The news broke today that Justin Trudeau's COVID-19 update is once again happening at Rideau Cottage, as it did during the early days of the pandemic.

The prime minister's itinerary for the day indicated that he would be making his daily address from the residence today.

It already seems like people are having a hard time processing the news.

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The bad vibes started once it was announced that this was where the daily update would be taking place.

With it being so close to the holiday season, some were assuming this meant the very worst.

This news was chilling to some, and it's not just because of the cold winter weather finally creeping in.

One of the interpretations of the decision had to do with the rising case numbers, citing that it may be time for people to start staying home again.

The PM acknowledged these feelings right away, making it clear that he wanted to set an example.

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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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