Canadians with COVID-19 symptoms to be barred from domestic flights, intercity trains: PM Trudeau

Anyone showing symptoms related to the new coronavirus will now be denied to board domestic flights and trains Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Saturday in front of his Rideau Cottage in Ottawa during an update on Canada’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The order will be in effect as of Monday.

“As of Monday at noon, people showing any signs whatsoever of COVID-19 will be denied boarding at all domestic flights and intercity passenger trains.”

 It will be the responsibility of the airlines and rail companies to determine if someone is showing symptoms of coronavirus and deny them from boarding. Prime minister said, adding that there are no plans to close provincial borders at this time, despite the Transport Canada measure.

Prime Minister Trudeau again urged all Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel, stay indoors, continue social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus, to protect each other. He pointed out the social isolation measures have been showing promise, particularly in British Columbia.

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On Friday Trudeau announced a boost to the wage subsidy for small and medium-sized businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak to 75 per cent.

Meanwhile, on Friday, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer said that Canada’s fight with COVID-19 is still a long effort and that it could include a second wave. Dr. Howard Njoo said Canada is in it “for the long haul.”

“It’s definitely months. Many months,” Njoo estimated Friday as the number of COVID-19 cases in Canada surged.

As of today, Saturday, March 28, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., Canada has recorded 4,757 cases, with 55 deaths and 353 recovered.

The Province of Ontario, health officials have confirmed 135 more cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of patients infected with the new coronavirus to 993.

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