Even as Canada has over 50,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 infection, the Government has issued new guidelines for a progressive easing of limitations across the country.
The Government also declared new projections for the toll of a pandemic is having. The new short-term modelling determines that by May 5th, the country will report between 53,191 and 66,835 cases and between 3,277 and 3,883 deaths.
Those figures on Tuesday night were at 50,015 and 2,859, respectively. At the same time, public health authorities led out to a pattern of slowing of the coronavirus-related caseload, with the doubling rate now at 16 days against three days earlier.
However, officials cautioned that a second wave of infections could attack the country if people were careless about safety precautions like social distancing going ahead.
During his daily media briefing, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “The actions we have taken so far are working. In fact, in many parts of the country, the curve has levelled. But we are not out of the woods yet.
The Federal Government has worked out guidelines with rural and territorial administrations about the path ahead. According to a statement from the PMO, they “agreed to a set of common principles for restarting the Canadian economy, based on shared understanding and appreciation of what science and experts are telling us.” It also recognised the importance of restarting the economy through “a regular approach that protects the health of Canadians” while ensuring “public health capacity for future waves of the virus.”
Different rules will take different ways and time frames for this process, “to ease restrictions, reflecting the specific circumstances” of each province or territory. “Our priority is keeping all Canadians safe while getting back to normal as much as we can,” Trudeau noted.