January 28, 2022

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Canada receives 140 million quick tests to deliver to homes | News

The Canadian government announced Wednesday that there will be 140 million rapid antigen tests by the end of January to be delivered to homes across the country, given the concentration of laboratories testing PCR tests and the rapid increase in the Omigron variant. .

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a news conference Quick tests distributed to provincial governments will quadruple the amount of 35 million provided in December 2021.

The official population of Canada is estimated at 38 million.

Trudeau announced that he hopes provincial officials with health powers will “distribute rapid tests to their citizens to overcome this wave.” Omigron“Possible.

The Prime Minister of Canada said Canada has enough COV-19 vaccine for all Canadians to receive the recommended three doses. He encouraged those who had not yet been vaccinated to do so by the country’s health authorities.

Vaccine

“We have the vaccines that all Canadians need, so get vaccinated,” Trudeau said.

Recent statistics show it 77% of the Canadian population has a complete list of vaccines against Govt-19 And 82.4% have been partially vaccinated.

Canada is experiencing an explosion of lawsuits Govit-19 Powered by Omigron variant. This Wednesday, the country registered 37,410 new cases, reaching a historic high of 46,741 on January 1st. The daily percentage of positive tests is 28.3%.

However, experts point out that the number of actual cases is very high due to the inability of the country to test all the persons required for Govt-19.

In addition, those who get positive results through rapid antigen tests as Trudeau announced today have no way of reporting their condition to health officials, so they are not counted in official statistics.

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With the outbreak of lawsuits, provinces such as Ontario and Quebec, the most populous countries in the country, are forced to re-establish strict limits on restaurants, indoor meetings and other activities to curb the increase in cases.