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Governments Start Looking At Longer-Term Measures To Slow Covid-19 Spread

The Canadian Press, 31 Mar, 2020

    Governments across Canada have begun implementing longer-term plans to fight the spread of COVID-19.

     

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the feds are ramping up efforts to manufacture and distribute key medical supplies, saying the government is bracing for a worst-case scenario.

     

    Ottawa is also allocating $2 billion to buy protective equipment for health-care workers across the country.

     

    Meanwhile, two provinces are settling in for a longer period of physical distancing by announcing that schools will remain closed for at least a month longer than originally planned.

     

    The Manitoba government says schools are closed indefinitely, while Ontario is extending its current closure until at least May.

     

    COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, with health authorities now reporting more than 7,700 total cases.

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