Canadian government officials are expected to provide a technical briefing on the latest COVID-19 modelling data on Friday.
The update comes as Transport Minister Omar Alghabra announced on Thursday that Canada would be banning passenger flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days amid concerns over rising COVID-19 cases and a new virus mutation.
In the last two weeks, more than 100 international flights landing in Canada have carried at least one positive COVID-19 case on board, according to the federal government.
Health Minister Patty Hajdu said 1.8 per cent of cases detected so far are in travellers, but that eliminating direct travel from both India and Pakistan is intended to give health officials time to sequence and better understand the variant first detected in India.
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