COVID-19 dwell updates: Obligatory lodge quarantine for worldwide travellers will begin Feb. 22


Quebec has administered 88% of its vaccine doses, behind 5 different provinces.

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High updates

  • Obligatory lodge quarantine for worldwide travellers will begin Feb. 22
  • Snowbirds in pandemic sizzling seat with Canada’s newest journey guidelines
  • Quebec has administered 88% of its vaccine doses, behind 5 different provinces
  • Opinion: Quebec hasn’t realized its lesson about inconsistent messaging
  • COVID vaccine priorities ignore folks with disabilities, consultants say
  • Air Canada hopes for an help package deal from Ottawa because it posts an enormous loss
  • Gen Z is having a disaster of profession alternative through the pandemic, a examine suggests
  • Sign up for our free nightly coronavirus newsletter

10:10 a.m.

Obligatory lodge quarantine for worldwide travellers will begin Feb. 22

The obligatory three-day lodge keep shall be obligatory for all worldwide vacationers beginning Feb. 22, La Presse Canadienne is reporting.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is anticipated to make the announcement at a briefing at 11:30 a.m.

The lodge keep is a part of a series of measures to discourage travel introduced by the federal authorities two weeks in the past.

Travellers getting into the nation shall be required to bear a COVID-19 take a look at on the airport after which wait for his or her take a look at outcomes at a lodge, at their very own expense. The lodge keep will value round $2,000.

Travellers who take a look at adverse will be capable to proceed their quarantine at dwelling. Those that take a look at optimistic shall be relocated to a lodge chosen by public well being.


10:05 a.m.

Snowbirds in pandemic sizzling seat with Canada’s newest journey guidelines

From The Canadian Press:

The newest guidelines for travellers arriving in Canada are ruffling feathers amongst snowbirds wintering south of the border, whereas those that stayed dwelling marvel why hundreds opted to journey through the pandemic.

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Valorie Crooks, Canada analysis chair in well being service geographies, mentioned everybody has had entry to the identical public well being data and snowbirds who flocked south “did what they felt was allowable.”

There isn’t a ban on journey and snowbirds don’t consider themselves as vacationers, mentioned Crooks, a professor at Simon Fraser College who’s achieved analysis for years with snowbird communities in Florida and Arizona.

“They’re viewing this as a part of their life or life-style,” she mentioned, noting snowbirds relocate for prolonged intervals of time, they usually’re used to factoring well being issues into their decision-making.

Some snowbirds really feel late authorities communication on journey through the pandemic has left them hanging, mentioned Crooks, as stricter necessities come into drive in days forward for anybody arriving in Canada.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned this week that anybody arriving in Canada by land should current adverse COVID-19 take a look at outcomes beginning Monday. These with out the requisite take a look at outcomes may very well be fined as much as $three,000.

Travellers arriving by air have been required to point out the outcomes of a molecular (PCR) take a look at not more than three days previous since final month.


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9:55 a.m.

Quebec has administered 88% of its vaccine doses, behind 5 different provinces

This chart is from COVID-19 Tracker Canada’s vaccination page.


9:45 a.m.

Opinion: Quebec hasn’t realized its lesson about inconsistent messaging

If the federal government is so fearful in regards to the unfold of COVID-19 throughout March break, why did it simply loosen restrictions?

Read the latest column by Allison Hanes.


9:45 a.m.

COVID vaccine priorities ignore folks with disabilities, consultants say

The pandemic has uncovered disability-based discrimination throughout Canada, and the COVID-19 vaccine precedence checklist is symptomatic of it, says an knowledgeable in incapacity ethics who’s a member of a nationwide incapacity advisory group for COVID-19.

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She says the dearth of precedence being given to disabilities and pre-existing situations on this preliminary vaccine rollout is indicative of “systemic ableism,” or disability-based discrimination.

Read our full story, by Linda Gyulai.


9:45 a.m.

Air Canada hopes for an help package deal from Ottawa because it posts an enormous loss

Regardless of posting an enormous fourth-quarter loss, Montreal-based Air Canada expressed hope the federal authorities will quickly come by with a monetary help package deal for the beleaguered airline trade.

Read our full story, by Frédéric Tomesco.


9:45 a.m.

Gen Z is having a disaster of profession alternative through the pandemic, a examine suggests

Practically one out of 4 younger Quebecers have modified their profession selections because the begin of the COVID-19 pandemic, a brand new survey suggests.

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9:15 a.m.

Right here’s the place Montrealers can get examined at the moment

Montrealers may be screened at test centres throughout the island.

You possibly can check screening clinic wait times here.


eight:45 a.m.

The scenario throughout Canada

This was the scenario throughout Canada as of final night time, in response to the Canada COVID-19 Situational Awareness Dashboard.


eight:30 a.m.

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