Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday that the Canadian government would provide financial support to people as he urged them to stay at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Trudeau said in an interview with 680 News radio, “We’re going to be flowing income supports to millions of Canadians.”
Details of the measures will be outlined on Wednesday, he also said.
Justin said, “everyone who can stay home should stay home.”
Your health and safety has been – and will always be – our top priority. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, so does our response. Today, we announced significant new measures to keep you, your family, and your community safe. ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/dMN3cmXStp
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 16, 2020
According to the sources of Reuters, The death toll in Canada rose to five on Tuesday after Ontario, the hardest hit province, reported its first death. There have been more than 440 infections across all 10 provinces.
Trudeau told reporters in a news conference in front of his home, where he has been in quarantine since his wife tested positive for the new coronavirus last week, “We are hard at work to create the right support package for Canadians while protecting peoples jobs and our economy.”
In addition, airlines will prevent all travellers who present COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of their citizenship, from boarding international flights to Canada. Airlines will conduct a basic health assessment of all air travellers based on guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada.