New restrictions will go into effect in Manitoba on Saturday to curb the spread of COVID-19, a day after federal health officials said the third wave of the pandemic is receding across Canada.
The ban on social gatherings that was due to end on Saturday will now continue for another two weeks. Hundreds of Manitoba schools will remain in remote learning until at least June 7.
In addition, a new public health order obligates businesses in the county to allow employees to work from home, whenever possible.
A document circulating among public health officials, obtained by CBC News, states that 72 workplaces in Winnipeg were suspected of COVID-19 clusters from March 1 to May 19.
According to the document, at least 39 of those clusters appeared during the first three weeks of May alone.
Dr Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, He said briefly on Friday That the increasing number of vaccinations across the country, at more than 22 million, helped to overcome the third wave of COVID-19.
It noted “strong and steady” declines in disease trends, with the average number of cases dropping to less than half what it was at the height of the third wave in mid-April.
However, Tam said now is not the time to relax public health measures. She also noted that hospitalizations due to the disease are still very high in Manitoba.
I mentioned Manitoba 497 new cases of COVID-19 virus On Friday, 200 more than Thursday’s daily increase. The latest number of confirmed cases brings the county’s total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to past 50,000.
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Tam was cautious in its assessment of Quebec’s decision to lift the curfew and reopen outdoor spaces such as restaurant patios on Friday, allowing those moves “not unreasonable” in light of regional epidemics.
But she warned that hasty reopenings could lead to “pockets of resurrection” among the vulnerable population.
“We’ve had some experiences in the past that have led us to want to be more precautionary,” Tam said.
In Ontario, Premier Doug Ford announced Friday that the province is shortening the current 16-week interval between vaccine doses.
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Starting Monday, those 80 and older in Ontario can book their second dose. People aged 70 and over can reserve their own starting the week of June 14.
For everyone else, eligibility will depend on when they got their first shot. These reservations can start at the end of June.
“Of course it depends on the supplies of the vaccine and the availability of appointments in your area,” the prime minister said. “And while not everyone will be able to get a second dose of the vaccine four weeks after the first, we want to make sure you are fully vaccinated as quickly as possible.”
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What’s happening all over Canada
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As of 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, Canada had reported 1,375,332 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 38,888 considered active. The death toll from CBC News reached 25,455.
Nova Scotia It reported 40 new COVID-19 cases and one related death Friday, and officials announced that the county’s gradual COVID-19 reopening plan is set to begin June 2.
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Prince Edward Island, that you mentioned two new cases On Friday, it is pressing ahead with a five-step plan, which is tentatively set to begin on June 6. As with New Brunswick, the plan requires certain thresholds around vaccination rates and status to be met before moving on to the next stage.
Newfoundland and LabradorMeanwhile, I mentioned 14 new cases on Friday.
Ontario On Saturday, it recorded 1,057 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 additional deaths. Health Secretary Christine Elliott said in a tweet on Twitter that as of 8 p.m. ET on Friday, 8,839,445 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered.
at Quebec, health officials reported 419 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths Friday as a raft of restrictions — including a county-wide curfew — were lifted.
On Friday, the streets of Old Montreal and other popular areas filled with people celebrating the lifting of the curfew and the reopening of the outdoor stands.
There will be 2,500 fans at the Bell Center in Montreal on Saturday night for Game 6 of the National Hockey League series between the Canadians and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
It will be the first time since March of last year that a Canadian NHL team has paid fans for their encouragement.
Canadians have prioritized season ticket holders, luxury suite holders and corporate partners to buy expensive tickets. To create physical distance, seats were sold in groups of two or four.
Saskatchewan It reported 122 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and two associated deaths.
Alberta It has reported 512 new cases of COVID-19 and seven related deaths. Meanwhile, the county could move into phase two of its reopening plan as early as June 10 after announcing Friday that More than 60 percent of eligible Albertans received their first dose جر COVID-19 vaccine.
The county government has also announced that it will provide up to $45 million to assist young students whose learning may have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be available for the next academic year in the fall for up to 50,000 students in grades one through three.
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British Columbia Health officials reported 317 new cases of COVID-19 And two related deaths on Friday.
Nunavut It reported a new case of COVID-19 on Friday, according to Prime Minister Joe Savikatak.
What is happening around the world
As of Saturday morning, more than 169.5 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide, according to a database from Johns Hopkins University in the United States. The reported global death toll has reached more than 3.5 million.
Malaysia reported 9,020 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the highest daily tally since the start of the pandemic and the fifth consecutive day of record new infections.
The country’s health ministry also reported 98 deaths of people who tested positive for COVID-19, another daily record. The latest figures bring the total number of cases in Malaysia to 558.534 and deaths to 2,650.
On Saturday, China’s National Health Commission said nearly 603 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in the country’s mainland as of Friday.
The country’s vaccine production capacity is growing, the National Health Commission said, meeting domestic demand of more than 20 million doses per day.
China aims to vaccinate 70 to 80 percent of its population between the end of this year and the middle of next year, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
A television broadcaster in the region said in an interview Friday that Taiwan’s health care system is collapsing amid a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections.
“The medical situation in Taiwan is more than tense, it is collapsing as I see it,” Lu Xiufang of Taiwan’s CTI News said during an interview with China Central Television (CCTV).
She also noted the severe shortage of COVID-19 vaccines, with fewer than 900,000 doses for an area of 23.5 million people.
Taiwan confirmed 5,989 new cases of COVID-19 from May 15-28.
The Afghan Ministry of Health announced the closure of all universities, public and private schools in the country’s 16 provinces, including Kabul, for at least two weeks from Saturday.
The decision comes after a spike in COVID-19 cases. On Friday, 977 people tested positive for COVID-19 and 18 died, most of them in Kabul. Only 3800 have been tested.
More than 600,000 people in Afghanistan have received the first dose of the AstraZeneca and Oxford vaccines, the ministry said, not counting the armed forces. The vaccination campaign was suspended due to shortages, and the remaining stocks were reserved for those who got the first shot.