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

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  1. Students in Garden Hill First Nation, a remote fly-in community in northeast Manitoba, will stay in their existing grades when they return to school in the fall after the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the education system
  2. Inside L6P: Concerns about the highly contagious Delta variant, which now makes up one-quarter of COVID-19 cases in Toronto’s Peel Region, have prompted political and health leaders to call for an accelerated vaccine rollout
  3. Air Canada paid $10-million in executive bonuses while negotiating a government bailout. Now, those bonuses are partially being paid back after backlash from the Prime Minister and Finance Minister

In the last 7 days, 12,567 cases were reported, down 32 per cent from the previous 7 days. There were 214 deaths announced, down 22 per cent over the same period. At least 1,715 people are being treated in hospitals and 1,344,695 others are considered recovered.

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Canada’s inoculation rate is 13th 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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An aerial view of a new sector of graves in the General Cemetery of Santiago, on June 7, 2021. Chile's health authorities reported on Monday that the number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic has surpassed 30,000 and announced the extension of border closures until the end of June.


Coronavirus in Canada

In Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is looking at ways to start welcoming back visitors from abroad as case counts come down in Canada, in the United States and elsewhere around the world.

  • He said anyone coming to Canada needs to be fully vaccinated before arriving because the country can’t risk another wave of COVID-19.

National case counts: COVID-19 case counts were down across much of Canada this weekend.

Coronavirus around the world

Coronavirus and business

Air Canada says its top executives will give back their 2020 bonuses, citing “public disappointment.”

  • The initial decision to award the 2020 bonuses – revealed in Air Canada’s annual proxy circular to shareholders and first reported by The Globe and Mail – came as the airline negotiated a multibillion-dollar bailout with the Canadian government.
  • In addition to the April bailout, Air Canada took $656-million from the federal government’s Emergency Wage Subsidy program in 2020, a larger amount than any other company has publicly disclosed.

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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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