September 14, 2020 – Federal government update on the COVID-19 pandemic
Here is an update on recent decisions and actions by the Canadian government in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Risk of a second wave of contagion
For the first time, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated that the constant rise in the number of people infected in the country, with close to 500 cases yesterday, is indicative of a “real risk of a second wave” of the pandemic in Canada.
Mr. Trudeau warned Canadians: “What we are seeing in the recent numbers should make us all worry. With the return to school and the relaunching of the economy, we have to be extremely vigilant.”
The leader of Canada called on the population to exercise the utmost caution and to respect the guidelines of physical distancing, the wearing of masks and handwashing.
During a two-day cabinet retreat, the federal ministers will, in particular, hear presentations by Dr. Theresa Tam and other experts on the development of a vaccine and immunity to
Canada’s Public Health experts are indeed worried that the new rise in recorded cases, which has been stable and ongoing for the last two weeks, is indicative of a second wave, particularly with the arrival of fall and lower temperatures that are prompting people to gather indoors instead of outdoors.