Coronavirus: What happened in Canada and around the world on Monday
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will confirm on Monday that all remaining blockade restrictions in England will be lifted within a week, while urging people to be cautious in the event of a massive return of the coronavirus.
Johnson is expected to state at a press conference that masks and all social distancing measures will be cancelled in England on July 19. However, given the sharp increase in new cases, he may also play down the term “Freedom Day”.
Due to the delta variant, the UK as a whole has seen a surge in infections in recent weeks.The daily infection level is Run over 30,000, The highest interest rate since January. Most infections occur mainly in young people, many of whom have not yet received the first dose of vaccine.
Although the government has warned that the number of daily cases will rise further and may reach 100,000 sometime this summer, it is working hard to unlock it due to the rapid launch of the vaccine.
The government hopes that the introduction of the vaccine has severely damaged the link between infection and the need for hospitalization.
However, there is increasing evidence that the number of people requiring hospitalization and dying from COVID-19 is also increasing, albeit at a different rate from the infection.
Concerns about the rise in cases
Nevertheless, concerns about the rapid increase in cases put pressure on Johnson to take a more cautious approach to the latest unlock. For example, he is expected to recommend that people continue to wear masks in closed places such as public transportation and shops.
Public health officials and scientists have been expressing their concerns, saying that abandoning masks altogether and maintaining social distancing may be dangerous.
Professor Peter Openshaw, a member of a group that advises the government on emerging respiratory viruses, said that it is important to keep some protective measures in place, such as wearing a mask.
“I really don’t understand why people don’t want to wear masks. Obviously, they really reduce transmission,” he told BBC Radio. “Vaccines are great, but you have to give them time to work while maintaining all the measures we have learned to reduce transmission is very important to me.”
The British government has implemented one of the longest blockades in the world. Since the reopening of schools in March, it has taken a series of measures to lift restrictions on England. With the rapid spread of the delta variant first discovered in India, the fourth and final phase was postponed last month to provide time for more people to be vaccinated.
The rest of the UK—Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland—are following their own, roughly similar, roadmap to lift the blockade.
-From the Associated Press, the last update time is 7:10 am EST
What’s happening in canada
As of early Monday morning, Canada had reported 1,420,531 confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 5,300 were considered active. The national death toll is 26,436. To date, more than 42.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been vaccinated across the country. CBC’s vaccine tracker.
In Atlantic Canada, four new cases of COVID-19 have been reported Nova Scotia on Sunday.No new cases reported New BrunswickAnd did not provide updates Newfoundland and Labrador or Prince Edward Island.
in Quebec, This relaxes health restrictions again-this time around physical distance and capacity restrictions-and health officials reported a death and 77 new cases COVID-19.
Health officials in Ontario Six other deaths were reported on Sunday and 166 new cases COVID-19.
On Sunday in the Prairie Province, Manitoba Reported 1 death and 63 new cases COVID-19
in Saskatchewan On Sunday, health officials reported 1 death and 19 new cases COVID-19.
Health officials in Alberta with British Columbia An update is expected to be provided later on Monday.
Throughout the north, no new COVID-19 cases have been reported Nunavut. No update from officials on Sunday Yukon Territory or North-west region.
-From CBC News and Canadian media, the last update time is 7 am EST
What is happening around the world
According to reports, as of early Monday morning, more than 186.8 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide. Johns Hopkins University, It has been tracking coronavirus-related data from all over the world. The reported global death toll exceeds 4 million.
The GAVI Alliance said on Monday that it has signed two pre-purchase agreements with Chinese pharmaceutical companies Sinopharm and Kovac to provide up to 550 million COVID-19 vaccines for the COVAX project. According to the statement, the new transaction includes up to 170 million doses of Sinopharm injections and up to 380 million doses of Kexing vaccine by mid-2022. Sinovac confirmed the agreement in a statement.
With India’s export disruption, COVAX, which distributes vaccines to poorer countries, has been working hard to fulfill its early commitments, forcing many countries to freeze their vaccination plans at an early stage.
inside Asia Pacific In the region, the Bangladeshi authorities stated that the country has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 casualties and positive cases in a single day.
The Government Health Service stated that 230 people died on Sunday and 11,874 people tested positive. This is a single-day record in both aspects. In the past 10 days, about 100,000 people have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Experts say that if the current trend continues, it will be difficult for an already overwhelmed hospital to provide treatment. Since July 1, Bangladesh has been under a nationwide lockdown. But there are new records of positive cases every day.
Fearing whether these measures can prevent the increase in COVID-19 cases, the Olympic host city Tokyo entered a new state of emergency on Monday, with less than two weeks before the opening of the Olympic Games.
Meanwhile, the Korean Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Monday that South Korea recorded 1,100 new coronavirus cases on July 11, as the country’s most stringent anti-COVID containment measures took effect in Seoul in an attempt to calm down. Its worst epidemic in history.
in AfricaThe governor of Lagos State, Nigeria, said in a statement that the state is facing a “potential third wave” of infections.
inside middle EastIsrael said on Sunday that it will start providing a third dose of Pfizer’s vaccine to adults with weakened immune systems, but is still weighing whether to provide the vaccine to the public.
inside AmericaOn Sunday, the largest anti-government demonstration in decades took place on this communist-run island. This was the worst economic crisis since the collapse of the Soviet Union and a record surge in COVID-19 cases. Thousands of Cubans People participated in street protests.
in EuropeEuropean Commission President Ursula von der Lein said over the weekend that the EU has provided enough vaccine doses to member states to achieve the goal of fully vaccinating at least 70% of adults in the Group of 27.
-From the Associated Press and Reuters, the last update time is 7:05 am EST