Justin Trudeau announced at a press conference on Friday that Canada should have received nearly 44 million doses of the COVID vaccine by the end of June.
The announcement comes as the third wave of the pandemic is hitting the country head-on.
“By the end of May, we will be receiving one million doses of Pfizer per week.” The prime minister said, “In June, we will have approximately two million doses per week.”
It is expected to receive 2 million doses of Moderna in April and 3 million in May. “We expect to have seven million in June,” said Justin Trudeau.
In addition, Justin Trudeau called for tighter health measures in place in Canada at a time when a speeding up of the vaccination campaign failed to slow the third wave of Covid-19.
He said in a press conference that this new wave, which was characterized by a strong spread of virus variants, especially the British, is “worrying”.
“In several places in the country, more stringent measures are needed to limit the spread of the virus,” he said, while the most populous provinces, Ontario and Quebec, tightened restrictions already in place.
But some, like Alberta, which has the most new COVID-19 cases in Canada per million people for a week, have just closed bars and dining rooms.
“We must do our utmost to fight this third wave,” said Justin Trudeau, announcing in particular the extension of Canadian Red Cross aid in Ontario until September.
Canada has recorded more than 25,000 cases of the most contagious variants of the Coronavirus since the start of the year, with the provinces worst affected being Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
– With Agence France-Presse