Canada lifts travel bans on 10 African countries This information was confirmed by Canada in an announcement on Friday. On November 9, the first new type of coronavirus, Omicron, was identified in South Africa.
Then on November 24 the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the matter and called on the world to be vigilant. Immediately after that, travel bans on South Africa started coming from different countries. Canada was on the list. But this time, the country said, there are no more restrictions on foreign travelers from African countries.
At the same time, however, it has been warned that Omicron could increase patient pressure in hospitals. Corona testing has also been increased.
Sanctions are being lifted in South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swatini, Namibia, Nigeria, Malawi and Egypt from 11:59 pm on Saturday, Canadian Health Minister Jean-Yves Daclas told a news conference.
“In order to prevent Omicron from spreading too fast in Canada, travel bans were imposed on various countries last month so that we can have some time,” he said.
He added that from December 21, all travelers entering Canada will have to show a negative report of the PCR test. Earlier this week, however, Canada issued a warning that it was not time to travel.
Twelve people, including three foreigners, were killed in flash floods in Iraq on Friday. Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in the Arbil region of the country’s autonomous Kurdistan region, with heavy rainfall.
Floods in Iraq are rare. There are people accustomed to severe drought. But before Friday morning, after a strong storm in the eastern suburbs, floodwaters flooded homes, much to the surprise of many.
The provincial governor, Omid Khoshna, said the 12 people killed in the floods included a 10-month-old baby, a Turkish national and two Filipinos.
Khoshnao also told AFP that the floodwaters came rushing in from around 4am local time. The dead included women and children.
Four members of the emergency department were injured when their car was swept away in the floodwaters. Emergency department spokesman Sarkat Karach said one of the dead had been struck by lightning. Others drowned in their own homes.
He said the floods had caused a lot of damage. He also mentioned that some families have been forced to leave their homes. Many vehicles were washed away in the floods.
Buses, trucks, tankers have been washed away in the storm. Khoshnao also advised residents not to leave their homes unnecessarily for fear of further rains.
He said teams from the medical and emergency departments, local councils and security forces were on high alert. They are ready to serve in any need.
North Korea refuses to smile. For the next 11 days from Friday (December 16), no one in North Korea will be able to laugh, go shopping or even drink alcohol. Friday was the death anniversary of Kim Jong Un’s father, Kim Jong Il. On this occasion, some normal human activities have been banned for the next 11 days.
It goes without saying that there is no democracy in the Democratic Republic of Korea. The last word of the country’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un is there.