CANADA (Monitoring Desk) The number of corona virus cases in Canada has surpassed one million, prompting increased restrictions. According to estimates released by Canadian broadcasters, Canada has surpassed one million cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, with 2,000 new cases announced in British Columbia on Saturday evening.
So far, only over 23,000 people have died. Canada is struggling with a third wave of cases due to the rapid spread of more infectious variants. Ontario and Quebec, the two most populous provinces, tightened public health programmes ahead of the Easter weekend. For at least four weeks, Ontario, which accounts for more than a third of all cases in Canada, has tightened controls.
Non-essential companies are restricted to 25% capacity, while others are allowed to operate at 50% capacity. Schools are open, and people have not been told to stay at home, while sports venues and hair salons are closed. Quebec, Canada’s second-worst-affected province, tightened restrictions in some areas while retaining an unprecedented overnight curfew imposed in early January.
Vaccinations, on the other hand, have been reluctant to catch on. Delays in deliveries of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna doses from Europe have hampered an inoculation programme that began in December. In addition, due to safety issues, the AstraZeneca jab has been subjected to new age limits. According to the Corona Virus Tracker Canada website, 14.6 percent of the population has received at least one vaccine dose.