Nova Scotia is entering phase two of its reopening plan on Wednesday, a move that will allow more businesses to reopen and more social gatherings.
“COVID has not gone away, but our numbers are still low, so we can take further steps to reopen in Phase 2,” Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, said in a statement announcing the changes.
Restaurants and bars in the county are now allowed indoor dining with physical spaces between tables, while retail stores are allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity.
The province also announced that it will open its borders to travelers from other Atlantic counties from June 23.
Nova Scotia Not the only county to make a change on June 23 – Newfoundland and Labrador It will reopen to travelers from the Atlantic region on the same day. The move means travelers will not have to isolate for 14 days upon entering each county.
new bronze, which as of Tuesday met its goal of giving a first dose of COVID-19 to 75 percent of its eligible population, lifted some travel restrictions as it entered The first stage of reopening. Prime Minister Blaine Higgs said Tuesday that the county may reach the next stage of its reopening plan sooner than expected, which will open up travel more widely.
“With your continued help and enthusiasm for a second vaccination, this will happen later this week,” Higgs said during a briefing about reopening plans.
at Prince Edward Island There will be some Changes to travel advice For Atlantic residents from June 23, with more “partially or fully vaccinated individuals traveling to PEI from within Atlantic Canada” open from June 27.
Newfoundland and Labrador mentioned 1 new case of COVID-19 On Wednesday, health officials announced that the county would raise dates for the second dose. Nova Scotia, Meanwhile, eight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported.
Health officials in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick have not yet provided updated numbers for today.
-From CBC News and The Canadian Press, last updated at 11:40 a.m. ET
What’s happening all over Canada
As of 1:35 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Canada had reported 1,404,795 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 14,377 considered active. CBC News’ death toll has reached 25,991. More than 30.1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far across the country, according to CBC Vaccine Tracker.
Across the north, no new cases have been reported in Nunavut Wednesday when Yukon It reported 16 new cases. Health officials in Northwest Territories Updated numbers for today have not yet been provided.
Ontario On Wednesday, it reported 384 new COVID-19 cases and 12 additional deaths.
QuebecMeanwhile, an additional death and 153 new cases of COVID-19 were reported.
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at ManitobaOn Wednesday, 144 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, along with seven additional deaths.
Tuesday, Saskatchewan It has reported four deaths and 47 new cases of COVID-19. at Alberta, health officials have reported four deaths and 127 new cases of COVID-19.
at British Columbia, health officials reported 108 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths as the second phase of the restart plan began Tuesday.
-From CBC News and The Canadian Press, last updated at 2:10pm ET
What is happening around the world
As of early Wednesday afternoon, more than 176.7 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide, according to data published by Johns Hopkins University, based in the United States. The reported global death toll has reached more than 3.8 million, with more than 600,000 deaths in the United States alone.
In the Asia Pacific In the region, India is reopening the famous love marvel, the Taj Mahal, and many other attractions amid a decline in new infections with the Corona virus. District Judge Prabhu Narain Singh said 650 tourists with online reservations will be allowed daily to visit the Taj Mahal from Wednesday. Temperatures will be checked, face masks must be worn and physical distancing must be observed.
The Ministry of Health reported 62,224 new infections on Wednesday in the past 24 hours, which is down from a peak of more than 400,000 new infections per day in April. It also reported 2,542 more deaths, bringing the total deaths to 379,573. It is believed that both numbers represent much smaller numbers.
Japan is expected to ease the coronavirus emergency in Tokyo and most other regions this weekend, with the Olympics starting in just over a month.
Daily cases have dropped dramatically and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is expected to reduce the state of emergency when it expires Sunday to a less stringent semi-emergency for several weeks.
In the AmericasEcuador said it has agreed to use a COVID-19 vaccine made by China’s CanSino Biologics.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that New York has lifted all coronavirus restrictions from the state after reporting that 70 percent of adults in the state have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
at Africa, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Johnson & Johnson will send 2 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to the country by the end of the month, to make up for the amount lost due to contamination at a US component supplier.
The European Union It recommends that member states begin lifting restrictions on American tourists. European Union members agreed on Wednesday to add the United States to the list of countries where restrictions on non-essential travel must be lifted.
The move was adopted during a meeting in Brussels of permanent representatives in the 27-nation bloc. The recommendation is non-binding, and national governments have the power to request test results or vaccination records and set other entry requirements. In addition to the United States, representatives of European Union countries also added North Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Lebanon and Taiwan to the list of tourist travel.
Authorities in Moscow and the surrounding region on Wednesday made COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for those working in retail, education, health care, public transportation and other professions that cater to a large number of people.
Russian public health officials have ordered companies and institutions to ensure 60 percent of employees have had at least one injection of the coronavirus vaccine by July 15, and are fully vaccinated by August 15.
In the Middle eastThe total reported cases in Iran rose to 3049648, with 82,351 deaths reported.
–From Reuters, Associated Press and CBC News, last updated at 2:45 p.m. ET
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