Tuesday 24 November 2020

Canada hits new daily COVID-19 case record

CBC News has the updates. Canada reported 5,713 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, a new single-day record. Both Ontario and Manitoba broke provincial records. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch says that's a very large number of cases for Canada's health-care system to absorb.

The Canadian federal government will not be repatriating any more travelling Canadians as the novel coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world, the country’s foreign affairs minister said.

Francois-Philippe Champagne made the remarks ahead of Question Period on Monday, saying that the government’s "travel advisory is very clear."

"You know you see COVID around the world, you see second waves in many places and we’ve been very clear to Canadians. I think the (Prime Minister) has spoken, (and) has been very, very clear: We are not going to be doing another repatriation," he said.

Champagne said people should "be thinking twice [about] whether they have insurance coverage, where they’re going," and what the COVID-19 situation is at their destination of travel.

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Alberta has reached a "precarious point" in the coronavirus pandemic, the province's top doctor said Monday upon reporting 1,549 new cases and five more deaths.

Read more here: Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Nov. 23: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/coronavirus-covid19-canada-world-november-23-1.5812272

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