Coronavirus: What happened on Saturday in Canada and around the world
European countries are scrambling to speed up COVID-19 vaccination and catch up with the spread of the more contagious delta variant to prevent hospital wards from becoming full again.
The European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) warned: “It is very important to promote the introduction of vaccines at a very high rate.”
In countries such as the United Kingdom, Portugal, and Russia, the number of new cases per day has risen sharply.
In the United Kingdom, cases of delta variants have increased fourfold in less than a month, and confirmed cases on Friday have increased by 46% from the previous week.
In the process of increasing, it is expected that more than 60,000 football fans will participate in the semi-finals of the European Championship from July 6th to 7th and the final on July 11th at Wembley Stadium in North London. This is a mass event held by the government safely. Part of the plan. All ticket holders must show evidence of a negative test for COVID-19 or evidence of two vaccinations.
The Portuguese health authorities reported this week that the prevalence of delta variants has increased “dazzlingly”, accounting for only 4% of cases in May, but almost 56% in June.
Portugal reported its highest daily number of cases since February, and the number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals exceeded 500 for the first time since early April.
The Portuguese authorities have extended the working hours of the vaccination center, opened a new walk-in clinic, summoned armed forces personnel to assist in the operation, and shortened the interval between two doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine from 12 weeks to 8 weeks.
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The number of new infections reported in Russia more than doubled in June, with more than 20,000 cases per day this week, and the death toll on Friday reached 679, marking the fourth consecutive day the number of deaths has set a single-day record.
On Saturday, Russia reported 24,439 new COVID-19 cases and 697 deaths.
Despite this, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated in a briefing on Friday that “no one wants any lockdown,” although he acknowledged that the virus situation in some parts of Russia is “tensed.”
In some countries, the virus spreads much faster among young people. In Spain, the national 14-day case notification rate rose to 152 cases per 100,000 people on Friday. But for people in the 20-29 age group, it soars to 449.
The Dutch government is expanding its vaccination program to people aged 12-17 to help stop a worrying new surge. After the first jab, Greece offered young people a 150 euro (219 Canadian dollar) credit line. The Roman authorities are considering the use of vans to vaccinate people on the beach, and Poland launched a lottery last week only for adults who have been fully vaccinated. Prizes include new cars.
What’s happening in canada
As of 7:00 AM Eastern Time on Saturday, Canada has reported 1,416,319 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 6,431 are considered active. CBC News reported 26,338 deaths early on Friday. To date, more than 38 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been vaccinated across the country.
The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) said that the upcoming changes to the COVID-19 quarantine requirements for travelers returning to the country will not affect those who are currently not eligible to enter the country.
CBSA Vice President Denis Vinette said that from Monday, Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have been fully vaccinated for at least two weeks and uploaded their COVID-19 testing and vaccination status prior to their arrival to the ArriveCAN app Will be exempt from isolation. Traveler branch.
In an interview with CBC on Friday, Vinette said that if someone cannot download the app or use Arrival can be online Account, they can have a friend or family member submit the necessary information electronically on their behalf within 72 hours of their arrival in Canada.
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In the prairie, active cases are in Alberta The province dropped to 895 Least since mid-July last year; ManitobaProvincial Deputy Chief Public Health Officer said that the Delta Coronavirus variant has Spread to five health districts in the province; And 45% of eligible residents Saskatchewan Yes Now fully vaccinated.
Ontario Registered 484 new cases and 28 deaths Starting from the past two days, the province has increased vaccination eligibility to expedite the second dose of vaccination for 12-17 year olds on Friday.
Quebec comfirmed 69 new cases and 3 deathsAt the same time, starting today, the province’s festivals and outdoor activities now allow up to 5,000 people to participate, just in time for Stanley Cup Final Watching Party.
In the Atlantic, Newfoundland and Labrador The Prime Minister said on Twitter 80% of the eligible population in the province Have received a dose of vaccine now; Nova Scotia Said international travelers can Start entering the province again On Monday; and New Brunswick recording Four new infections on Friday.
inside North-west region, Mask requirements and appointments for many Yellowknife institutions (such as public libraries and swimming pools) Will be lifted on Monday.
What is happening around the world
According to published data, as of Saturday morning, more than 183.1 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide. Johns Hopkins University In the U.S. The reported global death toll exceeds 3.9 million.
inside middle East, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned on Saturday that as the highly contagious coronavirus delta variant spreads in the country, Iran may face a fifth wave of COVID-19 infections.
Rouhani said in a speech broadcast on national television: “There are concerns that if sufficient care is not taken in complying with health regulations, the entire country may enter the fifth wave. Today, there are reports that only 69% of people are doing it. Follow precautions.”.
Rouhani said: “All health regulations…must be fully followed, otherwise we will have problems.”
Iran, with a population of 83 million, has recorded 84,627 deaths from COVID-19, which is the country with the highest number of deaths in the Middle East.
The government blamed the slow vaccinations on US sanctions for hindering efforts to purchase foreign vaccines and delays in delivery. Rouhani said Iran received a small part of the 16.8 million vaccines it ordered from the COVAX Global Vaccine Sharing Program.
in AsiaAfter the slow rollout of vaccination, Indonesia is now racing to vaccinate as many people as possible in response to the surge in COVID-19 cases that has strained its healthcare. However, the lack of global supply, the complex geographic environment of the world’s largest archipelago, and the hesitation of some Indonesians are the main obstacles.
Driven by travel during the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday in May and the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus that was first discovered in India, recent peaks have pushed some hospitals to their limits. In the past two weeks, the 7-day rolling average of daily cases has risen from over 8,655 to 20,690. Nearly half of the people who received PCR testing returned positive results.
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inside AmericaThe U.S. National Security Advisor told the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia on Friday that the U.S. will ship 4 million doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to Indonesia.
In a phone call with Retno Marsudi, Jake Sullivan stated that these doses will be shipped “as soon as possible” through the COVAX Global Vaccine Sharing Program, a White House statement said.
Indonesia mainly relies on vaccines from China’s Kexing Biotechnology, but has been seeking diversified supply sources.