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COVID-19: Canada in for "intense" weeks of Omicron infections, data shows | FULL

Canada is set for several “intense” weeks of COVID-19 activity as the Omicron variant continues to drive record infections and hospitalizations, new modelling data suggested on Friday. The projections indicate the Omicron wave could peak at 170,000 cases a day this month, though officials say the numbers are estimates of the “true number of daily cases” that may be…

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COVID-19: Canada broadens $300-a-week benefit amid new restrictions | FULL

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Wednesday that the federal government is expanding eligibility for its Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit amid new Omicron-related COVID-19 restrictions. It allows any worker to apply for the support if their workplace has been slapped with capacity-limiting restrictions of 50 per cent or more. The announcement comes after provinces across the country have…

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COVID-19: Trudeau makes announcement amid Omicron surge in Canada | LIVE

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, federal ministers and public health officials are expected to make an announcement on Wednesday as cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant continue to surge in the country. The update comes as health professionals and provincial governments including Nova Scotia, Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec have drawn up battle plans to curb the spread of…

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COVID-19: Canada reintroduces mandatory PCR test, lifts ban on 10 African countries | FULL

The Canadian government is reintroducing the requirement for a pre-arrival negative PCR COVID-19 test for all travellers leaving Canada regardless of trip duration. Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos made the announcement on Friday as Canada continues to see a rise of Omicron COVID-19 infections. Duclos said the government is reinstating the requirement for a pre-arrival negative PCR test result for…

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COVID-19: Canadians advised to avoid non-essential international travel amid Omicron concerns | FULL

Canadian Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said Wednesday that the federal government was officially advising Canadians to avoid non-essential travel outside Canada. He also said they were expanding their arrival testing capacity of travellers but there would be more to say “in the near future.” Duclos also spoke about vaccines and rapid testing amid calls from the provinces and territories…

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Queensland has ‘moved beyond lockdowns’ despite COVID-19 cases, expert says | 9 News Australia

Infectious diseases expert Dr Paul Griffin believes Queensland has moved beyond lockdowns despite the state’s vaccination rate being “miles below where it needs to be”. Subscribe and 🔔: http://9Soci.al/KM6e50GjSK9 | Get more breaking news at 9News.com.au: http://9Soci.al/iyCO50GjSK6 ► 9News Lunch Podcast | Listen Weekdays at 12.30pm AEST: https://omny.fm/shows/the-9news-lunch-podcast FOLLOW 9News Australia ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/9News/ ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/9NewsAUS ► Instagram:…

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New COVID-19 outbreak on Gold Coast | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia

South-east Queensland is on edge tonight, with a new COVID-19 outbreak on the Gold Coast. A man has been infectious for up to ten days, but authorities don’t know where he’s been. Subscribe and 🔔: http://9Soci.al/KM6e50GjSK9 | Get more breaking news at 9News.com.au: http://9Soci.al/iyCO50GjSK6 ► 9News Lunch Podcast | Listen Weekdays at 12.30pm AEST: https://omny.fm/shows/the-9news-lunch-podcast FOLLOW 9News Australia ►…

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NSW records 50 new COVID-19 infections, Victorians in NSW urged to return home | 9 News Australia

New South Wales has recorded 50 new COVID-19 cases as a teenager with the virus is being treated in intensive care. Victorians north of the border have been told to get home as soon as possible as the COVID-19 situation is being reassessed hour by hour. Subscribe and 🔔: https://bit.ly/2noaGhv | Get more breaking news at 9News.com.au: https://bit.ly/2nobVgF 0:00…

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