World
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:24
Trudeau Says Canada Already in Second Wave of Coronavirus
TEHRAN (FNA)- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Canadians that the second wave of COVID-10 has arrived in many parts of the country.

“We’re on the brink of a fall that could be much worse than the spring,” Trudeau said Wednesday during a 12-minute takeover of suppertime television, POLITICO reported.

“It’s all too likely we won’t be gathering for Thanksgiving [October 12], but we still have a shot at Christmas,” he added.

During the height of the pandemic last spring, Trudeau took questions from reporters almost every day for weeks — briefings that networks covered voluntarily. On Wednesday evening, he took the rare step, for a Canadian prime minister, of requesting airtime on major TV networks.

For Canada’s four largest provinces, Trudeau stated the second wave of COVID-19 is underway.

Trudeau’s warning comes as Canadian COVID-19 cases climb higher, a setback that follows the country’s success in flattening the curve earlier in the pandemic.

Trudeau noted that back on March 13 when the country went into lockdown there were 47 new cases of the virus.

“Yesterday alone, we had well over 1,000," said Trudeau, who appeared on TV screens in a dark suit and tie, standing in front of four Canadian flags and a desk.

Canada’s top doctor warned this week that the only way to prevent the acceleration of the spread is if everyone works to put on the brakes.

“My message today is the time is now,” Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam noted, adding, “Our actions right now are what matters for keeping epidemic growth under control.”

On Wednesday, officials announced Canada saw an average of 1,123 cases reported daily during the past seven days, compared to just 380 cases reported per day in mid-August.

The TV appearance came just a few hours after a longer political address — the Trudeau government’s Speech from the Throne.

Much like State of the Union addresses in the United States, Canada’s Throne Speeches highlight a government’s high-level policy direction and principles.

Trudeau’s Throne Speech outlined his minority government’s updated plan to deal with the economic and health damage of the coronavirus. Without offering price tags, it vowed sweeping investments to bolster areas like the economy, the social safety net, environmental protection and the labor force.

The prime minister used much of his time on TV to promote his government's new plan. He also went through his government’s efforts to date to deal with the health and economic crises of the pandemic.

 

 

 

 

Bottom top
Ansarullah Condemns Normalization of Sudan Regime

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Political Bureau of Yemen's Ansarullah strongly condemned, Friday, what the Sudanese regime did in its humiliating engagement in normalization with the Zionist enemy.
Iranian Scientists Produce New Bio Dressing for Burn Wounds

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers at the University of the Persian Gulf for the first time in the world invented a new dressing based on biomaterials for the treatment of burn wounds.
Iran Censures Sudan’s Normalization of Ties with Israel

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran blasted the recent compromise between the Sudanese government and the Israeli regime, calling it tantamount to closing eyes to the Zionist regime’s crimes against the Palestinian nation.
Iran Reports 5,814 New Coronavirus Cases

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian health ministry announced on Saturday that 5,814 new cases of coronavirus infection have been reported across the country during the past 24 hours, adding that 335 patients have passed away in the same period of time.
Deputy Health Minister: Iran to Add 2,000 More ICU Beds for Coronavirus Patients by Yearend

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Qassem Jan Babayee announced on Saturday that 2,000 new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds will be added to the country’s medical fleet by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2021).
Iran’s Gov’t to Impose Strict Coronavirus-Restrictions in 43 Cities

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Health Ministry said that more serious restrictions will be put in force for another week in 43 cities that are in critical condition with regard to the COVID-19 outbreak.
More Than 700 Economists Including Nobel Laureates Oppose Trump Reelection

TEHRAN (FNA)- Over 700 economists, including several Nobel Prize laureates, have come out against President Donald Trump's reelection bid.
Hundreds Protest, Clash with Police in Naples over New Coronavirus Curfew

TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of protesters in Naples threw projectiles at police and set rubbish bins on fire late Friday during a demonstration against coronavirus restrictions in the Southern Italian city.
Palestinians Condemn Normalization Agreement Between Sudan, Israel

TEHRAN (FNA)- Palestinians have been outraged over the declaration of a normalization agreement between Israel and Sudan under the US sponsorship.
Cop Fired over "Multiple Policy, Procedure Violations" After Fatally Shooting Black Teen in Waukegan, Illinois

TEHRAN (FNA)- A Waukegan, Illinois, police officer who fatally shot a Black teenager and wounded a woman earlier this week has been fired, the city's police chief announced Friday night.
Hamas Condemns Sudan’s Normalization with Israel

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Hamas movement in Gaza condemned the Sudanese government’s decision to normalize relations with Israel, like the UAE and Bahrain.
Who Was Palestinian Leader Fathi Shiqaqi?

TEHRAN (FNA)- Fathi Shaqaqi (1981–1995), a Palestinian leader who opposed the Islamists who argued that the liberation of Palestine should take place only after the creation of the Islamic state - i.e. two state solution - was martyred in front of the Diplomat Hotel in Sliema, Malta, on October 26, 1995, by a hit team composed of two Mossad agents.
UK Coronavirus Daily Death Toll Trebles in Two Weeks as 224 More Lives Claimed

TEHRAN (FNA)- The UK's coronavirus death toll has risen by 224, with 20,530 new cases confirmed.
Iran Strongly Condemns Continued Sacrilege of Islam Prophet (PBUH) in France

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian foreign ministry strongly deplored the “stubborn” continuation of blasphemous acts and remarks against the Great Prophet of Islam (PBUH) in France.
Tehran, Ankara Intent to Promote Anti-Narcotics Combat

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian and Turkish anti-narcotics police chiefs informed of both countries’ willingness to broaden cooperation in the fight against drug-trafficking by formation of a workgroup to exchange experiences and information more rapidly.