Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today, Thursday, that the second wave of the emerging coronavirus pandemic has already begun in his country, warning of its dire consequences if not everyone respects measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.
“We are on the verge of autumn that may become much worse than spring,” Trudeau said in a rare television address, referring to last spring when Canada and the countries of the world imposed a complete closure to confront the pandemic.
The Prime Minister emphasized that it is more likely that the upcoming Thanksgiving Day at the end of November will not witness family gatherings and ceremonies, but it could lead to a concerted effort by everyone to celebrate birthdays at the end of the year.
Trudeau called on Canadians to wear protective masks and download the application for tracking the injured and those they mix with.
He added, “Together, we have the power to control this second wave.”
Canada has recorded about 150,000 HIV infections and nearly 9,300 deaths since the start of the crisis until now.