Coronavirus reside updates: Trudeau says pandemic has proven ‘what it means to be Canadian’


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That is our reside protection of the coronavirus disaster on July 1, 2020. Questions or feedback? E-mail jfeith@postmedia.com


In the present day’s high gadgets:

  • Quebec has 55,458 confirmed COVID-19 instances; 5,503 folks have died.
  • Masks will likely be obligatory on public transit as of July 13.
  • Quebec is renewing its testing efforts.
  • Trudeau says pandemic has proven “what it means to be Canadian.”

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9:30 a.m.

On Canada Day, Trudeau says pandemic has proven ‘what it means to be Canadian’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wished Canadians a contented Canada Day on his Twitter account Wednesday morning, saying the coronavirus pandemic has proven “what it means to be Canadian.”

“The previous couple of months have been arduous, there’s no query about that. However all through this pandemic, we’ve been there for each other,” Trudeau mentioned.

“We’re neighbours serving to neighbours, small companies being there for his or her communities and their employees. Armed Forces answering the decision to assist defend our most weak, and docs and nurses maintaining our households wholesome,” he mentioned. “As a result of that’s what it means to be Canadian.”

As of Tuesday, Canada had greater than 104,000 confirmed instances and eight,591 deaths.