Prime Minister Justin Trudeau begs Canadians to reduce their contact as much as possible as coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country – and he has warned that Canada’s future is at stake

“It is the future of our country, it is the future of our children, it is the future of our loved ones and our elders, it is our economy, it is our businesses, it is ‘it’s all together,’ Trudeau said Friday

Trudeau acknowledged that people are tired of the pandemic and its restrictions on their daily lives, but said compliance with public health measures is more important than ever

“Cases across the country are increasing massively We are facing a winter that is going to drive people more and more indoors and there is a real risk that the number of cases will increase and hospitals will be overwhelmed and more in addition to loved ones dying “

“So we must do everything in our power right now to slow the spread of COVID-19, to stop the peak in its tracks,” Trudeau said

As the holiday season quickly approaches, Trudeau also warned that Christmas will also have to be very different this year

His comments come just hours after Chief Public Health Officer Dr Theresa Tam warned Canada was “not on a good track” by releasing the latest figures for the spread of virus Friday morning

Tam warned that if Canadians did not reduce their contacts, Canada could see 20,000 cases a day by the end of December She called for a return of Canadians who were only engaged in “essential activities »To prevent health systems from being crushed by the weight of the increasing number of cases

Trudeau echoed the message during his own Friday press conference, noting that he will also be working from home whenever possible. He was speaking from outside his home, Rideau Cottage – the same place where he held daily press conferences at the start of the pandemic

“If you are planning on seeing friends this weekend, maybe not. If there was a birthday party or dinner gathering you thought you were having, don’t,” Trudeau said

“We are at a time when, even with all the sacrifices that I know Canadians have made over the past 10 months, now we are going to have to really tighten up yet again”

Trudeau acknowledged that the news of increasingly stringent measures Canadians must take is “frustrating”, especially as some Canadians have given up on following the rules

“I know we’ve all heard stories of people raising their hands and not doing their part anymore. People who have stopped wearing masks, or people who go out more than they should,” Trudeau said

“It’s tempting for all of us to say, ‘OK, maybe I can relax a bit more’ But the reality is we have to go in the opposite direction”

Trudeau explained that if people with COVID fatigue don’t start adhering to the rules, then those already following the restrictions will have to “do even more”

“Help us beat the second wave Saving lives Because that’s what’s at stake,” Trudeau said

“Every person we lose to this virus is someone who has family and friends who love them, who had plans for tomorrow and things they still wanted to do”


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