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Statement on the variants of COVID-19 virus found in the United Kingdom and South Africa

| Health Canada | statements

The Government of Canada is aware that the United Kingdom (UK) is investigating a new SARS-CoV-2 variant, which has been identified in cases in areas where there is also a high incidence of COVID-19. We are also aware that another variant of the SARS-CoV2 virus has been detected in South Africa, and that this variant shares one of the same mutations found in the variant identified in the UK.

Health Canada releases new data on cannabis use in Canada

| Health Canada | news releases

Today, Health Canada published the results of its 2020 Canadian Cannabis Survey. Results of the survey provide a snapshot of Canadians' knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards cannabis and its use. Data were collected from April 30 to June 22, 2020.

Health Canada proposes to lower the nicotine concentration limit in vaping products

| Health Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada remains concerned by the rise in youth vaping and is acting to address it. After confirming its intentions to lower the nicotine concentration in vaping products, today the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced a public consultation on a proposal to better protect Canadians.

COVID Alert app updated to serve Canadians better

| Health Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government, announced that COVID Alert has been updated with two new features.

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