Selin ATAY-TDO- Trudeau, who is still in self isolation because his wife tested positive for the virus, held daily press conferences at a podium outside his house while reporters keep well back.
He used a sterner tone than previous press conferences, by telling Canadians they must stay home except for essentials such as going to work or purchasing needed food and medicine. He said too many are ignoring that health directive and still gathering in crowds.
“Staying home is your way to serve,” Trudeau said. “If you choose to ignore that advice…you are putting others at risk, too.” He said too many Canadians think they are invincible. “Well, you are not,” Trudeau said. “Go home and stay home.”
Trudeau stressed that they would not ignore any measures necessary to protect the health of the community.
The provincial governments of Ontario and Quebec, the most populous in the country, today decided to close all non-mandatory workplaces. All workplaces, which will not affect the flow of daily life, will close from midnight on March 24.
Canada’s suspended parliament will meet Tuesday to pass emergency measures to battle COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.
The total number of Covid-19 cases across the country rose from 1298 to 2035, while the death toll rose from 19 to 24, according to Federal Health Department data.