International Affairs Canada (GAC) says Canadian workers and different regionally engaged employees have examined constructive for COVID-19 in India.
In an announcement emailed to International Information, a spokesperson for GAC stated the workers that examined constructive for the virus are “receiving acceptable medical consideration, if required.”
The company was unable to substantiate what number of workers have examined constructive for COVID-19, saying solely that they “shouldn’t have indication that any of our instances resulted from transmission throughout the mission employees/group” as a result of the missions have adopted security measures.
“Many of those workers haven’t been bodily in our workplaces,” the company stated.
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GAC stated it takes the “well being, security and safety” of its workers “very severely.”
All workers which will have been uncovered are “taking the suitable well being measures and have been notified to remain at house, not return to the office for not less than 14 days, and to look at self-isolation pointers,” the e-mail stated.
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The company stated Canada’s missions in India “stay open,” and “proceed to ship consular help to Canadians overseas all through the COVID-19 pandemic.”
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GAC stated it’s “monitoring the state of affairs in India very carefully and have various contingency measures in place.”
Canada’s consulate is positioned in New Dehli, which is presently the epicentre of the coronavirus disaster in India.
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On Wednesday, the nation’s official COVID-19 demise toll climbed previous 200,000 and, in a brand new international file, Indian authorities logged 362,757 infections in a 24-hour interval, bringing the overall variety of instances to greater than 17.9 million.
The most recent tally from Johns Hopkins College stated the virus has claimed 201,187 lives in India up to now.
The devastating second wave in India has been pushed largely by the brand new, extra transmissible B.1.617 variant.
Talking at a press briefing on Tuesday, World Well being Group spokesperson Tarik Jašarević stated mass gatherings, extra contagious variants and low vaccination charges, have contributed to the “excellent storm” that has triggered the devastating surge of COVID-19 in India.
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Up to now, India has administered greater than 144 million COVID-19 vaccine doses. Which means up to now, 1.74 per cent of its whole inhabitants has been absolutely vaccinated towards the illness.
Final week, the Canadian federal authorities introduced flights from India could be briefly banned in a bid to stem the unfold of the virus. It has additionally donated $10 million in support to the nation.
-With a file from International Information’ Rachael D’Amore
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