January 20, 2021

Corona virus: What happens on Wednesday in Canada and around the world


Several provinces administered the first dose of the Pfizer-Biotech Covit-19 vaccine on Wednesday.

Vaccines have been given in Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.

“It’s a little too much this morning, but it’s good. ,

Going to work now is “definitely safer,” he said.

The vaccine came first on Wednesday after Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia delivered the first dose on Tuesday, while Ontario and Quebec released the vaccines on Monday.

Watch | Nova administers the 1st Govt-19 vaccine in the province of Scotia:

On December 16, 2020, Halifax nurse Daniel Sheaves became the first Nova Scotian to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 0:30

Pfizer-Bioentech is the first – and only so far – approved COVID-19 vaccine in Canada.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that by the end of December, Canada should have up to 168,000 people getting the modern vaccine.

Health Canada has not yet approved this, but Trudeau has said that deliveries can begin within 48 hours of receiving the green light.

As it stands, authorities are currently conducting a “dry run” and are using it even before the vaccines arrive.

Watch | 168,000 Moderna Covid-19 vaccines may be available in Canada by the end of the year:

Moderna will be able to deliver its COVID-19 vaccine in 168,000 doses by the end of this year, which, once approved by Health Canada, is believed to be close. The Prime Minister said that modern vaccines can be sent within 48 hours of approval. 1:56

But Canada’s deputy chief public health officer, Dr. Howard Enzo, warned that the vaccine campaign would not spell an immediate end to the epidemic.

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“We are not at the end of living with COVID-19. On the contrary, we are at the beginning of the end,” he said.

“While the news of the first vaccination for Canadians is welcome, it is important that Canadians follow the guidelines of their local public health authorities and follow personal public health practices.”

Vaccines are being administered in Canada because the number of COVID-19 cases is close to 500,000.

What’s going on across Canada

As of 3pm on Wednesday, Canada had 479,720 COVID-19 cases, with 76,263 cases still active. The death toll stands at 13,759, according to CBC News provincial reports, regional health information and CBC reports.

Manitoba 292 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Wednesday, and 15 more have died.

Ontario On Wednesday, 2,139 new COVID-19 and 43 deaths were reported, bringing the provincial death toll to 4,035. Authorities have advised hospitals in the province to prepare for an increase in Govt-19 patients as case numbers and hospital admissions are on the rise.

Quebec 1,897 new cases and 43 additional deaths have been reported. Prime Minister Franois Legald announced the new restrictions on Tuesday, saying offices would be closed as of Thursday and non-essential businesses would be closed for a period after December 25.

New Brunswick Saw eight new cases.

Nova Scotia A further four cases have been reported, but the province’s active caseload continues to decline.

Newfoundland and Labrador Five additional cases have been registered. For the second time since Wednesday April the province has announced five new cases in a single day, the highest daily total since the first wave subsided.

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What is happening around the world

As of Wednesday, more than 73.7 million COVID-19 cases had been reported worldwide, and more than 41.8 million cases were considered recovered or resolved. Case tracking tool Maintained by Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll is more than 1.6 million.

In Africa, There are more than 2.4 million confirmed cases and more than 57,000 deaths on the continent.

South Africa leads the continent with more than 873,000 infections and more than 23,000 viral-related deaths.

In Europe, The Czech Republic on Wednesday launched a free volunteer testing program at hundreds of sites across the country.

Corona virus infection is on the rise in the country in December. The government has decided to tighten controls, including closing bars, restaurants and hotels and issuing overnight curfews as of Friday.

Watch | New restrictions across Europe as UK allows smaller Christmas meetings:

New COVID-19 regulations have been introduced across Europe to combat the rise in cases, but the UK has also relaxed rules surrounding Christmas gatherings, leaving many confused and health officials warning of the consequences. 1:58

In Asia, South Korea has registered 1,078 cases – more than 770 of which are from the Seoul metropolitan area – and health officials are facing increasing pressure to implement a strict social distance to slow the spread in the capital.

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Despite warnings of a virus outbreak in the winter, critics say the country will reduce its security by minimizing social distance in October due to concerns about sluggish economic growth rates as people spend more time indoors.

A Govt-19 test is being conducted in Seoul on Wednesday. (Jung Yeon-J / AFP via Getty Images)

In United States, Brazilian President Jair Bolzano says the timing of a vaccine in the country depends on Brazilian health regulator Anvisa, who has not yet approved the use of any corona virus vaccine in the country.

Bolsanaro, who tested positive for the corona virus a few months ago, has faced harsh criticism for not coming up with a plan soon and has said he will not be vaccinated.