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The federal government on Wednesday advised Canadians against non-essential international travel in an effort to protect against the Omicron variant, while Ontario and Quebec announced thousands of new COVID-19 infections.
“The rapid spread of the Omicron variant on a global scale makes us fear the worst for Canadians,” said federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos. “Travelling Canadians could contract the virus or get stranded abroad.”

By Alanna Smith
The Canadian Press