Covid-19: Canada’s Ontario to abandon vaccine passport, says premier

The lifting of the health measures has been called for by demonstrators who have been blockading the nation’s capital Ottawa



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By AFP

Published: Mon 14 Feb 2022, 7:38 PM

Last updated: Mon 14 Feb 2022, 7:48 PM

The premier of Ontario announced Monday that he will lift vaccine passport requirements in the Canadian province, the epicentre of protests against Covid-19 health measures for more than two weeks now.

“We’re going to get rid of the passports,” said Premier Doug Ford at a press conference, explaining that the vast majority of people were vaccinated and that the peak of cases sparked by the Omicron variant had passed.

The lifting of the health measures has been called for by demonstrators who have been blockading the nation’s capital Ottawa, located in Ontario, for more than two weeks.

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