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Canada to ask travelers to test negative for COVID-19


TORONTO (AP) – #Passengers arriving in #Canada must show the negative result of a coronavirus test that has been carried out within three days prior to their arrival in the country, the #Canadian government reported #Wednesday.

#Dominic #LeBlanc, #Minister of #Intergovernmental #Affairs, said the measure will be implemented in the coming days.

#Canada already asks those arriving in the country to quarantine themselves for 14 days and has already banned all flights from #Great #Britain due to the new variant of COVID-19 that is spreading there.

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#Meanwhile, the prime minister of #Canada’s most populous province said he had directed his finance minister to end a #Caribbean vacation that was taken while the government is asking people to avoid non-essential travel on the island. pandemic.

#Ontario #Prime #Minister #Doug #Ford said #Wednesday that it is “unacceptable” for #Finance #Minister #Rod #Phillips to travel to the #French island of #Saint #Barthelemy for the #Christmas season.

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“#We’re going to have a really tough conversation when I get back,” #Ford said. “There can be no rules for elected and unelected people.”

#Ford said #Phillips “never told anyone” that he was going to travel, but added that he knew he was out of the country “shortly after he arrived” at his destination.

“#It was my mistake. I take full responsibility. #At that point I should have told him to go back to #Ontario and I didn’t, ”#Ford said.

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The #Finance #Minister’s #Twitter account had hinted that he was in #Ontario while in #St. #Bartholomew. #In a video posted on #Christmas #Eve, he was sitting in front of a campfire with a gingerbread house and a small #Christmas tree while sipping eggnog.

#Phillips said he would return immediately.

#Ontario set a new record for confirmed coronavirus cases on #Wednesday, with 2,923, of which just over a third were in #Toronto, the country’s most populous city.



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https://www.chron.com/news/article/Canad-pedir-prueba-negativa-de-COVID-19-a-15836863.php

##Canada #travelers #test #negative #COVID19

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