Emergency in Ottawa over Covid-19 protests

Emergency in Ottawa over Covid-19 protests

The mayor of Canada’s capital declared a state of emergency on Sunday and a former US ambassador to Canada said groups in the US should stop interfering in the US neighbor’s domestic affairs because of those protesting COVID-19 restrictions. Protesters paralyzed the city of Ottawa.

Mayor Jim Watson said the announcement highlights the need for support from other jurisdictions and levels of government. This gives the city additional powers around procurement and how it provides services, which can help procure essential equipment for frontline workers and first responders. Thousands of protesters descended on Ottawa again over the weekend, joining those who remained from last weekend. Residents are angry with non-stop horns, traffic disruptions and harassment and fear no end after the police chief called it a “siege” which he could not manage. The “freedom truck convoy” has attracted the support of many US Republicans, including former President Donald Trump, who called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a “far leftist” who “destroyed Canada with a crazy COVID mandate.”

“Under no circumstances should any group in the United States fund disruptive activities in Canada. Period. Full stop,” tweeted former US ambassador Bruce Heyman. Will refund or redirect the vast majority of the millions raised by protesters protesting in the U.S., Florida Gov. such as Prominent US Republican Ron DeSantis complained and vowed to investigate. But GoFundMe said it would issue refunds to everyone as it did. determined that there was an attempt to violate the Site’s Terms of Service due to unlawful activity.

‘Australia to reopen borders for double-vaccination’

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Monday that the country’s international borders would reopen to tourists from February 21, provided that visitors were double immunized. “I know the tourism industry will be looking forward to this and that over the next two weeks they will have the opportunity to see visitors come in and prepare for them to welcome international visitors to Australia,” Morrison said. He said people entering Australia from February 21 would need to be double vaccinated.

88,29,402 Number of new cases reported globally in the last 24 hours
39,53,78,364 Total number of cases worldwide
57,41,360 total number of deaths worldwide

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