Last week, an Amazon fulfillment centre in Brampton, Ontario was forced to close down due to a massive COVID-19 outbreak at the facility. To be clear, cases at this 5,000-worker distribution centre have been a persistent reality, with over 600 since October 2020. But in the past two weeks alone, cases have risen 40 percent to 240. This includes some of the newer COVID-19 variants which are causing additional concern among public health authorities. The outbreak led Peel Public Health to close the facility over the weekend.
An airline industry lobby group wants Ottawa to drop quarantine requirements for international passengers from some countries.