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FG Urges People To Avoid Travel Amid Omicron Variant Surging Cases

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FG Urges People To Avoid Travel Amid Omicron Variant Surging Cases—Canadian Health Minister, Jean-Yves Duclos, has urged Canadians with plans to travel abroad to cancel their trips as the Omicron variant spreads.

Duclos said at a press conference that the rapid spread of the Omicron variant on a global scale makes the fear worst.

“To those who were planning to travel, I say very clearly now is not the time to travel.’’

Canada has reported 276 Omicron cases as of Wednesday.

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The minister said that introducing a new advisory so close to Christmas is a drastic move.

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“It is because the Omicron situation is changing quickly.

“The situation abroad is already dire in many places and it’s going to get worse very quickly.’’

The country reported 5,807 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday evening, raising the cumulative total to 1,851,057 with 29,994 deaths.

Quebec, with a population of 8.4 million, reported 2,386 new cases on Wednesday, the highest number since January when the province was in the middle of a brutal second wave.

Ontario, with a population of 14 million, confirmed 1,808 new cases, the highest since May

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