Prevent Omicron, Canada Bans Citizens from Traveling Abroad

Prevent Omicron, Canada Bans Citizens from Traveling Abroad

The Canadian government has asked its citizens not to travel abroad until next month. This was conveyed after Canada detected 80 cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

 "I said it very clearly: now is not the time to travel," Canadian Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said at a news conference Thursday.

Ummatimes - Omicron has been detected, he stressed, there is clearly community transmission. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau understands that calls not to travel abroad are unwelcome or annoying. But he called on residents to follow public health advice.

“Be careful during this holiday season. Give your children their injections," he said.

The number of Covid-19 cases in Canada has reached its highest level since October 1. The most populous province there, namely Ontario, reported 1,536 new cases on Monday (13/12) ago. That figure jumped 70 percent from last week. Among those cases, 80 of them were Omicron.

So far, Canada has recorded 1.86 million cases of Covid-19. More than 30,000 people there died from being infected with the corona virus. Regarding Omicron, the variant has reportedly been detected in more than 60 countries.

Government health experts say Omicron is more contagious than the Delta variant. The variant has spread in Canada since it was first detected last November.