MP adopts motion call to stop flight from COVID-19 hotspot

Ottawa-Parliamentarians unanimously suspend international flights from countries with increasing COIVD-19 outbreaks just hours before the federal government is expected to announce new restrictions on arrivals I agreed to do it.

The House of Commons adopted a motion from Bloc Québécois this afternoon, calling for a ban on flights carrying non-essential travelers from certain countries such as India and Brazil.

According to Health Canada data, 112 international flights have arrived in Canada in the last two weeks, with at least one passenger on board and later tested positive for COVID-19.

This includes 32 flights from India, 20 flights from the United States, and 10 flights each from France and the United Arab Emirates.

At a briefing this afternoon, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Howard New said the minister will discuss variations in arriving flights, tests, and concerns, including indicators of an increasing number of cases arriving on flights from India. He said he was examining the data.

Mia Loveson