 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, and its 7-day average dropped to 60.9, the lowest point since August.
-From CBC News and Canadian media, the last update time is 6:05pm EST
What’s happening in canada
As of 6:07 pm EST on Tuesday, Canada has reported 1,414,707 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 7,460 are considered active. The death toll on CBC News is 26,273. To date, more than 36.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been vaccinated across the country. CBC’s vaccine tracker.
On the grassland on Tuesday, Saskatchewan Officials said there were 52 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths.
Manitoba 61 new cases reported COVID-19 and no additional deaths.The provincial government has 25 community groups and businesses selected Receive grants for projects that help increase vaccination rates.
in Alberta, Top doctor Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported 61 new cases and 4 deaths due to COVID-19 because she provided the expected results Her last regular briefing About the epidemic.
On Tuesday in Atlantic Canada, officials Newfoundland and Labrador Said that there were no new cases on Tuesday.
Prince Edward Island Report A new case of COVID-19The new case is the only reported case of active infection in the province.
Want to visit PEI? You will soon be able to-if you have at least one dose of the vaccine:
Nova Scotia A new case caused by the novel coronavirus was also reported on Tuesday.The provincial governor Iain Rankin and top doctor Robert Strang will provide Update on COVID-19 In the province later in the day.
New BrunswickAt the same time, three new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday.
in Quebec, Health officials reported on Tuesday that restrictions on COVID-19 were further relaxed on Monday 71 new COVID-19 cases And four other people died.
Ontario 299 new COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths were reported on Tuesday.
A provincial spokesperson said in a statement that due to “data review and cleanup,” Tuesday’s figures include “the number of 90 cases that have been included in Toronto starting in 2020.”
The statement said: “In addition, it also includes 19 deaths in the previous few months.”
Throughout the North, there are no new COVID-19 cases reported Nunavut Tuesday.Health officials in North-west region with Yukon Territory The update for the day has not yet been provided.However, health officials in the Yukon reported that 24 new COVID-19 cases On Monday, most people were in Whitehorse.
-From CBC News and Canadian media, the last update time is 6:00 pm EST
What is happening around the world
According to a report, as of early Tuesday afternoon, more than 181.5 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide. Coronavirus tracking tool Maintained by Johns Hopkins University in the United States. The reported global death toll exceeds 3.9 million.
inside America, Some COVID-19 patients are United States Amid the surge in cases, an overwhelmed hospital in southwest Missouri was turned away, while others were taken to less stressful hospitals hundreds of miles away. Springfield News-Leaders quoted Steve Edwards, President of CoxHealth Systems, as saying that Cox Hospital in Springfield is in the “COVID diversion” phase because the delta variant of the coronavirus is gaining momentum in the region, where a large number of residents have not been vaccinated.
inside Asia Pacific An official said on Tuesday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte extended movement and business restrictions in the capital and nearby provinces to mid-July and retained stricter restrictions in the central and southern regions.
The price of oxygen is Indonesian After the surge in COVID-19 cases prompted the Red Cross to warn of a coronavirus “catastrophe” in Southeast Asia’s largest country, some suppliers reported shortages on Tuesday. Like many other countries, Indonesia is dealing with the more contagious variant of delta, and in recent days announced a record number of daily COVID-19 infections exceeding 20,000.
As hospitals in the capital Jakarta were overcrowded and patients were turned away, some people tried to get oxygen for infected family members at home. The supplier stated that the price of a tank of oxygen has risen from the usual $50 to $140.
in Europe, Russian authorities reported 652 new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, the highest daily death toll in the pandemic. The new record comes as Russia is struggling to cope with the surge in infections and deaths and low vaccination rates. Although Russia was one of the first countries to announce and deploy a coronavirus vaccine, only about 14% of the population had received the vaccine at least once.
The French government urges all nursing home staff across the country to be vaccinated. It is sending more vaccine doses to the southwest, where the delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly.
COVID-19 infection in Africa International Monetary Fund President Kristalina Georgieva (Kristalina Georgieva) said that the previous peak may be surpassed within a few days, which highlights the urgent need to accelerate vaccine supply and financing in the region.
Tanzanian President Samia Suruhu Hasan said that Tanzania will spend US$470 million in the United States to purchase vaccines and support economic sectors that have been hit hard by the coronavirus.
inside middle EastAbu Dhabi, the oil-rich capital of the United Arab Emirates, announced that only people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus will soon be able to enter a wide range of public places to encourage more people to be vaccinated.
The UAE government said on Monday that from August 20, the authorities will begin to restrict access to shopping malls, restaurants, cafes, sports activities, museums, stadiums, schools and universities. Except for supermarkets and pharmacies, people who have not been vaccinated will be effectively barred from entering any business in the city.
Abu Dhabi has introduced a “green pass” system that restricts access to those who have received injections or who have tested negative for the virus.
As the country increasingly reopens its economy, bet on its rapid vaccination campaign. The government stated that at least 93% of the population in Abu Dhabi received at least one dose of the vaccine.
-From the Associated Press and Reuters, the last update time is 6:00 pm EST
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