5th January, 2022
The Canadian government said it will deliver 140 million rapid COVID-19 test kits to provinces and territories this month as the Omicron variant continues to spread.
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos made the announcement Wednesday in the first official update this year on the state of COVID-19 in Canada.
“As requested by our provincial and territorial colleagues, these tests will be allocated to provinces and territory on a per capita basis,” Duclos said.
“Deliveries are already well under way and we will keep you updated as often as possible.”
Duclos said 120 million rapid tests have been distributed till date in Canada, with 85 million before December 2021 and 35 million in December.