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

Top headlines:

  1. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau didn’t provide a timeline, but said Canadian border restrictions such as hotel quarantine requirements will eventually be eased for fully vaccinated travellers only
  2. Canadian charity Mastercard Foundation is boosting Africa’s lagging COVID-19 vaccine campaign with a US$1.3-billion donation
  3. An inquest is looking into the Yvon-Brunet nursing home in Montreal, where 73 residents died during the pandemic’s first wave

In the last 7 days, 12,199 cases were reported, down 31 per cent from the previous 7 days. There were 225 deaths announced, down 7 per cent over the same period. At least 1,771 people are being treated in hospitals and 1,348,080 others are considered recovered.

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Canada’s inoculation rate is 11th among 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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People, including tourists, wait to get a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at Penn Station in New York City on June 8, 2021.

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In Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the country plans to ease restrictions at the border for fully vaccinated travellers only.

  • Steps to ease restrictions will be “science-based,” and only for those with two COVID-19 vaccine doses, the Primer Minister said, but did not provide a timeline for the change.
  • Trudeau said he expects high interest from overseas travellers to visit Canada as those restrictions eventually ease because of vaccination uptake rates and case counts that are better than peer countries.

COVID-19 vaccine rollout: As of May, 47 per cent of survey respondents said the government was doing a very good job in the vaccine rollout, up significantly from January.

UV wands and lights: Health Canada will now regulate companies selling UV wands and lights claiming they can destroy COVID-19.

Children under 12: Pfizer will begin testing its COVID-19 vaccine in a larger group of children under age 12.

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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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