Canada confirms two more cases of new coronavirus variant

Canada confirmed two more COVID-19 variant cases Sunday evening, bringing the country's total variant cases to four.

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

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

The country banned all flights arriving from Britain from December 20 until January 6, 2021, in response to concerns about a COVID-19 variant.

COVID-19 cases had surpassed 550,000 in Canada, with the total hitting 552,020, including 14,963 deaths, as of Sunday afternoon, according to local television network CTV. 

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency

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