Watch out for the holidays, says Health Canada

OTTAWA | Canada’s Public Health is calling on Canadians not to increase their physical contact during the holiday season, otherwise the number of cases could reach 60,000 per day by the end of December across the country.

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According to the Chief Public Health Officer, Dr Theresa Tam, the daily number of cases must remain below 10,000 in order not to saturate our health networks.

“We are already seeing in some places that the networks are under pressure,” said Tam in presenting the new federal projections on Friday.

However, if the trend continues, and health measures are not strengthened, Canada will soon have 20,000 cases per day.

Asked whether Quebec’s plan to allow gatherings for a few days for Christmas was a good idea, the federal authorities deferred to the province.

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