Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world Friday – CBC

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world Friday – CBC

by tumpa on June 11, 202141 Views

Canada to share up to 100M doses of vaccine, Ontario enters 1st phase of COVID-19 reopening

Jun 11, 2021

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s hopes of ending England’s coronavirus lockdown on June 21 hung in the balance on Friday as data showed a further rise in cases of the rapidly spreading delta variant, which was first detected in India.

Johnson is due to announce on Monday whether the planned lifting of restrictions, which would see an end to limits on social contact, can go ahead on time.

But the rapid spread of the delta variant, officially a “variant of concern,” has thrown those plans into jeopardy, prompting speculation that the June 21 date will be pushed back, or that some restrictions will remain.

“We have to be really careful. We had a very big opening on the 17th of May where people could meet friends indoors, in a restaurant, in a pub, and socialize indoors as well,” COVID-19 vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi told Times Radio.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/coronavirus-covid19-canada-world-june11-2021-1.6061832

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