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Concerns about the delta variant cause the reopening to be postponed in England. The British government resisted requests on Tuesday to provide extra financial assistance to firms and workers who may suffer financially as a result of the government’s decision to postpone the easing of coronavirus restrictions in England by four weeks, to July 19.

Although many coronavirus restrictions have been lifted in recent weeks, allowing huge portions of the UK economy to reopen, a number of businesses, notably those in the hotel and entertainment sectors, have been unable to do so due to financial constraints.  Those businesses had been preparing to reopen on June 21, the date set by the government for the likely relaxation of prohibitions on social contact, after months of preparations.

However, the recent surge in new infections caused by the more contagious delta variety discovered in India has thrown that strategy into disarray. Following the announcement, unions and industry leaders urged the government to compensate people harmed by the delay, notably those in the arts and hospitality.

The Trades Union Congress‘ general secretary, Frances O’Grady, stated that the delay meant “many employees and businesses may require further assistance.” She believes the government should postpone asking firms to contribute to the salary support system, which has been in place since March 2020, until July.

The Confederation of British Industry also encouraged the government to postpone the scheduled phase-out of company tax breaks and to extend the commercial rent freeze for the industries most affected. It also stated that a solution for the struggling international travel sector must be found. Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove, a strong supporter of Johnson, appeared to hint that no additional financial assistance would be forthcoming, saying that the government’s support programs were built on the idea that the road map out of lockdown would be delayed.

Gove told Sky News that allowing them to reopen would have been the “worst thing for business” because it would have forced them to reimpose restrictions. He expressed his hope that the administration will not have to postpone the resumption of the government again. “It would necessitate an extraordinary and spectacular change in the progression of the disease,” he explained.

Canada had reported 1,403,285 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of early Tuesday morning, with 16,270 deemed active. On Monday, health officials in Atlantic Canada announced 13 new cases of COVID-19, including There were no new COVID-19 cases reported in Prince Edward Island, where there were only four current cases as of Monday.

In Quebec, where large cities saw additional restrictions relaxed on Monday, health officials recorded one more fatality and 123 new COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, four more deaths were recorded in Ontario on Monday, along with 447 new cases of COVID-19.

On Monday, Manitoba reported two more deaths and 124 new cases of COVID-19, while Saskatchewan reported one more death and 55 new cases. Alberta health officials reported one fatality and 115 additional cases. There were no new COVID-19 cases reported Monday in Nunavut or the Northwest Territories, where health officials declared a school outbreak connected to more than 70 cases.

Dr. Catherine Elliott, the interim chief medical officer of health in Yukon, confirmed another COVID-19 fatality, the territory’s third since the outbreak began. “The Whitehorse resident was linked to a previous case and was unvaccinated,” said a statement announcing the death and additional cases in both residents and non-residents.

In British Columbia, health restrictions will be eased on indoor gatherings, group activities, and travel within British Columbia on Tuesday. COVID-19 immunization rates are increasing, according to Premier John Horgan, while case counts are decreasing. Since Friday, the province has reported four more deaths and 277 new cases.

According to a coronavirus tracking service, more than 176.2 million cases of COVID-19 have been detected worldwide as of early Tuesday morning. According to the Johns Hopkins University database, the reported global death toll was more than 3.8 million.In Europe, Germany’s health minister claims that the country has given roughly five million immunization certificates that will be used in a European Union-wide digital pass system. Germany began issuing the certifications late last week. Users can use a smartphone app to download proof of their coronavirus vaccination status.

In the Asia-Pacific region, India reported 60,471 new COVID-19 infections in the previous 24 hours on Tuesday, the lowest number since March 31. A senior World Health Organization official stated on Monday that Africa will receive priority treatment for the Group of Seven’s committed 870 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

In the Middle East, Israel has lifted one of its final coronavirus limitations following a highly effective immunization campaign, removing one of the final coronavirus limitations. The ban was lifted on Tuesday, but travelers will still need to wear masks on airlines and on their route to quarantine. Individuals who have not been immunized must wear masks in nursing homes and other long-term care institutions.

Israel has immunized approximately 85% of its adult population, allowing schools and businesses to resume fully. In a country of well than nine million people, there are barely a few dozen active patients. In the Americas, Chilean health officials said that a COVID-19 emergency will be extended until September to allow the government to implement restrictions. Anvisa, Brazil’s health regulator, has extended the shelf life of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination from three to 4.5 months.