Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there “may be more” Canada needs to do as it reckons with the newly discovered threat of the Omicron variant.
Five cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant have been confirmed in Canada to date. “Obviously, we’re watching very, very closely the situation with Omicron.
We know that, even though Canada has very strong border measures now — we need vaccinations to come to Canada, we need pre-departure tests, we do testing on arrival,” Trudeau told reporters as he walked into a Tuesday cabinet meeting. “There may be more we need to do and we’ll be looking at it very carefully.” Read more: Targeted travel bans ‘too late’ to stop Omicron COVID-19 variant, experts say Canada has already taken some steps to