Canada says it can ban most passenger journey from the UK starting midnight Sunday.
That ban will final a minimum of 72 hours.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed the information in a tweet Sunday night time native time, saying it was being completed to guard Canadians throughout the nation.
In an announcement, the Public Well being Company of Canada says that though extra information on the Covid-19 variant continues to be wanted, “the choice was made to droop entry into Canada of all industrial and personal passenger flights from the UK for 72 hours.”
Trudeau convened a gathering of Canada’s cupboard stage ‘Incident Response Group’ Sunday afternoon to debate the brand new variant of Covid-19. The ministers of well being, transport, public security, and overseas affairs have been all in attendance.
What’s taking place in Canada: Canada has been coping with a surge in day by day circumstances and a troubling improve in hospitalizations and deaths. Canada’s Public Well being Company says this second wave is now worse than the primary with circumstances and hospitalizations persevering with to outpace the primary wave’s peak.
The province of Quebec stated it could start a lockdown Christmas Day after focused lockdowns and restrictions did not curb rising case counts.
Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, can also be contemplating a full lockdown after focused closures did not deliver down an infection charges in Toronto and its suburbs.
Canada has accepted the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and began distribution every week in the past. Public well being officers say they are going to be start distributing the Moderna vaccine as quickly as it’s accepted. Well being Canada, the nationwide regulator, stated it continues to assessment Moderna’s information and approval is predicted inside days.
Canada has reported greater than 511,000 coronavirus circumstances and greater than 14,000 deaths.