OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau states the federal authorities started preparing for a potential pandemic the moment it obtained the very first awake to a mysterious bunch of pneumonia cases at China on New Year’s Eve.
Trudeau is protecting his administration against accusations it did not act quickly enough to frighten Canadians about the threat COVID-19 introduced to their own health and the market.
It includes as U.S. President Donald Trump is accused of committing the threat of this novel coronavirus whilst privately stating it was considerably worse than the normal flu.
Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam states there has been lots of work completed in January and February, for example getting labs prepared to check COVID-19.
She states the danger of transmission inside Canada did stay low before to mid-March but items with this particular outbreak changed quite quickly then.
Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu advised Canadians as late as March 10 the threat in Canada was reduced, and in just a week a lot of the nation was on lockdown.