Border measures are relaxed in Canada under the new variant of Covid-19

Ottawa, April 2 (IANS) Border measures were eased in Canada on Friday as fully vaccinated travelers no longer need pre-arrival Covid-19 tests to enter Canada by land or air.

Vaccinated individuals may still be subject to random molecular testing upon arrival in Canada. If they are randomly selected, they are not required to self-isolate unless the result is positive, Xinhua news agency reported, citing a previous Health Ministry announcement.

Announcing these measures in March, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said health authorities would continue to adjust them as the epidemiological situation in Canada and abroad evolves.

Currently, some locations in Canada have entered a so-called sixth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic caused by Omicron’s BA.2 subvariant, although it is unclear how severe and how severe it will be. if the rest of the country will follow.

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) warned on Friday that new variants will continue to appear. “We must remain vigilant and take all available measures to limit the spread,” PHAC said in a daily update report.

According to data released by PHAC on Friday, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country reached 3,484,560, with 159,270 active cases and 37,626 deaths.

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