Canadian ministers and government officials are expected to hold a news conference Tuesday to discuss the ongoing government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada added 6,381 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 514,895. Provincial health authorities also reported 68 new fatalities associated with COVID-19, pushing Canada’s total death toll to 14,332.
The new cases came as the federal government began halting all incoming flights from the United Kingdom for 72 hours in a bid to quell the spread of a potentially more transmissible variant of the virus, which has been running rampant in Britain.
A statement from Health Canada Sunday evening said the strain has not yet been identified in the country, but added that work continues to determine whether it is present.
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