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At the moment’s coronavirus information: Ontario well being items report greater than 500 new circumstances for the primary time since Might; Quebec pronounces starting of second wave; COVID-19 exams coming to Ontario pharmacies this


  • 2:12 p.m. Ontario to start providing COVID-19 exams at dozens of drug shops inside days

  • 10:25 a.m.: Ontario is reporting 425 new circumstances, two extra deaths

  • 9:09 a.m.: A number of new circumstances declared at Oakville elementary faculties

The most recent coronavirus information from Canada and around the globe Monday. This file will likely be up to date all through the day. Internet hyperlinks to longer tales if obtainable.

5:37 p.m. The tempo of recent COVID-19 infections is doubling about each 10 days in Ontario, in keeping with the Star’s newest rely of the experiences of the province’s regional well being items, which on Monday collectively reported a bounce of greater than 500 new circumstances for the primary time since Might.

As a result of some well being items don’t report circumstances to their web sites on the weekend, the Star’s rely tends to be greater on Mondays, though that weekly cycle doesn’t have an effect on the seven-day common, which has been rising at an accelerating tempo this month.

With 552 new confirmed and possible COVID-19 circumstances reported Monday, the province’s seven-day common jumped to 364 each day — about double what the well being items had been reporting simply 10 days in the past on Sept. 11.

Ontario final noticed such speedy exponential progress in early April, earlier than the pandemic’s first peak. Though Ontario continues to be nicely under that peak stage — about 600 infections a day, reported in late April — the present price of case progress, if sustained, would see the typical return to close that price by early October.

Monday noticed important case spikes throughout the province: Toronto reported 184 new circumstances, its most since early June; Peel Area reported 77 new circumstances; Ottawa reported 60 circumstances; York Area added 27; Waterloo Area 15 and several other different smaller well being items additionally reported above their current averages.

The province has now seen a complete of 49,590 confirmed or possible circumstances of COVID-19, together with 2,869 deaths.

Three deadly circumstances had been reported Monday: two in Ottawa and one in York Area.

The overwhelming majority of the province’s COVID-19 sufferers have since recovered, and the current rise in circumstances has not but resulted in an equal bounce in hospitalizations or deaths. That’s partially as a result of the current enhance has not but hit the susceptible outbreak settings — like long-term-care houses — which produced hundreds of great sicknesses amongst extremely susceptible populations within the spring.

The province lists 4,303 lively circumstances of the illness, a quantity that has been rising in current weeks.

The Star’s rely consists of some sufferers reported as “possible” COVID-19 circumstances, that means they’ve signs and contacts or journey historical past that point out they very doubtless have the illness, however haven’t but obtained a constructive lab take a look at.

The province cautions its separate knowledge, printed each day at 10:30 a.m., could also be incomplete or old-fashioned attributable to delays within the reporting system, saying that within the occasion of a discrepancy, “knowledge reported by (the well being items) must be thought of the hottest.”

5:23 p.m. COVID-19 gave the impression to be gaining steam in a number of areas of central Canada on Monday, prompting Quebec’s public well being director to announce the start of a second wave in that province.

Quebec and Ontario reported greater than 1,000 circumstances between them, together with 586 circumstances in Quebec, a bounce of greater than 100 in contrast with Sunday.

The information prompted Dr. Horacio Arruda, Quebec’s public well being director, to declare a second wave of COVID-19 had began within the province.

Quebec introduced tighter restrictions on private and non-private indoor gatherings on Sunday because it raised the alert stage for a number of areas of the province, together with Montreal and Quebec Metropolis.

Genevieve Guilbault, the province’s deputy premier, mentioned police over the weekend had visited greater than 2,000 bars and eating places, and issued 1,500 warnings and 90 tickets to these not respecting well being guidelines.

In Ontario, Premier Doug Ford mentioned his authorities would launch its plan to cope with a second wave of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Well being Minister Christine Elliott added the response to the second wave could possibly be extra sophisticated attributable to flu season and the necessity to tackle the province’s surgical procedure backlog.

Lots of the circumstances reported on Monday gave the impression to be concentrated in massive cities, together with Ottawa, Toronto and Winnipeg.

Manitoba well being officers mentioned 16 of the 22 new circumstances throughout the province had been within the capital, and the variety of lively circumstances has virtually tripled in Winnipeg for the reason that begin of September.

In the meantime, authorities continued to report COVID-19 outbreaks throughout the nation on Monday, together with in faculties, workplaces and on the primary campus of the College of Alberta, which prompted officers there to droop varsity athletics for 14 days.

A hospital in Calgary additionally declared an outbreak of COVID-19 on three items after no less than 14 sufferers and 4 employees members on the Foothills Medical Centre examined constructive for the novel coronavirus.

4:31 p.m. The Distillery Historic District has cancelled the Toronto Christmas Marketplace for the primary time in its 11 years.

The market normally attracts greater than 700,000 folks for six weeks in November and December however, in a information launch, the district mentioned that “the crowds are simply too massive for protected bodily distancing” through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nonetheless, the Distillery District will stay open for vacation purchasing with what the district calls a “Winter Village” expertise from early November till the tip of March, with gentle canopies, music and a grand Christmas tree in Trinity Sq..

Four p.m. A brand new piece of medical tools created on the College of Alberta might assist docs discover a faster and safer solution to resuscitate sufferers who go into cardiac arrest attributable to COVID-19.

The novel coronavirus can create problems within the lungs and plenty of sufferers are positioned on their bellies to enhance air flow.

Matthew Douma, an assistant adjunct professor of vital care medication on the U of A, says if sufferers go into cardiac arrest, docs have to show them onto their backs to carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR. That may trigger delay and put docs in danger as a result of they’ve nearer contact with contaminated sufferers.

Douma says he’s a part of a gaggle that has created a brand new CPR board that may be positioned underneath sufferers whereas they’re susceptible, with a bit that provides stress to the chest space whereas medical employees do compressions on their backs.

3:57 p.m. Beneath stress to additional reply to escalating charges of COVID-19 in Ontario, Premier Doug Ford mentioned he’ll unveil his authorities’s plan to cope with a possible second wave of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday.

Throughout his each day pandemic media briefing on Monday, Ford defended the delay in releasing the much-anticipated plan, stressing that the scenario within the province has modified ceaselessly for the reason that first wave of the virus hit in March.

In current weeks, Ford has promised an up to date fall preparedness technique, however stress to launch the doc has intensified as each day case charges have steadily elevated in current weeks — with 425 new circumstances, and two new deaths, reported in Ontario on Monday.

COVID-19 continued to spike in three virus sizzling spots on Monday, with 175 new circumstances in Toronto, 84 in Peel Area and 60 in Ottawa.

Well being Minister Christine Elliott mentioned 67 per cent of the brand new circumstances are in folks underneath the age of 40.

2:55 p.m: Nunavut is reporting a constructive COVID-19 case at an open pit iron mine within the Baffin Island space.

Baffinland Iron Mines mentioned final week that there was a presumptive constructive case at its Mary River Mine, about 176 kilometres southwest of Pond Inlet, Nunavut.

The territory has now confirmed the constructive case, however notes that the individual was not uncovered to the virus in Nunavut and the case will rely as a constructive within the particular person’s house jurisdiction.

Dr. Michael Patterson, the territory’s chief public well being officer, says there are not any Nunavut residents presently working on the Mary River Mine, and the chance of COVID-19 spreading within the territory is low.

He says the contaminated individual has not developed signs and is in isolation.

Additionally final week, the Nunavut authorities confirmed two circumstances of COVID-19 on the Hope Bay gold mine, about 125 kilometres southwest of Cambridge Bay.

These miners had been additionally asymptomatic and had been uncovered to COVID-19 of their house jurisdictions.

2:40 p.m. Italy added Paris and different elements of France to its COVID-19 blacklist on the identical day it counted one other 1,350 coronavirus infections of its personal. One other 17 folks died previously day, bringing Italy’s official toll to 35,724, the second-highest in Europe after Britain.

The ordinance signed Monday by Well being Minister Roberto Speranza requires proof of negativity or exams on arrival from anybody coming from Paris, Provence, Corsica or a number of different French areas. Infections in France reached a brand new record-high this weekend with over 13,000 new circumstances in 24 hours. France and Spain lead the European Union with essentially the most new circumstances per 100,000 folks over the previous two weeks.

Italy, the onetime European epicenter of the outbreak, already requires tests-on-arrival or a detrimental exams within the earlier 72 hours for anybody coming from Spain, Croatia, Malta or Greece. Speranza mentioned the information from different elements of Europe should not be underestimated, given the efforts Italians made throughout a three-month spring lockdown to tame the virus: “Italy at the moment is best off than different nations, however we nonetheless have to be prudent to not render the sacrifices we made in useless.”

2:12 p.m. Ontario will start providing COVID-19 exams at dozens of drug shops inside days, Premier Doug Ford mentioned because the province hit one other current excessive in new circumstances with 425 residents testing constructive.

“That is lively, that is transferring and it’s transferring at a speedy tempo,” he warned at a information convention Monday.

“Hopefully we’ll have as much as 60 pharmacies by the tip up the week, up and going, after which they’re simply going to proceed ramping up.”

Fleshing out the plan he has talked about beforehand to take stress off lengthy traces at hospital evaluation centres, Ford mentioned the testing by pharmacists is meant for folks not exhibiting signs of COVID-19.

Learn extra right here: COVID-19 exams coming to Ontario pharmacies this week as each day new circumstances rise to 425

2:11 p.m. The Public Well being Company of Canada is getting a brand new president because the nation heads into the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tapped Iain Stewart, presently head of the Nationwide Analysis Council of Canada, to take over the function.

Final week, the federal public well being company’s president, Tina Namiesniowski, introduced she was stepping down.

She despatched a letter to the company’s employees saying that after months of responding to the well being disaster, “none of us are superhuman” and that she wanted a break.

Stewart, who has been a senior member of the general public service for about 20 years, other than a yearlong stint at Dalhousie College, will start his new job Sept. 28.

Trudeau additionally gave Namiesniowski a brand new job as a senior official within the Privy Council Workplace, a bureaucratic operation that helps the prime minister and cupboard.

1:44 p.m. The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention has eliminated an replace on its web site that acknowledged coronavirus generally spreads by means of the air, saying the submit was shared by mistake.

“A draft model of proposed modifications to those suggestions was posted in error to the company’s official web site,” the group wrote Monday.

The CDC has contended previously that COVID-19 is primarily transmitted by means of shut contact between folks.

Within the erroneously shared replace, which was launched final Friday, the CDC’s coronavirus tips web page listed “respiratory droplets or small particles, resembling these in aerosols” as one of many ways in which COVID-19 “mostly spreads.”

“It’s doable that COVID-19 might unfold by means of the droplets and airborne particles which might be fashioned when an individual who has COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes,” the since-deleted submit learn.

Following Monday’s replace, the CDC’s webpage says the “virus is assumed to unfold primarily from person-to-person.”

In July, the World Well being Group mentioned there was “rising proof” of an airborne unfold of coronavirus after 250 scientists internationally signed an open letter urging the group to acknowledge as a lot.

1:35 p.m. Longo’s says an worker at one in all their Mississauga areas has examined constructive for COVID-19.

In line with Longo’s retailer updates webpage, administration discovered of the constructive take a look at at their Applewood location, at 1125 North Service Street, on Sept. 19. The worker’s final day was Sept. 14.

Every retailer undergoes a “deep clear sanitization as wanted, based mostly on public well being protocols,” says the web site.

Longo’s solely experiences circumstances for “guest-facing workforce members,” however didn’t affirm the precise place the worker held.

All workforce members which will have been involved with the sick worker have been instructed to self-monitor for signs and keep house.

1:30 p.m. People’ family wealth rebounded final quarter to a document excessive because the inventory market shortly recovered from a pandemic-induced plunge in March. But the beneficial properties flowed primarily to essentially the most prosperous households at the same time as tens of hundreds of thousands of individuals endured job losses and shrunken incomes.

The Federal Reserve mentioned Monday that American households’ internet value jumped practically 7 per cent within the April-June quarter to $119 trillion (U.S.). That determine had sunk to $111.Three trillion (U.S.) within the first quarter, when the coronavirus battered the financial system and despatched inventory costs tumbling.

Since then, the S&P 500 inventory index has regained its document excessive earlier than dropping some floor this month. It was up 2.Eight per cent for this 12 months as of Friday. The tech-heavy Nasdaq has soared greater than 20 per cent this 12 months.

The total restoration of wealth even whereas the financial system has recovered solely about half the roles misplaced to the pandemic recession underscores what many economists see as America’s widening financial inequality. Knowledge compiled by Alternative Insights, a analysis group, present that the highest-paying one-third of jobs have virtually absolutely recovered from the recession, whereas the lowest-paying one-third of jobs stay 16 per cent under pre-pandemic ranges.

1:21 p.m. COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at a hospital in Calgary and a college in Edmonton.

Alberta Well being Providers says 10 sufferers and two employees members have examined constructive for the novel coronavirus on the Foothills Medical Centre.

All at-risk sufferers within the three affected items are being supplied testing, and phone tracing is ongoing.

Guests might not go to sufferers on the items besides in end-of-life conditions.

In Edmonton, an outbreak at a pupil residence on the primary College of Alberta campus means no varsity athletics for the following two weeks.

The college says in a press release that 5 members of the lads’s residence at St. Joseph’s Faculty have examined constructive for COVID-19.

They’re isolating, together with 14 different males residing on the residence, and the college says it’s sanitizing and deep-cleaning areas the 5 might have been in.

1:19 p.m. The pinnacle of Canada’s largest producer of tissue merchandise says he’s involved concerning the trade’s provide of paper towel forward of a possible second wave of COVID-19.

Kruger Merchandise CEO Dino Bianco says demand for paper towel has soared as folks keep at house and clear extra ceaselessly.

He says the trade is “very tight” on paper towel stock throughout North America, regardless of efforts to construct up provide.

Bianco says Kruger, which makes SpongeTowels paper towels, is pushing to open its new plant in Sherbrooke, Que., so as to add extra capability in Canada.

Though slated to open in February 2021, he mentioned the corporate is attempting to get the manufacturing facility up and operating quicker. Some machines began over the summer time, whereas extra are set to return on-line in October.

Bianco mentioned the plant will enhance the corporate’s paper towel and bathroom paper manufacturing capability by 20 per cent.

12:55 p.m. The Manitoba authorities says it should use some federal COVID-19 funding to reinforce distant studying for college kids who can’t attend class.

However Schooling Minister Kelvin Goertzen will not be increasing distant studying to make it an choice for any pupil who needs it.

Goertzen says Manitoba’s $85.Four million-share of the not too long ago introduced federal money will assist guarantee distant studying is out there throughout the province to college students who qualify.

That features college students with continual well being situations who’re suggested by the docs to not attend class.

Distant studying can also be obtainable for some highschool college students in more-crowded faculties and for college kids whose courses have been briefly closed attributable to a COVID-19 outbreak.

Goertzen has additionally launched detailed spending allocations for particular objects, resembling $12 million for masks and private protecting tools in class throughout Manitoba.

12:30 p.m. Ontario is reporting 18 further lively COVID-19 circumstances amongst college students and employees in publicly funded faculties throughout the province over the weekend for a complete of 90.

The most recent report Monday morning reveals that there are 75 faculties affected throughout the province, with 45 of them within the GTA. The report does be aware that 75 faculties is 1.55 per cent of the 4,828 publicly funded faculties in Ontario.

Of the 90 circumstances general within the province, 33 are college students, 26 are employees and 31 had been people weren’t recognized.

Nineteen faculties in Ottawa have an lively case.

The Star’s Cheyenne Bholla has the story.

12:15 p.m. The COVID-19 pandemic seems to be gaining steam throughout Jap Canada as Ontario and Quebec report a surge in infections.

Well being authorities in Quebec reported 568 new COVID-19 circumstances at the moment, a bounce of greater than 100 in contrast with Sunday, whereas Ontario’s numbers elevated to 425 from 365 a day prior.

In Montreal, which noticed over 200 new circumstances within the final 24 hours, regional Public Well being Director Mylene Drouin says all COVID-19 indicators are worsening, suggesting the start of a second wave.

Quebec introduced tighter restrictions on private and non-private indoor gatherings on Sunday because it raised the alert stage for a number of areas of the province, together with Montreal and Quebec Metropolis.

In Quebec and in Ontario, the bounce in new circumstances is being pushed by folks underneath the age of 40, who Drouin says are much less prone to get significantly sick from COVID-19 however who can nonetheless transmit the virus to others who’re extra susceptible.

Authorities are reporting COVID-19 outbreaks throughout the nation at the moment, together with in faculties, workplaces and on the primary campus of the College of Alberta, which prompted officers there to droop varsity athletics for 14 days.

12:10 p.m. New Brunswick public well being authorities are reporting two new circumstances of COVID-19.

The brand new circumstances contain folks of their 20s from the Moncton area.

Officers say each circumstances are associated to journey and are linked to earlier circumstances, and the 2 people are self-isolating.

The variety of confirmed circumstances in New Brunswick is now 196, with 191 recovered, two deaths and three lively circumstances.

12 p.m. Quebec is reporting 586 new circumstances of COVID-19 — a bounce of greater than 100 infections in contrast with Sunday.

The province can also be reporting three further deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, which they mentioned occurred between Sept. 14-19.

Well being officers mentioned at the moment the variety of folks in hospital elevated by 10 in contrast with the prior day, for a complete of 148.

Quebec has reported a complete of 68,128 COVID-19 infections and 5,804 deaths attributed to the virus.

11:20 a.m. The federal Liberals plan to spend $1 billion over the following six months so cities and different housing suppliers can hold folks from turning into homeless.

The rapid-housing funds can be utilized to purchase properties being bought due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or to construct new modular items.

The Liberals anticipate this system will create 3,000 new inexpensive housing items throughout Canada.

They need all of the funds to be dedicated by the tip of March 2021.

The funding will likely be obtainable to municipalities, provinces, territories, Indigenous governing our bodies and businesses and non-profit organizations.

Social Improvement Minister Ahmed Hussen says Ottawa will present a further $237 million to the federal homelessness technique for pandemic-related bills.

11:10 a.m. A confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 at a pupil residence on the primary campus of the College of Alberta means there will likely be no varsity athletics actions on the campus for the following 14 days.

A press release from the college in Edmonton says 5 members of the lads’s residence of St. Joseph’s Faculty have examined constructive for the novel coronavirus.

They’re isolating, together with the 14 different males residing on the residence, and the college says areas the 5 have had entry to are being sanitized and deep cleaned.

The web site for the residence says, together with non secular course and each day mass, the residence can also be a frontrunner of the college’s intramural sports activities program.

The college says it doesn’t know which sports activities might have been particularly affected, however is shutting down in-person varsity athletics for the following two weeks.



10:56 a.m. MPPs from all political events are dividing into cohorts in a bid to overcome the unfold of COVID-19.

With new infections on the rise in Ontario, the caucuses within the legislature have determined to separate into completely different teams to maintain one another protected.

“We are attempting to keep away from a Zoom parliament,” authorities home chief Paul Calandra mentioned in an interview Monday.

To that finish, there will likely be two remoted caucuses of about 35 Progressive Conservative MPPs that will likely be stored separate from each other.

One cohort will likely be in the home for the following three weeks adopted by the second cohort. There will likely be no bodily contact among the many two teams.

Solely Calandra, Premier Doug Ford, Well being Minister Christine Elliott, Schooling Minister Stephen Lecce, and Lengthy-Time period Care Minister Merrilee Fullerton will likely be allowed in each cohorts.

That’s as a result of these key cupboard members should be obtainable to the legislature always.

Learn the total story by the Star’s Robert Benzie

10:25 a.m. (up to date): Ontario is reporting 425 new circumstances of COVID-19 at the moment, together with two new deaths associated to the virus.

Well being Minister Christine Elliott says Toronto is reporting 175 new circumstances, with 84 in Peel Area and 60 in Ottawa.

She says 67 per cent of the brand new circumstances are in folks underneath the age of 40.

The full variety of circumstances in Ontario now stands at 47,274, which incorporates 2,829 deaths and 41,146 circumstances categorized as resolved.

There have been additionally 178 circumstances newly marked as resolved over the previous 24 hours.

The province says it processed 31,753 exams over the day before today.

Learn the total story from the Star’s Rob Ferguson

9:04 a.m. Extra Oakville faculties have been hit with circumstances of COVID-19 Monday.

The Halton District Faculty Board is reporting two circumstances of the illness at Sunningdale Public Faculty and one other case at Maple Grove Public Faculty.

“For all confirmed circumstances, households and employees on the faculty will likely be notified by letter. Halton Area Public Well being will contact any shut contacts instantly,” the Board mentioned on its COVID-19 Advisory web page. “A constructive case at a college doesn’t imply the person was uncovered to COVID-19 on the faculty. They might have been uncovered some other place locally.”

The Board has but to answer to a request for remark, together with whether or not the brand new circumstances are college students, employees members or a mix of each.

These are the ninth and 10th faculties in Halton area to be hit with circumstances of COVID-19. They arrive after a weekend the place greater than 40 circumstances of coronavirus had been reported within the area.

8:10 a.m. Heightened restrictions to stem Europe’s quickest coronavirus unfold in a few of Madrid’s working-class neighbourhoods introduced a heated debate over the prevalence of inequality in Spain again into the highlight Monday.

The measures, together with a requirement to justify journeys out of the neighbourhoods and lowered occupancy in retailers and eating places, have an effect on some 860,000 residents and have been met with protests as a result of a lot of these affected and a few specialists contemplate that authorities are stigmatizing the poor.

Spain is struggling to include a second wave of the virus, which has killed no less than 30,000 folks, in keeping with the nation’s well being ministry.

Madrid has develop into the epicenter of contagion, with a price of an infection — 682.57 circumstances per 100,000 inhabitants in two weeks — practically thrice the nationwide common of 267.82. Europewide, that quantity final week was 76.

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, a Socialist, met on Monday with Isabel Díaz Ayuso, of the conservative opposition Widespread Get together, agreeing for central and regional officers to carry bi-weekly technical and weekly political conferences to co-ordinate a stronger response to the outbreaks.

A couple of dozen protesters clad in Spanish flags known as for Sánchez to step down exterior of the Madrid authorities’s assembly place.

7:38 a.m. Greece’s authorities spokesman says greater than 200 folks have examined constructive for the coronavirus amongst hundreds of asylum-seekers admitted to a brand new camp on the island of Lesbos after the outdated one burned down.

Talking throughout a daily briefing Monday, Stelios Petsas mentioned 7,064 individuals who entered the brand new camp at Kara Tepe had been examined, and 243 of them had been discovered constructive.

The typical age of these confirmed constructive was 24, and most had been asymptomatic, Petsas mentioned. An extra 160 folks, primarily police and administrative employees who had come into contact with the migrants, had been examined and all had been detrimental for the virus.

Petsas mentioned the constructive circumstances from Lesbos can be added to Greece’s official coronavirus figures Monday. Well being authorities launch each day statistics of the virus’s unfold each night.

Greater than 12,000 asylum-seekers had been left homeless practically two weeks in the past after fires on two successive nights destroyed the notoriously overcrowded Moria camp. Greek authorities have mentioned the fires had been intentionally set by a small group of Afghans angered by lockdown and isolation orders imposed after 35 folks within the camp examined constructive for COVID-19.

The migrants spent a number of nights sleeping tough by the facet of a street in makeshift shelters, and held no less than two protests, attended by hundreds, to demand to be allowed to depart the island.

7:22 a.m. Ilkay Gundogan has develop into the newest Manchester Metropolis participant to check constructive for the coronavirus.

The Premier League membership gave no particulars of Gundogan’s situation on Monday, solely saying he can be self isolating for 10 days based mostly on authorities protocols.

“Everybody on the membership needs Ilkay a speedy restoration,” Metropolis mentioned.

Two weeks in the past, Metropolis introduced Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte had contracted COVID-19.

Metropolis opens its season on Monday evening towards Wolverhampton Wanderers.

6:31 a.m. Britain’s high medical adviser says the nation has, in a “very dangerous sense,” turned a nook on COVID-19 an infection charges, with figures suggesting there will likely be an exponential progress within the illness except motion is taken.

Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty informed the general public on Monday that charges are going within the “flawed course” amid expectations the federal government is making ready to announce new measures to regulate the pandemic.

“We now have in a really dangerous sense, actually turned a nook,” after weeks of accelerating an infection charges.

Whitty mentioned that if nothing is completed, new infections will rise to 49,000 a day by mid-October. Hospitalizations are additionally doubling in seven to eight days — resulting in extra deaths.

There was additionally no indication that the virus had lessened in severity, he mentioned. “We see no proof that that is true.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson huddled with ministers over the weekend to debate how the federal government will reply to the current rise in circumstances, which has pushed an infection charges to ranges final seen in Might. Later this week the federal government is anticipated to announce a slate of short-term restrictions that may act as a “circuit breaker” to gradual the unfold of the illness.

5:23 a.m. Well being authorities in Mexico say the coronavirus pandemic has been declining for no less than three weeks in 26 of the nation’s 32 states.

Assistant Well being Secretary Hugo López-Gatell, Mexico’s level man for the coronavirus pandemic, mentioned in a press convention Sunday the downward pattern was seen in a lot of the nation and that there has additionally been a lower in mortality, much like what has occurred in Europe regardless of outbreaks on that continent.

Nonetheless, Mexico stays the fourth nation with essentially the most deaths from COVID-19, with no less than 73,493 killed, behind solely america, Brazil and India.

5:19 a.m. The Czech Republic’s well being minister has resigned amid a document rise of coronavirus infections.

Adam Vojtech says his transfer ought to create area for a brand new strategy to the pandemic.

The nation coped nicely with infections within the spring however has been dealing with a document surge of recent confirmed circumstances over the previous week.

On Thursday, the day-to-day enhance of recent circumstances was greater than 3,000.

The Czech Republic has reported a complete of 49,290 contaminated and 503 deaths for the reason that pandemic started, in keeping with authorities figures launched on Monday.

5:14 a.m. India recorded practically 87,000 new circumstances previously 24 hours. The Well being Ministry additionally Monday reported 1,130 deaths previously 24 hours, taking the entire reported fatalities to 87,882. India now has over 5.Four million reported circumstances and the nation of 1.Three billion folks is anticipated to develop into the pandemic’s worst-hit nation inside weeks, surpassing america.

India has eased lockdown measures to attempt to overcome the extreme financial impression. On Monday, the 17th century white marble Taj Mahal reopens after a spot of six months for nationwide and worldwide vacationers. Restrictions resembling obligatory mask-wearing, thermal screening and bodily distancing will likely be used.

5:04 a.m. The coronavirus spreads mostly within the air, by means of droplets or different tiny respiratory particles that apparently can stay suspended and inhaled, the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention says in new steering.

The smaller particles, often called aerosols, are produced when an contaminated individual coughs, sneezes, sings, talks or breathes and will be inhaled into somebody’s nostril, mouth, airways or lungs, in keeping with the CDC, which says that, normally, indoor settings with out good air flow enhance the chance of contagion.

“That is regarded as the primary approach the virus spreads,” the CDC has posted on its web site. “There may be rising proof that droplets and airborne particles can stay suspended within the air and be breathed in by others and journey distances past 6 ft (for instance, throughout choir observe, in eating places or in health courses).”

Consultants on aerosols and the coronavirus mentioned the change constitutes a profound shift in understanding of how the virus that has claimed virtually 200,000 lives in america spreads. Nonetheless, the up to date two-page clarification offered little new steering on learn how to defend towards airborne transmission.

Beforehand, the federal well being company had mentioned the coronavirus spreads primarily between folks inside about 6 ft of each other and thru direct propulsion of exhaled droplets that land within the noses and mouths of people close by. The CDC additionally mentioned — and nonetheless says — that folks might develop into contaminated by touching one thing that has the virus on it after which touching their mouth, nostril or eyes, however that contact will not be the primary approach it spreads.

5 a.m. South Korea’s each day virus tally has stayed under 100 for a second consecutive day, sustaining a slowing pattern in contemporary infections. The Korea Illness Management and Prevention Company mentioned Monday the 70 new circumstances added previously 24 hours took the nation’s complete to 23,045 with 385 deaths. The drop to double digits on Sunday was the primary in about 40 days.

Four a.m. COVID-19 has left little of regular life untouched and Wednesday’s speech from the throne will likely be no exception.

Throne speeches are sometimes a pageantry of ceremonial grandeur.

However most of the conventional thrives are being pared again this time round to respect public well being protocols to curb the unfold of COVID-19.

Governor Normal Julie Payette will nonetheless obtain a 21-gun salute when she arrives on the Senate constructing, the place she is going to ship the speech on behalf of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s authorities.

She’ll even be serenaded by a navy band, albeit lowered by multiple third the same old dimension to simply 5 members.

And she or he’ll examine a ceremonial guard of 15 members of the Canadian Armed Forces — all of whom will likely be sporting masks and standing the requisite two meters aside.

As soon as within the Senate chamber, Payette will communicate to a a lot smaller — and considerably much less illustrious — crowd than common.

The Usher of the Black Rod, Greg Peters — the Senate’s senior protocol officer, who can also be chargeable for the chamber’s safety — has notified senators that no particular friends will likely be allowed within the chamber.

The general public galleries will likely be empty, aside from simply 4 reporters who’ll be allowed in.

Ordinarily throughout a throne speech, the chamber is packed to the rafters with parliamentarians and dignitaries, together with all 9 Supreme Court docket justices garbed of their ermine robes. This time, in keeping with Ross Ryan, a spokesman for Sen. George Furey, it’s not sure if any of the justices will likely be within the chamber, or in the event that they’ll be represented by simply the Chief Justice Richard Wagner.

Certainly, most senators themselves is not going to have their common entrance row seats. Not less than 15 of the 105 senators should be within the chamber as a way to obtain quorum. However the others are being suggested to observe the proceedings on tv or on their computer systems.

11 p.m. All remaining virus restrictions will likely be lifted throughout a lot of New Zealand from late Monday aside from the biggest metropolis, Auckland, which is able to proceed to have some restrictions for no less than one other 16 days.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement Monday after assembly with high lawmakers. The nation of 5 million folks reimposed some restrictions final month after the Auckland outbreak, which now seems to be underneath management.

Beneath the plan, most gathering sizes in Auckland will likely be elevated from 10 to 100 on Wednesday after which caps eliminated two weeks after that.

“Auckland wants extra time,” Ardern informed reporters within the metropolis. “While we have now cheap confidence we’re heading in the right direction, there may be nonetheless a necessity in Auckland for that cautious strategy.”

Sunday 8:05 p.m. Workers at three LCBO shops in Toronto have not too long ago examined constructive for the coronavirus.

On Saturday, the crown company company was notified that an worker at its 396 St. Clair Ave. W. location in Forest Hill has contracted the virus.

In a press release on Sunday, the LCBO mentioned the employee’s final in-store shift was Sept. 12.

The company mentioned the worker is presently self-isolating at house.

“Public Well being has not offered any instructions or suggestions with respect to this location. This normal discover is being offered out of transparency,” it mentioned.

“The LCBO has a number of measures to maintain workers and prospects protected, together with common cleansing and sanitization and in-store measures that promote bodily distancing.”

On Thursday, the LCBO mentioned it discovered about two workers at two completely different areas in North York which have contracted the coronavirus.

The primary worker works on the 1618 Wilson Ave. location in Sheridan Mall. Their final in-store shift was Sept. 9.

The second case is an worker at an LCBO retailer at Yorkgate Mall at 1 York Gate Blvd.

This employee’s final in-store shift was Sept. 12.

“We want them nicely as they self-isolate at house,” the LCBO mentioned in a Sept. 17 assertion.

The company mentioned each shops have been “commonly cleaned and disinfected for the reason that workers’ final shifts.”

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