Coronavirus: What happened on Sunday in Canada and around the world
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said on Sunday that he will self-quarantine for 10 days after contact with a confirmed case of the coronavirus—contrary to an earlier statement that he does not need to be quarantined.
Johnson’s office said on Sunday that both the prime minister and finance minister, Rishi Sunak, had received alerts for testing and tracking phone apps in England overnight. On Friday, he met with Health Minister Sajid Javid, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. Javid, who has been fully vaccinated, said he has mild symptoms.
People who receive notifications through the app should self-quarantine, although this is not a legal requirement. It is generally recommended that contacts of positive cases self-isolate for 10 days.
Johnson’s office initially stated that the Prime Minister and Sunak will instead conduct a daily coronavirus test as part of an alternative system that is being piloted in some workplaces, including government offices.
After voters, political opponents and business owners strongly protested the apparent special treatment of politicians, the plan was cancelled less than three hours later. Downing Street stated that Johnson will self-isolate at Chequers, the prime minister’s country house in northwest London, and “will not participate in the test flight”. It said Sunak would also self-isolate.
Johnson was seriously ill with COVID-19 in April 2020 and spent three nights in the intensive care unit.
He was isolated as his government prepared to lift the remaining blockade measures on Monday. Nightclubs in England can reopen for the first time since March 2020, sports and entertainment venues can accommodate large numbers of people, and it is no longer mandatory to wear masks indoors.
But the government urges people to be cautious because of the surge in cases due to the highly contagious delta variant of the virus first discovered in India. Over 54,000 new infections were confirmed on Saturday, which is the highest number of daily infections since January. The number of hospitalizations and deaths is also on the rise, but due to vaccination, it is still far below the previous peak of infection. More than two-thirds of British adults have received both vaccines.
British officials are looking nervously at Israel and the Netherlands, both of which have opened up their societies after vaccinating the majority of the population. Following the surge in new infections, both countries have recently re-implemented some restrictions.
What’s happening in canada
As of 8 AM Eastern Time on Sunday, Canada has reported 1,422,918 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 4,704 are considered active. The country’s COVID-19 death toll is 26,492. To date, more than 44.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been vaccinated across the country. CBC news statistics.
In the Atlantic provinces, Prince Edward Island Commemorating its first day Entry of fully vaccinated Canadians People from outside the sea, without the need for them to self-quarantine upon arrival on the island. There are currently no known active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
Both New Brunswick with Nova Scotia No new cases were reported on Saturday. In the last update on Friday, Newfoundland and Labrador No new cases have been reported. The number of active cases is 46. Almost all cases are moored on two ships in Concept Bay.
Ontario Report 176 new cases Three more people died on Saturday. The province has entered the third phase of its reopening plan, which allows indoor dining in restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
in Quebec, The province is Holds a $2 million lottery ticket Cash and scholarships to encourage more people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
As of Friday, when the lottery was announced, there were still about 80,000 Quebecers aged 18-34 who were unable to achieve 75% of the province’s goal this summer. In all eligible age groups, 82% of Quebecers received the first shot.
Other provinces are adopting similar strategies to encourage more people to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Alberta provide 3 million USD lottery prize As well as additional rewards, such as travel packages and outdoor prizes, including a lifetime hunting license. Simultaneously, Manitoba Almost give up US$2 million in cash and scholarships.
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British ColumbiaMost COVID-19 restrictions were lifted on Canada Day Further relax measures for long-term care homesStarting from Monday, tourists will no longer need to arrange their visits in advance, and the number of tourists that each resident can receive will no longer be restricted, provided that the tourists have been vaccinated.
inside north, The territories continue to lead the country in the percentage of fully vaccinated eligible residents, at 81.5% Yukon Territory, 77.3% in North-west region And 63% in Nunavut.
What is happening around the world
According to the U.S.-based tool, as of Sunday morning, more than 190.1 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported Johns Hopkins University, It has been collecting coronavirus data from countries around the world. The reported death toll exceeds four million.
in Africa, Health officials warned that as millions of people in West African countries prepare for the Tabaski holiday, Senegal’s COVID-19 cases are on the rise. The newly confirmed cases rose from dozens of cases a day to a record 738 on Friday in just a few weeks. The Ministry of Health said they almost doubled overnight to 1,366 on Saturday.
President Macky Sall and his cabinet are restricting public gatherings and travel, and urge the public to continue to wear masks and disinfect their hands frequently.
inside AmericaOn Saturday, the Mexican Ministry of Health reported 12,631 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 225 deaths. In the past week, the number of new infections per day surged to the lowest level since February.
in Asia, The Vietnamese government has imposed a two-week lockdown on the entire southern region from midnight, as confirmed cases of COVID-19 exceeded 3,000 for the third consecutive day.
The blockade order covers the Mekong Delta and the metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City. The country’s financial and economic center has more than 35 million people-nearly one-third of Vietnam’s population.
in EuropeIn Italy, the number of newly diagnosed COVID-19 infections is increasing every day. Health experts said that it is clear that the national celebrations held by Italian fans after the European Championship football match are an important factor.
On July 12th, thousands of fans poured into the streets of Rome to cheer for the Italian national team’s open-top bus tour. The Italian national team defeated England the night before to win the 2020 European Cup.
Dr. Franco Locatelli, a paediatrician who advised the Italian government on anti-epidemic health measures, said in an interview with La Repubblica on Sunday that “Assemblies and crowding are conducive to the spread of the virus.” Locatelli Said that the average age of infected persons in Italy is now 28 years old.