1. Canada watching COVID-19 surge in India closely, but country-specific travel restrictions 'only go so far': Tam  CTV News
  2. ‘Practically impossible’ to keep COVID-19 variants out, officials say, as flights from hotspots continue  Global News
  3. Canada eyes policy on travel from India in response to massive outbreak  CBC.ca
  4. Opinion: Canadians need to demand a thorough, independent inquiry into this country's COVID response  National Post
  5. LILLEY: Trudeau won't stop flights as new variant lands in Canada  Toronto Sun
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The country's chief public health officer says given COVID-19 variants are no longer unique to specific countries and are spreading quickly across the globe, Canada is sticking by its universal approach to travel restrictions.The country's chief public health officer says given COVID-19 variants are no longer unique to specific countries and are spreading quickly across the globe, Canada is sticking by its universal approach to travel restrictions.

Coronavirus: Canada watching COVID-19 surge in India closely, but country-specific travel restrictions 'only go so far': Tam | CTV News

Canada's top public health doctor says the federal government is looking into flights arriving from India as a massive surge in the COVID-19 caseload ravages that country.Canada's top public health doctor says the federal government is looking into flights arriving from India as a massive surge in the COVID-19 caseload ravages that country.

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With some 100 flights having carried cases of COVID-19 into Canada since April 6, public health officials are warning that it's 'practically impossible' to keep variants out.With some 100 flights having carried cases of COVID-19 into Canada since April 6, public health officials are warning that it's 'practically impossible' to keep variants out.

‘Practically impossible’ to keep COVID-19 variants out, officials say, as flights from hotspots continue - National | Globalnews.ca

A deadly second wave has overrun hospitals and even crematoriums in India.A deadly second wave has overrun hospitals and even crematoriums in India.

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Data from the UK Government's official Covid variant tracking programme show cases of the mutant strain have nearly tripled from the 77 detected last week.Data from the UK Government's official Covid variant tracking programme show cases of the mutant strain have nearly tripled from the 77 detected last week.

Covid UK: Boris Johnson to hold 5pm press conference as concerns grow over Indian variant | Daily Mail Online

It’s a tale of two COVID-19 responses.

EDITORIAL: Incoming flights need to be addressed | Toronto Sun

EDITORIAL: Incoming flights need to be addressed | Toronto Sun

Only by holding our leaders accountable will we be better prepared to prevent a future crisis or, God forbid, a fourth wave, says critical care specialist

Opinion: Canadians need to demand a thorough, independent inquiry into this country's COVID response | National Post

Opinion: Canadians need to demand a thorough, independent inquiry into this country's COVID response | National Post

Before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got around to thinking of closing the barn door, the horse has bolted.

LILLEY: Trudeau won't stop flights as new variant lands in Canada | Toronto Sun

LILLEY: Trudeau won't stop flights as new variant lands in Canada

LILLEY: Trudeau won't stop flights as new variant lands in Canada | Toronto Sun

Maharashtra today reported 568 deaths because of the coronavirus, registering its highest ever single-day spike in death count.Maharashtra today reported 568 deaths because of the coronavirus, registering its highest ever single-day spike in death count.

Maharashtra Records 568 Covid Deaths In 24 Hours, Highest So Far

The federal government is looking into flights arriving from India due to a massive surge of COVID-19 cases ravaging that country, Canada's top public health doctor said Wednesday as at least one province urged Ottawa to tighten the border.The federal government is looking into flights arriving from India due to a massive surge of COVID-19 cases ravaging that country, Canada's top public health doctor said Wednesday as at least one province urged Ottawa to tighten the border.

Canada eyes policy on travel from India due to massive COVID surge | CP24.com

More information expected at the end of this week, including the number and nature of the B 1.617 cases identified so far.

COVID-19: Double mutant first identified in India is now in B.C. | Vancouver Sun

COVID-19: Double mutant first identified in India is now in B.C.

COVID-19: Double mutant virus first identified in India is now in B.C. | Vancouver Sun

The federal government is looking into flights arriving from India due to a massive surge of COVID-19 cases ravaging that country, Canada's top public health doctor said Wednesday as at least one province urged Ottawa to tighten the border.The federal government is looking into flights arriving from India due to a massive surge of COVID-19 cases ravaging that country, Canada's top public health doctor said Wednesday as at least one province urged Ottawa to tighten the border.

Canada eyes policy on travel from India due to massive COVID surge - Elliot Lake News

Canada's top public health doctor says the federal government is looking into flights arriving from India amid reports that a massive surge of COVID-19 cases is ravaging that country.Canada's top public health doctor says the federal government is looking into flights arriving from India amid reports that a massive surge of COVID-19 cases is ravaging that country.

Canada reconsiders policy on travel from India due to massive COVID surge - Canada News - Castanet.net

Experts have warned that religious festivals and packed state election rallies in India have become “superspreader” events.Experts have warned that religious festivals and packed state election rallies in India have become “superspreader” events.

Americans advised against travel to India - Newspaper - DAWN.COM

Returning to work after a holiday is nobody's favorite thing - and it's harder in a pandemic. Here's what the CDC's guidelines say about it.Returning to work after a holiday is nobody's favorite thing - and it's harder in a pandemic. Here's what the CDC's guidelines say about it.

CDC Guidelines For Returning To Work After Traveling - Travel Off Path

Travel restrictions are expected to be lifted and primary schools to reopen next week.Travel restrictions are expected to be lifted and primary schools to reopen next week.

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Booking info shows no economy seats available on Air Canada's Delhi to Toronto flights until late May

Air Canada sells out COVID hotspot flights as crews grow concerned | Toronto Sun

Air Canada sells out COVID hotspot flights as crews grow concerned

Crew members concerned as Air Canada sells out flights from COVID hotspots | Toronto Sun

UK added India to travel ban red list over mutant virus fearsUK added India to travel ban red list over mutant virus fears

How India's second wave risks causing global scramble for vaccines | The National

Two of the triple-mutant varieties have been found in samples collected from Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh. The triple mutant has been classified as a "variant of interest." Know moreTwo of the triple-mutant varieties have been found in samples collected from Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh. The triple mutant has been classified as a "variant of interest." Know more

India's next big challenge: The 'Triple mutant' COVID virus

US News: WASHINGTON: The United States has advised its citizens to say goodbye to foreign travel for now to 80 per cent of countries worldwide, including to In.US News: WASHINGTON: The United States has advised its citizens to say goodbye to foreign travel for now to 80 per cent of countries worldwide, including to In.

US tells citizens to avoid travel to 80 per cent of world, including India - Times of India

Federal health officials address questions Wednesday about implementing a ban on flights from India amid concerns about a new COVID-19 variant.Federal health officials address questions Wednesday about implementing a ban on flights from India amid concerns about a new COVID-19 variant.

Canada doing "risk assessment" on India flight ban amid COVID-19 resurgence | News

A new COVID-19 variant that emerged in India called B1617 has become a cause of concern over fears it's more contagious and may reduce vaccine efficacy.The new Indian COVID-19 variant carries both the L452R and E484Q mutations, potentially making it more contagious, and less susceptible to antibodies.

Everything we know about the Indian B1617 COVID-19 variant | World Economic Forum

A coronavirus variant with a double mutation has been found in the UK, with cases currently doubling every week.A coronavirus variant with a double mutation has been found in the UK, with cases currently doubling every week.

Q+A: Indian coronavirus variant – what is it and what effect will it have?

Q+A: Indian coronavirus variant – what is it and what effect will it have?

INDIAN Covid variant: The variant of coronavirus first identified in India is likely to become a 'variant of concern'. Dozens of cases of the variant have been identified in the UK. What are the symptoms of the Indian Covid variant to look out for?INDIAN Covid variant: The variant of coronavirus first identified in India is likely to become a "variant of concern". Dozens of cases of the variant have been identified in the UK. What are the symptoms of the Indian Covid variant to look out for?

Indian Covid variant: Symptoms include shortness of breath, nausea and abdominal pain | Express.co.uk

US advises against India travel as coronavirus cases surgeUS advises against India travel as coronavirus cases surge

US advises against India travel as coronavirus cases surge - RFI

NEW DELHI: A summer storm is buffeting New Delhi as Mohammed Shamim wearily pauses to glance at yet another ambulance arriving with a coronavirus victim to bury, just minutes after the last.NEW DELHI: A summer storm is buffeting New Delhi as Mohammed Shamim wearily pauses to glance at yet another ambulance arriving with a coronavirus victim to bury, just minutes after the last.

India's crematoriums buckle as Covid dead pile up

The CDC has some guidelines, but experts have other advice for people traveling, visiting family, sending kids to school, and more.The CDC has some guidelines, but experts have other advice for people traveling, visiting family, sending kids to school, and more.

COVID-19 testing rules with vaccines | Popular Science

Johnson seems intent on replicating the mistakes of the pastJohnson seems intent on replicating the mistakes of the past

Boris Johnson's complacency over the Indian Covid variant exposes us during a dangerous phase of the pandemic

Although current data demonstrates a higher mortality rate for this Covid-19 variant, this is based on small numbers.Although current data demonstrates a higher mortality rate for this Covid-19 variant, this is based on small numbers.

We don’t know if the ‘Nigerian variant’ is more deadly - Full Fact

From the consequences of UK red-listing India to the steps being taken by Britain against the Indian mutant coronavirus, a roundup of what's making news today.From the consequences of UK red-listing India to the steps being taken by Britain against the Indian mutant coronavirus, a roundup of what's making news today.

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Read more about Avoid travel to India even if fully vaccinated: Top US health body on Business Standard. Hong Kong and New Zealand had earlier banned passenger movement from India for a limited periodHong Kong and New Zealand had earlier banned passenger movement from India for a limited period

Avoid travel to India even if fully vaccinated: Top US health body | Business Standard News

Each time the virus transmits is another opportunity for a mutation to occur, potentially creating a new — and possibly more problematic — strain of the virus.Each time the virus transmits is another opportunity for a mutation to occur, potentially creating a new — and possibly more problematic — strain of the virus.

5 things to know about COVID-19 variants - Chicago Tribune

NZ is considering its options as the two-week halt on flights from India ends.NZ is considering its options as the two-week halt on flights from India ends.

Covid 19 coronavirus: India's soaring cases makes it difficult to resume travel - Statistics professor - NZ Herald

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COVID-19 triple mutation strain detected in 4 Indian states - all you need to know - Experts in India have raised alarm and called for faster genome sequencing to fully understand the triple mutant and how it behaves.COVID-19 triple mutation strain detected in 4 Indian states - all you need to know - Experts in India have raised alarm and called for faster genome sequencing to fully understand the triple mutant and how it behaves.

COVID-19 triple mutation strain detected in 4 Indian states - all you need to know

The mutation is when the viruses keep changing and the more they spread, the more they mutate, which is what exactly happened in the case of India’s double mutant strain. The mutation is when the viruses keep changing and the more they spread, the more they mutate, which is what exactly happened in the case of India’s double mutant strain.

Triple Mutation Strain Detected In 4 States: Why Is It Dangerous And Needs Effective Monitoring?

United States is "very closely" tracking the course of the COVID-19 outbreak in India, US State Department spokesperson Ned Price has saidUnited States is "very closely" tracking the course of the COVID-19 outbreak in India, US State Department spokesperson Ned Price has said

US 'very closely' tracking course of COVID-19 outbreak in India - Times of Oman

Several cities are reporting larger numbers of cremations and burials under coronavirus protocols than official tolls.Several cities are reporting larger numbers of cremations and burials under coronavirus protocols than official tolls.

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India’s total active Covid-19 caseload crossed the 2 million mark earlier this week with a mammoth surge in new infections.India’s total active Covid-19 caseload crossed the 2 million mark earlier this week with a mammoth surge in new infections.

How the 2nd Covid wave is different and why the next 4 weeks are crucial | Hindustan Times

More cases of the Covid-19 variant first identified in India are expected in Scotland, chief medical officer Dr Gregor Smith has said.

India Covid variant: More cases expected in Scotland | The Scotsman

WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised its citizens to avoid travelling to India amid a massive surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised its citizens to avoid travelling to India amid a massive surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.

U.S. Advises its Citizens to Avoid Travelling to India Amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases | Global Indian | indiawest.com

Experts say it is not yet necessary to ban flights from India or tighten guidelines on social and other gatherings.. Read more at straitstimes.com.Health News -Experts say it is not yet necessary to ban flights from India or tighten guidelines on social and other gatherings.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

21-day SHN in S'pore will pick up virtually all Covid-19 cases from India: Experts, Health News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Health officials have confirmed eight people in Wales have tested positive for the Indian variant of coronavirus. The new mutation was first identified in India last month and has been designated a Variant Under Investigation (VUI) by researchers. The Indian government describes the variant as a “double mutant”, suggesting that it had formed as a […]

News in brief: New Covid variant detected in Wales

Many travellers are postponing their tickets as they are expecting ease on curfew which makes them uncertain about travel date.Many travellers are postponing their tickets as they are expecting ease on curfew which makes them uncertain about travel date.

India Covid: Many UAE expats cancelling flight tickets, travel agents say - News | Khaleej Times