Sunday the latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world. This file is updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories when available.
8:04 am Chinese authorities in Shanghai plan to categorize parts of the city as low-risk for COVID as they seek to end a two-month hurtful shutdown in China’s financial center.
From June, Shanghai will place parts of the city into high, medium or low risk categories, Zhao Dandan, deputy head of Shanghai’s health commission, said at a briefing. Districts that have not reported positive cases or community infections for 14 days will be defined as low risk, Zhao said. However, he did not describe how restrictions on freedom of movement in such areas could be relaxed.
Residents in high- and medium-risk areas are confined to their homes and have to undergo a daily nucleic acid test (PCR) for 14 days, Zhao said.
The Shanghai lockdown, which began in late March, has taken a heavy economic and social toll, sparked clashes between residents and police and has shut down production for Tesla Inc. companies. to Apple Inc. disturbed. It has even led to a worldwide shortage of a chemical widely used for X-rays, radiography and CT scans.
7:54 am Toronto Public Health is investigating the city’s first suspected case of the rare disease monkeypox.
In a press release, the health unit said a Toronto male in his 40s is stable and recovering in hospital. TPH added that he may have come into contact with a person who traveled to Montreal.
“The risk to the general public from this infection is very low,” the press release said. “In general, monkeypox doesn’t spread easily between people.”
The health unit also said people may have been exposed to monkey pox if they went to the Axis Club on College Street on May 14 or Woody’s bar on Church Street on May 13-14.
Read the full story of the Star’s Isaac Phan Nay
7:44 am Play in the second Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year has started at the red clay of Roland Garros in Paris, with none of the COVID-19 restrictions that have limited attendance for the past two years.
The French Open is the sport’s only major championship to start on a Sunday.
The most anticipated match of Day 1 is Carlos Alcaraz, the 19-year-old Spaniard who is ranked No. 6 and the youngest player to break into the top 10 of the men’s rankings since Rafael Nadal in 2005.
Renowned anti-vaccine athlete Novak Djokovic, last year’s men’s champion and 13-time champion Nadal, will play their first round matches on Monday. So is the No. 1 woman, Iga Swiatek, who has a 28-game winning streak.