Recent News on COVID-19 Advances in Canada (All Time East): 11:45 am Strict new isolation and testing operations for travelers arriving in Canada will begin on February 22nd.
Recent News on COVID-19 Advances in Canada (All Time East):
Strict new isolation and testing activities for travelers to Canada will begin on February 22nd.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says new measures are needed to protect Canadians and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially new strains.
The government had earlier announced that incoming passengers would have to pay for the cost of 72-hour hotel stay and COVID-19 test.
More details on how it works and who will be covered will come later today.
Trudeau says there will be exceptions for some essential workers, but now he says no one should travel for any essential reason.
Visitors to Canada are already subject to mandatory 14-day isolation, and many must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the next three days.
According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada has purchased an additional four million doses of Govit-19 vaccine from Moderna.
He says Pfizer CEO Albert Burrow has also confirmed that it will award a contract to ship four million doses of its vaccine through Bioendech by the end of March.
Deliveries will be accelerated with 10.8 million doses of the Pfizer-Bioentech vaccine expected from April to June.
Trudeau says Canada now has 84 million doses to receive from Pfizer and Moderna by the end of September – the only two vaccines that Health Canada has approved so far.
Quebec has linked 984 new COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths to the Corona virus novel.
The number of hospital admissions dropped from 25 to 849, with 137 patients in intensive care and six declining, health officials said.
The province says it administered 7,927 doses of Covit-19 vaccine on Thursday for a total of 280,612 people.
According to Ontario, there are 1,076 new Govt-19 cases in the province, and 18 deaths are related to the virus.
Health Minister Christine Elliott says 361 of those new cases are in Toronto, 210 in the Peel region and 122 in the York region.
The province said a further 1,415 cases had been resolved since Thursday’s report.
Nova Scotia has not reported any new cases of COVID-19, which keeps the number of active cases in the province at nine.
One person is currently in intensive care at the hospital.
More than 22,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia, while nearly 7,500 have received their second dose.
Canada’s chief public health official says as the number of COVID-19 cases drops across the country, the growing number of new strains threatens to stop that progress.
According to Dr. Theresa Tom, at least three provinces provide evidence of the spread of new, more widespread types of community.
He says there are more than 429 cases of the first identified variant in the UK, and 28 of the first types of cases identified in South Africa have been reported in eight provinces.
So far there is only one report of the variation first discovered in Brazil.
This report of the Canadian edition was first published on February 12, 2021.
The Canadian Press