October 22, 2021

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Coronavirus: Unvaccinated civil servants in Canada will take unpaid leave

Canadian civil servants, soldiers and police officers who are not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by October 29 will receive unpaid leave. The exception applies only to people who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons.

From October 30, people traveling by train, domestic flight or cruise ship will have to submit a negative test result or vaccination certificate. This was announced by the Canadian authorities, Wednesday, which was indicated by Agence France-Presse and Reuters.

From November 30, passengers will not only have a negative test result, and proof of vaccination will be required. Children under the age of 12 will have an exception, as they have not yet vaccinated this age group in the country.

The so-called vaccination policy proposed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the recent election campaign affects about 300,000 civil servants. Its rules will be reviewed every six months and will remain in effect for as long as necessary, according to Reuters. Trudeau warned that there would be “serious consequences” for falsifying the vaccination status.

“These responsible, practical and rigorous steps … will protect Canadians, prevent our health care from being overburdened, and allow our children to keep going to school (a) accelerate the recovery of our economy,” Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said at a press conference. At a press conference that a minority of people – those who oppose vaccination – will not be able to sabotage the economic recovery.

More than 82 percent of Canadians over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, while 88 percent are already receiving at least one dose of the vaccine.

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