As the first pandemic-response guidelines of the year were released in Canada, public health officials warned its "too early" to relax COVID-19 measures, noting the spread of the subvariant known as XBB.1.5, or Kraken.
At a news conference in Ottawa Friday, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said the country's health-care sector is still recovering, and while levels of influenza and RSV have returned to the seasonal norms, COVID-19 cases still fluctuate across Canada.
"For this reason, it is still important to do everything we can to prevent severe illness," Tam said.
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