COVID-19 In Canada: We're In 'The Tough Part Of The Marathon' According To Dr. Tam

Dr. Theresa Tam said that with COVID-19 in Canada, we're in "the tough part of the marathon" but she still has hope.

On Twitter, the country's top doctor shared her thoughts about the pandemic and where we are as a country right now.

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This is the tough part of the marathon, together it will be easier. Dr. Theresa Tam

She said that we're all contributing to helping out the healthcare system when we work to suppress COVID-19 activity and that can help with vaccine rollout.

Also slowing the spread will "give COVID-19 vaccines a longer runway to begin to work" as more doses are delivered and as more Canadians get vaccinated.

Dr. Tam said that Canada is in "the tough part of the marathon" but it'll be "easier" together.

Also, Trudeau has said anyone who wants a vaccine will get one by September despite delays.

Recently Dr. Tam noted that COVID-19 variants may already be spreading in the country through community transmission.

Canada has extended travel restrictions on non-U.S. international travel until February 21.

ArriveCAN Is 'Mandatory' No Matter How Long Your Trip Is & Not Using It Can Cause Problems

Canada's health minister warns that not submitting information can mean you're not exempt from travel rules.

A federal government official has reminded travellers that using ArriveCAN is "mandatory" when entering Canada whether they're Canadian citizens or foreign nationals and regardless of how long their trip is.

During a COVID-19 update on December 3, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos spoke about Canada's new travel restrictions that have been put into place because of the Omicron variant and warned that not using ArriveCAN can still lead to serious consequences.

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A Case Of The Omicron Variant Has Just Been Reported In The GTA

The person was in close contact with a traveller coming back from southern Africa.

Durham Region Health Department has announced that one person has tested positive for the COVID-19 Omicron variant on Thursday.

Health officials say the person was in "close contact" with another individual who had recently travelled back from "one of the identified countries in southern Africa," according to a press release.

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There's a new way to find out if you've potentially been exposed to COVID-19, Toronto.

In a news release posted on December 2, City officials launched the COVID-19 Exposure Notifications page that will inform Torontonians of potential exposures that they could have come across in large settings.

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The US Reported Its First Omicron Variant Case & Fauci Says It Was 'Just A Matter Of Time'

The infected person entered the U.S. before Omicron even had a name.

The Omicron variant has officially arrived in the United States and the White House is urging everyone who's eligible to get vaccinated ASAP.

The White House and the CDC confirmed the first U.S. case of COVID-19 caused by the new COVID-19 variant on Wednesday, one week after public health experts warned that it was becoming a problem in South Africa.

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