Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to Canadians about COVID-19

By | March 29, 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address Canadians about the COVID-19 crisis from his Rideau Cottage home, one day after tightening restrictions on domestic air and rail travel across Canada. 

The prime minister is expected to provide an update on increased aid for vulnerable populations. 

On Saturday, Trudeau announced that anyone hoping to board a plane or train between cities and provinces who exhibits symptoms of coronavirus will be barred from travel as of noon ET Monday.

Personnel from air and rail companies will conduct health checks on passengers prior to boarding and can now prevent anyone showing signs of the illness from continuing on their journey. 

Transport Minister Marc Garneau said that because interprovincial bus travel does not fall under federal jurisdiction, he would be working with provinces to recommend similar protocols for bus operators. 

On the advice of doctors, Trudeau continues to work from home despite the conclusion of his 14-day period of self-isolation.

His wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau — who was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this month following a trip to the United Kingdom— took to social media late Saturday to say she had received a clean bill of health. 

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