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Canada imposes several restrictions when a country transmits one million cases of coronavirus

Canadians walk around the airport and wear face masks as the pandemic grows. Photo: AFP

Canada has crossed a million cases of coronavirus across the country and increased restrictions.

According to Canadian television broadcasters, Canada has surpassed one million cases since the start of the pandemic with 2,000 new Covid-19 cases released Saturday night in British Columbia.

So far, just over 23,000 people have died.

Canada is facing a third wave of cases due to the rapid spread of variants that are more contagious.

The two most populous provinces, Ontario and Quebec, were tightened on Easter weekend with public health measures.

Ontario, home to more than a third of Canadian cases, has tightened restrictions for at least four weeks.

Non-essential companies have 25% capacity and others can accept 50% capacity.

Sports venues and hair salons are closed, although schools remain open and residents have not been ordered to stay at home.

The second most affected province of Quebec has tightened restrictions in several regions, while maintaining the night curfew introduced in early January, which is unprecedented in Canada.

Meanwhile, vaccinations were slowly slipping away.

The vaccination program, which began in December, affected delays in the delivery of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna doses from Europe. In addition, new age restrictions have been introduced for AstraZeneca for safety reasons.

To date, 14.6% of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to the Covid-19 Tracker Canada website.

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