Shomporko Desk: Canada’s Ontario reported 78 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 503. It’s the largest increase in a day so far. The total includes six deaths and eight cases that have fully resolved. At least six of the new cases are hospitalized, including a woman in her 30s, a man in his 40s, two people in their 50s and two people in their 70s. Information on dozens of the new cases is listed as pending. Since Sunday, more than 1,950 people tested negative, while more than 8,000 people are still awaiting their test.
The UK has gone into full coronavirus lockdown with the public banned from leaving the home for all but essential reasons. The decision, which came into force from Monday evening, will dramatically change the lives of millions of British people. Under the new rules, British people will only be allowed to leave home for the ‘essential’ reasons.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the coronavirus disease pandemic is “accelerating”, with more than 300,000 cases now confirmed. It took 67 days from the first reported of Covid-19 to reach 100,000 cases, 11 days for the second 100,000, and just four days for the third 100,000. But WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was still possible to “change the trajectory”. He urged countries to adopt rigorous testing and contact-tracing strategies. “What matters most is what we do. You can’t win a football game by defending. You have to attack as well,” he told a joint news conference with Fifa president Gianni Infantino to launch a “kick out coronavirus” campaign featuring footballers.
Monday was the deadliest day in the United States’ fight against the Covid-19 disease caused by the coronavirus with more than 100 new deaths reported. And Monday saw more governors taking actions such as restricting group sizes, closing bars and restaurants, and in the case of Texas, restricting medical procedures including abortions. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Gov. Greg Abbott’s order to postpone “all surgeries and procedures that are not immediately medically necessary” includes abortions that are not needed to preserve the life or health of the mother.
Sources: City News, CNN, BBC, The Business Insider