August 15, 2022

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There are new restrictions on gatherings and restaurants in Quebec because Omicron’s highly contagious variant continues to increase COVID-19 cases in most parts of Canada. The country crossed two million cases on Sunday.

Quebec A total of 9,206 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Saturday, a day after more than 10,000 daily cases were first reported. Four more deaths have been reported.

As of Sunday, the district Determining the ceiling for individual meetings. When a family of six or two bubbles. Restaurants are only offered to groups of six or two family bubbles – less than 10 individuals and three families.

In a Christmas message posted on Facebook, Prime Minister Francois Legault acknowledged that the next few weeks will be “tough”.

“It is very important to continue our efforts and stay together even when we are tired,” he wrote.

The Director of Public Health in Montreal said: “Important time” As of Thursday, 181 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 across the city, up 60 percent from the previous week, according to the city’s health network.

The Archbishop of Montreal, Christian Lepin, graces the faithful who attended the open-air service on Saturday in the parking lot of Mary Queen of the World Church in Montreal. (Peter McCabe / Canadian Press)

New bronze It will impose its own strict restrictions on Monday, and families should be in the standard bubble of 20 to 10.

The Tight position 2 rules Restaurants must operate at 50 percent capacity and require proof of vaccination, as well as capacity limits for other businesses, public meetings, and places of worship.

The district reported 265 cases on Friday, the highest number of cases in a single day and one additional death.

At the same time, Ontario On Sunday, 9,826 new cases were reported, a day after it crossed 10,000 new cases for the first time.

The 10,412 new cases It said Saturday that the county had broken its own record in the number of daily cases, marking the third day in a row. Using Sunday’s numbers, the seven-day moving average of new daily cases is now 6,746, up from 2,542 a week ago.

Experts said the number of actual cases is much higher than the number of cases reported each day as many public health departments have reached their testing potential.

As some clinics operate on Christmas Day, the district is racing to deliver boosters for the Govt-19 vaccine. Three months after the second shot, 18-year-olds or older are now eligible.

New Scotland On Sunday, 1,147 new cases were registered in two days. With that number, Canada has now recorded 2,000,150 COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began.

– From CBC News and The Canadian Press, last updated at 11am ET


What is happening across Canada?

For more information on how COVID-19 affects your community, see CBC News coverage nationwide, including hospital data and recent restrictions.

People were photographed skating on the Robson Ice Ring in Vancouver Downtown on Friday. There has been an increase in COVID-19 cases nationwide in recent days, driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant. (Ben Nelmes / CBC)


What is happening around the world

As of 11 a.m. ET Sunday, more than 279.6 million COVID-19 cases had been reported worldwide, according to the Johns Hopkins University case-monitoring tool. The world record death toll is nearly 5.4 million.

At United StatesY American airlines have canceled hundreds of flights. For the third day in a row on Sunday, a surge of COVID-19 outbreaks banned staff and forced tens of thousands of passengers to change their plans over the Christmas weekend.

Business airlines canceled 656 flights in and out of the United States on Sunday, up from 1,000 on Christmas Day and nearly 700 on Christmas Eve, according to FlightAware.com. Further flights may be canceled and more than 920 flights may be delayed.

Passengers wait in line at the Delta Airlines check-in counter at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday. Thousands of flights around the world have been canceled or delayed this weekend as the Omicron variant disrupts holiday travel. (David McNew / AFP / Getty Images)

At Pacific Asia New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, reported new COVID – 19 cases on Sunday and a sharp rise in hospitals. Doctors and pharmacists said vaccine levels were running out in a hurry for injections due to concerns about the Omigran variant.

Meanwhile, a large laboratory in Sydney reported that the previous day 400 people who tested positive for COVID-19 had tested positive and that the error was believed to be due to a “human error”. The medical director of the laboratory said the error was reported by contacting these individuals.

At Middle EastOman has demanded that foreign travelers over the age of 18 receive at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to enter the Sultanate, the official news agency reported on Sunday.

The office of Israeli Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett said on Sunday that he would wait for the results of the PCR test for the isolated Kovit-19 at home after his 14-year-old daughter tested positive for the corona virus.

A AfricaMeanwhile, Nigeria’s chief media aide Karba Shehu said on Saturday that he had tested positive for COVID – 19 and was in isolation. Sheikh, 50, is in the immediate circle of 79-year-old President Mohammed Buhari.

A EuropeFrance recorded 104,611 COVID-19 infections on Saturday, crossing 100,000 thresholds for the first time since the outbreak, as Omicron continues to spread rapidly. The number of Covit-19 patients undergoing intensive care has increased from 28 to 3,282, health officials said.

– From Reuters and the Associated Press, last updated at 11am. M. E.T.

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