Canada know a “meteoric rise in cases” of coronavirusPrime Minister Justin Trudeau warned on Friday, November 20. In this way, he alerted Canadians that they should recover quickly, stay home and favor teleworking, he said. “The next few months are going to be difficult,” Trudeau said at a press conference outside his official residence in Ottawa.
“We are seeing a meteoric increase in cases” of contamination, at the risk that “hospitals overwhelm”, he insisted, a few hours after the publication of new alarmist projections. These provide up to 60,000 new cases daily at the end of December if Canadians relax their efforts. This increase in pollution is related in particular to meetings.
“We owe it to ourselves to make wise and careful decisions, not meeting friends, not celebrating birthdays, staying virtual, stay home as much as possible“Justin Trudeau warned.
Limit contacts as Christmas approaches
Dr. Howard Njoo, deputy chief of the Public Health Agency of Canada, estimated that, “without a sufficient reduction in the number of contacts”, there will be “20,000 cases diagnosed per day by the end of December.” And “a increase in hospitalizations and deaths “. “There is an urgent need to rapidly reduce infection rates across the country,” he said.
Quebec, the province hardest hit by the pandemic, announced Thursday that allow meetings for four days at Christmas on the condition that Quebecers limit contact one week before and one week after the holidays.
Canada recorded 317,000 cases and 11,273 deaths on Friday. In addition, there have been almost 4,800 daily cases and 65 deaths in the last seven days, figures that increase considerably.