All of Quebec is now on the lowest alert level under the province’s COVID-19 response plan as public health restrictions continue to ease.
Nine of Quebec’s 17 regions, including the province’s largest cities and surrounding areas, are going from yellow to green on the Pandemic Alert Level System as of Monday.
The other county areas were already at the green level.
Many of the green area restrictions have been eased today, with up to 20 people now allowed to share a table in the restaurant and bar courtyards.
Outdoor gatherings on private property can now include up to 20 people.
Capacity is also increasing for weddings and funerals, but weddings will have stricter guidelines.
Quebec health officials reported on Monday 254 new cases of COVID-19 Since Friday, with the report stating that there have been no new deaths in the past 24 hours.
— From The Canadian Press and CBC News, last updated at 11:25 a.m. ET
What’s happening all over Canada
As of 1:46 p.m. ET on Monday, after the Yukon case was added over the weekend, Canada had reported 143,877 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 8,423 considered active. CBC News’ death toll is 26,231. More than 35.7 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far across the country, according to the CBC Vaccine Tracker.
Manitoba On Monday, it reported 61 new cases of COVID-19, a day after a child under the age of 10 was reported to have died.
In Atlantic Canada on Monday, Nova Scotia It reported four new cases of COVID-19 and new bronze One new case was reported. Newfoundland and Labrador Also added one new case. Health officials in Prince Edward Island No updates yet provided for today.
Ontario On Monday, it reported 210 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths. The update came as the county prepares to move to The next stage of the reopening plan later this week.
In Toronto, Mayor John Tory on Monday urged people to get their second dose and said the city aims to vaccinate as many people as possible in the coming weeks.
Tori’s update came a day after workers at a mass vaccination clinic in the Scotia Bank Arena gave 26,771 shots inside the home of the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Maple Leafs, an event the city called “our winning shot.”
across the north, Nunavut It had no new cases to report on Monday. Health officials in Northwest Territories And the Yukon Updated numbers for today have not yet been provided. However, Yukon health officials on Sunday reported an additional 44 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Friday, with most cases in Whitehorse.
“COVID-19 continues to spread widely in the Yukon, mostly among unvaccinated adults, youth and children,” Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley He said in a statement, describing the current situation as “the first real wave of COVID in the territory”.
SaskatchewanMeanwhile, 48 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported and no new deaths.
Health officials in Alberta And the British Columbia It is expected to provide updated numbers covering the weekend later on Monday.
-From CBC News and The Canadian Press, last updated at 1:51pm ET
What is happening around the world
Early Monday morning, Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 case tracker showed more than 181.1 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide. The reported global death toll has reached More than 3.9 million.
at Africa, South Africa has reintroduced strict restrictions, including banning alcohol sales and imposing an extended night curfew, as it battles the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said the delta variant first discovered in India appears to be driving the new increase in South Africa.
South Africa recorded more than 15,000 new infections on Sunday, including 122 deaths. This brings the total death toll to nearly 60,000 people.
Gauteng province, the country’s most populous province, is bearing the brunt of the current surge, accounting for about 66 percent of new infections. The province includes Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Health authorities are concerned that the country’s other eight provinces are likely to soon see a spike in cases to match those in Gauteng, where hospitals are short of COVID-19 beds and patients are being transferred to health facilities in other provinces. Neighboring countries Zimbabwe, Namibia and Mozambique are also struggling with rising numbers of cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
In the Middle eastAnd the Oman News reported on Sunday that Oman recorded a record number of COVID-19 infections and deaths in the past 72 hours, with 119 deaths from the disease during this period.
The new Israeli prime minister urges the country’s youth to get vaccinated as the number of coronavirus cases has increased in recent days due to a localized outbreak of the delta variant.
In the Asia Pacific In the region, Indonesia recorded the largest daily increase in coronavirus infections with 21,342 cases on Sunday.
Australia’s COVID-19 Response Committee is set to hold an emergency meeting on Monday as the outbreak of the highly contagious delta variant across the country led to the lockdown of Sydney and renewed restrictions elsewhere.
Hong Kong said it will ban all passenger flights from the United Kingdom from Thursday as it seeks to curb the spread of new types of coronavirus. In a statement on Monday, it said the UK was rated “extremely high risk”.
Under the classification, people who have stayed in the UK for more than two hours will be denied boarding passenger flights to Hong Kong. The statement said the flight ban was issued due to the “recent reversal of the epidemiological situation in the United Kingdom and the spread of the delta variant virus circulating there”.
at EuropeThe head of a scientific advisory body to the government said on Sunday that the mass vaccination campaign against the emerging Corona virus in Britain has weakened the link between infections and deaths, but it is not yet completely broken.
Spain and Portugal have imposed new restrictions on travelers from the United Kingdom. Portugal said they must go into a two-week quarantine unless they have evidence of a full vaccination against COVID-19 that expired 14 days ago. The policy went into effect on Monday. The government said that people can be quarantined at home or at a place designated by Portuguese health authorities. People from Brazil, India and South Africa are subject to the same rule.
All other people entering Portugal must show either a digital EU COVID certificate or a negative PCR test.
In Spain, from Thursday, people coming from the UK to the Balearic Islands will have to show they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a negative PCR test.
In the AmericasThe number of cases in Brazil rose to 18,420,598, with 513,474 deaths recorded, according to the Status Tracking Tool from Johns Hopkins University.
— From The Associated Press, Reuters, and CBC News last updated at 8:35 a.m. ET