Federal ministers and officials on updated COVID-19 modelling, hotel quarantine – May 28, 2021
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In a virtual news conference, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, and Dr. Howard Njoo, the deputy chief public health officer, join federal ministers Patty Hajdu (health) and Anita Anand (public services and procurement) to discuss the most recent federal modelling data concerning the possible impact of COVID-19 in Canada. Projections suggest that Canada is over the peak of the third wave of the pandemic, with case counts and deaths on the decline across the country. Minister Anand provides an update on vaccine delivery shipments from Pfizer and Moderna. Minister Hajdu faces questions about a federal COVID-19 advisory panel report that is calling on the government to end mandatory hotel quarantine for air travellers entering Canada.