Coronavirus: What is happening on Saturday in Canada and around the world


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With the rise in the number of COVID-19 in parts of Northern Ontario, the federal government has approved the province’s request to re-enlist the military to help distribute vaccines to remote communities in the region.

Ottawa Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair announced Saturday that Canadian Rangers, who work for the military in remote and coastal regions of the country, will be sent to help First Nations flight communities in the north of the province.

The mission begins on Monday and is expected to continue until the end of next March.

“Once again, the Canadian military will leverage the local cultural and operational experience of Canadian Rangers to support the successful launch of this vaccination campaign for vulnerable northern Ontario populations,” Blair said in a statement.

Last January, and again in the spring, Rangers were part of similar programs to help distribute COVID-19 vaccines to First Nations in northern Ontario.

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“Since the onset of the pandemic, Rangers have demonstrated an unwavering dedication to vaccination efforts in remote and northern communities across the country and we are grateful to have such capable members to turn to when indigenous communities need them most,” he said. Blair.

The province hopes to deliver third doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to all who are eligible; first and second doses for children aged 5 to 11, once approved; and the first and second doses for those 12 years of age and older who have not yet been vaccinated.

COVID-19 is making a big comeback in northeastern Ontario.

Active cases in the region have surpassed 400, and some districts are seeing more people testing positive now than at any time in the past 20 months of the pandemic.

What’s happening across Canada

Manitoba and Saskatchewan are currently two of Canada’s COVID-19 hot spots, the most recent Daily update on Government of Canada epidemiology Shows.

As of Friday, Manitoba had the highest rate of COVID-19 cases over seven days among Canadian provinces, with a rate of 84 cases per 100,000 people. Only the Yukon and the Northwest Territories had higher rates in the country.

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The increase in cases prompted the Manitoba government to introduce new public health orders which target children who play sports throughout the province and unvaccinated faithful in the southern part of the province. The province also postpones some surgeries to free up space in intensive care.

Neighboring Saskatchewan, meanwhile, had the worst death rate from COVID-19 across Canada, with a rate of 2.4 deaths per 100,000 people in the past seven days starting Friday.

However, the death rate correlated with COVID-19 in the province it seems to be slowing down overall. Saskatchewan also saw a downward trend in new cases and reported just 53 new cases on Saturday.

What is happening in the world

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As Europe battles a large wave of new COVID-19 cases, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that “vaccines do not replace the need for other precautions.” He urged people to follow the restrictions on the pandemic as well as get vaccinated. 2:49

As of Saturday evening, more than 252.8 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide, according to the global database operated by US-based Johns Hopkins University. The reported global death toll was over 5 million.

In Europe, protests erupted in the northern Dutch city of Leeuwarden on Saturday night when a new lockdown enforced amidst skyrocketing infections forced bars and restaurants to close at 8pm Elsewhere in the Netherlands, media reported that bars in the city southern Breda remained open beyond the new mandatory closing time for lockdown.

Nearly 85% of the Dutch adult population is fully vaccinated, but on Thursday the country’s institute of public health recorded 16,364 new positive tests in 24 hours, the highest number ever during the pandemic that killed more than 18,600 people in the Netherlands.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on unvaccinated people to reconsider their decision in a video message on Saturday, as the country’s seven-day coronavirus incidence rate has risen to its highest level since the pandemic began.

A man in a wheelchair was vaccinated outside a mobile vaccination center set up in the city of Duisburg, Germany, on Friday. (Ina Fassbender / AFP / Getty Images)

Germany’s seven-day incidence rate – the number of people per 100,000 to be infected in the past week – rose to 277.4 on Saturday, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute. The record in the third wave of the pandemic last December was 197.6.

Russia, meanwhile, is reporting a new high daily number of deaths from COVID-19, while the total number of coronavirus infections in the country during the pandemic surpassed nine million. Russia imposed a “non-working” week in early November, closing many businesses, with the aim of stemming the wave of infections.

In Americas, the United States has administered more than 9.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the past seven days, the highest weekly total since the end of May, the White House COVID-19 data director said Saturday. Vaccinations for children ages five to 11, which became widely available this week, likely contributed to the total.

In Asia-Pacific The national sports federation, the Korea Football Association (KFA), said on Saturday South Korea manager Colin Bell was hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19. The England manager had tested positive last week after the team returned from the United States, where they had played two games last month, the Yonhap news agency reported.

In AfricaModerna offered to sell its vaccines to the African Union for US $ 7 a shot, the head of the African Centers for Disease Control said, half the price the US paid earlier this year.


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