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"Los aeropuertos estarán listos cuando se alivien las restricciones fronterizas"

Los detalles del plan de reapertura gradual de la frontera federal se anunciarán dentro de unos días, antes del vencimiento de las restricciones fronterizas actuales el lunes.


Los federales confían en que los aeropuertos estarán listos cuando se alivien las restricciones fronterizas POR CORMAC MAC SWEENEY, PERSONAL DE NOTICIAS  Publicado el 16 de junio de 2021 a las 11:36 am EDT Actualizado por última vez el 16 de junio de 2021 a las 1:25 pm EDT  Los detalles del plan de reapertura gradual de la frontera federal se anunciarán dentro de unos días, antes del vencimiento de las restricciones fronterizas actuales el lunes.  El gobierno federal dice que confía en que la industria de las aerolíneas y los aeropuertos de Canadá estarán preparados para comenzar a aceptar viajeros nuevamente cuando las fronteras comiencen a reabrirse para viajes no esenciales.    El ministro federal de Transporte, Omar Alghabra, dice que el gobierno ha estado en contacto con aerolíneas y aeropuertos sobre el plan, pero dice que es posible que la reapertura no ocurra tan pronto como expiren las restricciones.   “Ciertamente, debemos darles tiempo para que se preparen para la reapertura”, dice Alghabra. "Estamos seguros de nuestra asociación con ellos, y sus trabajadores dedicados y comprometidos estarán listos para trabajar con nosotros en la reapertura de viajes".  No dio detalles adicionales del plan, pero dijo que el gobierno se asegurará de que los aeropuertos tengan los recursos de detección y prueba necesarios para hacer frente a un aumento de viajeros.  Solo cuatro aeropuertos en Canadá están aceptando vuelos internacionales actualmente, pero Alghabra dice que a medida que se amplíe la reapertura, el gobierno se asegurará de que otros aeropuertos tengan los recursos necesarios para hacer frente a un aumento de pasajeros.  El gobierno federal ya ha indicado que las personas probablemente necesitarán un pasaporte de vacuna digital para visitar otro país.  El gobierno también eliminó la necesidad de que los viajeros aéreos canadienses completamente vacunados pasen tres días en cuarentena en un hotel autorizado al llegar al país.   Canadá introdujo una regla a principios de año de que quienes ingresen al país por vía aérea sin una exención deben permanecer en un hotel aprobado por el gobierno hasta tres noches antes de regresar a casa para terminar el resto de su cuarentena.  RESTRICCIONES FRONTERIZAS | FRONTERA CANADIENSE | VIAJES INTERNACIONALES | MINISTRO DE TRANSPORTE ÚLTIMO TRÁFICO Y CLIMA Logotipo de Twitter de 680news Traffic 680 NOTICIAS TRÁFICO @ 680NEWStraffic 680 Tráfico de noticias Icono verificado de Twitter Actualizado hace 13 minutos EB Lake Shore está CERRADO en Don Roadway por una investigación de incendio. #EBLakeShore Último tráfico Lee mas Logotipo de Twitter de 680news Weather 680 NOTICIAS CLIMA @ 680NEWSweather  Actualizado hoy a las 03:13 AM Buen jueves por la mañana! Es otro comienzo claro y genial, pero hoy tendremos un día más cálido con un cambio en la victoria ... Último tiempo Lee mas More adults in Delta hotspots eligible for 2nd shot Wednesday as province speeds up vaccine allocation BY LUCAS CASALETTO, MICHAEL RANGER  Posted Jun 17, 2021 9:20 am EDT Last Updated Jun 17, 2021 at 1:03 pm EDT  SUMMARY  The province says anyone that received a first shot on or before May 30 living in a Delta hotspot can book Wednesday.   Only those that received a first dose of an mRNA vaccine are eligible to book a second dose appointment on June 23.   Ontario is expecting an increase in supply from Moderna with over 3 million doses set to arrive by the end of next week.  In a continued effort to speed up second dose vaccinations for individuals living in Delta variant hotspots, the provincial government announced Thursday that more adults will be able to book new appointments as of next week.  The government is accelerating second shot appointments for anyone aged 18-and-up that received a first dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) on or before May 30 living in any of the following 10 Delta variant hotspot regions:  Toronto Peel Region Halton York Durham Hamilton Porcupine Waterloo Wellington-Dufferin Simcoe-Muskoka Those that qualify will be eligible to book an appointment for a second dose starting Wednesday, June 23.  Everyone else in Ontario who got a first shot before May 31 – except for youth aged between 12 and 17 years old – is eligible to book their second dose starting June 28.  The province sped up second dose appointments for Delta variant hotspots on Monday, allowing adults that received the first shot of an mRNA vaccine on or before May 9 to book for a second dose.     The government has decided to expand allocation in more high-risk communities, including Waterloo – a region that continues to report high daily infections due to the presence of the variant – Simcoe-Muskoka and Hamilton.  As a result, the province says it will begin to assist Waterloo Public Health in administering second shots to “high-priority” populations as it looks to control the spread of the Delta variant.  As of June 12, individuals who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine are able to get their second dose in eight weeks rather than 12 weeks.  Those who got AstraZeneca as a first dose have the option of getting a second dose of the same vaccine or an mRNA vaccine, either Pfizer or Moderna.  The government also confirmed Thursday that additional shipments of the Moderna vaccine will arrive in the province this week.  RELATED: Ontario is on track to enter Step 2. You can thank vaccines for that A total of 1,123,780 doses of the mRNA vaccine will arrive either today or on Friday followed by an expected shipment of 2,179,380, split into separate deliveries, that will be in Ontario by next week.  The province is still slated to get just over 938,000 doses of Pfizer’s vaccine through June 28 but did announce a reduced shipment of 348,000 doses from 885,000 for the week of July 5, saying the difference will be made up that month.  Ontario will then receive upwards of 3.1 million doses of Pfizer’s shot split into weekly deliveries starting July 12.  The government says over 48 per cent of youth aged 12 to 17 have received at least one dose, adding that the expectation is more teenagers in this age group will continue to get vaccinated through June 27.  Anyone aged 12 to 17 will be eligible to book a second appointment between August 9 and August 22. Second doses will be accelerated for youth but a date has yet to be confirmed, the government says.  Ontarians have been flooding the province’s online booking portal this week in hopes of securing a second dose and many expressed frustration at their inability to book due to the soaring demand.  Toronto opened up 30,000 more appointments Wednesday morning for the Moderna vaccine, but many reported on social media that the appointments were quickly snatched up when the booking opened.  RELATED: An earlier move to Step 2? Brampton’s mayor wants the province to consider it Toronto sets new COVID-19 vaccination record, almost 75% of adults have 1st dose There have been growing calls from many to speed up reopening in the province with vaccination rates climbing and new cases staying low.  Recent COVID-19 modelling forecasted a good summer in Ontario if the highly transmissible Delta variant is contained by getting more people fully vaccinated.  “To help avoid a fourth wave, we need to continue to ensure first and second doses in high-risk communities,” Dr. Steini Brown said a week ago.  “We need to make sure our vaccine efforts are tailored to community needs and we need to ensure the core public health functions and strong contact tracing.”  Some experts are cautioning that the province needs to exercise caution with the Delta variant on the rise, with some saying the province needs to do more to ensure doses are being allocated to Delta hot spots.  Peel’s top doctor has pressed the Ford government to earmark more second doses to high-risk communities.  Dr. Lawrence Loh said while he encourages people to do whatever they can to get fully vaccinated, he acknowledges the provincial booking system doesn’t always work in favour of Peel Region citizens.  “Approximately 34 per cent of our bookings, at this point, are non-Peel residents,” Dr. Loh said yesterday.  “We’re certainly hopeful that we’ll be able to get additional allocation so that we can continue to open up appointments.”  Waterloo Region reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the province for the first time on Wednesday and local health officials believe the Delta variant is likely behind the recent surge in infections.  Local officials said the majority of cases are associated with close contacts and social gatherings, and area politicians called on the provincial government to help.  “We need help to put this fire out IMMEDIATELY,” NDP legislator Catherine Fife, who represents Waterloo, wrote Wednesday.  The variant has also been linked to a spike in cases in the northeastern Porcupine Health Unit, the only region that didn’t lift health restrictions on businesses and gatherings last week as it battles the surge.  The science shows that only 33 to 50 per cent protection is afforded against the Delta variant with one dose.    Graphics courtesy of @jkwan_md  Over two million Ontarians have now received both doses of the vaccine and the City of Toronto announced that 20 per cent of residents are now fully vaccinated.  Before Step 2 of the province’s reopening plan can begin on July 2, 70 per cent of Ontario adults need to have received at least one dose, and 20 per cent need to have received both doses. The province has already surpassed the first vaccination threshold and is on pace to reach 80 per cent by early July.  Based on current daily vaccinations, Ontario is on pace to meet the 20 per cent fully vaccinated threshold by the week of June 21.  As of 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, 11,943,025 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered and 74 per cent of Ontarians over the age of 12 have received at least one dose, while 18.3 per cent of residents over 12 are now fully vaccinated.  The province set a record for daily vaccines administered on Thursday for the second day in a row, surpassing 200,000 for the second time.  COVID-19 VACCINE|ONTARIO|SECOND DOSES|VACCINE ROLLOUT THE BIG STORY PODCAST podcast thumbnail B.C. has a blueprint to save its oldest forests. Will it use it? 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The province’s active case count has dropped below 5,000 on Wednesday for the first time since Oct. 1.  The province reported 384 cases and 12 deaths on Wednesday.  The rolling seven-day average has dropped to 443, reaching the lowest point since late September.  There are now 397 people hospitalized in the province with 362 in the ICU. Hospitalizations are down more than 100 since one week ago and ICU numbers have dropped nearly 100 in the last week. Hospitalizations have fallen below 400 for the first time since November.    Graphics courtesy of @jkwan_md  There were 210,611 vaccine doses administered in the last 24-hour period. It is the second straight day the province has set a daily vaccination record.  As of 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, 11,943,025 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered and 74 per cent of Ontarians over the age of 12 have received at least one dose, while 18.3 per cent of residents over 12 are now fully vaccinated.  Ontario will be updating its COVID-19 vaccination plan on Thursday amid complaints about a lack of available appointments as second dose eligibility expanded in Delta hotspots.  Health Minister Christine Elliott and Solicitor General Sylvia Jones will be providing the update from Queen’s Park at 1 p.m.    Graphics courtesy of @jkwan_md  There are growing calls from many to speed up reopening in the province with vaccinations rates climbing and new cases staying low.  Some experts are cautioning that the province needs to exercise caution with the Delta variant on the rise, with some saying the province needs to do more to ensure doses are being allocated to Delta hot spots.  Before Step 2 of the province’s reopening plan can begin on July 2, 70 per cent of Ontario adults need to have received at least one dose, and 20 per cent need to have received both doses. The province has already surpassed the first vaccination threshold and is on pace to reach 80 per cent by early July.  Based on current daily vaccinations, Ontario is on pace to meet the 20 per cent fully vaccinated threshold by the week of June 21.  CORONAVIRUS|COVID-19|ONTARIO PUBLIC HEALTH Canada getting surprise shipment of 1M Moderna doses from U.S. BY MICHAEL RANGER, NEWS STAFF  Posted Jun 17, 2021 11:04 am EDT Last Updated Jun 17, 2021 at 12:40 pm EDT  In this photo illustration a medical syringe seen in front of the Moderna multinational pharmaceutical corporation logo. Netherlands, November 29, 2020. Photo by Robin Utrecht/ABACAPRESS.COM hoto by Robin Utrecht/ABACAPRESS.COM Canada is getting an unexpected one million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.  Procurement Minister Anita Anand made the announcement in a tweet, saying Canada has reached an agreement with the United States government for the shots.  “I would like to thank President Biden and my counterpart Jeffrey Zients for their partnership,” says Anand in the tweet.  “We continue to work with partners around the world, including the United States, to ensure access to vaccines for Canadians, as well as to help meet demands internationally.”  The doses will arrive from the U.S. by Thursday evening.   Details of the agreement between the two countries are not yet clear, however the first vaccine loan from the U.S. earlier this year saw Canada receive a loan of AstraZeneca shots that acted as an advance to already purchased shots.  The unexpected doses are in addition to the nine million Moderna shots that Canada is set to receive in June.  RELATED: Canada donating 13M surplus COVID 19 vaccine doses to poor countries The country was already poised to receive more than eight million vaccine doses this week thanks to a massive infusion of shots from Moderna and a revised delivery schedule.  The Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical firm will deliver a total of 5.8 million jabs in two separate shipments this week, in addition to Thursday’s surprise delivery.  Canada’s total vaccine deliveries in June will now top 21 million doses.  The federal government has received more than 22.5 million Pfizer-BioNTech doses and nearly 2.9 million Oxford-AstraZeneca jabs, with another one million of the latter scheduled for delivery later this month.  Around 330,000 doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine were also delivered, but Health Canada has decided not to distribute them over concerns they may have been tainted.  Dr. Theresa Tam said earlier this week that Canada’s vaccine rollout plan is finally bearing fruit.  “Now we’re seeing the benefits of high [vaccine] coverage, including reduced illness and death among the most vulnerable populations,” said Tam  The country is on the cusp of its hitting its first national vaccination target, but chief public health officer Dr. Tam says the Delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 might mean the country has to up its game again.  Federal modelling done in April and May suggested that if 75 per cent of eligible Canadians had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 20 per cent had two, provinces could safely begin easing restrictions on public movement without overwhelming hospitals again.  Over 65 per cent of Canadian have received their first dose and nearly 15 per cent are fully vaccinated.  COVID-19 VACCINE|MODERNA Experts caution against faster reopening amid Delta variant spread BY MICHAEL RANGER  Posted Jun 17, 2021 6:19 am EDT Last Updated Jun 17, 2021 at 7:02 am EDT  A person washes the sidewalk ahead of the opening of the patios in Kingston, Ontario on Wednesday June 9, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues across Canada and around world. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lars Hagberg THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lars Hagberg There are growing calls from many to speed up Ontario’s economic reopening plan as COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up and daily infection numbers remain low.  But some experts are cautioning that the province may not be entirely out of the woods yet.  Health experts are pointing to the U.K. as an example of why it may be best to tread lightly when it comes to loosening restrictions. The highly contagious Delta variant is fueling a rise in cases in Britain and forcing the country to delay their own reopening plan.  Daily case numbers in the U.K. dropped to lows not seen since last summer in early May – new infections have been steadily on the rise since mid-May.  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed earlier this week that the next round of relaxed restrictions would be delayed by four weeks as a result of the spread of Delta.  Just over 60 per cent of U.K. residents have one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and nearly half are fully vaccinated.  Experts believe Canada is about a month behind the U.K. when it comes to the emergence of the Delta variant.  Dr. Peter Juni, who sits on Ontario’s Science Advisory Table, tells the Toronto Star the next two weeks will be crucial in determining how well the province will fare against the highly transmissible strain.  “The virus has upped its game massively,” Juni told the Star. “The future is in our hands. We can still mess this up.”  Toronto’s medical officer of health Dr. Eileen de Villa says the city continues to monitor the spread of Delta closely.  “At a very high level we are certainly seeing Delta variant here in the city,” said De Villa. “At last count, I think it was roughly a third of the samples that did come back as Delta variant.”  The Science Table estimates the variant now makes up approximately half of the COVID-19 cases in the province.  Ontario’s Science Table COVID-19 dashboard    Waterloo Region in southwestern Ontario reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the province for the first time on Wednesday and local health officials believe the Delta variant is likely behind the recent surge in infections.  The region reported 71 new infections, surpassing the daily infections of hotspots and areas with much higher populations like Toronto and Peel Region.  “We are concerned that our trends are not improving as they are in other communities in Ontario because of the Delta variant,” Dr. Julie Emili, associate medical officer of health, said in a community presentation Friday.  The region, which includes the cities of Waterloo, Kitchener and Cambridge, reported 494 active cases as of Wednesday afternoon. Local officials have also noted an increase in hospitalizations and ICU admissions.  We need help to put this fire out IMMEDIATELY,” NDP legislator Catherine Fife, who represents Waterloo, wrote on Twitter Wednesday.  The variant has also been linked to a dramatic spike in cases in the northeastern Porcupine Health Unit, the only region that didn’t lift health restrictions on businesses and gatherings last week as it battles the surge.  RELATED: Ontario on track for Step 2 of reopening with daily vaccinations on steady pace When asked about the chances of Ontario moving into Step 2 of the reopening plan ahead of schedule, Premier Doug Ford has been non-committal.  “We will sit down with the health table,” said Ford. “The light is growing brighter, as we say, at the end of the tunnel. “We just have to hit that 20 per cent [of fully vaccinated adults] and we’re going to be good.”  While Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown expressed a desire for the province to move to Step 2 ahead of schedule, Peel Region’s top doctor continues to urge caution.  Dr. Lawrence Loh has spoken out over the severity of the Delta variant while pressing the Ford government to allocate more second doses to high-risk communities.  Before Step 2 of the reopening plan can begin, 70 per cent of Ontario adults need to have received at least one dose, and 20 per cent need to have received both doses. The province has already surpassed the first vaccination threshold and is on pace to reach 80 per cent by early July.  Based on current daily vaccinations, Ontario is on pace to meet the 20 per cent fully vaccinated threshold by the week of June 21.  Hair salon owners are calling on the province to allow their industry to reopen, saying their establishments are safe and employ ample measures to guard against the spread of COVID-19.  The province entered the first phase of a three-step reopening plan last Friday. Non-essential retailers were able to reopen, patio dining resumed, and outdoor fitness classes restarted, among other things.  Hair salons and other personal care services, however, are only slated to open in Step 2, which won’t kick in until next month.  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Los federales confían en que los aeropuertos estarán listos cuando se alivien las restricciones fronterizas.

El gobierno federal dijo que confía en que la industria de las aerolíneas y los aeropuertos de Canadá estarán preparados para comenzar a aceptar viajeros nuevamente cuando las fronteras comiencen a reabrirse para viajes no esenciales.


El ministro federal de Transporte, Omar Alghabra, dijo que el gobierno ha estado en contacto con aerolíneas y aeropuertos sobre el plan; pero mencionó que es posible que la reapertura no ocurra tan pronto como expiren las restricciones.


“Ciertamente, debemos darles tiempo para que se preparen para la reapertura”, dijo Alghabra. "Estamos seguros de nuestra asociación con ellos y gracias a sus trabajadores dedicados y comprometidos estarán listos para trabajar con nosotros en la reapertura de los viajes".

No dio detalles adicionales del plan; pero dijo que el gobierno se asegurará de que los aeropuertos tengan los recursos de detección y prueba necesarios para hacer frente a un aumento de viajeros.


Solo cuatro aeropuertos en Canadá están aceptando vuelos internacionales actualmente, pero Alghabra dijo que a medida que se amplíe la reapertura, el gobierno se asegurará de que otros aeropuertos tengan los recursos necesarios para hacer frente al incremento de pasajeros.


El gobierno federal ya ha indicado que las personas probablemente necesitarán un pasaporte de vacunación digital para visitar otro país.


Recientemente, el gobierno también eliminó la necesidad de que los viajeros aéreos canadienses completamente vacunados pasen tres días en cuarentena en un hotel autorizado al llegar al país.


Canadá introdujo una regla a principios de año, para que quienes ingresen al país por vía aérea, sin ninguna excepción, permanezcan en un hotel aprobado por el gobierno hasta tres noches antes de regresar a casa para terminar el resto de su cuarentena.



ARTÍCULO POR: CORMAC MAC SWEENEY

FOTOGRAFÍA: ANNA GRU

EDICIÓN Y TRADUCCIÓN POR: ELIANA GONZÁLEZ


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