COVID-19 update: Trudeau limits domestic travel for symptomatic Canadians

CAPITAL I’M ROSEMARY BARTON GLAD YOU’RE JOINING US ON THE CBC NEWS APP AND CBC NEWS WE ARE STANDING BY FOR THE PRIME MINISTER’S DAILY UPDATE ON THE FEDERAL RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC JUSTIN TRUDEAU WILL BE SPEAKING JUST A DAY AFTER HIS GOVERNMENT UNVEILED BILLIONS MORE DOLLARS FOR BUSINESSES TO TRY TO KEEP CANADIANS WORKING WE COULD BE HEARING MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS RESCUE PACKAGE TODAY AS OTTAWA RUSHES TO NOT ONLY PROTECT CANADIANS’ HEALTH, BUT THE CANADIAN ECONOMY DURING THIS UNPRECEDENTED SHUTDOWN THAT OF COURSE IS THE DOOR, THE PRIME MINISTER’S FRONT DOOR WHERE WE’RE EXPECTING HIM TO COME OUT IN 15 MINUTES’ TIME A COUPLE OF MESSAGES TO TELL YOU ABOUT THIS MORNING I’LL BRING IN MY COLLEAGUE, VASSY KAPELOS, WHO IS JOINING ME ON SATURDAY, PRETTY SURE IT’S SATURDAY, VASSY — OH, A LITTLE PROBLEM THERE WE GO SO THERE IS A CRUISE SHIP I WANTED TO GIVE THIS UPDATE THERE IS A CRUISE SHIP THAT IS STRANDED, HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISE SHIP OFF THE COAST OF PANAMA, THAT IS NOT ALLOWED TO DOCK WE’VE HAD A LITTLE UPDATE FROM THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS WHO SAYS THAT HE HAS BEEN IN CONTACT NOW WITH HIS COUNTERPART IN PANAMA, THAT MEDICAL SUPPLIES ARE MAKING THEIR WAY ONTO THE SHIP THIS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE THERE ARE ABOUT 248 CANADIANS STUCK ON THE SHIP AND FOUR PASSENGERS HAVE NOW DIED IT’S A STRANGE SITUATION THEY’RE NOT ALLOWED TO DOCK THEY’RE STUCK ON THE CRUISE SHIP WE KNOW CRUISE SHIPS HAVE BECOME REAL PROBLEMS OBVIOUSLY FOR THE VIRUS AND TRYING TO CONTAIN A VIRUS ON BOARD A CRUISE SHIP, BUT THAT’S THE LATEST UPDATE FROM THE MINISTER ON THAT CRUISE SHIP THERE ARE NEW REPATRIATION FLIGHTS THAT HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED HAITI, HONDURAS AND ECUADOR AND PERU AT LEAST TWO MORE FLIGHTS STARTING MID NEXT WEEK JUST WANTED TO GIVE PEOPLE — BECAUSE I KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE TUNING IN AROUND THE WORLD WHO ARE WAITING FOR INFORMATION ON THINGS THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS DOING TO GET THEM BACK LET ME BRING IN VASSY I THINK WE’RE MOSTLY EXPECTING TO HEAR THE PRIME MINISTER REALLY TRY AND REINFORCE, FIRST OF ALL, THE MESSAGE, HEY, YEAH, IT’S THE WEEKEND BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU GET TO GO OUT THIS IS THE NEW NORMAL AND IT’S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER WHAT PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE TELLING AND HAVE BEEN TELLING US >> Vassy: EXACTLY I THINK TODAY IS ON OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PRIME MINISTER TO DRIVE HOME THAT MESSAGE AS WELL AS THE MESSAGES THAT TARGET THE ECONOMY THAT WE HEARD, BECAUSE WE’VE BEEN WATCHING ALL WEEK, BUT THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING OBVIOUSLY, NOT THE MAJORITY, BUT LEAVING THEIR HOUSE TO WORK SO THE INTENTION BEHIND THIS MORNING’S COMMUNICATION MY UNDERSTANDING IS TO REITERATE WHAT WE’VE BEEN LISTENING TO ALL WEEK FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN AT WORK DURING THE WEEK THE MAIN MESSAGE ONLINE THE PUBLIC HEALTH — ON THE PUBLIC HEALTH FRONT, STAY HOME DON’T THINK YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HOUSE IF YOU HAVE TRAVELLED THERE ARE NEW RULES IN PLACE AND LAWS IF YOU DON’T COMPLY WITH THE ORDER FROM THE GOVERNMENT, IF YOU’RE RETURNING FROM ABROAD AND YOU’VE CROSSED INTO CANADA’S BORDERS, TO SELF-ISOLATE FOR 14 DAYS THAT’S A REALLY PARTICULAR MESSAGE THAT YOU WILL HEAR FROM THE PRIME MINISTER TODAY WE’VE HEARD IT EVERY SINGLE DAY THIS WEEK AND WE CAN EXPECT TO CONTINUE HEARING IT THE OTHER MESSAGE AS YOU POINTED OUT, IS AROUND THE ECONOMY, TWO BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS MASSIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS THE FIRST DIRECTED TO PEOPLE WHO FIND THEMSELVES OUT OF WORK OR UNABLE TO GO TO WORK OR TAKE HOME A PAYCHEQUE BECAUSE OF COVID-19 SO A BIG $107 BILLION PACKAGE $52 BILLION DIRECTLY IN AID CERB, AN EMERGENCY BENEFIT THAT SHOULD BECOME AVAILABLE IN YOUR POCKET $2,000 A MONTH FOR FOUR MONTHS A WHOLE HOST OF CANADIANS QUALIFY THAT MESSAGE WILL BE REITERATED AND THEN THE MESSAGE TO THOSE WHO WORK FOR OR OPERATE SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES A BIG CHANGE FROM THE INITIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF A 10% WAGE SUBSIDY TO A 75% WAGE SUBSIDY THE DETAILS I’M STILL LOOKING FOR, WE MAY NOT GET THEM UNTIL MONDAY, THE PRIME MINISTER SIGNALLED ON FRIDAY, BUT WE’LL PROBABLY HEAR QUESTIONS ABOUT THEM TODAY IS THERE A CAP ON THAT SUBSIDY? SO PER EMPLOYER THERE WAS ONE FOR THE 10%, $25,000 PER EMPLOYER IS IT GOING TO BE SIMILAR? BECAUSE THAT WOULD AFFECT THE EFFICACY OF THE WAGE SUBSIDY IT WILL LAST THREE MONTHS, BUT WHO EXACTLY QUALIFIES? DOES IT HAVE TO BE INCORPORATED? THOSE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT BUSINESS OWNERS HAVE, BUT THERE IS AID ON THE WAY AND I THINK THAT MESSAGE AGAIN WILL BE REITERATED BY THE PRIME

MINISTER TO SORT OF DRIVE HOME WHAT SOME MAY HAVE MISSED OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS >> Rosemary: A COUPLE UPDATES ON THE STATE OF THINGS IN THIS COUNTRY AS FAR AS THE PANDEMIC GOES I WILL POINT OUT THAT THE COVID-19 HAS NOW KILLED MORE CANADIANS THAN SARS DID SARS BACK IN 2003 KILLED 44 CANADIANS WE’RE NOW AT 55 OF COURSE, COVID-19, MUCH MORE EASILY SPREAD AMONGST PEOPLE, SO THAT WOULD BE ONE OF THE CONCERNS AND THAT IS WHY TESTING IS RAMPING UP WHAT PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO SAY AS WELL AS STAY HOME, NEARLY HALF OF THE CASES ARE CAUSED BY COMMUNITY SPREAD IN SPITE OF THAT, THERE HAVE BEEN A COUPLE OF HOPEFUL NOTES IN ONTARIO WE’VE SEEN A TREND, AT LEAST ON FRIDAY WHERE THE COUNT — THE NUMBER OF CASES IS DOWN WHICH IS THE FIRST DIP IN DAILY CASE GROWTH SEEN IN WEEKS THAT, TO ME, INDICATES THAT THE THINGS THAT PEOPLE ARE DOING AND THE MESSAGE THAT OFFICIALS ARE SENDING SEEM TO BE WORKING AT LEAST THERE ARE SOME GLIMMERS THAT IT IS VASSY, I’M GOING TO GET YOU STAND BY VASSY KAPELOS, HOST OF “POWER AND POLITICS” LET’S GO TO BRITISH COLUMBIA BECAUSE THAT’S ONE OF THE PROVINCES WHERE IT DOES SEEM THERE IS A TINY BIT OF POSITIVE NEWS WE’RE GOING TO TAKE THAT WHEN WE CAN GET IT IT’S EARLY DAYS HEALTH OFFICIALS WARNING THAT PHYSICAL DISTANCING, THOUGH, SEEMS TO BE WARNING, SEEMS TO BE SLOWING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 >> I’M STARTING TO SEE SOME GLIMMERS OF HOPE, IF WE WILL, THAT WE’VE FLATTENED OUT, OUR INCREASE OUR TRAJECTORY HAS LEVELLED OFF A BIT WE NEED TO SEE THAT CONTINUE AND IDEALLY WE WANT TO SEE IT GO DOWN >> Rosemary: THAT WAS B.C.’S HEALTH OFFICER BONNIE HENRY SPEAKING YESTERDAY EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS HOPEFUL, SHE DID WARN THAT THE PROVINCE ISN’T OUT OF THE WOODS JUST YET FOR MORE OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN B.C., I WOULD IMAGINE WHAT NO ONE WANTS TO DO IS PULL BACK ON THE MEASURES THAT ARE HAPPENING ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND IN B.C BUT TELL ME HOW THEY’RE READING THIS AND WHAT THEY’RE TELLING PEOPLE IN VANCOUVER >> Reporter: YEAH, ABSOLUTELY THE MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNMENT, THEY DON’T WANT ANYBODY TO BECOME X-RAYS NLT THIS IS — COMPLACENT NOBODY SHOULD STOP PHYSICAL DISTANCING IN FACT, WE NEED TO BE 100% COMMITTED TO THAT THAT’S WHAT WE HEARD FROM THE HEALTH MINISTER ADRIAN DIX, AS WELL AS BONNIE HENRY A SECOND AGO YESTERDAY, THAT BRIEFING WAS A MUCH ANTICIPATED B.C. BRIEFING THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL MODELLING THAT HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT, LOOKING AT DATA HERE IN B.C. AND COMPARING IT TO HUBEI AND NORTHERN ITALY FROM WHAT YOU HEARD THERE, THERE IS A SIGN OF HOPE BASED ON THE DATA SO FAR IT LOOKS LIKE THERE DOES SEEM TO BE SIGNS OF SHOWING THERE IS A BIT OF A FLATTENING OF THE CURVE, OR FALLING OFF OF THE CURVE AS DR BONNIE HENRY SAYS SO SOME OF THE PHYSICAL DISTANCING MEASURES WE IMPLEMENTED ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO, THEY SEEM TO SHOW SIGNS THEY’RE WORKING SHE CAN’T SAY THAT DEFINITIVELY, BUT THEY MAY BE WORKING SO SOME OF THE DATA SHE’S LOOKING AT SO IF WE HAD NOT IMPLEMENTED THOSE MEASURES, WE SHOULD BE EXPECTING A 24% INCREASE IN DAILY NEW CASES AND WHAT WE’RE SEEING RIGHT NOW IS ABOUT 12% SO THE EXACT NUMBER SHE GAVE WAS 215 CASES PER MILLION PEOPLE COMPARED TO 130 CASES PER MILLION PEOPLE THOSE RATES BOTH LOWER THAN HUBEI, LOWER THAN NORTHERN ITALY, BUT THEY COULD CHANGE OF COURSE IF WE HAVE A SUDDEN OUTBREAK AT A CARE HOME OR REMOTE COMMUNITY WHERE THERE ARE FEWER RESOURCES PART OF THE BRIEFING — >> Rosemary: YOU GO AHEAD >> Reporter: OKAY I WAS ALSO GOING TO TALK ABOUT HOSPITAL BEDS AND VENTILATORS BECAUSE THAT WAS THE BIG PIECE OF THE BRIEFING ARE WE PREPARED? AND HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY WE’RE REASONABLY PREPARED PART OF THE PREPARATION WAS MET BY BEING ABLE TO CANCEL NON-ESSENTIAL SURGERIES, THAT FREED UP 3900 HOSPITAL BEDS EVEN IF WE REACH HUBEI LEVELS OF THE OUTBREAK, WE SHOULD HAVE ENOUGH HOSPITAL BEDS ON THE VENTILATOR FRONT, EVEN IF WE REACHED NORTHERN ITALY LEVELS, WE SHOULD HAVE ENOUGH VENTILATORS FOR EVERYBODY THERE ARE 1200 IN B.C., MORE ON ORDER, BUT OF COURSE EVERYONE IS TRYING TO BUY MORE VENTILATORS AT THIS POINT WE’RE REASONABLY PREPARED THE MOST EQUIPPED AREAS, THE LOWER MAINLAND, SO OBVIOUSLY HERE IN VANCOUVER AND ALSO IF YOU HEAD OUT TOWARDS THE NORTH, THAT IS WHERE YOU’RE GOING TO SEE THE FEWEST EQUIPMENT AND THEY’RE ALSO EXPECTING HIGHER LEVELS OF HOSPITALIZATION IF YOU HEAD INTO THE INTERIOR

WHERE THERE IS HIGHER POPULATION AND OLDER DEMOGRAPHIC >> Rosemary: WE’LL TAKE THOSE LITTLE BITS OF HOPE WHERE WE CAN GET THEM PART OF THIS IS ABOUT WHAT WE’RE CALLING PHYSICAL DISTANCING REALLY STAYING AWAY FROM GETTING CLOSE TO PEOPLE AND MAKING SURE THOSE RULES ARE FOLLOWED IN LONDON, ONTARIO, THEY HAVE SET UP A TIP-LINE FOR RESIDENTS TO CALL IN IF THEY SPOT PEOPLE BREAKING PROTOCOL THE ACTING MAYOR, ED HOLDER IS SELF-ISOLATING AFTER A TRIP TO THE UNITED STATES, GOOD TO SEE YOU THERE, JESSIE WHAT IS THE IDEA BEHIND THE TIP-LINE >> AND WHY DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO USE IT? >> WELL, IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT WE’RE FOLLOWING THE ADVICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS AND CERTAINLY WE’VE SEEN PEOPLE RESPONDING OVERALL VERY WELL USUALLY WE HAVE A BIG FESTIVITY AROUND ST. PATRICK’S DAY, BUT THEY SHUT DOWN THE PARTY WE ARE SEEING PEOPLE CONCERNED THEY’RE HEARING THE MESSAGE FROM PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS TO KEEP APART AND WHEN THEY’RE SEEING PEOPLE THEY THINK ARE NOT FOLLOWING THE ADVICE, THEY’RE CALLING IN UP UNTIL RECENTLY THEY WERE CALLING 911 WE WANT TO DISCOURAGE THAT WE WANT THEM TO CALL THE APPROPRIATE PEOPLE WE SET UP A PHONE NUMBER AND E-MAIL ADDRESS TO LET THEM DO THAT AND IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING SO FAR >> Rosemary: WHAT HAPPENS? YOU SEE PEOPLE WALKING ON THE STREET? WHAT IS THE FOLLOW-UP AND THE CONSEQUENCE? >> SO THE FIRST PART IS REALLY TO DIVERT THE CALLS AWAY FROM 911 BECAUSE IN ADDITION TO WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH COVID-19, WE HAVE OTHER THINGS HAPPENING IN THE COMMUNITIES, WE WANT TO KEEP THE LINES CLEAR SO THIS WAY WE CAN IDENTIFY IF THERE IS AN ISSUE, FOR EXAMPLE, IN A PARTICULAR PLAYGROUND WHERE WE HAVE PEOPLE CONSTANTLY TRYING TO USE THE EQUIPMENT EVEN THOUGH IT’S CLOSED WE CAN INCREASE SIGNAGE, SEND A STAFF PEOPLE OUT THERE AND I THINK EDUCATION IS THE FIRST MESSAGE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE PHYSICAL DISTANCING TO REINFORCE THAT MESSAGING AND THAT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING SO FAR >> Rosemary: SO IT’S MORE ABOUT KEEPING PEOPLE AWARE? >> ABSOLUTELY WE DON’T NEED VIGILANTISM AS WELL, WE ARE TRYING TO REINFORCE THE MESSAGE WE’VE SEEN DOZENS OF PHONE CALLS COME IN AND HUNDREDS OF E-MAILS AND A LOT OF IT IS CONNECTING THEM TO THE APPROPRIATE INFORMATION IF WE CAN REINFORCE IT ON IT THOSE SITES, WE’RE TAKING THOSE MEASURES NOW >> Rosemary: BECAUSE I KNOW THE MAYOR, ED HOLDER A LITTLE BIT, HE’S JUST SELF-ISOLATING AS A PRECAUTION? >> HE IS HE WAS ABROAD IN THE U.S. WHEN ALL THIS HAPPENED SO HE CAME HOME AS SOON AS HE COULD HE HAS BEEN ISOLATING AND WILL BE COMING OUT, I THINK, ON TUESDAY SO ED IS DOING WELL AND THANK YOU FOR ASKING >> Rosemary: I WISH YOU ALL WELL STAY HEALTHY AND GOOD LUCK KEEPING EVERYBODY DOING THE RIGHT THING I APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH JESSE HELL MER, ACTING MAYOR I’LL BRING BACK IN VASSY KAPELOS THERE IS ENCOURAGING NEWS I THINK ONE OF THE — I SAID AGAIN BECAUSE IT’S THE WEEKEND, BECAUSE PEOPLE SEE LITTLE SIGNS THAT THE FLATTENING OF THE CURVE IS WORKING, THAT THE PHYSICAL DISTANCING IS WORKING, THE WORST THING TO DO RIGHT NOW WOULD BE TO TAKE YOUR FOOT OFF THE GAS, IF YOU WILL, AND THINK YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR BEHAVIOR IT DOES NOT IN QUÉBEC YESTERDAY WE SAW 10 DEATHS IN ONE DAY IN PART BECAUSE SPRING BREAK THERE HAPPENED A LITTLE BIT AHEAD OF TIME COMPARED TO OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY SO I IMAGINE WE’LL HEAR MORE OF THAT FROM THE PRIME MINISTER >> Vassy: YEAH, I IMAGINE, TOO AND I THINK THAT’S A REALLY GOOD POINT TO UNDERLINE AND ONE WE CONTINUE TO HEAR FROM PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS IN PRETTY MUCH EVERY PROVINCE EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE THAT GLIMMER OF HOPE THROUGH THE MODELLING, IT’S MODELLING BASED ON PHYSICAL DISTANCING THAT IS TAKING PLACE RIGHT NOW, MEASURES THAT ARE IN PLACE RIGHT NOW IF YOU WERE TO TAKE YOUR FOOT OFF THE BRAKE AND TAKE THAT AS A SIGN TO RELAX, THAT WOULD CHANGE THE FORECAST, THAT WOULD CHANGE THE MODELLING AND THUS BECOME NOT AS SUCCESSFUL OR ABLE TO PREVENT THE INCREASE IN CASES OR THE HIGHER INCREASE — THE BIGGER JUMP IN CASES SO I THINK, AND WE HAVE HEARD THIS CONTINUALLY FROM THOSE PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS, THERE IS A LAG, RIGHT? THERE IS A TIME WHERE YOU’RE DOING THIS STUFF AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND YOUR STORES ARE CLOSED AND ABOUT 10 DAYS TO TWO WEEKS AFTER YOU’VE HAD THAT IN PLACE FOR A LITTLE BIT, YOU MIGHT START TO SEE SOME ENCOURAGING THINGS ON THE CURVE

THAT DOESN’T MEAN THERE AREN’T NEW CASES THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT YOU CAN STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING, BUT THERE IS THAT SORT OF SLIDE DOWN, THAT PROVES WHAT WE’RE DOING IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE I THINK THAT IS WHY WE KEEP HEARING ALL THE QUESTIONS TOWARD PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ABOUT TIMELINE EVERYBODY SITTING AT HOME IS WONDERING HOW LONG DO WE HAVE TO LIVE THIS WAY? IT’S TOO HARD THEY’RE NOT ABLE TO KNOW AT THIS POINT WHAT THE EXACT NUMBER OF DAYS IS, BUT WE ARE STARTING TO SEE SIGNS WHAT WE’RE DOING IS BEGINNING TO WORK AND THAT MESSAGE WILL BE REITERATED >> Rosemary: HERE HE IS NOW THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA ON THIS SATURDAY WITH HIS BRIEFING >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: USUALLY A TIME WHERE WE GET TO GET TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS, SPEND TIME WITH THE KIDS, FAMILY OBVIOUSLY, THIS IS ANOTHER DIFFERENT SATURDAY AS WE’VE HAD OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS WE NEED YOU TO CONTINUE TO STAY HOME WE NEED YOU TO CONTINUE TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO FLATTEN THE CURVE OBVIOUSLY, THERE ARE SACRIFICES WE’RE ALL MAKING, BUT IT’S BEGINNING TO WORK WE SEE PROMISING NEWS OUT OF B.C. THAT OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS THE MEASURES TAKEN IN PLACE BY SO MANY CANADIANS, THE CHOICES THAT CANADIANS HAVE MADE, HAVE HAD AN IMPACT ON THE OVERALL NUMBERS, BUT WE NEED TO KEEP IT UP WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, WHICH MEANS CONTINUING SOCIAL DISTANCING, CONTINUING TO NOT GO OUT UNLESS YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO, CONTINUING TO THINK ABOUT CARING FOR EACH OTHER, THINKING ABOUT PROTECTING EACH OTHER AND THINKING ABOUT PROTECTING OUR HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND THOSE ESSENTIAL WORKERS WHO ARE DOING SUCH EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE TO KEEP THINGS GOING, TO KEEP US SAFE AT THE SAME TIME [Speaking French] >> Translator: THIS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY THAT WE ALL HAVE TO STAY HOME AND TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO PREVENT ANY EXTENSION OF THIS PANDEMIC OR IT HURTING OTHER PEOPLE HERE ON THIS BEAUTIFUL SATURDAY, WE SHOULD ALL BE STAYING HOME IN ISOLATION AND NOT BE TAKING ANY STEPS THAT MIGHT PUT IN DANGER OUR HEALTH CARE WORKERS OR OUR LOVED ONES BUT AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO STAY HOME, PARTICULARLY IF THEY HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: PARTICULARLY, IF YOU FEEL THE ONSET OF SYMPTOMS, A COLD, COVID-19, YOU NEED TO STAY HOME YOU NEED TO ISOLATE YOU NEED TO NOT TRAVEL PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THAT, BUT I CAN ENHANCE THAT WE HAVE FORMALIZED SOME OF THE DOMESTIC TRAVEL RULES AS OF MONDAY AT NOON, PEOPLE SHOWING ANY SIGNS WHATSOEVER OF COVID-19 WILL BE DENIED BOARDING ON ALL DOMESTIC FLIGHTS AND INTERCITY PASSENGER TRAINS [Speaking French] >> Translator: TODAY I’M ANNOUNCING THAT TRANSPORT CANADA HAS INTRODUCED NEW RULES FOR TRAVEL OBVIOUSLY WE’VE BEEN SAYING FOR A LONG TIME THAT IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19, YOU MUST NOT TRAVEL, YOU MUST STAY HOME BUT STARTING NOW, OR RATHER STARTING ON MONDAY AT NOON, IF PEOPLE TRY TO TRAVEL BY PLANE OR THROUGH DOMESTIC MEANS OR BY TRAIN, THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BOARD IF THEY HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS WHATSOEVER OF COVID-19 WE MUST CONTINUE TO KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE FROM EACH OTHER WE MUST CONTINUE TO PROTECT OURSELVES AND WE MUST CONTINUE TO MAKE THE RESPONSIBLE DECISIONS AGAIN, I WANT TO THANK THE MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF CANADIANS WHO ARE DOING PRECISELY THAT IT’S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT SO THAT WE CAN ALL STAY SAFE AND SO THAT WE CAN ENSURE THAT WHEN THIS CRISIS IS OVER, WE CAN GO BACK TO A NORMAL LIFE AND CONTINUE TO HAVE A PROSPEROUS AND HEALTHY COUNTRY BUT IT REQUIRES THAT EVERYONE DO THEIR SHARE NOW AND IN THE COMING DAYS AND WEEKS LAST NIGHT, I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO SOMETHING THAT I LOVE TO DO I WAS ABLE TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH MEMBERS OF MY NEW COUNCIL AND FOR ME SPENDING TIME WITH OFFSHORE YOUTH COUNCIL, AND FOR ME SPENDING TIME WITH THEM, IT’S GREAT, GIVES ME ENERGY AND HELPS ME TO REALIZE HOW MUCH YOUNG PEOPLE ARE INVOLVED I WAS WITH THE MINISTER CHAGGER AND TWO PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARIES AND WE HAD AN OPEN DISCUSSION WITH YOUNG PEOPLE

FROM THE COUNCIL RIGHT ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: THE CONVERSATION I WAS ABLE TO HAVE ON THE PRIME MINISTER YOUTH COUNCIL LAST NIGHT WERE EXTRAORDINARY OBVIOUSLY, LOTS OF QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS AROUND COVID-19 AND VULNERABLE POPULATIONS FROM THE NORTH TO INTERNET ACCESS AND BROADBAND ACCESS FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT YOUNG PEOPLE CAN DO QUESTIONS AROUND WHAT THEY CAN TELL THEIR FRIENDS WHO ARE DOING WELL OR NOT DOING WELL TALKS, CONVERSATIONS ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AS WELL, BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THIS IS A MOMENT OF ANXIETY AND STRESS FOR SO MANY PEOPLE THIS WAS A GREAT CONVERSATION, LIKE SO MANY OF THE GREAT CONVERSATIONS BEING HAD AMONGST CANADIANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY OUR YOUNG PEOPLE SPECIFICALLY, WE’VE BEEN COUNTING ON THEM OVER THE PAST YEARS TO CONTINUE TO STEP UP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE, IN THE FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY AND SUPPORTING A BETTER WORLD INTERNATIONALLY AND AT HOME AND WE CONTINUE TO NEED YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE THAT VEHICLE FOR BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE AND SHARING MESSAGES OBVIOUSLY, YOUNG PEOPLE, LIKE EVERY GENERATION, ARE CHAFING AT THE BIT IN TERMS OF HAVING TO BE SELF-ISOLATED, PARTICULARLY AT A TIME WHEN WE TELL OUR YOUNG PEOPLE, AT AN AGE WE SAY NOW IS THE TIME TO GO OUT AND DISCOVER THE WORLD, WHETHER IT’S WITH A BACKPACK OR IN A LABORATORY, MAKE NEW DISCOVERIES, CHALLENGE YOURSELVES, CHALLENGE THE WORLD AND THEY’RE LOOKING AT THEIR PLANS FOR THE SPRING AND THEIR SUMMER JOBS AND THEY’RE REALIZING THAT THERE IS A MASSIVE ANXIETY AND MASSIVE UNCERTAINTY OUT THERE BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN WE’RE POWERLESS DOESN’T MEAN THEY’RE POWERLESS ON THE CONTRARY, THIS GENERATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE IS SO COMMITTED AND ENGAGED TO CREATING A BETTER WORLD THAT WE NEED YOU TO KEEP LEADING THE WAY YOU ARE WE NEED YOU TO SHARE YOUR MESSAGES WITH FRIENDS WE NEED YOU TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE WE NEED YOU TO BE CHALLENGING AND DISCOVERING THE WORLD IN VIRTUAL WAYS THERE ARE WAYS THAT YOU CAN CONTINUE TO SHAPE THE FUTURE WE ALL LIVE IN EVERY SINGLE DAY, NOT JUST WITH YOUR CHOICES, BUT WITH YOUR LEADERSHIP AND THAT’S WHAT WE NEED [Speaking French] >> Translator: WE NEED OUR YOUNG PEOPLE TO CONTINUE TO CHALLENGE THE WORLD, TO CONTINUE TO PUSH PEOPLE TO DO WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE AND TO WANT TO BE THE LEADERS THAT WE NEED AND DURING THESE TIMES OF CRISIS, WE NEED THAT EVEN MORE SO I’M COUNTING ON YOU AND I KNOW THAT THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE ARE IN VERY GOOD HANDS WITH OUR YOUNG PEOPLE WE ARE GOING TO BE THERE FOR YOU AS YOUNG PEOPLE, WE KNOW THERE ARE MANY OUT THERE WHO MAY NOT FEEL QUALIFIED FOR THE EMERGENCY BENEFIT, OTHERS WILL BE SUPPORTED THROUGH THEIR BUSINESSES IF THEY WORK PART-TIME AS A RESULT OF THE ASSISTANCE WE’RE PROVIDING BUT WE WILL CONTINUE TO FIND OTHER WAYS TO ENSURE THAT YOU REMAIN CONFIDENT, NOT ONLY ABOUT THE FUTURE, BUT THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE AS WELL >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: YES, YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WILL MANY OF THEM QUALIFY FOR THE CERB AND BE HELPED THROUGH THE PAYROLL SUBSIDY — THE WAGE SUBSIDY WE’RE CREATING FOR BUSINESSES AND BRINGING UP TO 75% BUT THERE IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE MORE TO DO WE’RE GOING TO KEEP LISTENING AND ENSURING THAT CANADIANS GET THROUGH THIS IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY, BY SUPPORTING THEM NOW AND ENSURING WE CAN WAR BACK STRONGER ONCE THIS IS ALL DONE THAT’S WHY WE PUT FORWARD BIG MEASURES TO HELP BUSINESSES OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS INCREASING THE WAGE SUBSIDY TO 75% MEANS BUSINESSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE NOW REALIZING THEY’RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO KEEP PEOPLE ON THEIR PAYROLL, KEEP THAT RELATIONSHIP GOING BETWEEN THEM AND THEIR WORKERS AND EVEN REHIRE PEOPLE THEY DIDN’T THINK THEY’D BE ABLE TO SUPPORT IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS WE KNOW THAT WHAT WE DO NOW TO HOLD THINGS TOGETHER, TO GIVE PEOPLE THE ABILITY TO STAY HOME, TO ISOLATE, TO HOLD THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME, IS KEY TO HOW WE WILL COME BACK STRONGER AFTERWARDS BUT WE NEED TO STICK TOGETHER AND WE NEED TO DO IT [Speaking French] >> Translator: WE NEED TO LOOK AT EVERYTHING WE CAN DO, EVERY ONE OF US, TO COME THROUGH THESE DIFFICULT TIMES AND THAT’S WHY WE PROVIDED ASSISTANCE TO SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZES BUSINESSES WE’RE ALSO FACILITATING ACCESS TO CREDIT CASH FLOW WILL BE VERY IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE THESE DAYS IN ORDER TO BORROW MONEY FOR EXAMPLE IF THEY NEED, AND WE’VE MADE LOANS

OF $40,000 AVAILABLE INTEREST-FREE FOR THE FIRST YEAR, AND YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO PAY $10,000 OF THAT IF CERTAIN CONDITIONS ARE MET SO WE WILL BE WORKING TOGETHER TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO COME THROUGH THIS OUR PLAN OF $107 BILLION WAS PASSED BY PARLIAMENT AND WE ARE GOING TO BE STARTING TO DELIVER THAT AID TO CANADIANS AND CANADIANS ARE ANXIOUS TO RECEIVE IT BUT WE’RE WORKING AS FAST AS WE CAN, AS HARD AS WE CAN TO DELIVER THAT TO CANADIANS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE THIS IS AN UNPRECEDENTED SITUATION, BUT THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO TOGETHER THE CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT WILL PROVIDE $2,000 EVERY MONTH FOR THE NEXT FOUR MONTHS TO CANADIANS AND I’M INVITING YOU NOW TO APPLY ON CANADA REVENUE AGENCY SO YOU CAN APPLY AS SOON AS THE PORTAL IS OPEN IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS IF YOU CAN, REGISTER AS WELL WITH DIRECT DEPOSIT SO THE MONEY IS PUT DIRECTLY INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: THE CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT WILL GIVE PEOPLE $2,000 EVERY MONTH FOR THE NEXT FOUR MONTHS TO HELP GET US THROUGH THIS TIME I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE SHOWED INTEREST IN IT ALREADY MY RECOMMENDATION TO YOU IS TO GO ON THE CANADA REVENUE AGENCY SITE AND SIGN UP IN ADVANCE THROUGH THE MY ACCOUNT LINKS ONCE YOU DO THAT, IN THE COMING DAYS WHEN WE’RE ABLE TO START ACTUALLY OPENING APPLICATIONS, YOU’LL HAVE A HEAD START AND IF YOU CAN OPT FOR THE DIRECT DEPOSIT OPTION WHICH WILL LET YOU GET THIS MONEY INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS SOONER AND IS SIMPLER FOR EVERYONE AS WELL THERE ARE LOTS OF THINGS THAT WE’RE DOING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER, BUT EVERYTHING WE DO WE NEED TO DO TOGETHER EVERY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL, EVERY SINGLE HOUSEHOLD HAS ITS ROLE TO PLAY IN MAKING SURE THAT CANADA AND CANADIANS DO WELL THROUGH THIS WE ALSO HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY IN MAKING SURE THAT THE WORLD GETS THROUGH THIS, BOTH BY MODELLING SOLUTIONS AND DEMONSTRATING WHAT CAN BE DONE WHEN WE ALL WORK TOGETHER THIS IS GOING TO BE KEY, PARTICULARLY AS PARTS OF THE WORLD THAT ARE MUCH MORE VULNERABLE ARE BEGINNING TO GET HARDER HIT WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO GET THROUGH THIS SO WE CAN HELP REBUILD A WORLD IN WHICH PEOPLE CAN PROSPER AND EVERYONE HAS A REAL AND FAIR CHANCE TO SUCCEED I KNOW CANADIANS ARE UP TO THIS CHALLENGE I KNOW WE’RE GOING TO DO THIS TOGETHER [Speaking French] >> Translator: I HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF CONFIDENCE IN CANADIANS AND OUR ABILITY TO COME THROUGH THIS BECAUSE WE DO WHAT WE ALWAYS HAVE TO DO IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES, WE’RE THERE FOR EACH OTHER THANK YOU, AND HAVE A GREAT SATURDAY >> Reporter: [Speaking French] >> Reporter: THANK YOU [Speaking French] GOOD MORNING, MR. TRUDEAU FIRST OF ALL, I’D LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT THE NEW RULES THAT WILL BE COMING INTO EFFECT BY TRANSPORT CANADA HAS THIS PROMPTED YOU TO REFLECT ON TIGHTENING UP THE INTERPROVINCIAL BORDERS OR MAYBE YOU’RE NOT AT THAT STAGE YET? >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WE DO RECOGNIZE THERE ARE A GREAT MANY CANADIANS WHO ARE ALREADY SELF-ISOLATING THEY HAVE CHANGED THEIR BEHAVIOR THEY’RE NO LONGER TRAVELLING AND WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO CONTINUE TO DO THAT, ALL OF US AT THE SAME TIME, WE RECOGNIZE THAT THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO NEED TO TRAVEL IN ORDER TO DELIVER ESSENTIAL GOODS AND DELIVER FOOD AND WE WOULD NOT LIKE TO TAKE STEPS THAT WE ABSOLUTELY DO NOT NEED TO TAKE RIGHT NOW BUT AS I SAID, WE WILL ALWAYS LOOK AT WHAT IS NEEDED AND WE WILL TAKE WHATEVER MEASURES ARE NECESSARY AT THE RIGHT TIME IF THEY BECOME NECESSARY BUT FOR NOW, THAT IS NOT SOMETHING WE’RE PLANNING TO DO IN THE SHORT-TERM >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: OBVIOUSLY PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE BEEN DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB OF STAYING HOME, OF NOT TRAVELLING FOR ANYTHING THAT IS NOT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY AND WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO CONTINUE TO DO THAT HOWEVER, THERE IS ESSENTIAL TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL THAT IS HAPPENING, MERCHANDISE, FOOD GETS DELIVERED ACROSS THE COUNTRY WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO ENSURE THAT IS HAPPENING EVERY STEP OF THE WAY WE’RE GOING TO LOOK AT WHETHER WE NEED TO TAKE FURTHER MEASURES TO KEEP CANADIANS SAFE AND TO KEEP OUR ECONOMY ROLLING ON ESSENTIAL GOODS WE WILL MAKE THOSE DECISIONS AS THEY ARE NEEDED TO BE MADE, BUT

RIGHT NOW WE’RE NOT LOOKING AT CLOSING PROVINCIAL BORDERS >> Reporter: [Speaking French] >> Translator: THERE ARE KNOW BIRDS COMING BACK TODAY AND WE CAN SEE THEM AND THE SQ HAS TOLD THEM TO RESPECT THE QUARANTINE, BUT THERE IS A LOT OF CONFUSION ABOUT PEOPLE COMING BACK AND WHAT THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO DO MR. TRUDEAU, WHEN THEY ARRIVE IN CANADA, ARE THEY ALLOWED TO TAKE WALKS OR RIDE THEIR BIKE UNDER THE QUARANTINE ACT? WHAT APPLIES TO THEM? >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WELL, THE QUARANTINE ACT SAYS THAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SELF-ISOLATE IF THEY’RE COMING BACK FROM TRAVELLING AND THAT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT WE NEED PEOPLE WHO MIGHT HAVE BEEN EXPOSED OVERSEAS OR IN OTHER COUNTRIES TO NOT TRANSMIT COVID-19 TO THE REST OF THE POPULATION WHICH IS TRYING TO PROTECT ITSELF SO WE’RE ASKING EVERYONE TO FOLLOW THE RULES AND THE ADVICE FROM HEALTH CANADA >> Reporter: [Speaking French] THANK YOU, GOOD MORNING, MR TRUDEAU WHY — WHICH BUSES THAT TRAVEL BETWEEN THE PROVINCES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS NEW MEASURE? >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: [Speaking French] >> Translator: WELL, TRANSPORT CANADA’S MEASURES APPLY TO INDUSTRIES THAT ARE WITHIN FEDERAL RESPONSIBILITY NOW OBVIOUSLY, THERE ARE INDUSTRIES THAT DO NOT FALL WITHIN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S PURVIEW AND WE ARE NOW PUTTING MEASURES IN PLACE SO THAT PEOPLE DO NOT TRAVEL IN THEY HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 NOW OBVIOUSLY IF PEOPLE HAVE SYMPTOMS, WE ASK THEM TO STAY HOME BUT AT THIS POINT THEY WON’T BE ABLE TO TAKE A PLANE OR A TRAIN >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WE RECOGNIZE AND HAVE TOLD PEOPLE THAT HAVE SYMPTOMS THEY NEED TO SELF-ISOLATE, THEY NEED TO STAY HOME THEY SHOULD NOT TRAVEL NOW THERE WILL BE TRANSPORT CANADA RULES COMING INTO PLACE THAT WILL PREVENT ANYONE INDICATING SYMPTOMS TO TRAVEL BY AIRLINE OR BY TRAIN >> Reporter: [Speaking French] >> Translator: ON ANOTHER SUBJECT, ABOUT THE U.S. AND CANADA CANADIAN BORDER, WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE U.S. IS TURNING BACK SOME PEOPLE AT THE BORDER TO THEIR NATIVE COUNTRY AND I’M WONDERING WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS? >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: [Speaking French] >> Translator: WELL, WE’RE CURRENTLY IN AN UNPRECEDENTED SITUATION IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY AND PERHAPS IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD AND OUR ABILITY TO RESPOND IN ORDER TO PROTECT CANADIANS AND PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS ARE BY DEFINITION EXCEPTIONAL MEASURES WE WILL DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO REFLECT OUR APPROACH AND OUR VALUES, BUT WE MUST PROTECT CANADIANS DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT WE’RE DOING >> Reporter: PREMIER KENNEY SAID YESTERDAY HE’D LIKE TO SEE A COORDINATED NORTH AMERICA RESPONSE TO OPEC’S ACTIONS TO FLOOD THE WORLD WITH OIL HE SUGGESTED IDEAS LIKE TARIFFS ON SAUDI OIL AND ANTI-DUMPING CASE, DO YOU SUPPORT THESE IDEAS AND SUPPORT THE MORE AGGRESSIVE APPROACH TO OPEC’S ACTIONS RECENTLY? >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: OBVIOUSLY, WE’RE VERY CONCERNED WITH OPEC’S DECISIONS THAT ARE PUTTING AT RISK THE LIVELIHOOD OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD, PARTICULARLY CANADIANS WHO WORK IN THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR WE ARE FOCUSED ON HELPING THOSE CANADIANS, HELPING PEOPLE WHO ARE HARDEST HIT BY ECONOMICALLY BY COVID-19 THE MEASURES WE’VE PUT IN PLACE WILL SUPPORT CANADIANS RIGHT ACROSS THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING IN OUR OIL AND GAS SECTOR BUT WE ALSO KNOW IT’S A SECTOR THAT HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY HARD-HIT AND WE WILL LOOK FOR FURTHER HELP TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT PEOPLE AS THEY GET THROUGH IN TERMS OF INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION, COORDINATION, WE CONTINUE TO BE PART OF CONVERSATIONS ON THIS ISSUE AROUND THE WORLD >> Reporter: WOULD YOU LOOK AT A MORE AGGRESSIVE APPROACH TO SAUDI ARABIA? >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: I THINK THIS IS A MOMENT THAT WE NEED TO FOCUS ON GETTING THROUGH COVID-19 AS BEST WE POSSIBLY CAN I THINK THERE WILL BE A LOT OF REFLECTIONS ON HOW VARIOUS COUNTRIES BEHAVED IN THIS PARTICULAR MOMENT OUR FOCUS IS RIGHT NOW ON MAKING SURE WE SUPPORT CITIZENS AND STABILIZE THE GLOBAL ECONOMY THE

BEST WAY WE CAN WHICH WOULD YOU REMEMBER DOING THROUGH YOUR MEMBERSHIP IN THE G7, IN G20 AND INTERNATIONAL FORA AND APPROACHES THAT WE HAVE WHILE AT THE SAME TIME FOCUSING THAT WE’RE SUPPORTING CANADIANS AND KEEPING THEM SAFE >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING, PRIME MINISTER ON THE CRUISE SHIP ANCHORED OFF THE COAST OF PANAMA, WHAT ACTIONS ARE TAKEN OR CONSIDERED TO BE TAKEN TO HELP THE CANADIANS ABOARD? >> WE HAVE WORKED DIRECTLY AND CONTACTED DIRECTLY THE PANAMA GOVERNMENT TO TRY TO GET AN ABILITY TO BRING THOSE CANADIANS HOME WE KNOW THIS IS A VERY DIFFICULT SITUATION FOR THEM, FOR THEIR FAMILIES A LOT OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ARE WORRIED ABOUT BEING ABLE TO GET HOME A LOT OF THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS HERE ARE FEELING ANXIOUS AND REALLY WANT TO SEE THEM BROUGHT HOME I CAN TELL YOU THAT THE ENTIRETY OF GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA EMPLOYEES ARE SINGLE MINDEDLY FOCUSED ON THIS HERCULEAN TASK OF BRINGING CANADIANS HOME ANY WAY WE CAN AND MUCH OF IT INVOLVES NEGOTIATING WITH OTHER COUNTRIES TO GET PERMISSIONS TO CRUISE SHIPS TO DOCK, PERMISSIONS FOR AIRPLANES TO LIFT OFF FROM A COUNTRY WHERE THEY CLOSED THE AIRSPACES WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WORK DILIGENTLY TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO GET ALL CANADIANS HOME AND PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT CONSULAR SUPPORT BOTH IN THE MEANTIME AND TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE UNABLE TO GET HOME >> Reporter: [Speaking French] >> Translator: COULD YOU BE MORE SPECIFIC ABOUT HOW THESE NEW MEASURES WILL WORK FOR TRIPS BY TRAIN AND PLANE? WHO WILL BE ENFORCING THIS? WILL IT BE THE AIRLINE COMPANIES? BECAUSE WE SAW FOR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DID BOARD FLIGHTS EVEN THOUGH THEY HAD SYMPTOMS SO HOW CAN YOU BE SURE THIS WILL BE PROPERLY ENFORCED >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: [Speaking French] >> Translator: WE EXPECT THOSE RULES TO BE FOLLOWED YES, IT WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE COMPANIES TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE WHO SHOW ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 DO NOT BOARD A TRAIN OR A PLANE WE KNOW THAT IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT PEOPLE AVOID TRAVEL THAT IS NON-ESSENTIAL AND THAT ANY PERSON WHO HAS SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 BE SELF-ISOLATING AND STAY HOME >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO BE FOLLOWING THE RULES IT WILL BE IMPORTANT FOR OPERATORS OF AIRLINES AND TRAINS TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS DO NOT BOARD THOSE THINGS IT WILL BE A TRANSPORT CANADA RULE THAT WILL BE ENFORCED, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WE’RE TELLING PEOPLE STAY HOME IF IT’S NOT ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL FOR YOU TO TRAVEL STAY HOME ABSOLUTELY IF YOU’RE EXHIBITING ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19, OF A FLU-LIKE VIRUS WE NEED YOU TO KEEP YOURSELVES SAFE WE NEED YOU TO KEEP YOUR LOVED ONES AND YOUR NEIGHBOURS SAFE WE NEED TO YOU KEEP FROM OVERBURDENING AND ENDANGERING THE SAFETY OF OUR HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND OTHERS WHO ARE DOING SO MUCH TO KEEP US SAFE AS A COUNTRY >> Reporter: >> Translator: YOU HAVE PROVIDED $500 MILLION FOR HEALTH CARE NEEDS, BUT THERE ARE PROVINCES HAVING A LOT OF PROBLEMS, ALBERTA, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, WILL THERE BE ANOTHER PHASE OF ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE PROVINCES THAT ARE IN A VERY PRECARIOUS SITUATION? >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: [Speaking French] >> Translator: WE’RE DEALING WITH AN UNPRECEDENTED SITUATION WE NEED TO BE THERE FOR EACH OTHER AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL SEEK TO HELP ANY PROVINCE OR ANY INDIVIDUALS OR ANY BUSINESSES THAT ARE IN TROUBLE BECAUSE OF COVID-19 WE CONTINUE TO LOOK AT WHAT WE CAN DO EVERY SINGLE DAY AND WHAT WE MUST DO, HOW WE CAN DO MORE, AND WE’LL CONTINUE TO WORK HAND-IN-HAND WITH THE PREMIERS OF THE PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES AND OTHER LEADERS RIGHT ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE HAVE THE NECESSARY ASSISTANCE >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WE RECOGNIZE THIS IS A SITUATION WITHOUT PRECEDENT A SITUATION THAT IS BEYOND OUR COLLECTIVE AND INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCE THAT’S WHY WE’VE MADE THE COMMITMENT TO HELP PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP GETTING THROUGH THIS TIME WHETHER IT’S AN INDIVIDUAL, A FAMILY, A BUSINESS, OR INDEED A PROVINCE AND WE CONTINUE TO WORK EVERY DAY TO LOOK AT WAYS THAT WE CAN HELP, LOOK AT HOW WE CAN HELP, LOOK AT WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP THOSE CONVERSATIONS WILL CONTINUE TO BE ONGOING FOR SECTORS AND PROVINCES THAT ARE FACING PARTICULAR DIFFICULTIES >> Reporter: I WANT TO REVISIT THE ENERGY SECTOR QUESTION BILL MORNEAU SAID IT WAS HOURS OR DAYS UNTIL THE ENERGY SECTOR WOULD FIND OUT WHAT THE

GOVERNMENT WOULD DO SO WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO GET THE ANSWERS THEY NEED? >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WE’RE CONTINUING TO WORK TO TRY TO PROVIDE WORKERS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR WITH THE SUPPORT THEY NEED WE RECOGNIZE THAT THE OIL — OIL PRICES AROUND THE WORLD IS HITTING PEOPLE HARD WHO HAVE BEEN HARD HIT OVER THE PAST YEARS ALREADY THAT IS WHY WE NEED TO GET THIS RIGHT WE’RE WORKING WITH PROVINCES, WE’RE WORKING WITH INDUSTRY, WE’RE WORKING WITH VARIOUS SECTORS, INCLUDING UNIONS AND OTHERS, TO TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT ON TOP OF THE HELP WE’RE ALREADY GIVING, $2,000 A MONTH TO PEOPLE LAID OFF, 75% WAGE SUBSIDY, SO COMPANIES CAN KEEP PEOPLE ON THE PAYROLL, WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO MAKE SURE THAT ONCE WE ARE THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME, PEOPLE IN INDUSTRIES AND PLACES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO PICK THEMSELVES UP AND GET BACK TO WORK AND HAVE OUR ECONOMY CONTINUE TO WORK STRONGLY LIKE IT WAS BEFORE IT’S GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF EFFORT IN THE MEANTIME AND IT’S GOING TO TAKE US DOING DIFFERENT THINGS AND TRYING DIFFERENT THINGS, BUT WE’RE GOING TO KEEP WORKING UNTIL WE MANAGE TO HELP EVERYONE >> Reporter: HI, ASHLEY BURKE, CBC NEWS AS YOU MENTIONED IN THE TOP OF THE SPEECH, YOU SAID THERE ARE ENCOURAGING SIGNS OUT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA ARE YOU WORRIED AT ALL THAT CANADIANS WILL HEAR THE ENCOURAGING SIGNS AND BECOME COMPLACENT? >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT THE DECLINE IN THE RATE OF TRANSMISSION HAPPENED BECAUSE TWO WEEKS AGO PEOPLE STARTED HEEDING THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND STARTED SELF-ISOLATING, STARTED ENGAGING IN SOCIAL DISTANCING AND OVER THE INTERVENING WEEKS, PEOPLE HAVE INCREASED THEIR FOLLOWING OF ADVICE AND THAT IS AN EXCELLENT SIGN, BUT IF WE’RE SEEING A — SEEING A REDUCTION IN THE SPIKES, THAT MEANS WHAT WE’RE DOING IS WORKING AND WE, THEREFORE, NEED TO CONTINUE DOING WHAT WE’RE DOING WE’RE NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET OBVIOUSLY, IF THE MEASURES WE’RE DOING ARE WORKING, WE NEED TO CONTINUE DOING THEM AND THAT IS WHY AS A GOVERNMENT WE’RE MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO CONTINUE DOING WHAT THEY’RE DOING BY FLOWING MONEY TO HOUSEHOLDS, BY SUPPORTING BUSINESSES WITH A 75% WAGE SUBSIDY, BY MAKING ACCESS TO CREDIT THAT MUCH EASIER WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO MORE THINGS AS WE LOOK AT WAYS TO HELP CANADIANS GET THROUGH THIS SO WE CAN COME OUT OF THIS STRONG WITHOUT A REAPPEARANCE OR RESURGENCE OF THE VIRUS AFTER [Speaking French] >> Translator: IF WE START TO SEE SOME POSITIVE RESULTS IN A FEW PLACES, IT IS BECAUSE TWO WEEKS AGO THEY STARTED TO FOLLOW THE ADVICE OF HEALTH CANADA, IN OTHER WORDS TO SELF-ISOLATE AND PREVENT THE VIRUS FROM SPREADING SO THAT MEANS THAT THE MEASURES WE HAVE BROUGHT IN ARE WORKING AND THEY MUST CONTINUE TO BE APPLIED PEOPLE MUST CONTINUE TO SELF-ISOLATE AND MAINTAIN A SAFE DISTANCE FROM OTHERS SO WE CAN REALLY PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 AND WE WILL HAVE TO CONTINUE FOR QUITE A WHILE AGAIN IF WE WANT TO REMAIN SAFE AND SEE A DECLINE IN THE NUMBER OF CASES AND A FLATTENING OF THE CURVE AND THAT’S WHY WE’RE GIVING SO MUCH HELP TO FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES THAT’S WHY WE’RE MAKING ACCESS TO CREDIT EASIER SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE IN SPITE OF THE CURRENT DIFFICULTIES TO FOLLOW THAT ADVICE BECAUSE THAT WILL ALLOW US TO COME OUT OF THIS FASTER AND IN A BETTER SITUATION >> Reporter: DOMESTIC TRAVELLERS GETTING ON PLANES AND TRAINS AND IS IT BASED ON THE HONOUR SYSTEM? IF SO, THERE ARE CASES OF CANADIANS LYING SO THEY CAN CONTINUE TO TRAVEL HOW DO YOU PREVENT THAT? >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WE’RE ASKING CANADIANS AND TELLING CANADIANS THEY NEED TO REMAIN HOME THEY MUST, AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS ESSENTIAL IF WE’RE GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER OBVIOUSLY, IF ANYONE IS EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19, THEY SHOULD NOT GO OUT THEY SHOULD STAY HOME THEY SHOULD NOT TRAVEL AND WE ARE GIVING FURTHER TOOLS TO AIRLINES AND RAIL COMPANIES TO ENSURE THAT ANYONE EXHIBITING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS DOES NOT TRAVEL >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: [Speaking French] >> Translator: WE HAVE BEEN VERY CLEAR IN STAYING THAT PEOPLE HAVE TO STAY HOME AND AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL OF COURSE, PARTICULARLY SO IF

SOMEONE HAS SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19, THAT PERSON SHOULD SELF-ISOLATE AND STAY HOME AND NOT BE TRAVELLING FOR WHATEVER REASON OTHER THAN GOING TO THE HOSPITAL BUT THERE ARE WAYS TO DO THAT SAFELY PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE TAKING PLANES OR TRAINS IF THEY EXHIBIT ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 RIGHT NOW WE’RE PROVIDING NEW TOOLS TO OUR TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES SO THEY CAN ENSURE THAT THOSE PEOPLE DO NOT TRAVEL >> Reporter: THE GOVERNMENT HAS SHUT ITS SERVICE CANADA OFFICES BECAUSE IT DEEMED FRONT LINE WORKERS THERE DOING FACE-TO-FACE WORK WITH THE PUBLIC RISKY, BUT WE’RE STILL ASKING MANY CANADIANS, GROCERY STORE WORKERS, BUS DRIVERS, TO DO THIS SAME RISKY WORK ARE WE GOING TO DO ANYTHING TO MITIGATE THIS? >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WE RECOGNIZE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE SERVICES NEED TO BE SHIFTED ONLINE OR ON TO THE TELEPHONE THAT IS WHY WE MOVED TO CLOSE CANADA SERVICES OFFICES SO PEOPLE CAN ACCESS THESE GREATER RESOURCES ONLINE BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL BE THERE TO WORK AND RESPOND TO THEM VIRTUALLY AND ONLINE WHILE CREATING OPPORTUNITIES TO ACTUALLY SUPPORT PEOPLE WHO DO NEED THAT EXTRA HELP, BUT, OF COURSE, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO CONTINUE TO GO OUT AND WORK WE THINK OF GROCERY STORE WORKERS, EMERGENCY RESPONDERS, THOSE ARE PEOPLE PUTTING THEMSELVES AT GREATER RISK EVERY DAY TO PROVIDE ESSENTIAL SERVICES TO CANADIANS AND YES, WE NEED TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO PROTECT THEM, BUT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US CAN DO THINGS THAT WILL PROTECT THEM AS WELL ENSURING THAT WE’RE ONLY GOING OUT FOR GROCERIES ONCE A WEEK ENSURING THAT WE’RE CUTTING DOWN ON OUR MOVEMENTS THAT WE’RE NOT IN SITUATIONS WHERE WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO CALL ON EMERGENCY SERVICES OR ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL REASONS THAT MEANS STAYING SAFE AND STAYING AT HOME YES, THERE ARE THINGS THAT BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTS ARE DOING IN ORDER TO KEEP FRONTLINE WORKERS AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE, BUT EVERY SINGLE CANADIAN HAS THINGS WE CAN DO THAT WILL REDUCE THE RISK FOR GROCERY STORE CASHIERS, OR DELIVERY PEOPLE, WHO ARE CONTINUING TO GET FOOD TO OUR DOORS THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE ALL NEED TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR BECAUSE PEOPLE OUT THERE DOING ESSENTIAL SERVICES FOR US NEED TO BE PROTECTED >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: [Speaking French] >> Translator: WE RECOGNIZE THAT NOT PUTTING PEOPLE AT RISK BY HAVING ONLINE SERVICES AVAILABLE IS A GOOD WAY OF PREVENTING THE RISK TO PEOPLE WHO CAN WORK FROM HOME AND DON’T HAVE TO DO IT FACE-TO-FACE WE ALSO KNOW THERE ARE WORKERS WHO WILL HAVE TO CONTINUE TO WORK IN OUR STORES, IN OUR GROCERY STORES, THAT THEY WILL HAVE TO BE THERE, FOR EXAMPLE, TO RESPOND TO EMERGENCIES SO WE, WITH THESE COMPANIES, ARE TRYING TO DO WHAT WE CAN TO MAKE THESE EMPLOYEES SAFER, BUT I THINK AS CITIZENS AND AS CONSUMERS, WE CAN ALL DO THINGS THAT WILL LESSEN THE RISK FOR THESE INDIVIDUALS WHETHER IT IS ONLY GOING TO DO ONE’S GROCERY SHOPPING ONCE A WEEK, OR NOT CALLING ON EMERGENCY SERVICES AND THERE ARE MANY, MANY THINGS WE CAN DO AND MUST DO TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THERE TO HELP US, WHO ARE PROVIDING ESSENTIAL SERVICES IN THIS DIFFICULT TIME AND I INVITE EVERYONE TO REFLECT ON WHAT THEY CAN DO TO ALLOW THOSE PEOPLE WHO DO THAT ESSENTIAL WORK TO REMAIN HEALTHY >> Reporter: THE FIRST OF THE MONTH IS COMING UP AND MANY CANADIANS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY THEIR RENT, WHILE $2,000 IS A GOOD START, IT DOESN’T ROLL OUT UNTIL AFTER THAT AND THEN AFTER, IT MIGHT NOT BE ENOUGH TO COVER THE RENT OF MANY PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, SO WHAT ARE YOU HOPING WILL HAPPEN? WHAT ARE YOU HOPING CAN HAPPEN TO THOSE WHO CAN’T MAKE RENT CONSIDERING YOU HAVE WORKED WITH THE BANKS TO HELP PEOPLE DEFER MORTGAGES? WHAT ABOUT RENTERS? >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WE’RE LOOKING AT DIFFERENT THINGS WE CAN DO AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL WE’RE LIMITED IN OUR TOOLS, MUCH OF PROTECTIONS FOR RENTERS AND RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RENTERS AND LANDLORDS ARE PROVINCIAL AREAS OF JURISDICTION, BUT WE’RE, OF COURSE, CONTINUING TO WORK WITH THE PROVINCES ON WAYS WE CAN DO THAT ACCESS TO CREDIT THROUGH BANKS WILL BE HELPFUL AS WELL AS WE RECOGNIZE PEOPLE ARE USING THEIR CREDIT CARDS FOR MORE AND MORE THINGS AND THOSE BALANCES ARE PILING UP AND THEY’RE CONCERNED ABOUT THINGS AT THE SAME TIME, WE CAN POINT

NOT JUST TO THE CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT, BUT THINGS LIKE THE CANADA HOUSING BENEFIT WHICH WILL BE COMING OUT IN ONTARIO IN THE MONTH OF APRIL, WILL HELP VULNERABLE PEOPLE BE ABLE TO PAY THEIR RENTS THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT METHODS WE’RE TRYING AND LOOKING AT TO SUPPORT CANADIANS THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME I RECOGNIZE THE ANXIETY WITH THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH COMING AND WE’RE LOOKING AT WAYS THAT WE CAN HELP PEOPLE GET THROUGH THAT >> Reporter: GLOBAL NEWS, PRIME MINISTER, WANTED TO ASK YOU FOR AN UPDATE ON YOUR WIFE, SOPHIE, HAS SHE BEEN CLEARED BY DOCTORS AND HOW IS SHE DOING? >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: SOPHIE IS FEELING GREAT MY FAMILY IS DOING WELL, MY KIDS AND MYSELF, WE’RE ALL DOING WELL WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE DIRECT ADVICE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ON WHAT NEXT STEPS ARE, BUT LIKE I SAID, WE’VE ASKED PEOPLE TO STAY AT HOME AND WORK FROM HOME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, NOT GO OUT IF THEY DON’T HAVE TO, AND THAT CERTAINLY IS SOMETHING THAT WE’RE DOING AND ENCOURAGING EVERYONE TO DO >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: [Speaking French] >> Translator: SOPHIE FEELS MUCH, MUCH BETTER NOW SHE’S IN FINE FORM IN MY OPINION AND THE CHILDREN ARE WELL AS WELL THEY’RE HEALTHY AND WE’RE CONTINUING TO FOLLOW ALL THE ADVICE OF EXPERTS LIKE EVERYONE SHOULD BE DOING AND LIKE EVERYONE SHOULD ALSO BE DOING, WE SHOULD STAY AT HOME AND STAY ISOLATED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND NOT GO OUT UNLESS IT’S ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY AND ALWAYS FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE >> Reporter: >> Rosemary: THAT IS THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA SPEAKING TO CANADIANS ON THIS SATURDAY SOMETHING HE HAS TAKEN TO DO OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS OR SO AT THE END, ASKING HOW HIS WIFE SOPHIE GRÉGOIRE-TRUDEAU IS DOING, REMEMBER SHE HAD TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO, AND WHILE HE DIDN’T DIRECTLY ANSWER THE QUESTION WHETHER SHE’S BEEN GIVEN THE ALL-CLEAR BY DOCTORS, HE DOES SAY SHE’S FEELING GREAT, SHE’S IN TOP SHAPE IN MY OPINION, HE SAID, WE’RE ALL DOING WELL, BUT THEY ARE REMAINING INSIDE THE HOUSE, STAYING AT HOME HE IS WORKING FROM HOME AS AN ATTEMPT, TO I GUESS, PRACTISE WHAT HE IS PREACHING WHICH WAS AGAIN THE MESSAGE TO CANADIANS IT MIGHT BE SATURDAY, THE WEEKEND, BUT IT DOESN’T MEAN YOU CAN LET UP THE GOVERNMENT IS STILL CALLING ON PEOPLE TO PRACTISE PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND STAY HOME LET’S BRING IN THE HOST OF “POWER AND POLITICS”, VASSY KAPELOS, WHO IS ALSO JOINING ME HERE ON SATURDAY A LITTLE BIT OF NEWS FROM THE PRIME MINISTER AS WELL >> Vassy: A BIT OF NEWS THAT NOW IN IN ADDITION TO PUTTING FURTHER RESTRICTIONS ON INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL, SO PEOPLE TRAVELLING FROM CANADA — SORRY OUTSIDE OF CANADA INTO CANADA, NOW THERE WILL BE RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL WITHIN CANADA AND NAMELY, IF YOU ARE SHOWING OR DISPLAYS ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19, YOU WILL NOT — ACCORDING TO THE PRIME MINISTER AS OF NOON ON MONDAY — BE ALLOWED TO BOARD TRAINS OR PLANES WITHIN THE COUNTRY SO IF YOU’RE JUST FLYING BETWEEN TORONTO AND OTTAWA OR TORONTO AND VANCOUVER, IF YOU ARE DISPLAYING THE SYMPTOMS, HE SAYS YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BOARD THE TRAIN OR THE PLANE A COUPLE OF THINGS TO NOTE ON THE SPECIFIC ANNOUNCEMENT, I KNOW ONE OF OUR COLLEAGUES WAS ASKING WHY DOESN’T IT INCLUDE BUSES? IT LOOKS LIKE THAT IS PROVINCIAL JURISDICTION AND THAT WOULD BE LIKE UNDER VARIOUS RESPONSIBILITIES WHERE PROVINCES ARE CONCERNED WE KNOW THERE IS REDUCED BUS CAPACITY AFTER MUCH OF GREYHOUND STOPPED OPERATING A LITTLE WHILE AGO A QUESTION FROM OUR COLLEAGUE ASHLEY BURKE AROUND HOW THIS WILL BE ENFORCED WE KNOW THIS IS A PERTINENT QUESTION THE QUARANTINE ACT WAS APPLIED, MEANING IT’S AGAINST THE LAW TO NOT SELF-ISOLATE WHEN YOU CAME BACK, BUT HOW ARE THE MEASURES TO BE ENFORCED? AND THE ONLY ANSWER THE PRIME MINISTER PROVIDED WAS THERE WILL BE FURTHER TOOLS FOR THE COMPANIES IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE WITHOUT SYMPTOMS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BOARD I’M NOT CLEAR, THOUGH, ON WHAT EXACTLY THAT MEANS AND WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DO BOARD AND YOU END UP SHOWING SYMPTOMS I KNOW FROM A LOT OF ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE, THERE ARE ISSUES WITH THE WHOLE PROCESS, EVEN WHEN THEY’RE BOARDING INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS SOME PEOPLE THINK OTHERS ARE FAKING IT THERE IS A WHOLE CONVERSATION HAPPENING THERE AND EVEN THOUGH IT’S WITHIN THE AIRLINES’ PURVIEW DON’T GET ON, I’M CURIOUS HOW THIS WILL WORK IN THE DOMESTIC CONTEXT JUST A REMINDER, THAT STARTS NOON ON MONDAY ACCORDING TO THE PRIME MINISTER >> Rosemary: WHEN HE WAS ASKED IF INTERPROVINCIAL BORDERS WOULD BE SHUT DOWN, HE SHUT THAT DOWN, SAID NO ALTHOUGH WE KNOW SOME PROVINCES ARE TELLING PEOPLE THEY HAVE TO SELF-ISOLATE WHEN THEY ARRIVE,

PARTICULARLY THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES HOW EXACTLY WILL THIS WORK? IT WAS 10 DAYS AGO THAT CANADA ORDERED ALL AIRLINES TO PREVENT TRAVELLERS FROM GETTING ON PLANES WITH SYMPTOMS AND THE HEALTH CHECK IS AN HONOUR SYSTEM YOU HAVE TO DISCLOSE YOU HAVE THE SYMPTOMS UNLESS THEY’RE APPARENT AND WE HAVE DONE REPORTING, DAVE SEGLINS DID REPORTING THIS WEEK THAT SHOW THAT PEOPLE IN A DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO GET HOME ARE NOT BEING TRUTHFUL ABOUT THEIR SYMPTOMS AND ARE GETTING ON THE PLANES ANYWAY SO I’M NOT SURE WHAT THIS WILL DO DOMESTICALLY EITHER GIVEN THEY’RE HAVING TROUBLE ENFORCING IT INTERNATIONALLY I’M GOING TO GET YOU TO STAND BY WE’RE WAITING FOR THE REGULAR FEDERAL UPDATE AT NOON FROM — I BELIEVE WE’RE JUST GOING TO HEAR FROM DR. NJOO BUT FIRST, JULIE, THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE TIME I APPRECIATE IT TELL ME WHAT IS THE SITUATION LIKE AT SUNNY BROOK ICU? >> WELL, AT SUNNY BROOK WE’VE TAKEN A NUMBER OF STEPS TO INCREASE CAPACITY FOR THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS WE’RE EXPECTING SO WE HAVE A COVID-19 UNIT AND IT IS ALMOST AT CAPACITY WITH PATIENTS WE’VE BEEN REALLY, REALLY BUSY TRYING TO MANAGE THESE PATIENTS EFFECTIVELY, BUT OUR TEAMS HAVE DONE AN INCREDIBLE JOB TRYING TO KEEP EVERYONE WELL AND MANAGING UNDER THESE EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES >> Rosemary: HOW ARE YOU DOING FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, FOR VENTILATORS, ALL THOSE THINGS WE’RE HEARING ABOUT THAT WE KNOW FRONT-LINE WORKERS ARE WORRIED ABOUT? >> THE BIG CONCERN IS MASKS RIGHT NOW IT’S NO SURPRISE WE’RE RETURNING SHORT ON SUPPLIES WE HAVE TAKEN THE SAME STANCE AS MANY OF THE OTHER HOSPITALS IN THAT WE’RE BEING ALLOCATED TWO MASKS PER SHIFT, PER 12-HOUR SHIFT, FOR EMPLOYEES THAT WORK IN A CLINICAL AREA SO THAT HAS BEEN VERY CHALLENGING BECAUSE IF YOU HAVE TO GO INTO A PATIENT ROOM, YOU KNOW IT’S HOT, YOU HAVE A LOT OF EQUIPMENT ON, AND SWEAT IS POURING DOWN YOUR FACE AND YOU KNOW, YOU WONDER HOW PROTECTED YOU REALLY ARE, SO IT’S A BIG CONCERN PEOPLE ARE WORRIED, BUT THEY’RE DOING THEIR BEST THEY’RE VERY RESILIENT THE TEAM IS AMAZING AND WE’VE REALLY BEEN WORKING HARD TO PROVIDE THE MOST OPTIMAL PATIENT CARE >> Rosemary: HEALTH WORKERS ARE AT RISK OF CONTRACTING THIS VIRUS WE’VE SEEN IT IN ITALY, SO MANY OF THEM HAVE ACTUALLY DIED HOW WORRIED ARE YOU ABOUT YOUR OWN SAFETY? >> WELL, YOU KNOW, IT IS A BIG WORRY EVERY DAY I’VE BEEN WORKING 12, 14-HOUR DAYS AND BEEN AWAY FROM MY FAMILY TO DO THAT, BUT YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO BE SUPER VIGILANT HAND-WASHING IS THE BEST THING TO DO THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO KNOW THAT, BUT FOR US IN THE HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT, WE’RE DILIGENT ABOUT HYGIENE AND ENSURING WE’RE APPLYING OUR N95 MASKS WHEN WE NEED THEM SO WE CAN ASSURE THAT WE’RE PROTECTING OURSELVES, BECAUSE ULTIMATELY, MYSELF BEING PROTECTED MEANS THAT I’M PROTECTING MY FAMILY, TOO AND THAT IS WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT >> Rosemary: I WISH I HAD MORE TIME CAN I SAY THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US? I KNOW THINGS ARE NOT GOING TO EASE UP FOR YOU SO TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF AND WE WISH YOU GOOD LUCK AND THANKS, REALLY, SINCERELY FROM ALL OF US >> THANK YOU >> Rosemary: RESPIRATORY THERAPIST JULIE IN TORONTO WE’RE GOING TO PULL AWAY FROM THE MAIN NETWORK, BUT UPDATE YOU WHAT WE DID HEAR TODAY DOMESTIC TRAVEL NOW ON PLANES AND TRAINS, YOU WILL BE PREVENTED FROM GETTING ON BOARD IF YOU’RE SHOWING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 THIS FOLLOWS THE SAME DESIGNATION OR DECISION, ABOUT 10 DAYS AGO WHEN IT CAME TO INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS THE PRIME MINISTER ALSO SAYING THAT IF YOU’RE WAITING OR HOPING FOR THAT EMERGENCY BENEFIT, IT WOULD BE WISE TO GO TO THE CANADA REVENUE AGENCY WEBSITE AND PREREGISTER THAT WRAPS UP OUR COVERAGE HERE ON CBC WE’LL BE BACK AGAIN TOMORROW TO BRING YOU THE LATEST WE’LL CONTINUE OUR COVERAGE ON CBC NEWS NETWORK I’M ROSEMARY BARTON THANK YOU FOR WATCHING [please stand by]

>> Rosemary: SOMETIMES WE HAVE THE WHOLE PANEL OF DIFFERENT CABINET MINISTERS TODAY I’M TOLD IT WILL BE DR. NJOO PERHAPS THERE WILL BE SOMEONE ELSE, BUT THAT’S WHAT I HEARD AND WE HEARD FROM THE PRIME MINISTER I’LL BRING IN VASSY KAPELOS FROM “POWER & POLITICS.” ONE OF THE THINGS THE PRIME MINISTER WAS ASKED ABOUT THE RESTRICTION ON DOMESTIC TRAVEL, THE QUESTION WAS ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE ARE SEEING SOME ENCOURAGING SIGNS, PARTICULARLY IN BRITISH COLUMBIA THAT THIS PHYSICAL DISTANCING OR SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES SEEM TO BE WORKING RIGHT NOW WE KNOW THAT BECAUSE B.C. SHARED EXTENSIVELY MODELLING THAT THEY HAD I KNOW THE PRIME MINISTER PROMISED THAT THEY WOULD SHOW SOME NUMBERS AND SOME DATA WHICH I UNDERSTAND THEY’RE VERY RELIANT ON THE PROVINCES TO GET THAT INFORMATION THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO UNDERSTAND WHERE WE ARE IN THIS PANDEMIC AND PEOPLE ARE DESPERATE TO KNOW WHEN IT WILL END SOMETIMES WHEN YOU CAN SEE THE CURVE AND THE TREND LINE, THAT DOES HELP YOU TO GET A HANDLE ON THINGS MAYBE I’LL PUT TO YOU THE MESSAGE AROUND IF YOU SEE A GLIMMER OF HOPE WHAT THE PRIME MINISTER WAS SAYING AROUND THAT >> Vassy: UNSURPRISINGLY THE PRIME MINISTER TOLD US A MESSAGE THAT EVEN IF THERE ARE SIGNS OF ENCOURAGEMENT, THAT IS NOT A TIME TO TAKE YOUR FOOT OFF THE BRAKE IT’S A TIME TO DOUBLE DOWN ON THEM THE PRIME MINISTER WAS PRETTY SPECIFIC ON THIS, DON’T GO OUT IF YOU DON’T HAVE TO, DON’T GO TO THE GROCERY STORE MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK IF YOU CAN ALLOW FOR THAT, DON’T GO TO WORK HE PROVIDED A NUMBER OF EXAMPLES AND I THINK THE MESSAGE CONTINUES TO BE AND IT IS A DIFFICULT LINE TO WALK, EVEN FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS, YOU DO WANT TO — THIS IS A HUNGER FOR THAT DATA AMONG ALL OF US PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW IF THE SACRIFICES WE’RE MAKING AND THE STRESS THAT WE’RE UNDER IS FOR THE REASON WE’RE TOLD IT IS THAT DATA IS IMPORTANT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT’S NOT GOING TO BE CONCLUSIVE AT THIS POINT THIS IS NOT AN HOUR-LONG — WE’VE HEARD THIS FROM DR. NJOO THAT THIS WON’T BE HOURS, BUT MONTHS YOU WANT TO ENCOURAGE THIS BEHAVIOUR AND KNOW THAT IT’S GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, BUT YOU DON’T WANT CANADIANS TO THINK WE DON’T HAVE TO GO HARD CORE BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE THINGS ARE ON TRACK WE HEARD THAT MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER AND I SUSPECT WE’LL HEAR THAT FROM DR. NJOO THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON THERE ARE SOME GLIMMERS OF HOPE, BUT IT’S NOT THE CASE EVERYWHERE WE HAVE SEEN IN QUÉBEC, PARTICULARLY WHERE WE KNOW TRAVELLERS RETURNED EARLIER THAN IN MUCH OF THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, THEIR MARCH BREAK IS A WEEK, SOMETIMES TWO WEEKS, EARLIER THAN OTHER PROVINCES, WE HAVE SEEN HUGE NUMBERS IN THAT PROVINCE AND EVEN 10 ADDITIONAL DEATHS SO A NOTE OF CAUTION UNDERLYING ANY OF THE NEWS AND DATA OVERALL TREND LINES >> Rosemary: I KNOW THE TESTING IS INCREASING I KNOW BRITISH COLUMBIA HAS DONE THE MOST TESTING, LAST TIME THEY CHECKED THE COUNTRY OVERALL HAS TESTED OVER 170,000 PEOPLE WE HEARD FROM PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS YESTERDAY THAT INDEED WE ARE IN THE TOP FIVE AT ANY RATE IN THE WORLD FOR TESTING PER MILLIONS THERE IS A WIDE UNDERSTANDING THAT MORE TESTING IS NEEDED AND MORE TESTING IS BETTER BECAUSE THEN YOU CAN UNDERSTAND OF COURSE WHERE THE VIRUS IS, WHERE IT IS GOING, AND HOW TO CONTAIN PARTICULAR OUTBREAKS IN PARTICULAR PARTS OF THE COUNTRY YOU’RE RIGHT, EVEN THOUGH THERE IS SOME SUGGESTION OF GOOD THINGS HAPPENING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, IT WOULD BE WRONG TO THINK THAT IS THE PICTURE ACROSS THE COUNTRY IT WOULD BE PARTICULARLY WRONG IN ONTARIO TO THINK THINGS HAVE LET UP, EVEN THOUGH WE SAW A LITTLE CHANGE YESTERDAY I NOTE WHAT THE PRIME MINISTER SAID WHY THEY’RE SEEING THAT IN BRITISH COLUMBIA AND IT’S BECAUSE BRITISH COLUMBIA STARTED THIS TWO WEEKS AGO THAT THEY ARE SEEING SOME CHANGES NOW

IF YOU LOOK AT ONTARIO, FOR INSTANCE, SPRING BREAK STARTED I BELIEVE MARCH 13 THAT WAS THE FRIDAY THE GOVERNMENT SAID YOU SHOULDN’T LEAVE PEOPLE LEFT ANYWAY THAT WAS A DECISION THAT THEY MADE SO A WEEK FROM THAT IS REALLY WHEN THE TWO WEEKS OF PHYSICAL DISTANCING STARTS FOR ONTARIO SO YOU PROBABLY WON’T SEE IF ANY OF THAT HAS WORKED FOR, AS YOU SAY, 10 TO 15 DAYS YOU MAY SEE NUMBERS GO UP BECAUSE THE TRAVEL CONTINUED AT THE BEGINNING OF MARCH FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE AND SNOWBIRDS ARE RETURNING AS WELL THAT CREATES DIFFERENT PROBLEMS THEY’RE NOW BEING TOLD YOU HAVE TO QUARANTINE THAT IS THE LEGAL REQUIREMENT WE’LL COME BACK TO YOU, VASSY, AFTER THIS PRESS CONFERENCE, IF YOU DON’T MIND WE’RE GOING TO TAKE YOU TO — OH, THEY’RE BOTH THERE, DR. THERESA TAM, THE CHIEF PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER AND DR. NJOO >> THERE ARE 5,153 CASES OF COVID-19 INCLUDING 55 DEATHS IN ADDITION, AT ANY POINT IN TIME, THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE UNDER INVESTIGATION AWAITING LABORATORY RESULTS OR NOT YET TESTED SO EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT HEARING OF CASES IN YOUR COMMUNITY, IT DOESN’T MEAN THERE ARE NO CASES OR THAT THERE ARE NO EXPOSURES WAITING TO HAPPEN WE HAVE NOW COMPLETED TESTED FOR OVER 184,000 PEOPLE IN CANADA, WHICH IS MORE THAN 84,000 ADDITIONAL PEOPLE TESTED SINCE MONDAY IN TERMS OF THE SEVERITY OF COVID-19 IN CANADA, THE PERCENTAGE OF CASES THAT REQUIRE HOSPITALIZATION IS APPROXIMATELY 7%, ABOUT 3% ARE CRITICALLY ILL, AND 1% OF CASES HAVE BEEN FATAL PLEASE NOTE THAT 30% OF THOSE HOSPITALIZED ARE UNDER 40 YEARS OF AGE WE CONTINUE TO KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THE SEVERITY OF THE DISEASE BECAUSE ALTHOUGH THERE WILL BE DAY-TO-DAY FLUCTUATIONS, A SUSTAINED TREND OF INCREASED SEVERITY COULD POINT TO A HIGHER RATE OF INFECTION IN VULNERABLE POPULATIONS OR THAT THE HEALTH SYSTEM IS BEING OVERWHELMED I AM REMINDING CANADIANS NOT TO UNDERESTIMATE THE SEVERITY OF THIS DISEASE THE DEVASTATING IMPACTS OF COVID-19 IS EVIDENT IN EUROPE AND PARTS OF THE UNITED STATES AT THE SAME TIME, THERE ARE SIGNS OF HOPE THERE IS A NOTE OF CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA, THE AREA OF CANADA THAT FIRST EXPERIENCED COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION IT IS STILL TOO EARLY TO KNOW FOR SURE, BUT AFTER WEEKS OF PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS, THE RATE OF GROWTH APPEARS TO BE SLOWING WE WILL BE CLOSELY LOOKING AT B.C. OVER THE COMING WEEKS FOR BETTER CLARITY ON THE EFFECT OF THEIR PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES THIS EARLY SIGN OF REASSURANCE SHOULD SPUR US TO KEEP UP WITH OUR NEW HABIT OF PHYSICAL DISTANCING, DESPITE THE ACCOMPANYING HARDSHIPS SO WE NEED TO STAY THE COURSE YESTERDAY WE STARTED A CHALLENGE FOR CANADIANS TO BUILD THEIR BUBBLE OF PROTECTION AND STAY INSIDE THAT BUBBLE WE NEED TO MAINTAIN THIS ZONE OF PROTECTION AROUND US TO KEEP THE VIRUS OUT EACH OF US SHOULD IDEALLY HAVE OUR OWN SEPARATE BUBBLE THAT IS A 2 METRE SIR CRUMB FRENS BUT FOR COUPLES, FAMILIES, AND OTHER COHABITATION, THAT BUBBLE MIGHT MEAN TWO OR MORE PEOPLE OR KEEPING IN A BUBBLE THAT NO ONE ELSE COMES INTO THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO STAY IN YOUR BUBBLE AND NOT BURST SOMEONE ELSE’S I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO ASK PEOPLE TO JUST CHECK OUT OUR canada.ca WEBSITE FOR A NEW INTERACTIVE MAP AS WELL AS A NEW DETAILED EP DEEMOLOGICAL REPORT THAT IS POSTED IN BOTH LANGUAGES >> [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] — INCLUDING 55 DEATHS IN ADDITION, AT ANY POINT IN TIME THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE UNDER INVESTIGATION AWAITING LABORATORY RESULTS OR WHO HAVE NOT YET BEEN TESTED EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT HEARING ABOUT CASES IN YOUR COMMUNITY, THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THERE ARE NO CASES OR THAT THERE IS NO POSSIBLE EXPOSURE WE HAVE NOW COMPLETED TESTS FOR OVER 184,000 PEOPLE IN CANADA THAT MEANS THAT 84,000 MORE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TESTED SINCE MONDAY IN TERMS OF THE SEVERITY OF

COVID-19 IN CANADA, THE PERCENTAGE OF CASES THAT REQUIRE HOSPITALIZATION IS APPROXIMATELY 7%, 3% ARE CRITICALLY ILL, AND 1% OF CASES HAVE BEEN FATAL WE ARE CONTINUING TO KEEP CLOSE EYE ON THE SEVERITY OF THE DISEASE ALTHOUGH THERE WILL BE DAY-BY-DAY FLUCTUATIONS, A SUSTAINED TREND OF INCREASED SEVERITY CAN POINT TO A HIGHER RATE OF INFECTION IN VULNERABLE POPULATIONS OR TO THE HEALTH SYSTEM BEING OVERWHELMED I’M REMINDING CANADIANS NOT TO UNDERESTIMATE THE SEVERITY OF THIS DISEASE THE DEVASTATING IMPACT OF COVID-19 ARE EVIDENT IN EUROPE AND IN SOME PARTS OF THE UNITED STATES AT THE SAME TIME, THERE ARE SIGNS OF HOPE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, THE AREA OF CANADA THAT FIRST EXPERIENCED COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION, THERE IS SOME CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM IT IS STILL TOO EARLY TO KNOW FOR SURE, BUT AFTER WEEKS OF INTERVENTION, THE RATE OF GROWTH APPEARS TO BE SLOWING WE WILL CLOSELY FOLLOW THE SITUATION IN BRITISH COLUMBIA OVER THE COMING WEEK IN ORDER TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE EFFECT OF THEIR PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES THIS EARLY SIGN OF REASSURANCE SHOULD ENCOURAGE US TO KEEP UP WITH OUR NEW HABIT OF PRACTISING PHYSICAL DISTANCING DESPITE THE FACT THAT IT’S DIFFICULT WE MUST STAY THE COURSE YESTERDAY, WE STARTED A CHALLENGE FOR CANADIANS TO BUILD THEIR BUBBLE OF PROTECTION AND STAY INSIDE THAT BUBBLE WE NEED TO MAINTAIN THE ZONE OF PROTECTION AROUND US TO KEEP THE VIRUS OUT EACH OF US SHOULD IDEALLY HAVE OUR OWN SEPARATE BUBBLE THAT IS A 2-METRE CIRCUMFERENCE, BUT FOR COUPLES, FAMILIES, AND OTHERS IN COHABITATION SITUATIONS, THE BUBBLE MIGHT INCLUDE TWO, FOUR, OR MORE PEOPLE, ALL KEEPING IN THE SAME BUBBLE THAT NO ONE ELSE COMES INTO THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO STAY IN YOUR BUBBLE AND NOT BURST SOMEONE ELSE’S BUBBLE WE ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU TO CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE canada.ca THANK YOU [End of Translation] >> WE WILL OPEN UP THE LINES FOR QUESTIONS FOR THOSE IN THE ROOM, WE ASK THAT YOU MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE FREE-STANDING MICS OPERATOR, OVER TO YOU >> THANK YOU PLEASE PRESS STAR 1 IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION THE FIRST QUESTION IS LAUREN GARDNER YOUR LINE IS OPEN >> Question: HI, THANKS FOR TAKING MY QUESTION I’M WONDERING WHAT KIND OF ADVICE YOU MIGHT BE PROVIDING TO FEDERAL OFFICIALS AND MAYBE EVEN OFFICIALS AT THE LOCAL AND PROVINCIAL LEVELS WHO MAY BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE U.S RELAXING CERTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES IN THE COMING WEEKS THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF MAYORS IN BORDER TOWNS WHO HAVE EXPRESSED SOME CONCERNS IS THERE ANY DIRECT ADVICE YOU COULD PROVIDE TO THEM SO FAR ABOUT HOW TO HANDLE THAT POSSIBILITY? >> Answer: ABSOLUTELY WE ARE MONITORING WHAT IS GOING ON IN TERMS OF THE ACTUAL OUTBREAKS IN THE UNITED STATES OF COURSE THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE UNITED STATES THAT ARE HEAVILY IMPACTED BY COVID-19 SO I THINK, AS EVERYBODY KNOWS, THAT THERE ARE NOW BORDER MEASURES TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF ANY ILLNESS THAT MIGHT COME FROM TRAVELLERS IN THE UNITED STATES THOSE ARE LAYERED MEASURES AND CERTAINLY NO NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES IS VERY KEY, WHILE MAINTAINING ESSENTIAL SERVICES AND THOSE LINKS THAT ARE SO IMPORTANT BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES WE’VE ALSO, AS YOU KNOW, HAVE NOW A MANDATORY QUARANTINE ORDER IN PLACE, EMERGENCY ORDER, THAT ESSENTIALLY MANDATE THOSE TRAVELLERS TO UNDERGO 14 DAYS OF SELF-ISOLATION, SO THAT’S MANDATORY ISOLATION IF THEY TRAVELLED ANYWHERE, INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES WE WILL BE, OF COURSE, ISOLATING ANYONE WHO IS SICK COMING FROM ANY COUNTRY, AND THAT INCLUDES THE UNITED STATES AS WELL THE QUARANTINE ACT, THE FEDERAL QUARANTINE ACT COMES WITH IT QUITE HEAVILY PENALTIES IF PEOPLE ARE NOT OBSERVING THAT ORDER

>> ONE FOLLOW UP? >> Question: I’M SET >> OPERATOR, NEXT QUESTION ON THE LINE >> THANK YOU, MERCI THE NEXT QUESTION IS FROM CATHARINE LAVEQUE YOUR LINE IS OPEN >> Question: HELLO, I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS IN FRENCH FOR DR. NJOO YESTERDAY YOU EXPLAINED THE SITUATION AND YOU SAID THAT IT MIGHT LAST FOR MONTHS, WHICH IS NOT VERY ENCOURAGING WHAT CAN CANADIANS EXPECT? WILL WE BE IN ISOLATION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD FOR SEVERAL MONTHS? WILL WE BE UNDER QUARANTINE FOR ABOUT A YEAR? WHAT INFORMATION DO YOU HAVE FOR CANADIANS? >> Answer: THANK YOU FOR THIS QUESTION AS I SAID A FEW MOMENTS AGO, WE CAN’T PREDICT WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE, BUT THERE HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGING SIGNS FOR EXAMPLE, THE SITUATION IN BRITISH COLUMBIA THE NUMBER OF CASES IS DECREASING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, AND THIS MAY BE A SIGN THAT THE CURVE IS FLATTENING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA OR EVEN IN CANADA IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE STAY THE COURSE, THAT WE NOT GIVE UP WE MUST CONTINUE TO PRACTICE PHYSICAL DISTANCING WE’LL MONITOR THE SITUATION WEEK BY WEEK, AND THAT WAY WE’LL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE THE IMPACT THAT OUR COLLECTIVE ACTIONS ARE HAVING IN SLOWING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS >> Question: FOLLOW-UP QUESTION MY NEXT QUESTION IS ABOUT PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU’S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE MADE TODAY HE SAID THAT CANADIANS WHO ARE SYMPTOMATIC WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO BOARD PLANES OR TRAINS AS A PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIAL, HERE IS MY QUESTION FOR YOU HOW WILL THE EMPLOYEES OF AIRLINES AND RAIL COMPANIES ASSESS THE SITUATION? WILL THEY BE TAKING PASSENGERS’ TEMPERATURE, FOR EXAMPLE? WHAT INSTRUCTIONS DO YOU HAVE FOR THEM AT THIS POINT? >> Answer: THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION IT’S BEEN A WHILE NOW THAT WE’VE BEEN TELLING ALL CANADIANS TO STAY HOME IF THEY ARE SICK WE EXPECT THAT CANADIANS WILL FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS AND STAY HOME AS FOR AIRLINE EMPLOYEES, WE WILL BE MONITORING PASSENGERS BEFORE THEY BOARD PLANES ABOARD IN ORDER TO SEE WHETHER THEY ARE SYMPTOMATIC, BUT WE CAN’T GUARANTEE ANYTHING WITH 100% CERTAINTY BUT HERE IS THE IMPORTANT THING, IF YOU ARE SICK, DO NOT TRAVEL, STAY HOME [End of Translation] >> Answer: THE QUESTION WAS WHAT SHOULD — I GUESS COMPANIES, TRAINS AND AIRPLANES, ET CETERA, FOR DOMESTIC TRAVEL THAT THE PRIME MINISTER JUST ANNOUNCED WHAT WE’RE SAYING IS THE MESSAGE AT THE CORE IS NO DIFFERENT WE’VE BEEN SAYING FROM A PUBLIC HEALTH PERSPECTIVE FOR SEVERAL WEEKS AT LEAST THAT IF YOU ARE SICK, STAY AT HOME SO REALLY I THINK THERE IS AN OBLIGATION, I WOULD SAY, A CIVIC DUTY FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT IF YOU ARE SICK, YOU SHOULD NOT BE TAKING A COMMERCIAL TRAVEL MEANS SUCH AS AN AIRPLANE, A FLIGHT, OR TAKING A TRAIN TO GO ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY YOU SHOULD BE STAYING AT HOME OF COURSE THE PEOPLE ACTUALLY — OR THE PERSONNEL WORKING FOR THE AIRLINES AND THE TRAINS, THEY WILL DO THEIR BEST THEY WILL LOOK AT PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BOARD AND LOOK FOR OBVIOUS SIGNS THAT PEOPLE ARE ILL IN TERMS OF VERY SYSTEMATIC SCREENING, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE PEOPLE CAN HIDE SYMPTOMS AND TAKE TYLENOL AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT COMES DOWN TO OUR COLLECTIVE UNDERSTANDING AND MOTIVATION AND APPROACH TO DO THE RIGHT THING IF YOU ARE SICK, DON’T TRAVEL STAY AT HOME >> THANK YOU NOW WE’LL TAKE A QUESTION IN THE ROOM >> ASHLEY BURKE, CBC NEWS CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT PLANS TO RUN FIELD HOSPITALS MAY THEY BE NEEDED DOWN THE LINE AND HOW SOON DO YOU THINK THEY WOULD BE NEEDED IN CANADA? >> Answer: THERE’S A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF PLANNING IN THE PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES A GOOD EXAMPLE WOULD BE FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA EVEN YESTERDAY, WHERE THEY HAVE SYSTEMATICALLY PLANNED THAT DIFFERENT SCENARIO AND EXACTLY HOW MUCH CAPACITY THEY HAVE PUBLIC HEALTH IS GOING TO DO

WHATEVER IT CAN TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF THIS EPIDEMIC SO YOU DON’T GO BEYOND YOUR CAPACITY TO COPE HAVING SAID THAT, OF COURSE YOU HAVE TO PREPARE FOR MUCH MORE WORST-CASE SCENARIOS SO THOSE THINGS ARE ABSOLUTELY HAPPENING IN THE PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES WE’VE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THEM ON A DAILY BASIS SO THEY ARE ALREADY PLANNING ALTERNATIVE CARE SITES, HOW TO CARE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT SO SICK OUTSIDE OF THE HOSPITALS DESIGNATED FOR COVID-19, FOR EXAMPLE SO THE IDEA IS TO — ALREADY THEY’RE FREEING UP I.C.U. BEDS AND THE INTENSIVE CARE ILLNESSES HAVE TO BE TAKEN CARE OF IN A HOSPITAL SETTING AND HAVE TO LOOK AFTER PEOPLE WHO COULD BE LOOKED AFTER IN ALTERNATIVE SITES ALL OF THAT IS IN PLAY, EVEN THOUGH RIGHT NOW CANADA IS COPING SO THOSE CALCULATIONS — I WOULD ACTUALLY ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO HAVE A LOOK AT THE EXAMPLE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA WHERE THE NUMBERS ARE QUITE WELL ARTICULATED >> Question: MY OTHER QUESTION IS YOU TALKED ABOUT THE OPTIMISM IN BRITISH COLUMBIA AND THE MODELLING THERE WILL THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BE SHARING THEIR SAME MODELLING WITH US? >> Answer: ABSOLUTELY AS I SAID, THERE IS AN EP DEEM LOGIC REPORT POSTED WE HAVE TO LOOK AT OTHER COUNTRIES THAT HAVE DONE BEFORE US, LOOKING AT THEIR EXPERIENCE AND WHERE WE’RE TRACKING THAT IS ABSOLUTELY THE INTENT I WANT TO FLAG THAT THE NATIONAL AGGREGATED PICTURE MUST BE SUPPLEMENTED BY THE PROVINCIAL AND LOCAL PICTURE BECAUSE DIFFERENT AREAS OF CANADA ARE ACTUALLY EXPERIENCING THIS OUTBREAK, IT’S JUST SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TRAJECTORIES AND TIMELINES UNPACKING WHAT IS UNDERNEATH A NATIONAL PICTURE I THINK IS VERY IMPORTANT SO I OF COURSE AM VERY HAPPY THAT BRITISH COLUMBIA — WE HAVE BEEN SUPPORTING DIFFERENT PROVINCES TO DO THEIR PROJECTIONS >> Question: WHEN ARE YOU PLANNING ON RELEASING THAT PUBLICLY? >> Answer: SOME OF THAT DATA IS ALREADY NOW SINCE TODAY OR LAST NIGHT ALREADY ON OUR WEBSITE YOU KNOW, WE’LL BE MAKING AS MUCH OF THAT AVAILABLE AS POSSIBLE I HAVE TO JUST CAUTION THAT OF COURSE MODELLING IS MODELLING THAT’S JUST PLANNING SCENARIOS WHAT YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT IS THE EP DETERMINOLOGIC REPORT WHERE THINGS ARE TRENDING >> NEXT QUESTION >> Question: TODAY THE PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCED THERE WILL BE FURTHER SCREENING ON DOMESTIC TRAVELLERS, AIR TRAVEL AND TRAIN TRAVEL SHOULD WE NOT BE TAKING THESE STEPS AT A LOCAL LEVEL? WHAT GOOD IS IT IF WE’RE SCREENING A PERSON A LONG DISTANCE IN CANADA, BUT THEN NOT FOR THOSE GETTING ON A BUS OR RIDING IN A TAXI? >> Answer: SO THERE ARE — I THINK YOU WOULD OBSERVE THAT ALL ACROSS CANADA, THE PROVINCES AND THE MUNICIPALITIES ARE TAKING THIS REALLY SERIOUSLY THEY ARE ALREADY STOPPING GATHERINGS THEY ARE ADVISING THIS 2-METRE DISTANCE ON TRANSPORTATION THAT INCLUDES BUSES AND OTHER THINGS, WHERE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE YOU’RE DOING PHYSICAL DISTANCING SO ALL OF THOSE MEASURES ARE ALREADY BEING IMPLEMENTED IN THE LOCAL JURISDICTIONS WHILE MAINTAINING A BALANCE SOCIETY HAS TO GO ABOUT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE MAINTAINING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONING WHILE DOING PHYSICAL DISTANCING OBVIOUSLY EACH OF THE MUNICIPALITIES, THE CITIES IN VERY DIFFERENT SITUATIONS — TORONTO ISN’T GOING TO BE THE SAME AS A MORE RURAL AREA, FOR EXAMPLE SO I THINK THAT EVERY LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT IS DOING WHATEVER IT NEEDS TO, TO MAINTAIN THAT PHYSICAL DISTANCING >> IF I COULD ADD TO THAT IN MY PREVIOUS ANSWER, CERTAINLY GOVERNMENTS AND COMPANIES CAN PUT WHATEVER MEASURES IN PLACE THEY’RE NEVER GOING TO BE FULL-PROOF SOMEONE CAN TAKE A TYLENOL IF YOU HAVE A FEVER OR HIDE SYMPTOMS IT IS A COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, BUT FOR EACH CITIZEN IN CANADA TO UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE, IT’S IMPORTANT THAT IMPORTANT ROLE THEY CAN PLAY IF YOU’RE SICK, STAY HOME, DON’T TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION >> A FOLLOW UP >> Question: MY SECOND QUESTION WAS WITH REGARD TO THE UNITED STATES OBVIOUSLY IT’S A BIT OF A WILDFIRE SITUATION THERE CITIES LIKE DETROIT ARE HOT SPOTS, ALSO IN WASHINGTON STATE NEAR THE BORDER

I KNOW YOU’VE SPOKEN A BIT ABOUT THIS, BUT THERE HAS BEEN CONCERN ADDRESSED BY, SAY, THE CITY OF WINDSOR ACROSS THE RIVER FROM DETROIT SHOULD WE BE SATISFIED WITH THE BAN ON NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL OR DO WE NEED TO STEP UP OUR BORDER ENFORCEMENT AND BORDER CLOSURES WITH THE UNITED STATES, GRANTED THAT THE SOME RECKLESS DIRECTION THEY’RE TAKING? >> Answer: WHAT I’VE JUST SAID, IT’S NOT JUST REDUCING THE NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL WE DO HAVE AN EMERGENCY ORDER UNDER OUR FEDERAL QUARANTINE ACT THAT ARE ORDERING TRAVELLERS TO ISOLATE IF THEY’RE SICK, BUT ALSO MANDATORY QUARANTINE OF ANYONE WHO IS SYMPTOMATIC THEY WILL HAVE TO GO DIRECTLY HOME IF THEY HAVE A HOME IF THEY DON’T HAVE A HOME, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL BE HOUSING PEOPLE IN OUR FEDERAL QUARANTINE FACILITIES AS I SAID, THE PENALTIES ARE PRETTY HEAVY NOW, LET’S JUST SAY THAT EVEN ON A DAILY BASIS WE DO HAVE INSTANCES WE HAVE TRUCK DRIVERS WHO HAVE BEEN STOPPED AND HAVE BEEN PUT IN A FEDERAL QUARANTINE SITE BECAUSE THEY HAVE SHOWN EVEN MILD SYMPTOMS THAT’S HAPPENING IN REAL TIME RIGHT NOW THEN THEY GET TESTED AND IF THEY’RE OKAY, THEY CAN CONTINUE IF THEY’RE NOT, THEY’RE STAYING IN OUR QUARANTINE SITES >> THANK YOU OPERATOR, OVER TO THE LINE FOR TWO QUESTIONS >> THE NEXT QUESTION IS FROM THERESA WRIGHT FROM THE “CANADIAN PRESS.” YOUR LINE IS OPEN >> Question: GOOD AFTERNOON, DR. TAM YESTERDAY WE HEARD THAT THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN I.C.U.s DOUBLED IN ONTARIO IN LESS THAN TWO DAYS HOW CONCERNED ARE YOU ABOUT THIS SPIKE, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THAT I.C.U. FOR THE FIRST PARTS OF HOSPITAL SYMPTOMS TO BE OVERWHELMED IN PLACES LIKE ITALY AND SPAIN? >> Answer: YES, SO I THINK THAT’S — AS I SAID, WE HAVE TO MONITOR THE SEVERITY OF ILLNESS VERY CAREFULLY BECAUSE IF THERE’S INCREASING QUICKLY ILL PEOPLE, THE KEY SPIKE IS GOING TO OCCUR IF HEALTH SYMPTOMS ARE OVERWHELMED SO HAVING ENOUGH I.C.U FACILITIES IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT SO THAT HAS TO BE TRACKED RIGHT NOW ALL JURISDICTIONS ARE COPING WITH THE NUMBERS, BUT THEY ARE PLANNING TO DO MORE, EVEN ONTARIO AND B.C. AND MANY JURISDICTIONS HAVE ACTUALLY EMPTIED OUT PROBABLY HALF OF THE I.C.U.s JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE ALREADY PREPARED FOR ANY INFLUX BUT OF COURSE FROM A PUBLIC HEALTH PERSPECTIVE, WE JUST DO NOT WANT PEOPLE TO END UP IN THE I.C.U SO ON THE PREVENTION SIDE, BASED ON WHAT WE UNDERSTAND, A LOT OF THE I.C.U. PATIENTS IN A NUMBER OF JURISDICTIONS ARE PEOPLE FROM LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES THEY ARE THE OLDER POPULATION AND PEOPLE WITH UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS THAT’S WHY WE REALLY, REALLY STRESS THAT WE HAVE TO PROTECT THESE POPULATIONS, OTHERWISE WE WOULD HAVE MORE I.C.U ADMISSIONS SO I THINK UNPACKING THE EPIDEMIOLOGY UNDERNEATH, THE PEOPLE THAT ARE CRITICALLY ILL, SHOWS US THAT THEY ARE THE VULNERABLE AND ELDERLY SO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES, MAKING SURE THAT NOBODY SORT OF INTRODUCES THE VIRUS THERE AND ABSOLUTELY NO INTRODUCTION INTO HOSPITALS AND OTHER PLACES WHERE VULNERABLE PEOPLE GO, BUT ALSO ON AN INDIVIDUAL LEVEL DO NOT GO ANYWHERE NEAR SOMEONE WHO IS VULNERABLE OR OLDER IN YOUR FAMILY EVEN OR YOUR FRIENDS, DO NOT IMPACT THEM BECAUSE YOU WILL SEE INCREASE IN SERIOUS ILLNESS IF THAT IS THE CASE SO MAINTAIN THAT BUBBLE AND DEFINITELY KEEP THE BUBBLE AWAY FROM ANYONE WHO IS VULNERABLE BUT BASED ON WHAT I’VE SEEN SO FAR, THE HEALTH SYSTEM IS ABLE TO MANAGE THE PATIENTS >> ONE FOLLOW UP >> Question: JUST ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE PRIME MINISTER ABOUT PASSENGERS BOARDING DOMESTIC FLIGHTS AND TRAINS NOT BEING ABLE TO BOARD IF THEY HAVE SYMPTOMS CAN YOU PROVIDE DETAILS ABOUT HOW THEY WILL BE SCREENED AND HOW THE NEW POWERS GIVEN TO AIRLINE AND TRAIN COMPANIES WILL BE ENFORCED >> Answer: I THINK THOSE DETAILS WILL COME IN THE COMING DAYS AND OBVIOUSLY WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT THAT — I THINK THE MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC WILL GET THE INFORMATION AS WE — AS THE — AS THAT UNFOLDS SO STAY TUNED >> OPERATOR, NEXT QUESTION ON THE LINE

>> THANK YOU THE NEXT QUESTION IS FROM MELANIE MARQUIS FROM “”LA PRESSE” YOUR LINE IS OPEN >> Question: [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] WHAT WILL BE DONE SPECIFICALLY TO PROTECT AIRLINE AND TRAIN COMPANIES, HOW WILL THEY ASSESS SYMPTOMS? WILL THEY BE TAKING PASSENGERS’ TEMPERATURE? WILL THAT BURDEN FALL ON THEIR SHOULDERS AND WILL THIS BE OCCURRING AS OF MONDAY ON TRAINS AND FLIGHTS? >> Answer: THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION AS DR. TAM SAID, WE ARE WORKING CLOSELY WITH OUR COLLEAGUES AT TRANSPORT CANADA, AS WELL AS WITH TRAIN AND AIRLINE COMPANIES, TRAIN COMPANIES SUCH AS VIA RAIL WE ARE WORKING WITH OUR PARTNERS TO DEVELOP A PROTOCOL THIS WILL TAKE A LITTLE WHILE THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE AND WE WILL HAVE DETAILS SOON >> Question: OKAY BUT COULD YOU CLARIFY SOMETHING AND THEN I’LL ASK A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION WE’VE HEARD A LOT OF PEOPLE SAYING THAT THINGS ARE NOT WORKING AT THE AIRPORT, THAT PASSENGERS ARE ALLOWED TO BOARD FLIGHTS UNCHECKED, THAT THERE ARE NO CONTROLS SO THE SYSTEM IS ALREADY PROBLEMATIC HERE IS MY NEXT QUESTION FOR YOU, DR. NJOO WHAT ABOUT CHLOROQUINE AND HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE? DOES CANADA HAVE A STANCE ON THOSE DRUGS? ARE THERE CLINICAL TRIALS GOING ON IN CANADA? >> Answer: THANK YOU FOR THOSE QUESTIONS YOUR FIRST QUESTION WAS ABOUT PROTOCOL AND PROCEDURES THAT TRAVEL COMPANIES WILL FOLLOW THE ANSWER IS, YES, WE HAVE A PROTOCOL AND PROCEDURES IT’S EXACTLY WHAT’S BEING DONE AT OUR BORDERS THIS IS BEING DONE FOR ALL THOSE WHO CURRENTLY BOARD PLANES AND TRAINS AS OF MONDAY WE HAVE A MULTI-FACETTED, INTEGRATED SYSTEM WE HAVE MEASURES AT OUR SHARED BORDER WE ARE TRYING TO PREVENT ALL INFECTION THAT IS THE JOB OF ALL GOVERNMENTS AND THAT IS ALSO THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL CANADIANS EVERYONE HAD A PART TO PLAY WE ARE ASKING THOSE WHO ARE SICK TO STAY HOME AND TO NOT TAKE PUBLIC TRANSIT THAT’S THE FIRST THING SECOND THING, OF COURSE WE WANT AIRLINE AND TRAIN COMPANIES EMPLOYEES TO BE SAFE IF PASSENGERS ARE VISIBLY ILL AND VISIBLY SYMPTOMATIC, THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BOARD THIS IS JUST ONE ASPECT OF OUR MEASURES IF A PASSENGER SEEMS ILL, THAT PERSON SHOULD IMMEDIATELY SELF-ISOLATE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS JURISDICTION OVER OUR INTERNATIONAL BORDERS SO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TRAVELLERS WHO ARRIVE AT OUR INTERNATIONAL BORDERS, BE IT AT OUR AIRPORTS OR AT THE CANADA-U.S. BORDER THERE ARE TWO ELEMENTS TO OUR RESPONSE FIRST, FOR THOSE WHO ARE SYMPTOMATIC, WE WILL TAKE CARE OF THEM WE WILL PUT THEM IN A HOTEL OR IN ANOTHER FEDERAL QUARANTINE FACILITY OR IF THEY ARE NOT SYMPTOMATIC, WE WILL TELL THEM TO IMMEDIATELY GO HOME AND SELF-ISOLATE FOR ASYMPTOMATIC TRAVELLERS WHO ARE NOT ILL, WHO DO NOT EXHIBIT ANY SYMPTOMS, THEY MUST ALSO GO HOME IMMEDIATELY AND STAY HOME BECAUSE THAT IS A FEDERAL QUARANTINE ORDER [End of Translation] >> Answer: FOR DOMESTIC WHAT WE’VE BEEN SAYING IS ANY SCREENING, BE IT AT OUR INTERNATIONAL BORDERS, AT THE AIRPORTS, OR EVEN NOW DOMESTICALLY AT TRAIN STATIONS OR PEOPLE BOARDING A DOMESTIC FLIGHT, IT’S ONLY ONE ASPECT IT’S NEVER 100% GUARANTEED THAT WE’RE GOING TO STOP FURTHER TRANSMISSION OF INFECTION PERSONNEL AT TRAIN STATIONS, YOU KNOW, EVEN AT THE AIRPORTS LOOKING AT PASSENGERS ABOUT TO BOARD DOMESTIC FLIGHTS, THEY’LL BE DOING WHAT THEY NEED TO DO IN

TERMS OF LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WITH SYMPTOMS, ILLNESS, IF PEOPLE LOOK UNWELL THAT’S NOT A GUARANTEE WE KNOW PEOPLE CAN HIDE SYMPTOMS BY TAKING A TYLENOL TO MASK A FEVER SO AT THE END OF THE DAY I THINK IT’S NOT JUST THE RESPONSIBILITY OF GOVERNMENTS, AIRLINE COMPANIES, TRAIN COMPANIES, IT’S A RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERY CANADIAN IF YOU ARE SICK, STAY AT HOME DON’T TAKE THE CHANCE OF EXPOSING OTHERS TO THE INFECTION THAT YOU HAVE SO I THINK THAT’S ABOUT AS CLEAR AS WE CAN SAY IT AND WE’VE SAID IT MANY, MANY TIMES AND I THINK IT BEARS REPEATING THE OTHER POINT I WAS MAKING WAS FOR TRAVELLERS WHO COME AT OUR INTERNATIONAL BORDERS THAT IS UNDER A FEDERAL RESPONSIBILITY MANDATE THAT’S VERY STRICT SINCE MARCH 25 WHEN WE PUT A NEW ORDER IN ALL INDIVIDUALS, TRAVELLERS, WHO COME TO CANADA FROM OUTSIDE ARE SUBJECT TO A MANDATORY QUARANTINE ORDER THAT’S VERY STRAIGHTFORWARD IF WE FIND YOU AT THE BORDER, I MEAN WE COLLECTIVELY, THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA AGENTS, AND YOU ARE SICK, WE WILL EITHER PUT YOU IN A FEDERAL QUARANTINE FACILITY AND LOOK AFTER YOU AND MAKE SURE YOU GET THE PROPER CARE AND TREATMENT OR IF YOU HAVE MILD SYMPTOMS, WE WILL ARRANGE FOR TRANSPORTATION FOR YOU TO GET HOME FOR IMMEDIATE ISOLATION TO NOT LEAVE YOUR RESIDENCE AND YOU’RE DECLARED TO BE RECOVERED FOR THOSE TRAVELLERS WHO COME TO THE BORDER WHO DO NOT HAVE SYMPTOMS AND ARE LOOKING AND FEELING WELL, THEY ARE ALSO UNDER A FEDERAL QUARANTINE ORDER THEY ARE ORDERED TO PROCEED DIRECTLY TO THEIR RESIDENCE AND STAY THERE AS I SAID BEFORE, THAT MEANS VERY STRICTLY THAT THEY SHOULD NOT BE LEAVING THEIR PROPERTY THEY SHOULD ARRANGE FOR THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO GET GROCERIES FOR THEM IT’S QUITE STRICT TO BE HONEST, ONE OF THE THINGS WE RECOGNIZE AND WE’RE WORKING THROUGH WITH PROVINCIAL AUTHORITIES, AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT’S A PROVINCIAL — FEDERAL ORDER, BUT THESE PEOPLE LIVING IN PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES IN RURAL NOVA SCOTIA ON A FARM, IT MIGHT BE EASIER TO COMPLY WITH THE FEDERAL ORDER AND STAY ON YOUR PROPERTY THAN IF YOU LIVE IN A CONDO IN MONTREAL [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] THE QUESTION ABOUT HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE, THERE ARE CURRENTLY TRIALS LOOKING INTO WHETHER IT IS AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT THUS FAR, THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE IS AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR COVID-19 WE ARE FOLLOWING ALL EXPERIMENTS IN CANADA AND AROUND THE WORLD WITH THIS DRUG IT’S IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE BE AWARE THAT THIS IS AN OR NOT MEDICATION, AN IMPORTANT DRUG FOR TREATING OTHER DISEASES SO WE DON’T WANT THERE TO BE A SHORTAGE OF THIS MEDICATION TO TREAT OTHER CONDITIONS BECAUSE PEOPLE THINK IT’S A TREATMENT FOR COVID-19 THERE IS NO CONCLUSIVE PROOF THAT HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE IS EFFECTIVE AGAINST COVID-19, HOWEVER, WE DO KNOW FOR A FACT IT IS EFFECTIVE FOR TREATING OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS [End of Translation] >> PLEASE PRESS STAR 1 ON YOUR TELEPHONE KEY PAD IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION THE NEXT QUESTION IS FROM KIRA FERGUSON FROM “SUDBURY.COM.” >> Question: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME I WAS JUST WONDERING WHAT — I KNOW OBVIOUSLY OUR TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE FOR TRAVELLERS COMING ACROSS THE BOARD BORDER AND IN ANY DIRECTIONS, BUT THE CROSS-BORDER WORKERS, WHAT RESTRICTIONS ARE BEING PLACED ON THOSE PEOPLE? >> Answer: SO THOSE PROVIDING ESSENTIAL SERVICES OR THAT THEIR DAILY WORK HAPPENS TO BE ACROSS THE BORDER, EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE — WE’RE NOT ASKING THEM TO STAY IN A CERTAIN PLACE FOR THE 14 DAYS THERE ARE STRICT DIRECTIONS TO THEM OF SELF MONITORING THEY HAVE TO AVOID CROWDS, DO ALL THE SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES THAT WE EXPECT EVERYONE TO DO AND MONITOR THE SYMPTOMS AND REPORT THEM WE ALSO HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH EMPLOYERS FOR SETTING UP MEASURES TO MONITOR THEIR EMPLOYEES AS WELL SO IF YOU ARE GOING ACROSS THE BORDER FOR ANY REASON, THERE IS A COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY ON BEHALF OF THE EMPLOYEE AND EMPLOYER AND THE GOVERNMENTS WHO ARE TRYING TO ENSURE THE SAFETY

OF EACH OF THOSE CITIZENS SO IT IS NOT TO SAY THAT THESE WORKERS CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT THEY MUST ESSENTIALLY SELF-ISOLATE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE THEY HAVE TO DO THE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MONITOR THE SYMPTOMS >> Question: OKAY, BUT THERE IS OBVIOUSLY NO STRICT 14-DAY ISOLATION UPON THEIR RETURN THEY ARE WELCOME TO GO TO A GROCERY STORE OR SEEK OTHER SERVICES IN TOWN IF NECESSARY? >> Answer: SO THE DIRECTION IS TO AVOID CROWDS AND AVOID CONTACT WITH THE PUBLIC AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE IF YOU WERE A PILOT THAT’S JUST COME IN AND OF COURSE YOU HAVE TO FLY BACK OUT AGAIN IN ORDER TO DO YOUR JOB, BUT WHAT PUBLIC HEALTH IS TELLING THEM, GO STRAIGHT TO YOUR HOTEL, DO NOT LEAVE THE HOTEL, GET YOUR FOOD ORDERED, AND GO BACK ON THE PLANE >> Question: PERFECT IF I MAY, A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION >> SURE >> Question: ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL CLEANING MEASURES IN PLACE FOR THE PRODUCTS CROSSING THE BORDER, AS THERE ARE CONCERNS THE VIRUS COULD REMAIN ON THE PRODUCTS THEMSELVES? I APOLOGIZE, THE PRODUCTS OR GOODS OR SERVICES — NOT SERVICES, BUT GOODS BEING SHIPPED ACROSS THE BORDER TO THE U.S. OR THOSE BEING RECEIVED INTO CANADA, ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL CLEANING MEASURES TO THESE PRODUCTS BEFORE THEY’RE DISTRIBUTED TO THE PUBLIC? >> Answer: WE’LL FOLLOW ON THAT BECAUSE THIS IS OBVIOUSLY TO DO WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS, BUT WE WORK VERY CLOSE WITH THEM WE CAN GET THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION AS A FOLLOW UP >> WE’LL TAKE A QUESTION FROM THE ROOM >> Question: HI, YESTERDAY THE HEALTH MINISTER TALKED ABOUT HOW THERE WERE — THEY WERE TRYING TO PROCURE VENTILATORS AT A FEDERAL LEVEL FOR ALL THE PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES, BUT MENTIONED THAT THERE WERE A COUPLE PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES IN PARTICULAR THAT WERE TRYING TO ORDER THESE THEMSELVES SO THEY WEREN’T GETTING THEM THROUGH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DO YOU KNOW WHAT PROVINCES THOSE ARE AND WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH THAT? >> Answer: I THINK OBVIOUSLY DIFFERENT PROVINCES CAN PROCURE DIFFERENT PRODUCTS AT A TIME WHEN THERE’S A GENERAL SCARCITY IN SUPPLY, WE ABSOLUTELY ENCOURAGE JURISDICTION TO COME TOGETHER AND BE PART OF OUR COLLECTIVE PURCHASING THAT DOESN’T NECESSARILY PRECLUDE JURISDICTIONS, BUT THERE ARE MANY ADVANTAGES IN BEING PART OF THE BULK PURCHASING BECAUSE EVERYONE IS LOOKING FOR THE PRODUCTS IF WE PULL OUR REQUIREMENTS TOGETHER, WE WILL STAND A BETTER CHANCE TO GET ACCESS TO SOME OF THESE AS WELL THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN HELP IF THE PRODUCT COMES FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY, ONE CAN HELP FACILITATE SOME OF THOSE ACCESS AND TRANSPORTATION FOR — AND DISTRIBUTION, FOR EXAMPLE SO IT’S — IT IS A COLLECTIVE MEASURE, BUT WE CANNOT ESSENTIALLY DICTATE WHAT INDIVIDUAL JURISDICTIONS MIGHT DO, BUT COLLECTIVELY WE STAND A BETTER CHANCE TO GET ACCESS TO SCARCE RESOURCES BUT ON TOP OF THAT, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS ADDED AN EXTRA LAYER OF PROTECTION, WHICH IS EVEN IF NO ORDERS HAVE BEEN IN PLACE FOR THE PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES, WE’RE ACTUALLY PURCHASING THEM PRE-EMPTIVELY SHOULD THEY BE REQUIRED >> Question: SO, SORRY, WHAT PROVINCES ARE GOING OUT ON THEIR OWN AND GETTING THEIR OWN VENTILATORS RATHER THAN FEDERALLY? >> Answer: I DON’T HAVE THAT SPECIFIC INFORMATION, BUT WE CERTAINLY ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY TO BE PART OF THAT PURCHASE ORDER >> Question: AND THE DATA YOU JUST MENTIONED THAT WAS UPLOADED ON YOUR WEBSITE LAST NIGHT, CAN YOU TELL US WHAT YOUR BIG TAKE-AWAY FROM THAT IS THAT CANADIANS SHOULD KNOW, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT NEW DATA, WHAT KIND OF A PICTURE IT PAINTS? >> Answer: WELL, I THINK CERTAINLY THIS IS A SERIOUS ILLNESS THE PICTURE IT WOULD TAKE IS THAT THERE ARE DEFINITELY SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES OF HOSPITALIZATIONS, I.C.U. CARE REQUIREMENTS, AS WELL AS OF COURSE THE MORTALITY OR DEATHS BUT I THINK IT WOULD ALSO TELL US THAT EVEN THOUGH SOME OF THE IMPACTS ON THE OLDER POPULATION, IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT THE YOUNGER POPULATION ISN’T IMPACTED THE BULK OF THE ILLNESSES ARE IN THE YOUNGER AGE GROUPS AND SOME SEVERE ILLNESSES DO OCCUR, WHILE THE HEAVIEST IMPACTS ARE ON THE OLDER AGE GROUPS I THINK ALSO IT IS THERE TO SET A NATIONAL TREND TO SEE WHERE THINGS ARE TRENDING AS I’VE JUST SAID, B.C. OF COURSE IS AN AREA THAT WAS IMPACTED, BUT IT WILL SHOW YOU THE CURVE FOR EACH OF THE JURISDICTIONS AND WHERE THE CASES ARE SO IF YOU CLICKED ON THE MAP, YES, IT WILL SHOW YOU THE NUMBER

BY PROVINCE, BUT IT WILL SHOW YOU THE NUMBERS OVER TIME FOR EACH OF THOSE JURISDICTIONS AS WELL SO TRENDING — THE NATIONAL SURVEILLANCE IS IMPORTANT FOR TRENDS THERE WILL BE SOME SORT OF AS I SAID AGE GROUP BREAKDOWNS AS WELL I JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT OF COURSE IF THE TRENDS ARE SLOWING DOWN A BIT, OUR KEY MESSAGE IS NOT TO RELAX OUR KEY MESSAGE IS TO DOUBLE DOWN, ABSOLUTELY DOUBLE DOWN RIGHT NOW IS AN ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL TIME IF YOU LOOKED AT THOSE NUMBERS, YOU REALIZE THAT WE’RE DEFINITELY NOT OUT OF THE WOODS AND WE’VE GOT TO KEEP GOING [Speaking French] [Voice of Interpreter] WE MUST KEEP IT UP [End of Translation] >> THANK YOU NEXT QUESTION, WHICH WILL BE THE LAST ONE >> Question: THERE ARE REPORTS IN THE UNITED STATES THAT THE C.D.C. IS GOING TO RECOMMEND THAT ALL AMERICANS GOING OUT IN PUBLIC ARE GOING TO WEAR MASKS WHILE WE’VE TALKED ABOUT MASKS BEFORE NOT BEING WHOLLY EFFECTIVE FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, IF THE C.D.C. WERE TO GO AHEAD WITH THIS, IS THAT SOMETHING THAT PERHAPS WE’LL BE HEADED TO IN CANADA? CAN YOU SPEAK ABOUT WHETHER THAT’S SOMETHING WE SHOULD BE CONSIDERING? >> Answer: WELL, WE ALWAYS EVALUATE NEW DATA AS IT COMES ALONG OUR POSITION NOW IS PUT A MASK ON SOMEONE WITH SYMPTOMS IF THEY SHOULD NEED ESSENTIAL SERVICES IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS, YOU HAVE TO STAY AROUND YOU SHOULD NOT BE WANDERING AROUND THE COMMUNITY IF YOU NEED TO GET TO A MEDICAL FACILITY, AT THAT POINT IN TIME, THAT MASK MIGHT BE USEFUL BECAUSE NOW YOU HAVE INFECTIOUS DROPLETS THAT YOU MIGHT SEND TO OTHERS, BUT THE KEY IS TO KEEP THAT 2-METRE DISTANCE MASKS HAVE TO BE UTILIZED APPROPRIATELY TOO MOST PEOPLE HAVE NOT LEARNED HOW TO USE MASKS THERE ARE MANY PRACTICAL ASPECTS TO THIS OUR ADVICE IS THERE IS NO NEED TO USE A MASK FOR WELL PEOPLE >> THANK YOU >> Rosemary: ALL RIGHT THAT IS OUR DAILY FEDERAL BRIEFING FROM TODAY THE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH, DR. THERESA TAM, AND HER DEPUTY, DR. NJOO NO CABINET MINISTERS THERE TODAY, NOT BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT WORKING, BUT THEY WEREN’T PART OF THE BRIEFING TODAY I WILL TELL YOU AS THE BRIEFING HAPPENED, SOME NEW DATA WAS POSTED ON THE PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY OF CANADA’S WEBSITE AND YOU HEARD DR. TAM TALKING ABOUT IT A LITTLE BIT I’LL BRING IN THE HOST OF “POWER & POLITICS,” VASSY KAPELOS I KNOW SHE WAS LOOKING AT IT AS WELL ONE OF THE STATISTICS DR. TAM GAVE RIGHT OFF THE TOP AND HIT HOME FOR ME AND IS WORTH REPEATING FOR OTHER PEOPLE, WHILE THE NUMBER OF TESTS HAVE GONE UP, THE HOSPITALIZATION OF CANADIANS THAT HAVE BEEN HIT BY COVID-19 IS ABOUT 7%, BUT DR. TAM MADE IT VERY CLEAR THAT OF THAT GROUP OF HOSPITALIZATIONS, 30% OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE UNDER 40 I HAMMER HOME THAT POINT BECAUSE I KNOW THERE IS SOME MISCONCEPTION THAT IT IS PRIMARILY VULNERABLE OR OLDER PEOPLE THAT GET EASILY INFECTED AND WHILE THEY END UP IN THE MOST DIRE SITUATIONS, WE ARE SEEING A LOT OF PEOPLE UNDER 40 HOSPITALIZED, VASSY >> Vassy: YEAH, A LOT OF PEOPLE UNDER 40 HOSPITALIZED, AND ANOTHER PIECE OF DATA THAT CAME OUT AMONGST THE BIG CHUNK OF IT THAT DR. TAM WAS REFERRING TO IS THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GETTING THIS AND TESTING POSITIVE FOR THIS ARE IN THE AGE GROUPS OF — I WANT TO PULL UP THE EXACT, THE YOUNGER AGE GROUPS I WAS LOOKING AT THAT DATA THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CASES 40 TO 59, THEN 20 TO 39 THEN 60 TO 79 HOWEVER, THE LAST GROUP OF PEOPLE REPRESENTS 56% OF HOSPITALIZATIONS HOWEVER, AGAIN, YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT SHE WAS TRYING TO UNDERSCORE THE MESSAGE, AND DR. TAM SAID THIS HERSELF, THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE DISEASE THE IDEA THAT A LOT OF US HAVE THAT JUST BECAUSE WE’RE NOT 65 OR OVER, THIS WON’T AFFECT US IN A SERIOUS WAY, THE DATA IS NOT BEARING OUT 30% OF THOSE HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 40 7% OF THE CASES SO FAR IN THIS COUNTRY HAVE RESULTED IN HOSPITALIZATION 3% OF THOSE CASES ARE IN CRITICAL CARE 1% HAVE PASSED AWAY SO WE’RE LOOKING AT A MORTALITY RATE AT THIS JUNCTURE, AND I KEEP ON QUALIFYING IT BECAUSE THE DATA MOVES QUICKLY OBVIOUSLY, SO IT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THIS IS A SNAPSHOT IN TIME,

BUT AT THIS TIME A MORTALITY RATE OF 1% SOME INTERESTING DATA THROUGHOUT AND ANOTHER THING I WOULD THROW OUT THERE THAT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND IS THE COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION VERSUS TRAVEL-BASED TRANSMISSION WE KNOW THIS BEGAN WITH PEOPLE WHO HAD TRAVELLERED, BUT WE ARE SEEING A SHIFT ABOUT 60% ARE FROM COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION AND 40% FROM TRAVEL AND IN A LOT OF CASES IT’S A 50-50 SPLIT THIS IS WHY THE MESSAGES THAT WE’VE HEARD FROM PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS LIKE TAM IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANT AS WE SPEAK THE TRAVEL STUFF IS SUPER IMPORTANT, BUT SO IS STAYING INSIDE, ONLY GOING TO THE GROCERY STORE ONCE A WEEK IF YOU CAN, ALL OF THE STUFF WE KEEP HEARING ABOUT PHYSICAL DISTANCING, THAT IS WHAT WILL SLOW THE RATE OF COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION AND THAT IS WHERE THIS VIRUS IS SPREADING RIGHT NOW >> Rosemary: AS WE SAW TRAVEL BEING LIMITED MORE AND MORE AND MORE, IT IS PREDICTABLE THAT IT WOULD MOVE TO COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION THAT IS THE PRIMARY CONCERN FOR EVERYBODY AND THAT’S WHY THE PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCED THIS MOVE AS OF MONDAY AT NOON, IF YOU PRESENT ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 IF YOU’RE TRYING TO BOARD A DOMESTIC FLIGHT OR RAIL TRAVEL, YOU WILL BE NOT PERMITTED TO GET ON HOW WILL WE KNOW, ON INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS, WE KNOW SOME PEOPLE ARE NOT TRUTHFUL ABOUT THEIR SYMPTOMS AND THIS IS HONOUR-BASED >> Vassy: WE GOT A FEW MORE DETAILS, BUT VERY FEW FROM THE HEALTH OFFICIALS NO DETAILS PROVIDED ON ENFORCEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER THE ONUS WILL BE ON THE OPERATOR, THE AIRLINE OPERATOR OR THE TRAIN OPERATOR TO ASK QUESTIONS IF THEY SEE ANY PHYSICAL SIGNS OF IT, THEY CAN DENY YOU BOARDING AND YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO BOARD UNTIL YOU CAN PROVIDE A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE SAYING THAT IT WAS NOT COVID-19 NOT A LOT OF DETAILS ABOUT WHAT THE AIRLINES OR RAIL COMPANIES WILL DO BUT HOW IT WILL BE ENFORCED — IT’S ALREADY A DIFFICULT TIME FOR THESE OPERATORS WITH LAYOFFS, SO WE AWAIT THOSE DETAILS AS I MENTIONED, THEY WEREN’T PROVIDED YET IN EITHER OF THE BRIEFINGS WE RECEIVED >> Rosemary: THANK YOU, VASSY, FOR YOUR HELP WITH THE COVERAGE AND FOR BEING HERE ON A WEEKEND, ALTHOUGH NO ONE KNOWS WHAT A WEEKEND IS THAT WAS THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE HEALTH OFFICIALS BRIEFING WE WILL BE BACK TOMORROW AROUND THE SAME TIME THERE WILL BE MORE UPDATES ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THROUGHOUT THE DAY STAY TUNED TO CBC NEWS NETWORK AND cbc.ca