Canada: As the Omicron variant spreads, Health Minister of Canada Jean-Yves Duclos has warned Canadians planning to travel abroad to abandon their plans.
"Those who were planned to travel, I emphatically state that now is not the time to do so. The rapid global spread of the Omicron type makes us fear the worst "At a press conference on Wednesday, Duclos stated. According to sources, Canada has 276 Omicron cases as of Wednesday. Duclos indicated that he's moving now since the Omicron scenario is changing swiftly, despite the fact that releasing a new warning so soon to Christmas is a harsh action. "The situation in many parts of the world is already grave, and it's just going to grow worse," he warned.
According to estimates, Canada reported 5,807 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday evening, bringing the total number of cases to 1,851,057, with 29,994 deaths. On Wednesday, the province of Quebec, which has a population of 8.4 million people, reported 2,386 new cases, the largest number since January, when the province was in the midst of a terrible second wave. With a population of 14 million people, Ontario verified 1,808 new cases, the most since May.