Coronavirus: “Can’t rule out” second wave of COVID-19, says Canadian health minister

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    Canadian Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Tuesday that a second wave of COVID-19 can’t be ruled out amid rising case levels across Canada. However, she said it’s too early to speculate whether the country is already in the midst of a second wave and that the government is working on preparing the country, using a “rapid response system” for communities experiencing an outbreak. She said such a response could involve tools like isolation housing, expert epidemiologists or additional contact-tracing capacity “in a variety of languages.” Hajdu also said she wouldn’t rule out another full economic shut down if Canada is hit with a second wave of COVID-19, but acknowledged that such an action “would be very difficult” for the country. She said the government has learned a lot, and is more prepared going into the “next stage.” For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7335563/justin-trudeau-cabinet-retreat-post-coronavirus-path/ Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #PattyHajdu #coronavirus #COVID19 #Health #GlobalNews

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    Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.

    Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

    Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.

    As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.

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