Prime Minister Justin Trudeau updates COVID-19 pandemic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provided another call to Canadians Tuesday in the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic. This is the third time Trudeau addressed the country since entering self-isolation. Among the warnings Prime Minister Trudeau pleaded with Canadians to heed is the practice of social distancing. He talked about St. Patty’s day celebrations, and pleaded with citizens to celebrate safely at home.

Trudeau announced all Parks Canada locations are closing. Trudeau is also considering recalling parliament briefly to pass legislative measures to allow them to access EI sources quickly and get money into the pockets of Canadians.

Visual: impact social distancing has on the spread of coronavirus

When asked why Trudeau hasn’t closed the border to American citizens?Trudeau said,”nothing is off the table, but we continue to monitor it.” Trudeau says everything to keep Canadians safe is being done,” said Trudeau. Border restrictions were put in place for non-citizens on Monday, however, U.S. citizens were exempt.

Early Tuesday Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency in the province. Ford placed a prohibition on gatherings of more than 50 people until March 31st. Trudeau praised the decision and said they remain in consultation with all provinces and territories.

Doug Ford declares state-of-emergency in Ontario

State of Emergency Declared in Ontario

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has just declared a state-of-emergency. Article:

Posted by Barrie 360 on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

These establishments are legally required to close immediately

All facilities providing indoor recreational programs;

All public libraries;

All private schools as defined in theĀ Education Act;

All licensed child care centres;

All bars and restaurants, except to the extent that such facilities provide takeout food and delivery;

All theatres including those offering live performances of music, dance, and other art forms, as well as cinemas that show movies; and

Concert venues.