Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Wednesday the extension of a two-week temporary travel ban from the United Kingdom amid the discovery of a new COVID-19 variant, as Health Canada approved Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.
Dr. Supriya Sharma, Chief Medical Advisor for Health Canada, said the approval of the vaccine is a “critical step” toward ensuring equitable access for communities in rural areas, who haven’t had access to Pfizer’s vaccine due to its extremely cold storage and transportation requirements.
Canada is set to receive up to 168,000 doses of the newly approved Moderna vaccine for the novel coronavirus before the end of December.
Trudeau also announced that Pfizer will be providing Canada with an additional 250,000 doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in January, bringing the total number of doses the country is expected to have, including Moderna’s vaccine doses, to 1.2 million by the end of January 2021.
He announced an additional $70 million in support for the Red Cross’ COVID-19 response, and the appointment of Vice-Adm. Art McDonald, the current Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, as a new Chief of Defence Staff.
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