WORLD Canada confirms two more cases of new coronavirus variant

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Canada confirms two more cases of new coronavirus variant

Xinhua

08:19, December 28, 2020

OTTAWA, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- Canada confirmed two more COVID-19 variant cases Sunday evening, bringing the country's total variant cases to four.

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One case was discovered in British Columbia province and the other in Ontario province, according to public health authorities in the two provinces Sunday.

Canada banned all flights arriving from Britain from Dec. 20 until Jan. 6, 2021, in response to concerns about the COVID-19 variant.

On Saturday, Canada confirmed two cases of the variant in Durham Region in Ontario province.

Canada's COVID-19 cases surpassed 550,000, with the total hitting 552,020, including 14,963 deaths, as of Sunday afternoon, according to CTV.

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