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

Top headlines:

  1. New, confirmed deliveries from Moderna mean that Canada is on track to surpass its revised vaccine target
  2. Fully-vaccinated Canadian travelers will be able to return home without a 14-day quarantine by July, the government announced
  3. The Manitoba government is offering cash prizes of $100,000 and $25,000 scholarships in an effort to persuade more people to roll up their sleeves

In the last 7 days, 11,522 cases were reported, down 33 per cent from the previous 7 days. There were 231 deaths announced, down 8 per cent over the same period. At least 1,695 people are being treated in hospitals and 1,350,578 others are considered recovered.

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Canada’s inoculation rate is 12th 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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Residents sit in observation after getting shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 at MegaMall on the outskirts of Panama City today.

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Coronavirus in Canada

In Ottawa, the federal government announced it will ease COVID-19 travel restrictions for fully-vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents returning from international travel.

  • Travellers will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test taken before the return trip and also submit a negative test upon their arrival.
  • The change will go into effect sometime in July, but the government did not provide a specific date.
  • Only about 9 per cent of Canadians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccines

Coronavirus around the world

Coronavirus and business

Dollarama’s first-quarter sales rose nearly 13 per cent, but the company was hit by a new round of restrictions on their business as Canadian governments took measures to curb the third wave of COVID-19.

  • New government restrictions, such as limits on store capacity and the sale of non-essential goods, were introduced in April – including in Ontario, where 40 per cent of Dollarama’s stores are located.

And: “Home ownership will become a more distant dream for an increasing number of Canadians,” RBC economist Robert Hogue said as the bank predicted home prices will rise 13 per cent this year.

Also today: Home sellers are poised for a post-COVID blitz

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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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