OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that his country is moving in the right direction as far as combating the COVID-19 pandemic is concerned, but the fight is not yet over.
“After a very challenging spring, things are continuing to move in the right direction,” Trudeau said during a daily media briefing while pointing to the progress in the number of cases, hospitalization and deaths.
Trudeau pointed to the U.S. difficulties in containing the spread of the coronavirus in warning Canadians to remain vigilant as the Canadian economy reopens.
“We need to continue to be careful even as we reopen so that we don’t lose all the significant progress we’ve made through some very difficult sacrifices by Canadians over the past months,” Trudeau said.
While Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam said that they “expect to see some resurgence of cases” as restrictive measures were lifted across the nation.
Latest modelling was also released and it indicates that Canada will record between 1,04,000 and 1,08,000 cases by July 12, with fatalities ranging between 8,545 and 8,865.
On Monday, the total fatalities due to Covid-19 was at 8,566, and overall cases at 1,03,799.