Welcome to our daily COVID-19 update. We’ll bring you the latest coronavirus news and stories about how Canadians are coping during these scary, uncertain times.
What’s the government doing? The federal procurement minister, Anita Anand, announced she has ordered 37 million syringes to vaccinate Canadians, once and if a vaccine is found.
As protests in response to the death of George Floyd spilled into Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been facing questions concerning his own government’s inaction when it comes to anti-black racism in Canada.
What’s happening across Canada? Ontario has extended its state of emergency to Jun 30, as the province confirmed 446 new cases the day before. The province completed 15,244 tests Monday, a second straight day below its target of 16,000 tests a day.
In Quebec, the provincial government is considering “catch up” summer schools for children. The camps would run for three weeks, but some parents say they would be reluctant to send their children to them.
The doctor, who caused an outbreak in New Brunswick after driving to Quebec and failing to self-isolate afterwards, was already planning on leaving his practice before the outbreak started, according to CBC News. Dr. Jean Robert Ngola’s resignation will be effective Aug. 1.
The City of North Vancouver has voted to allow alcohol consumption in some parks and public spaces this summer.
Canada now has 92,399 confirmed cases and 7,395 deaths due to COVID-19.
Lift me up. We leave you today with this photo of Peter MacKay wearing a milk moustache:
— Peter MacKay (@PeterMacKay) June 1, 2020