Manitoba students who are currently studying from home will learn later on Thursday if they have returned to the classroom, just days after students in most parts of Alberta have returned to in-school learning.
Kindergarten through 12th grade students in Winnipeg and Brandon, and students at dozens of schools in the Garden Valley and River Valley Education districts are learning remotely – and will continue learning until at least May 30. Provincial Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent, the provincial education minister, said Rosen is set to outline what students can expect next week on Thursday.
The move to online education came as Prairie County faced an increase in the number of cases. Manitoba on Wednesday reported one additional death and 312 new cases of COVID-19, continuing the recent downward trend in new case numbers for a day. But health officials have warned that the province’s healthcare system continues to face significant stress, particularly around intensive care.
The county, which had 318 people in hospital as of the last update, has so far dispatched 28 of the sickest COVID-19 patients out of the county to provide ICU bed space. More patients are due to move in the coming days, but officials have not provided details on how many patients will be sent out of the province.
The planned shift around schools in Manitoba is the latest in a series of announcements from officials across the country who have submitted plans for the reopening, including a recent four-step plan from British Columbia and a three-stage plan from Alberta.
– From CBC News and The Canadian Press, last update at 7:45 a.m. ET
What’s happening across Canada
As of early Thursday morning, Canada reported 1,368,106 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 44,785 cases considered active. The death toll for CBC News is 25,361. More than 21.9 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been given so far across the country, according to the CBC Vaccine Tracker.
In Atlantic Canada on Wednesday, health officials at Nova Scotia It has reported 37 new cases of COVID-19. The province, which has been closed, is expected to provide some details about its reopening on Friday. New Brunswick Health officials have reported 10 new cases of COVID-19, while Newfoundland and Labrador Four new cases were reported.
at Prince Edward IslandPrime Minister Dennis King, who reported no new cases on Wednesday, is expected to outline a plan to reopen the border later on Thursday.
Quebec, Meanwhile, 308 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday and four additional deaths.
at OntarioOn Wednesday, health officials reported 1,095 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 additional deaths. The province said there are 1073 people in hospital, of whom 672 are in intensive care due to COVID-related illnesses. Students in Ontario are still learning from a distance, with no clear indication of whether and when they will return to classes.
Saskatchewan Meanwhile, 151 new cases of COVID-19 and another death were reported on Wednesday.
Across the north on wednesday, Nunavut I have reported seven new cases of COVID-19. No new cases were reported in Yukon Or the Northwest Territories.
at British ColumbiaMeanwhile, health officials have reported 250 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths.
–From CBC News and The Canadian Press, last update at 7 a.m. ET
What is happening around the world
As of early Thursday morning, more than 168.4 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported worldwide, Johns Hopkins University said in its coronavirus tracking tool. The reported global death toll was close to 3.5 million.
In a testimony on Thursday, the director of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that more than 60 percent of the nearly 4.7 million cases were reported in Africa It was in five countries: South Africa, with nearly 34 percent of the total cases, followed by Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia and Egypt.
at EuropeFrance has announced a mandatory quarantine period for people coming from Britain, due to the increasing spread there of a highly contagious coronavirus variant that was first detected in India.
The eight-week decline in the Coronavirus infection rate in Spain has begun to decline.
In the Americas, President Joe Biden is asking US intelligence agencies to “redouble” their efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the Asia and the Pacific The region, the city that was once the worst hot spot in Australia, announced on Thursday a seven-day lockdown, the fourth since the start of the epidemic, and the closure of Melbourne and the rest of Victoria comes after the number of new clusters in the city rose to 26 infections, including one In intensive care.
Malaysia’s Ministry of Health on Thursday reported 7,857 new infections, a new high that pushed the country’s total confirmed cases to 541224. It was the third consecutive day that new cases had exceeded 7,000. Total deaths increased to 2,491.
The Philippines will allow the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children between the ages of 12 and 15.
In the Middle eastQatar said entertainment and education centers and restaurants could reopen with limited capacity starting Friday.
–From The Associated Press, CBC News and Reuters, last update at 7:10 a.m. ET