Canada's transport minister says the federal government strongly encourages people to wear masks on planes and trains as regions across the country report increasing pressure on the health-care system, but he stopped short of making it a requirement.
The national public health agency is preparing for "worst-case scenario" COVID-19 variants that can evade immunity, Canada's top doctor told members of Parliament on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, as early signs point to a fall resurgence of the virus.
The federal government announced plans on Thursday, July 14, 2022, to start randomly testing travellers at Canada's four main airports for COVID-19 again next week, but intends to move the actual swabbing off-site.
Canadian hospitals and health systems are still struggling through the ebb and flow of COVID-19, leading to long delays for elective procedures, new data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information shows.
A pill to treat COVID-19 appears to be the country's best hope, outside of vaccines and strong public health measures, to keep hospitals from being overrun with cases of the virus now and in the future, doctors say.
Canada's chief public health officer warned on Friday, April 1, 2022, that a COVID-19 resurgence is likely underway and encouraged Canadians to be vigilant to help curb the spread of the latest variant.