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P.E.I. health officials announce new border measures to address Omicron variant

P.E.I. health officials announce new border measures to address Omicron variant

Anyone arriving in P.E.I. from an international destination, including the United States, must be tested at their point of entry and again on the fourth day after they arrive
Confusion at Canadian airports as few details on COVID-19 testing rule for travellers

Confusion at Canadian airports as few details on COVID-19 testing rule for travellers

Confusion has been growing at Canadian airports since the federal government moved to change COVID-19 testing rules for travellers.
Ottawa, provinces mull expansion of COVID-19 tests for arriving American travellers

Ottawa, provinces mull expansion of COVID-19 tests for arriving American travellers

Ottawa announced on Tuesday that all air travellers entering Canada, except for those coming from the U.S., would need to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival
South African envoy calls on Canada to support waiver on COVID-19 vaccines

South African envoy calls on Canada to support waiver on COVID-19 vaccines

South African High Commissioner Sibongiseni Dlamini-Mntambo says the emergence of Omicron is rooted in the vaccine inequity
More than $1B needed to clear surgical backlogs: Canadian Medical Association

More than $1B needed to clear surgical backlogs: Canadian Medical Association

Deloitte found a backlog of 327,800 procedures across Canada
Unvaccinated travellers barred from planes and trains as of today

Unvaccinated travellers barred from planes and trains as of today

The policy came into effect on Oct. 30, but the federal government allowed a short transition period
Quebec confirms case of Omicron variant of concern; 115 travellers under watch

Quebec confirms case of Omicron variant of concern; 115 travellers under watch

115 people who recently travelled to the province, principally from countries in southern Africa, have been asked to take a PCR test and to isolate
Health officials in New Brunswick report 46 new COVID-19 cases and one death Monday

Health officials in New Brunswick report 46 new COVID-19 cases and one death Monday

A person in their 70s in the Moncton region has died as a result of COVID-19
What we know so far about the Omicron variant, which has been found in Canada

What we know so far about the Omicron variant, which has been found in Canada

Canada's first two cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant of concern were confirmed Sunday in Ottawa
Newfoundland and Labrador reports nine new COVID-19 cases

Newfoundland and Labrador reports nine new COVID-19 cases

Four of the cases reported today involve people younger than 20
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