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Coronavirus Update: Dr. Tam says vigilance needed to limit resurgence as country reopens – The Globe and Mail

Posted: June 30, 2020 at 4:47 pm

Good evening, here are the coronavirus updates you need to know tonight.

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In Canada, 103,918 cases have been reported. In the last week, 2,281 new cases were announced, 8 per cent fewer than the previous week. There have also been 67,178 recoveries and 8,566 deaths. Health officials have administered more than 2,864,599 tests.

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Worldwide, 9,979,535 cases have been confirmed with 498,710 deaths.

Sources: Canada data is compiled from government websites, Johns Hopkins and COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group; international data is from Johns Hopkins University.

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Egyptians get tested for Covid-19 at a drive-through coronavirus testing centre at the Ain Shams University in Cairo on June 29, 2020. Egypt has so far registered 65,188 COVID-19 cases including 2,789 fatalities. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP) (Photo by KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images)


Canada Border Services Agency says it turned back 21 people who tried to enter Canada from the United States in May to claim asylum.

In Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said new modelling data shows confirmed cases and deaths are on the decline. However, hot spots notably Ontarios farm sector, where three migrant workers have died remain.

As restrictions lift, it will be even more important for Canadians to maintain health and safety measures to keep case counts down, help with contact tracing and not overburden the health care system, Tam said.

Also today: In preparation for a possible second wave, the federal government is reviewing its aid response. The finance minister is preparing to deliver an economic snapshot next week.

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Social change: Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is urging Canadian political leaders to prepare for a post-COVID-19 world by adopting bold economic and social policies.

The federal rent-relief program for entrepreneurs will be extended by a month, the Prime Minister said today. Most small businesses have yet to fully reopen as they implement new health and safety measures.

Ottawa said June 15 that more than 13,300 entrepreneurs had received funding or were approved for the program, known as CECRA. Canada is home to more than one million small businesses. [For subscribers]

Also today: Frank and Oak seeks creditor protection as it faces challenges dealing with the pandemic. [For subscribers]

And: How did COVID-19 help the wealth management sector?

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