Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said that enhanced COVID-19 screening has been put in place at all Canadian airports and points of entry for travellers who may be arriving from the United Kingdom indirectly.
Also, there has not been any evidence that suggested that Pfizer vaccine will not be able to protect people against the new strain. Most of southern England entered the highest level of coronavirus restrictions in the country's three-tiered alert system, on Saturday.
"If the vaccine is the best news, this is the worst news we've had so far, and we really, really need to tighten down the hatches to stop the spread of this strain while vaccinating as many people as possible", said Hayward, Sky News reports.
The health ministry in Italy on Sunday said that it detected a patient with the new Covid-19 strain found in Britain. The UK government warned that the new variant of the virus could be up to 70 percent more infectious.
Asked if there would be a resolution today, Patel said: "We're working to get a resolution".
"There's zero evidence that there's any increase in severity" of COVID-19 from the latest strain, said Ryan, referring to the mutation of the spike protein that the virus uses to attach to and infect cells.
Vaccinations will start in the "coming days", Swiss Interior Minister Alain Berset said on Twitter.
From Canada to India, one nation after another banned flights from Britain, while France barred the entry of trucks from the United Kingdom for 48 hours as countries around the world assess the new coronavirus strain. "And we both understand each other's positions and want to resolve these problems as fast as possible", Johnson said. The CDC added that it's investigating why this version differs from the disease caused by other versions that are now circulating.
The variant also seems to have appeared in the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy and as far as Australia, according to worldwide reports. "However, it does seem to mean that the virus can transmit more easily", Dr. Bonnie Henry said, adding this virus mutates slowly compared to others. "So contact reduction also works against the spread of the mutation".