August 15, 2022

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Canada: Quebec closes bars, gyms and theaters as Omigran variant progresses

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Vaccine Center (Photo: Reuters)

Quebec City Announced Monday that it would close Empty, Cinemas, Gymnasiums Y Spas Due to corona virus cases registered in the Canadian province. Sports events will be closed to spectators.

Minister of Health of Quebec, Christian DubeHe also said restaurants should close at 10pm. The new measures are in addition to last week’s restrictions on restaurants and bars to 50% capacity.

In Quebec, 4.571 COVID-19 cases on Monday, new Registration On the same day since the onset of the epidemic.

Starting Tuesday, Schools Primary and Companies They will be closed for face-to-face teaching until January 10, although the facilities will be used Vaccine Or distribution Quick tests For students.

Spectators will not be allowed to attend professional or amateur sporting events, Although the NHL’s Montreal Canadians have already played a recent game Empty levels.

The Remote workA previously recommended by the authorities, will now be made mandatory if possible.

The epidemiological situation is important. The spread in the community is amazing, ā€¯Dubey told a news conference. “Our health care system is already in crisis … and things are not improving. Hospital admissions and intensive care units are on the rise.

What we are asking for is to keep your contacts to a minimumThe Minister of Health concluded.

Israel has added Canada to its red list

The decision by the Quebec government comes within the framework of a general increase in cases in the country. Precisely for that, Israel on Monday decided to add the North American country to its travel red list.

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Israelis have been banned from traveling due to the expansion of the Omigron variant included United States, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Morocco, Turkey, Hungary, Belgium, Switzerland and Canada.

As per the recommendation, the cabinet ministers approved to expand the list of red states“Yesterday the Ministry of Health, Prime Minister’s Office, Naftali Benet reported.

As mentioned, the move comes into effect at midnight on Tuesday 21st and indicates that Israeli citizens will not be allowed to travel to any of these countries. Unless a special and reasonable permission is obtained.

In turn, they are obligated to self-isolate for between one week 10 days if they return from these places depending on whether they have been vaccinated or not.

(With information from AP and EFE)

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