Canada at critical juncture in coronavirus battle: Canada’s top health official

Canada’s chief public health officer says the country has reached a critical juncture in its life and death struggle with COVID-19.

Dr. Theresa Tam stressed during her daily update on Saturday that we are “definitely not out of the woods and that now is the time to ”absolutely double down“ on all efforts to stem the still rising tide of the new coronavirus.

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Commuter trains and buses will not be included in the new measures, and Trudeau said provincial boundaries will remain open, at least for now.

As Canada’s COVID-19 caseload rose to at least 5,655 Saturday, including 61 deaths, Tam noted that nearly a third of the people hospitalized with the illness are aged 40 and under.

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