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Trudeau trying to book appointment to receive AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Trudeau trying to book appointment to receive AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine”

Canada is extending the use of quarantine hotels for worldwide air travellers another month, and considering whether it needs to do more to stop COVID-19 cases from getting into the country from overseas.

There are now a record 2,202 people battling COVID-19 in hospitals across Ontario. "I know there are continuing to be restrictions and concerns, but as we get closer to June, hopefully it'll become clear that I will be able to attend in person", Trudeau told reporters on Tuesday.

The NDP leader noted that in Toronto, the wealthiest neighbourhoods have higher rates of vaccination than neighbourhoods where racialized and working-class people live - areas that have higher levels of COVID-19 positivity.

Today's new cases bring the total active cases in the territory to 33.

Talks continue to work out the details, King said, adding: "I only committed to doing what we can".

Elliott received her vaccine from AstraZeneca weeks ago, and now that Ontario is among the provinces that lowered the eligible age to 40, Trudeau and other federal leaders can now follow suit.

More news: Ontario adds 4,447 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario put up checkpoints at borders with Manitoba and Quebec this week, seeking to turn away non-essential travellers who don't live in the province.

Public Health Ontario has confirmed 421,442 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and reported 370,844 recoveries and 7,735 deaths, of which 3,909 were individuals living in long-term care facilities.

Hospitalizations grew to 2,360, and of that total, 773 were now in intensive care and 537 of those patients are on a ventilator.

It was the first time in less than a week that cases dropped to below 4,000.

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization was to have a briefing Tuesday to update its advice on how the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine should be used, but suddenly cancelled it minutes before it was to begin, with no explanation.

He said the decision would mean hundreds of thousands more Albertans have a chance to be vaccinated more quickly.



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