About 1 in 3 eligible Canadians has had at the very least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, the nation’s Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand stated throughout a information convention Tuesday.
Anand added that extra than 16.8 million vaccine doses have arrived in Canada and extra than 14 million of these doses have been administered to date. She additionally famous that the nation is on observe to obtain at the very least two million vaccine doses per week for every week in May and stated that quantity is anticipated to enhance in June.
Canada has recorded extra than 1.2 million circumstances of Covid-19 and about 24,300 deaths for the reason that pandemic started, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public well being officer, stated Tuesday. The nation is nonetheless reporting a mean of 7,900 new Covid-19 circumstances and roughly 47 new deaths day by day, she stated.
“We are making progress nationally, but there are still a few tricky spots,” Tam stated.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau applauded Covid-19 case counts falling inside First Nations communities, with present energetic circumstances at one-sixth of the extent of what they had been again in January.
Trudeau additionally introduced that the nation plans to make investments $6 billion in indigenous infrastructure tasks to “close gaps that far too many people still face.”
“Together we can and we will continue to move forward,” Trudeau stated.
When requested about whether or not Canada could be requiring any type of “vaccine passport” sooner or later and whether or not he was conscious of any necessities the United States may institute, Trudeau cautioned that “this is not the time to travel. We haven’t reached that point yet.”
Trudeau acknowledged that as nations start to open their borders and folks begin touring once more, “it would make sense for [Canada] to align with partners around the world on some sort of proof of vaccination or vaccine certification.”
“We are now working with allies, particularly in Europe, on that, but ultimately it is up to every country to determine what requirements they expect from incoming travelers,” Trudeau stated, including that he “can’t speak for the United States and the choices they might make around who to welcome into their country.”
NCS’s Tanika Gray contributed reporting to this put up.