August 9, 2022

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COVID-19: Canada advises its citizens not to go abroad because of the Omigron variant of the corona virus

Canada On Wednesday it advised its citizens to avoid all foreign travel that would be considered unnecessary in view of the rapid growth in the number of cases. Omigron variant Of Corona virus In the North American country and in other parts of the world.

Minister of Health Canada, Jean-Yves Duclos announced the decision at a press conference in Ottawa and acknowledged that the move was “tough” but also necessary to avoid a possible collapse of Canadian hospitals.

“Rapid growth Omigron variant It scares us the most globally, ”he explained.

“Now is not the time to travel,” Douglas told Canadians planning to travel abroad for the Christmas holidays.

Boundary closure is not ruled out

When asked that Canada Douglas promised that the Canadian government would “continue to monitor” the situation and take “best measures” at all times to prevent foreigners from re-entering the country, as happened last year during the worst months of the epidemic.

Today, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canadians should carefully consider decisions made on Christmas.

This decision by the Canadian authorities comes at a time when the number of corona virus cases is on the rise Canada It has increased by 33% in the last seven days.

Although the number of hospital admissions increased by only 3% during the same period, experts point out that there are still a high number of infections. Omigron variant Even among people who have been fully vaccinated, if action is not taken, hospitals could collapse in the coming weeks.

(With information from EFE)

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