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Canada put in ‘very high’ risk category by CDC

Ottawa, January 11

The world’s second-largest country by total area, Canada, was moved to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s highest-risk category for travel on Monday.

According to Johns Hopkins University figures, Canada has recorded 294,437 new cases in a week ending January 8. This is its highest weekly total of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Another destination joined Canada — the Caribbean island of Curacao — in moving up to the CDC’s Level 4: Covid-19 Very High category on Monday, reported CNN.

The CDC places a destination at Level 4 when more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents are registered in the past 28 days. The CDC advises travelers to avoid travel to Level 4 countries to curb the spread. Earlier, Canada was at Level 3 since August 30, 2021, and Curacao was at Level 3 since November 22, 2021. (ANI)