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Canada eyes policy on travel from India due to massive outbreak

Tam said Canada tends to take a broader approach, opting for "layers of protection" against travellers from all countries.

"Travellers from high-risk countries, including India, will be required to have a PCR Covid-19 test 72 hours prior to leaving the last port they are in before travelling to Australia", the report says.

The Trudeau government is considering new travel restrictions but has long resisted targetting specific countries. "Whether it's India or any other country, we are committed to doing what we can both at present and going forward to see to it that this virus is brought under control", he said.

But calls are mounting for Ottawa to limit travel from India and other such hot spots.

2,59,170 new COVID-19 cases and 1,761 deaths were reported in India in the last 24 hours, the World Health Organization said.

But Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is still urging states to avoid lockdowns by creating micro-containment zones to control outbreaks instead.

According to the Canadian government, there have been 35 flights from India with at least one case of COVID-19 that have arrived in Canada in the last two weeks.

Health workers collect swab samples to test for COVID-19 in New Delhi, India, Friday, April 16, 2021.

Canada eyes policy on travel from India due to massive outbreak

MPs unanimously agreed Canada should suspend worldwide flights from countries where COIVD-19 outbreaks are raging just a few hours before the federal government is expected to announce new restrictions on incoming travel.

Shipments of vaccine to Canada, however, are suspended by India likely until at least June, as the country battles its biggest surge of COVID-19 yet.

House leader Paul Calandra told question period that it's critical that the federal Liberals act now to prevent more variants from infiltrating Canada.

Canada has limited travel from some countries over the course of the pandemic.

"I also think our quarantine measures should be enforced".

As COVID-19 variants continue to spread rapidly, the federal Conservatives are calling on the Trudeau government to pause worldwide flights from countries where those mutations were first reported.

Bhushan further shared data which showed that in those aged 30 and above, 67.5 per cent Covid-19 cases were reported in the first wave, while 69.18 per cent cases registered in second wave.