Canada records two cases of the new Covid-19 strain discovered in UK

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The authorities in Ontario announced about two cases of the new Covid-19 strain discovered in UK, to be confirmed in Ontario, Canada. The statement released on Saturday says, “The cases are a couple from Durham with no travel history, exposure or high-risk contacts. Both individuals have been informed and are now in self-isolation as per public health records.”

As per the official release, Dr Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health announced about the two cases of the new Covid-19 strain on Saturday.

The provincial authorities stated, “With inbound international travel, it is not unexpected to have identified the new variant in Ontario. Ontario is the first province to identify this variant thanks to the proactive work of the Public Health Ontario Laboratory.”

Dr Yaffe stated that Ontarians must abide by the required protocols and shutdown measures, effectively commencing from Saturday 12.01 am local time, as the local authorities look into the on-going investigation of the new Covid-19 cases.

Yaffe stated, “Durham Region Health Department has conducted case and contact investigation and Ontario is working in collaboration with our federal counterparts at the Public Health Agency of Canada. “

Earlier, last week , the UK health officials identified a new variant of Covid-19 which has faster transmission power. Many countries have suspended passenger travel to and from the UK as a move to prevent the transmission of the new strain.

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