WHAT TO KNOW
Global COVID-19 cases have reached 180,574,186 up from 178,389,949 at 3:30 p.m. on June 18, 2021. Canada now reports 1,411,634 cases, up from 1,406,745 cases of COVID-19 on June 18. Ontario reports 543,571 cases, up from 541,525 cases on June 18, 2021. The Province reports 256 (0.1%) new cases since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 531,571 have been resolved (97.8%) and there have been 9,101 deaths (1.7%). The province has now completed 15,836,497 tests and reports 11,063 tests are currently under investigation. More information here.
A province-by-province breakdown of Canada’s COVID-19 case count can be found here.
In Ontario 13,568,209 people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with 3,761,221 people being fully vaccinated as of June 25, 2021. In Canada, 34,584,472 people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 25,427,081 people have received only one dose and 9,157,391 people are fully vaccinated.
On June 24, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, concluded a day of productive virtual meetings with a diverse group of members of the U.S. Congress from across the United States, including representatives and senators from both parties, and leaders from labour and industry to discuss post-pandemic economic recovery. These meetings built on the ongoing work of the Road Map for a Renewed United States-Canada Partnership and reinforced the strength of the economic partnership between Canada and the United States. More information here.
On June 23, the Government of Canada announced that eligible applicants may now submit an application for the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF). Initially announced in Budget 2021 the fund will provide $500 million over two years to Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) to invest in shared and inclusive public spaces, helping to create the conditions and accessibility to stimulate local economies and bring Canadians back together once it is safe to do so. More information here.
On June 23, the Government of Canada participated in a ministerial panel discussion at the Asia Infrastructure Forum 2021. Minister Ng highlighted Canada’s initiatives to help companies participate in infrastructure projects in Asia, including the formation of the Business, Economic and Trade Recovery (BETR) Team, and initiatives by Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service, Business Development Canada, Export Development Canada, and the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), which are working together to support growth by delivering tailored support to Canadian companies as they pursue opportunities in Southeast Asia. More information here.
On June 21, the Government of Canada announced the details of the first phase of its approach to easing border measures for travellers entering Canada. Beginning July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, fully vaccinated travellers who are permitted to enter Canada will not be subject to the federal requirement to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test on day-8. In addition, fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air will not be required to stay at a government-authorized hotel. More information here.
Today, the Ontario government announced that they are moving women’s economic empowerment forward through the creation of Ontario’s Task Force on Women and the Economy. The new task force fulfills a commitment in the 2021 Budget – Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy to establish a task force on inclusive economic growth that will seek to address the unique and disproportionate economic barriers women face, particularly in an economy that will look different after COVID‐19. More information here.
Today, the Government of Ontario announced that starting Monday, June 28, 2021, at 8:00 a.m., all Ontarians aged 18 and over who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine will be eligible to book an appointment to receive their second ahead of schedule. This will accelerate second dose eligibility for approximately 1.5 million Ontarians. More information here.
On June 24, the Ontario government announced that it is moving the province into Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. More information here.
On June 23, the Ontario government released a report prepared by the Tourism Economic Recovery Ministerial Task Force, which makes recommendations on how to support the province’s $36-billion tourism industry recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The report provided 10 key recommendations about how to rebuild and reshape the future of Ontario’s tourism industry. More information here.
On June 23, the Ontario government launched a new $30 million Surgical Innovation Fund that will directly support Ontario’s hospitals and provide them with the flexibility they need to perform more surgeries and procedures in their communities. More information here.
Today, the City of Toronto will hit a new vaccine milestone with 35 per cent of adults with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine. To date, 3,153,011 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto. More information here.
On June 23, the City of Toronto announced the launch of the Toronto Youth Vaccine Engagement Strategy, a partnership between the City of Toronto and the Toronto Youth Cabinet (TYC). A part of City’s Vaccine Engagement and Mobilization Plan, the strategy sets out to prioritize youth-targeted equity engagement and mobilization actions and encourage and enable COVID-19 vaccine uptake among vulnerable youth. These efforts complement the SickKids/Toronto Public Health Youth Vaccine Strategy Playbook and will focus on youth living in communities that are disproportionally affected by COVID-19. More information here.
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