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COVID-19 update: What’s happening in Canada and around the world


Ontario on Wednesday (March 31) recorded 2,333 new cases of coronavirus and 15 extra deaths. Data reprinted to a countrified dashboard set the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations to 1,111, with 396 in intensive care units.

French President Emmanuel Macron, on Wednesday (March 31), directed France toward its third national lockdown. It said schools would shut for three weeks while he attempted to push back the third wave of coronavirus resurgence that threaten inundate hospitals.

What’s happening across Canada

With the death losses nearing 100,000, intense care units inside the hardest-hit counties at breaking point, and a slower-than-planned vaccine rollout, Macron stood forced to drop his purpose of keeping the country free to defend the economy.

“We will lose direction if we do not move now,” the president responded in a televised speech to the country.

His statement means that immigration limitations are already in position for more than a week in Paris. Some northern and southern regions connect to the whole nation for at most concise a month, starting Saturday (March 27).

Macron, 43, had attempted to bypass a third large-scale lockdown considering the start of the year, trusting that if he could drive France outward of the pandemic without locking the nation down repeatedly, he would provide the economy with an opportunity to grow of last year’s fall.

But the recent plunge banker’s prospects narrowed as more infectious strains from the coronavirus tidied crossed France and much of Europe.

Kids and COVID-19 vaccinations:

As schoolchildren, after this weekend, education will be performed remotely for a week. Later, schools go on a two-week holiday, which will be quicker than recorded for most countries.

Going from his commitment to safeguarding the pandemic’s education, Macron said institutions would close for three weeks following this weekend.

After this, preschool and primary school children will return to school while middle and high school students continue distance learning for an additional week.

“It is the most suitable solution to break down the virus,” Macron said, calculating that France had replaced in maintaining its schools permitted for longer as the pandemic than many acquaintances.

Coronavirus around the world

According to a tracking device maintained by Johns Hopkins University, France has witnessed more than 4.6 million cases of COVID-19 after the pandemic started and more than 95,400 deaths.

Global coronavirus cases increased for a fifth straight week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday(31.03.2021), as numbers in Africa and the Americas ticked higher after holding mostly constant for weeks.

Deaths rose in every country except Africa. The WHO said the number of extra deaths increased five percent to more than 64,000 across the last week — a second upright weekly increase after dropping or staying around flat for weeks.

Europe and the Americas still estimate about four-fifths of all cases and deaths. The U.S. urges the world to include more than 30 million coronavirus cases and approximately 551,000 deaths.

Yemen has received the first batch of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative in the Middle East. The shipment of 360,000 doses of this AstraZeneca vaccine has arrived in the harbor city of Aden on Wednesday (31.03.2021), in coordination by WHO and UNICEF, the two UN agencies announced in a report.

The cargo, delivered by the Serum Institute in India, does the first batch of 1.9 million doses that Yemen orders initially receive during 2021. Yemen has reached more than 3,800 contagious cases and 810 confirmed deaths.

In the Asia-Pacific country, China took out about 3.7 million immunizations on March 30, making the total number supplied to 114.69 million, according to data published by the National Health Commission on Tuesday (30.03.2021).

The southwestern Chinese city of Ruili that joins Myanmar planned a one-week home quarantine to citizens of the city’s urban area and expense COVID-19 testing after six new nearby transmitted cases were recorded.

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