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Good evening, here are the coronavirus updates you need to know tonight.

Top headlines:

  1. Canada’s COVID-19 border control measures are unequal, incoherent and full of loopholes, according to experts, and need to be reworked to prepare for the next threat
  2. A Canadian company has won a deal to produce and export COVID-19 vaccines with Bolivia
  3. Alberta and Ontario will stop giving out first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

In the last 7 days, 49,622 cases were reported, down ten per cent from the previous 7 days. There were 323 deaths announced, down one per cent over the same period. At least 3,845 people are being treated in hospitals and 1,195,192 others are considered recovered.

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Canada’s inoculation rate is 13th among 84 countries with a population of one million or more people.

Sources: Canada data is compiled from government websites, Johns Hopkins and COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group; international data is from Johns Hopkins University.


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Relatives wearing PPE arrive for the funeral of their family member who died due to COVID-19, at a crematorium in New Delhi on May 11, 2021.

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Coronavirus in Canada


Experts say Canada must create a comprehensive quarantine and screening system for international travellers to help stop the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Improvements to border-control systems may be too late to combat current COVID-19 spikes, but the pandemic may see future waves.
  • What a system for preventing travel-related spread might look like remains a matter of debate among epidemiologists and public-health researchers.
  • But it is almost the consensus view among them that the federal government’s current measures are unequal, incoherent and full of loopholes.

Vaccines: Canadian company wins COVID-19 vaccine deal with Bolivia – and WTO support

Olympians: With no foreign fans allowed at the Tokyo Olympics this summer, Canada’s athletes are concerned they won’t have their top supporters to applaud them.


Coronavirus around the world


Coronavirus and business

Trisura Group Ltd. is one of the companies that has seen huge gains amid the pandemic.

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  • The insurance provider saw profits soar 375 per cent in 2020.

Also today: Flexible reporting standards mean investors know little about when companies used emergency wage subsidies

Listen to today’s episode of The Globe’s new podcast The Decibel to see how to make the most of your pandemic savings


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Sources: Canada data are compiled from government websites, Johns Hopkins University and COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group; international data are from Johns Hopkins.

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