COVID-19 requires flights from sizzling spots to cease MP


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A passenger of Air India flight 187 from New Delhi arrives at Toronto’s Pearson Airport on April 21, 2021.

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The lawmakers unanimously agreed that Canada ought to cease worldwide flights from international locations the place the outbreak of COVID-19 continues simply hours earlier than the federal authorities introduced new restrictions on incoming journey.

The Home of Commons this afternoon adopted a decision from the Block Quebokis that halted flights carrying non-essential passengers from sure international locations, reminiscent of India and Brazil.

Information from Well being Canada exhibits that 112 worldwide flights came about in Canada previously two weeks, together with at the very least one passenger, which subsequently examined constructive for COVID-19.

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Which incorporates 32 flights from India, 20 from the USA and 10 from France and the United Arab Emirates.

Deputy Chief Public Well being Officer Drs. Howard Nzu stated at a briefing this afternoon that the minister was taking a look at knowledge about upcoming flights, exams and variants of concern, together with metrics, which confirmed a rise in circumstances on flights from India.

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