The primary cargo of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine authorized to be used in Canada is to reach within the nation on Sunday night time, in accordance with the army commander main the nationwide vaccine distribution effort.
Extra doses of the vaccine, processed in Europe, are scheduled to reach on Monday, Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin stated in an interview on Rosemary Barton Dwell.
As soon as distributed, provinces will administer the vaccine to folks in precedence inhabitants teams, together with front-line health-care staff and long-term care residents.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated final week that “the primary 30,000 doses are anticipated to reach in just some days,” and he expects as much as 249,000 doses of the vaccine to reach earlier than the tip of the month.
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Canada’s chief public well being officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, stated on Sunday that she can be issuing “centered” statements on the immunization marketing campaign, to reply questions and deal with “the growing quantities” of misinformation circulating about vaccines.
In Sunday’s statement, she stated it is attainable for somebody to have a critical opposed response to a vaccine however added that “the probabilities of this are extraordinarily uncommon — usually lower than one in 1,000,000.”
“Canada has a well-established vaccine security monitoring system. As soon as the vaccine is available on the market, Well being Canada and the Public Well being Company of Canada will monitor for any opposed occasions after immunization, in collaboration with the provinces and territories and the producer,” Tam stated.
What’s occurring throughout Canada
As of three p.m. ET on Sunday, Canada’s COVID-19 case rely stood at 459,027 with 73,570 of these instances thought-about energetic. A CBC Information tally of deaths primarily based on provincial reviews, regional well being data and CBC’s reporting stood at 13,409.
In British Columbia, about 200 mink have died on a farm in Fraser Valley, east of Vancouver, the place a COVID-19 outbreak was declared practically per week in the past. In Kelowna, the RCMP have issued a $2,300 fine towards the organizer of a Saturday rally towards COVID-19 restrictions.
In Alberta, new restrictions introduced by the province earlier this week got here into impact at midnight. Eating places, pubs and bars closed beginning on Sunday to in-person service. Takeout, supply and curbside pickup are allowed. The restrictions will probably be in place till not less than Jan. 12.
Manitoba reported 273 new cases of COVID-19 and seven more deaths on Sunday. The province additionally appealed to residents who don’t qualify for the primary spherical of the COVID-19 vaccine earmarked for front-line health-care staff to not inquire about getting the shot, as extreme calls are creating delays in the booking system.
Saskatchewan noticed 222 new cases and three deaths. In the meantime in Regina, police say two organizers of an anti-mask demonstration have been fined $2,800 for violating provincial well being orders.
Ontario reported 1,677 new cases and 16 additional deaths. The brand new figures come because the province prepares to impose tighter restrictions in two areas beginning at midnight — in York Region, simply north of Toronto, and Windsor-Essex.
Quebec recorded 1,994 new cases and 33 extra deaths.
New Brunswick reported two new cases.
Nova Scotia added six new cases, all of which have been traced again to beforehand reported instances or journey exterior Atlantic Canada. In the meantime, speedy testing is now out there in Antigonish and Halifax.
Newfoundland and Labrador‘s energetic caseload dropped to 22 because it noticed no new cases and one restoration.
Within the Northwest Territories, Chief Public Well being Officer Dr. Kami Kandola took to Twitter in an effort to dispel claims that COVID-19 may very well be circulating extra broadly in the neighborhood, saying the “state of affairs is underneath management” and urging residents to “not unfold misinformation and rumours.”
What’s occurring all over the world
As of Sunday morning, greater than 71.8 million instances of COVID-19 had been reported worldwide, with greater than 46.9 million of these thought-about recovered or resolved, in accordance with a monitoring instrument maintained by Johns Hopkins College within the U.S. The worldwide demise toll stood at greater than 1.6 million.
In Asia, South Korea has set one other document for its every day coronavirus tally with 1,030, as authorities battle to suppress the viral unfold. About 80 per cent of the brand new instances had been discovered within the densely populated Seoul space, the place authorities have shut nightclubs and different high-risk venues, banned late-night eating and brought different steps to gradual the unfold.
In Europe, aged residents of Scottish nursing properties will begin receiving the coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech on Monday. The residents, together with nursing dwelling employees, would be the subsequent to get the innoculations after 5,000 well being service staff and vaccinators in Britain acquired the photographs, Scottish officers stated Sunday.
Within the Americas, the US has recorded greater than 16 million instances of COVID-19, by far probably the most of any nation on this planet, in accordance with information saved by Johns Hopkins College. The U.S. additionally leads the world in deaths associated to the coronavirus at greater than 297,600.
In Africa, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune immediately reappeared after practically two months out of the general public eye recovering from COVID-19. Tebboune, who fell in poor health and left for remedy in Germany in late October, stated in a video message that it might nonetheless be a number of extra weeks earlier than he’s match sufficient to return to the North African nation.