COVID-infected people arrive in B.C. from India as Trudeau ponders flight restriction

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COVID-infected people continue to arrive in Vancouver from India — where mutations are out of control. According to latest data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, 10 flights arrived in Vancouver from Delhi between April 6 and April 16 with infected people on board — and in some cases with several infected people on board. During the same period, infected people also arrived in Vancouver from Amsterdam and the U.S. To be allowed to board a flight to Canada all passengers aged five and over must show a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the previous three days. If the person arrives by plane they must quarantine for three days in a government-approved hotel while they wait for a test taken when they arrived. Meanwhile, on Tuesday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was considering whether to stop incoming flights from specific countries, such as India. India has reported more than 250,000 new cases of COVID-19 each day this week. Its hospitals are full and the death toll is mounting. Doctors are investigating whether another new variant, known as B.1.617, may be part of the reason. This variant is a mutation of an already more-contagious mutation.

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