Omicron Variant: Canada’s Omicron infection reportedly surge

Foreign nationals from ten African countries are no longer permitted to visit Canada

Omicron Variant: Canada's Omicron infection reportedly surge

Infections from the new Covid variant termed Omicron topped double digits in Canada on Friday, with occurrences detected in the country’s largest city, Toronto, according to public health experts.

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s senior public health officer, pronounced in his disclosure that the government had so far found 11 cases of the new type known as Omicron, all of which affected people who had recently traveled overseas, and indicated concerns about its transmission.

In her literal statement, she said

The emergence and spread of the Omicron variant of concern, including 11 recent detections in travellers coming into Canada and/or their close contacts, is yet another reminder of how quickly things can shift in this pandemic, unless we continue to reduce the spread and impact of the virus with vaccination and other layers of protection

It was announced a few hours following her statement that the number of Omicron cases had risen to 15, with at least one instance in York.

According to the investigation, Omicron was confirmed in a child under the age of 12 who had returned from a trip to South Africa.

Foreign nationals from ten African countries are no longer permitted to visit Canada.

It has also declared an accelerated roll-out of Covid vaccine booster doses for all adults over the age of 18 who have already received their initial two doses. The third vaccine should be generally available by the end of this month or early next year.


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