Fresh Corona virus Saturday news from Canada and the world. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available.
10:26 am: Ontario is reporting 232 new cases of COVID-19 today, the second day in a row that the province has surpassed more than 200 new cases in daily tolls.
“There are 77 cases in Toronto, 62 in Peel and 62 in Ottawa,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said on Twitter Saturday morning.
“As of yesterday, 67 percent of today’s cases are under the age of 40.”
Ontario also completed 35,000 tests, she said.
9:55 am: Under the current COVID-19 epidemic, families are reluctant to send their children Back to school Amid fears and sharp criticism of whether the Ontario government would do so – large class sizes have led to questions of whether social distance is physically feasible and have spread to schools in other parts of the country where students have already returned. Toronto Public and Catholic classes begin next week.
The pandemic has caused more than 134,000 cases and 9,000 deaths in Canada, with the COVID-19 impact hitting coast-to-coast. The recent rise in second wave fears and Ontario case numbers comes at a time when schools are starting for the first time since the March break: what happens if a serious illness or death from COVID-19 hits the school community?
9:21 am: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India has crossed 4.6 million after 97,570 new cases were registered in 24 hours. India reported another 1,201 deaths on Saturday, bringing the total death toll to 77,472, the third highest death toll in the world.
9 a.m .: A town in the German Alps has increased coronavirus sanctions, which may have been caused by a visitor from the United States by local authorities after the outbreak of infections.
All restaurants will be closed next week at 10pm next week due to restrictions imposed on Friday in Garmish-Partenkirchen and the number of people meeting publicly will be limited to five.
The council said the unidentified 26-year-old arrived in Germany in late August or early September. It is not clear if she brought the virus from the US or violated the quarantine rules. Authorities say 23 people tested positive for the dormitory where she was staying.
The U.S. is on a long list of countries classified by German authorities as “danger zones”. People coming from those areas should have a coronavirus test after arriving in Germany and be quarantined until the results are decided.
8:12 a.m .: Fears are growing that underprivileged children, who are unequally racist, are falling deeper into existing cracks and slipping into new ones created by the epidemic. Many low-income parents say they have to choose between their health and their children’s education.
In the hardest areas COVID-19, Information Shows higher rates of families selected for remote learning – Although many of these families say that virtual learning is a disaster for them in the spring, they are less confident that the coming year will be very different.
Meanwhile, powerful shifts are taking place. Stark inequality already exists in public education, but experts say the pandemic has led to new “tires” in the system, creating more affluent families. “Learning pods”And hire tutors to give their children a leg up in this experimental new world of remote learning.
Read the full story Stars from Jennifer Yang and Brendan Kennedy say that low-income families have to choose between their health and their children’s education based on how wealthy parents are turning to learning pods and private schools.
8 a.m .: COVID-19 Testing centers in the city have been reporting an increase in demand over the past two weeks, with long-line reports and some even moving away.
Families are gearing up to send their children back to school for the first time since March Break and others returned to work in person.
Jennifer Strange, a spokeswoman for testing sites at St. Joseph’s and St. Michael’s Hospital, said demand for both sites had increased, as were other COVID – 19 testing centers in the city.
On Thursday, Strange said 424 people were tested at the St. Joseph location. This is in stark contrast to the 242 people tested a month earlier on August 7th.
“Unexpectedly, for the tests coming back to work, more and more people who have received alerts through the new app and the elderly, immunocompromised or visiting new children are coming,” Strange said in an email.
7:02 am: The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution resolving the coronavirus epidemic on objections from the United States and Israel, urging countries to oppose arbitrary economic, economic or trade sanctions in protest of the successful last-minute Cuban amendment.
The World Organization passed the resolution by a margin of 169-2 votes on Friday. This is a strong demonstration of the unity of the UN’s most representative body in tackling the coronavirus, although many countries expect it to be adopted by consensus.
The conclusion is not legal. It called for “international cooperation and solidarity to contain, reduce and combat the pandemic” and to “enable member nations to have timely access to quality, safe, effective and affordable diagnosis, treatment, drugs and vaccines”. ”
7 a.m .: The New York City Teachers Association has warned that the city’s largest school district will not reopen for private classes this month unless the city issues safety equipment, tests and clean schools properly.
Union leader Michael Mulgrew alleged in a video on Friday that the city had not acted adequately on the epidemic.
Coronavirus security precautions may work further as public school students are delayed from returning to classrooms from September 10 to September 21.
Mulgrew said the city knows what to do to make schools safer and in his words, “If you can not do that before the kids get to school, we will not allow these schools to open.”
6:53 am: Hungary has recorded 916 new cases of coronavirus.
716 cases were more than 25% of the total on Saturday than the previous record.
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The government of Prime Minister Victor Orbn is taking a less generalized approach to the epidemic in this second wave, with sanctions being determined more case-wise.
In a video posted on his Facebook page on Saturday, Orban aimed to not only save lives, but lead the country. In the second quarter of the year, the Hungarian economy contracted by 13.6%, the biggest collapse in the region.
6:41 am: U.S. Health Department spokesman Michael Caputo and his aides asked for the right to read and report the weekly COVID-19 reports of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, citing emails and three people familiar with the subject.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services aides have complained to CDC Director Robert Redfield and other officials that the agency’s reports undermine President Donald Trump’s optimistic messages about the epidemic.
CDC employees have backed down against the changes, but political appointees have largely agreed to allow virus reports to be reviewed and in some cases agreed to modify the language, Politico said.
6:21 am: The governor of Istanbul has banned boating companies from holding weddings and similar meetings as part of new measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Turkey’s most populous city.
The governor’s office has reintroduced a ban on concerts and celebrations in public places. A statement from the office on Friday said sanctions were needed because people were not paying enough attention to precautions such as physical distance and confirmed virus cases.
Coronavirus infections and deaths in Turkey began to rise after the government eased restrictions on public activities in June, finally returning to the level seen in mid-May.
On Friday, the health ministry announced a further 56 deaths and 1,671 new cases, bringing the death toll from the epidemic in the country to 6,951 and the number of cases to nearly 290,000.
6 a.m .: Federal officials are ironing out a program that will help cities buy vacant property due to the epidemic so they can quickly create affordable housing.
The government has been considering a property acquisition program for months as it looks to make people homeless in the winter as the temporary shelter measures expire.
This could lead to congestion in existing emergency shelters or push more people into the street, creating conditions for the coronavirus novel to spread among people already vulnerable.
4:01 am: Guaranteed primary income for all Canadians has become the top policy choice of Liberal MPs, as the Trudeau government draws up its plan to help the people keep the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic in the environment and rebuild the devastated economy.
The party is urging the Liberal Caucus government to adopt the idea in a priority policy resolution for consideration at the upcoming national convention.
And the MPs consider it very important that they have appointed it as their highest resolution, which guarantees that it will go straight to the November 12-15 conference for discussion and vote.
It will feature more than 50 priority resolutions from the ruling party’s regional and regional bodies and its various commissions, starting today, in a two – week online discussion between registered liberals.
Friday evening at 5 p.m. Ontario’s regional health departments are reporting new COVID – 19 cases within a month, as the province’s daily average has been higher than any point since June, according to the Star’s latest count.
Health departments are reporting another 237 Kovid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
Overall – Ontario’s seven-day average for new cases is now 183 cases per day – the highest in a single day since July 15.
This is the highest since June 30 and is more than double what health departments reported 23 days ago on August 19.
Even with an increase, the infection rate is lower than the pandemic garbage; The Ontario seven-day case averaged 600 cases per day in mid-April.
As in recent weeks, there have been a lot of new cases coming up in GTA and Ottawa. On Friday, Toronto reported another 74 new cases; Peel 58; Ottawa 36; And the York area14.
No new fatal cases were reported on Friday. Meanwhile, Toronto has reduced its death toll by one, citing general data verification.
A total of 46,264 confirmed or COVID-19 cases have now been reported in the province, including 2,855 deaths.