COVID-19 Canada: Number of cases heading in right direction

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Source: National Post
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COVID-19 Canada: Number of cases heading in right direction, but we need to continue distancing, Trudeau says
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Apr 20, 2020 • Last Updated 2 months ago • 2 minute read
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OTTAWA — The number of people with the new coronavirus in Canada is trending in the right direction but strict physical distancing will need to stay in place, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday.

The remarks by Trudeau were some of his most upbeat since the crisis began in March.
COVID-19 Canada: Number of cases heading in right direction, but we need to continue distancing, Trudeau says

The total number of people killed by the coronavirus in Canada rose by just under 12 per cent to 1,506 in a day, official data showed on Sunday. The figure for those diagnosed with the coronavirus had climbed to 33,922.

The respective figures on Saturday were 1,346 deaths and 32,412 positive diagnoses.

As many countries have done during the pandemic, authorities across Canada ordered the closure of non-essential businesses, throwing millions out of work, and urged people to stay at home. In response, Ottawa has unveiled more than C$200 billion in programs to help dull the economic pain.

“All these measures we’ve brought in are about helping you do the things that will get us through this. And it’s working – we’re seeing the numbers trend in the right direction so we need to keep doing what we’re doing,” Trudeau told a daily briefing.