Prime Minister Trudeau says the second wave of COVID-19 has already arrived in Canada’s four largest provinces, adding the Fall could be much worse than the Spring, “The numbers are clear. Back on March 13 when we went into lockdown there were 47 new cases of COVID-19. Yesterday [Monday] alone, we had well over a thousand.”
In a televised address to the nation Tuesday night Trudeau also said we have the power to get the second wave under control, “I know we can do it because we’ve already done it once before. In the spring, we all did our part by staying home, and this Fall, we have even more tools in the toolbox.”
The Prime Minister urged Canadians to wear masks in public, get the flu shot this Fall, and download the government’s COVID Alert app that notifies users when they have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus.
“I know this isn’t the news that any of us wanted to hear. And we can’t change today’s numbers or even tomorrow’s — those were already decided by what we did or didn’t do, two weeks ago. But what we can change is where we are in October, and into the winter,” Trudeau said.