- The UK is accelerating vaccinations in the hope that the first jab will be available to all adults by July 31.
- Canadians need to take precautionary measures when different cases increase.
- Canada’s new air traffic rules come into effect Monday for testing and hotel isolation.
- Nearly half a million people have died from COVID-19 in the United States.
- Israel begins to reopen its economy after nearly half the population has been vaccinated.
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The British government announced on Sunday that every adult in the country should be vaccinated against the first corona virus by July 31, at least a month earlier than its previous target, as it prepares to devise an “alarming” plan to ease the UK lockout.
The new target is for everyone 50 years of age and older and those with basic health status to receive the first of two vaccination shots by April 15 rather than the previous date of May 1st.
Pfizer and AstraZeneca, the makers of two vaccines used by the UK, both experienced distribution problems in Europe. But UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday that “we now think we have the supplies” to speed up the vaccination campaign.
The initial success of Britain’s vaccination effort is good news for a country with more than 120,000 corona virus deaths, the highest number in Europe. More than 17.2 million people, one-third of the country’s adults, have taken a vaccine lease since the vaccines began on December 8.
Britain is delaying the delivery of second vaccine doses for the first 12 weeks, instead of three to four weeks, in order to provide some protection more quickly for more people. This approach has been criticized in some countries – and Pfizer says there is no data to support the gap – but it is supported by the UK government’s scientific advisers.
When Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with senior ministers on Sunday, he finalized a “road map” from the national lockout he planned to announce on Monday.
Meanwhile, Dr. Theresa Tom, Canada’s chief public health officer, is urging Canadians to take precautionary measures against COVID-19 as the number of different cases increases.
Public health officials have identified at least 704 cases of COVID-19 across Canada, with Tom saying on Saturday that “the best mask when worn, for the shortest period of time, for the shortest possible time, over the longest distance possible.”
Tom said overall daily case numbers continue to decline, but cases of varying concerns could trigger a major outbreak of the disease.
His warning came as a suspicious case of a corona virus variant forced Quebec city officials to close an elementary school on Saturday.
Regional Director of Public Health Dr. Andre Tontikni said the school would be closed until further information is available to public health officials, confirming that the case in question is in fact linked to a variation of concern. All staff and students were asked to test for COVID-19 over the weekend.
Quebec authorities are investigating 22 confirmed cases and an additional 286 cases of concern variations in the province.
Most of the variants found so far in Canada first appeared in the UK, while there are 39 cases of the variation first detected in South Africa, one of the first variations found for travelers from Brazil.
Passengers arriving in Canada starting Monday, if they have not Exclude, They have to wait for up to three days for their results at a hotel approved by the government and submit to an isolated COVID-19 test.
The federal government has provided one List of Authorized Hotels For travelers to Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. The government says the list is incomplete and will be finalized in the coming days.
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Travelers returning to Canada will have to be patient when attempting to book their isolated hotels. The booking phone connection was overloaded and some seemed to wait up to three hours, while others had to call back several times after being disconnected after a long wait. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that people should only call within 48 hours of returning to Canada.
What is happening in Canada
As of 11:50 a.m. Sunday, Canada had reported 845,065 cases of COVID-19, with 31,385 cases considered to be active. A CBC News death toll was 21,659.
Ontario There were 1,087 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 more died of respiratory illness on Sunday.
Quebec On Sunday, 666 new cases and 15 deaths were reported.
In British Columbia, Officials at an Abbotsford school kept windows in the building or prevented them from opening more than a few inches wide, after teachers began using them to compensate for bad ventilation, the Abbotsford Teachers Association says. The school district says the windows were closed to address security concerns.
Alberta There were 380 new COVID-19 cases and six new deaths on Saturday.
Saskatchewan 193 new cases and three deaths have been confirmed.
Manitoba 95 new cases and three additional deaths have been recorded.
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New Brunswick Sunday saw four more cases and a new death. Edmundston maintenance home Manoer Belly View has announced its sixth death in a report on Facebook, following a month-long COVID-19 outbreak.
Nova Scotia Four new cases were filed on Saturday and additional cases on Sunday. Meanwhile, six people were fined $ 1,000 each following two community meetings in Halifax on Saturday morning.
Newfoundland and Labrador The Eastern Health Region reported 38 new cases on Saturday. After the outbreak was reported on February 7, health officials in the area recommended a COVID-19 test to anyone in the Mount Pearl Senior High School community.
Nunavut A new case of COVID-19 was announced Sunday in Arviat. This is the ninth day in a row that one or more new cases have been reported in the severely affected community. With three recoveries, Arviat has a total of 28 active cases.
The Northwest Territories Dozens of new clinic dates have been announced in communities in the region where residents can receive a second dose of the Moderna Covit-19 vaccine – or their first dose if they miss the first visit to the clinic.
What is happening around the world
As of Sunday, there were more than 111.2 million COVID-19 cases reported worldwide, of which more than 62.7 million cases were listed as recovered. The monitoring site is run by Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll is more than 2.4 million.
U.S. Infectious Diseases Officer Dr. Anthony Fucci said on Sunday that Americans will still wear masks in 2022, but measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will be increasingly relaxed as more vaccines are provided.
Fowzie made the comment during an interview with CVN because the United States recorded 500,000 deaths due to COVID-19. The United States has the highest COVID-19 death toll in any country in the world.
As of 11:25 a.m., the United States had recorded 497,823 deaths from the disease, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
In South Korea, Pfizer’s corona virus vaccine will begin to be administered by health workers on February 277, a day after the country launched the first vaccines with AstraZeneca products, the prime minister announced on Sunday.
Plans are in place to vaccinate about 10 million high-risk individuals by July, including health workers, staff, caregivers and residents of nursing homes.
Officials have said they will not use the AstraZeneca vaccine on people 65 and older until the previous decision is overturned and more effective data are available.
In addition to AstraZeneca and Pfizer, South Korea has also entered into agreements with Modernna, NovaVox Inc., Johnson & Johnson, and the global vaccine distribution program Kovacs to supply their vaccines.
In Israel, retail stores, malls, gyms, museums, places of worship and other public services for a limited number of congregations will resume starting Sunday – but only for those who have been vaccinated or who have survived the ordeal. 19 Infections.
Israel says it is easing locking restrictions due to the success of its COVID-19 vaccine campaign. The country has the highest vaccination rate in the world. More than 49 percent of Israelis have received at least one dose.
The country’s main international airport is closed to almost all air traffic because foreign types of the virus enter the country.