Coronavirus: What’s occurring in Canada and all over the world on Tuesday

The latest:

An professional advisory panel has beneficial that the U.Ok. government provide a 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine to everybody over age 50 to protect towards waning safety this winter.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization’s advice Tuesday got here as Prime Minister Boris Johnson ready to announce the government’s new plan for combating the pandemic.

Britain’s Health Minister Sajid Javid mentioned on Tuesday the government had accepted the advice, telling Parliament that the booster pictures had been a part of a plan to strengthen the nation’s vaccine defences towards COVID-19 by means of the winter.

Javid additionally mentioned the difficulty of vaccination amongst some front-line staff, together with professionals working for the National Health Service.

“I believe that it is highly likely that front-line NHS staff and those working in wider social care settings will also have to be vaccinated to protect those that are around them,” Javid instructed Parliament.

The World Health Organization has requested rich nations to delay booster pictures till each nation has vaccinated no less than 40 per cent of their populations.

The JCVI mentioned booster pictures had been wanted to make sure susceptible people are protected towards COVID-19 as a result of research have proven that the immunity conferred by vaccines weakens over time.

Britain has recorded greater than 134,000 COVID-19 deaths and greater than seven million cases. So far 44 million people have had two vaccine doses, 81 per cent of these aged over 16. On Monday, the government mentioned these aged 12 to fifteen would even be supplied pictures.

“The pandemic is far from over, but thanks to our phenomenal vaccine program, new treatments and testing we are able to live with the virus without significant restrictions on our freedoms,” Johnson mentioned in a press release.

“Today I will set out a clear plan for the autumn and winter, when the virus has a natural advantage, to protect the gains we have made.”

-From The Associated Press and Reuters, final up to date at 7:55 a.m. ET

What’s occurring throughout Canada

WATCH | School closures, masking amongst responses to COVID-19 outbreaks in schools: 

School closures, masking amongst responses to COVID-19 outbreaks in schools

Schools throughout the nation are dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks and to attempt to gradual them down, Quebec is instituting fast testing, New Brunswick is reinstating masks, while P.E.I. and Yellowknife are closing some schools. 2:04

What’s occurring all over the world

Employees work at a manufacturing manufacturing unit for Russia’s Sputnik COVID-19 vaccine at Hankook Korus Pharm, in Chuncheon, South Korea, earlier this month. (Heo Ran/Reuters)

As of early Tuesday morning, greater than 225.2 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported worldwide, in response to Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus tracker. The reported international dying toll stood at greater than 4.6 million.

In Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin is self-isolating after members of his entourage fell ailing with COVID-19 and will due to this fact not journey to Tajikistan this week for deliberate regional safety conferences, the Kremlin mentioned on Tuesday. The 68-year-old has taken an array of health precautions  all through the pandemic and has had two doses of the Sputnik V 
COVID-19 vaccine. 

In the Asia-Pacific area, new native COVID-19 infections greater than doubled in China’s southeastern province of Fujian, health authorities mentioned, prompting officers to rapidly roll out measures together with journey restrictions to halt the unfold of the virus.

In Australia, Sydney’s cases rose on the slowest tempo in almost two weeks on Tuesday, however officers mentioned they wanted to see a gentle drop in every day cases earlier than deciding whether or not the an infection curve had flattened after 12 weeks in lockdown.

In Africa, Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi has acquired his first dose of the Moderna vaccine, after a six-month wait brought on by his unwillingness to take the AstraZeneca shot.

In the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday reported 617 new cases of COVID-19 and two extra deaths.

In the Americas, the variety of coronavirus infections and people hospitalized for COVID-19 in West Virginia have set new highs as Gov. Jim Justice scolds residents who proceed to balk at getting vaccinated.

At least 40 per cent of the state’s people older than 12 have not acquired all doses. The governor mentioned Monday that “this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated.” He has balked at issuing both a vaccination or masks mandate.

-From The Associated Press, Reuters and CBC News, final up to date at 7 a.m. ET

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