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Variants of Concern

Timeline of the COVID-19 variants of concern

Over the course of time, SARS COV-2 has mutated, raising global concerns and pushing for travel restrictions. CTVNews.ca has put together a timeline of the emergence and spread of these five variants of concern.

COVID-19 variant of concern timeline (Jasna Baric / CTV News)

WHO says measures used against Delta should work for Omicron

Measures used to counter the Delta variant should remain the foundation for fighting the coronavirus pandemic, even in the face of the new Omicron version of the virus, World Health Organization officials said Friday, while acknowledging that the travel restrictions imposed by some countries may buy time.

Re-opening Canada

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Feds reinstating foreign air travel testing, reviewing booster strategy in light of Omicron

Canada is reviewing its vaccine booster strategy, adding new countries to the list of nations subjected to federal travel restrictions, and is imposing new testing requirements on all air travellers coming from outside of Canada with the exception of the U.S., due to concerns over the Omicron variant. Federal ministers and public health officials announced these three new steps with the aim of preventing further importation and spread of the variant of concern.

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