Coronavirus: What happened on Sunday in Canada and around the world
Iran announced on Sunday that it will re-impose COVID-19 restrictions on major cities as the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant has raised concerns about another devastating surge in the country.
After fighting the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East for more than a year, Iran ordered the closure of non-essential businesses in 275 cities, including the capital Tehran.
The closure of all parks, restaurants, dessert shops, beauty salons, shopping centers, and bookstores applies to the country’s “red” and “orange” areas, or is classified as a city with a higher risk of COVID-19.
The government said it is also implementing travel bans between cities with high infection rates.
Iran’s new restrictions are aimed at slowing the spread of the delta variant first discovered in India, and President Hassan Rouhani warned on Saturday that this is driving a potential “fifth wave” of infections in the country. The number of new case reports has risen steadily in recent weeks, almost doubling from mid-June to early July.
A total of 3.2 million infections and 84,627 deaths have been reported in the country-the highest number of deaths in the region.
According to the online scientific publication “Our World in Data”, the introduction of Iranian vaccines is lagging behind, and out of a population of 84 million, less than 2% of the population has been vaccinated. Iran stated that it has injected approximately 6.3 million doses so far.
These vaccines mainly come from abroad, including COVAX, an international initiative aimed at distributing vaccines to low- and middle-income countries. Iran also imported the Sinopharm vaccine supported by the Chinese state and the Russian Sputnik-5 vaccine.
What’s happening in canada
As of 7 am Eastern Time on Sunday, Canada has reported 1,416,661 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 6,256 are considered active. The death toll on CBC News is 26,348. To date, more than 38 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been vaccinated across the country.
in British Columbia, 78.5% of eligible residents have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Approximately 33% of eligible people received the second dose.
In the prairie, Saskatchewan Recorded 49 new COVID-19 cases with Manitoba Add to 48 and additional deaths Saturday while on Alberta, Demand for the first shot has stagnated in the past two weeks.
Ontario Registered 209 new cases and 9 additional deaths on Saturday.
Starting at 8 am on Monday, residents aged 12 to 17 will be eligible to make an appointment to receive a second shot of Pfizer through the provincial appointment system. According to the recommendations of the Ontario Ministry of Health, they must wait 28 days between doses.
in Quebec, Opening hours of the vaccination clinic at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal Extended to July 5 Given that there will be a screening of the fourth game of the Stanley Cup final at the Bell Center nearby. Those who wish to vaccinate on the spot can do it from 8 am to 8:30 pm on Monday.
In Atlantic Canada, New Brunswick saw No new cases; with Nova Scotia, which one Added eight infections On Saturday, it is said that international travelers can Start entering the province again on Monday.
in Prince Edward Island, More than 82% of eligible residents have received the first dose of the vaccine, and less than 24% have been fully vaccinated.
At the same time, the main resistance Newfoundland and Labrador The capital is now only open to pedestrians, because St. John has reopened a pedestrian street on Water Street in the city center. The company has built terraces that span sidewalks and roads, where customers can eat, shop, and drink.
The St. John’s City Council introduced a pedestrian street last year to encourage people to stay outdoors safely during the pandemic.
in the north, Yukon Territory Health officer now Reduce the number of visitors to long-term care homes Because the territory has recorded 31 infections in the past two days. Since June 1st, more than 300 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the Yukon.
Nunavut 10 new cases of infection have been reported; and 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 Sunday morning, more than 183.5 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide. Johns Hopkins University In the U.S. The reported global death toll exceeds 3.9 million.
in Europe, The British government is working to relax the epidemic restrictions in England on July 19.
Housing Minister Robert Jenric said on Sunday that due to the success of the vaccination program, the data that determines whether this will happen looks “very positive.”
In an interview with Sky News, he said that people can expect that wearing masks will turn to “personal choice.”
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Jenric told the BBC Andrew Mar Show, However, with the relaxation of restrictions, the number of COVD-19 cases may continue to increase significantly.
“But we must now enter a different period, where we learn to coexist with the virus, we take precautions, and we take personal responsibility as individuals,” he said.
in AfricaSouth Africa set a record of 26,000 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the second record-breaking record in many days, as the third wave of infections raged, mainly among the unvaccinated people.
in Asia, The Indonesian government said on Sunday that in view of the growing demand from COVID-19 patients, Indonesia has ordered oxygen manufacturers to prioritize medical needs.
In a statement, Sardjito Hospital in Java said that from Saturday to early Sunday, when the fresh supply arrived, 63 patients died after almost running out of oxygen.
However, a hospital spokesperson could not confirm whether all the dead were infected with COVID-19.