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But he is also expected to start joining the Director of Public Health, Dr Theresa Tam, and her deputy, Howard Njoo, more regularly during their daily briefings – a sign of the severity of the second wave of COVID-19.
During the first wave last spring, Trudeau held daily press conferences outside his home, Rideau Cottage, but these slowed down and finally came to an end when the pandemic slowed down a bit in during the summer.
The coronavirus is now back, with a dramatic increase in the number of cases in the four largest provinces in recent weeks.
In a televised speech on Wednesday, Trudeau warned that Canada was “on the brink of a fall that could be much worse than spring,” when the country entered a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19.
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12:00 p.m. – Fraser Health confirms the case with a staff member at Peace Portal Seniors Village.
Reinforced control measures have been put in place. This brings the total number of retirement homes and establishments concerned to 10.
12 p.m. – British Columbia health officials announce 148 new cases, two deaths as flu season approaches
There were 148 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths in the 24 hours ending at noon Thursday, provincial health official Dr Bonnie Henry said on Thursday.
As we head into fall and the upcoming Thanksgiving celebrations, Henry urged people to get their flu shots and double down on safety measures. “Now is not the time to be complacent. If we let our guard down, this virus is spreading. There will be a lot more disease around.