With the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic on Wednesday, countries around the world are taking drastic new measures in hopes of slowing the spread. Crystal Goomansingh has the latest details.
In other COVID-19 news, the Canadian federal government is ramping up its COVID-19 response. David Akin looks at how the $1 billion package will be spent, and whether Canada plans to follow other governments by implementing travel bans and cancelling large public gatherings.
Hospitals across Canada are already struggling and at overcapacity. And with COVID-19 cases expected to soar, how are these facilities preparing? Heather Yourex-West reports.
In U.S. political news, former U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden has now cemented his position as the frontrunner in the Democratic presidential race. Abigail Bimman explains how Biden’s chief opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders, is still in it to win it.
And amid the COVID-19 pandemic, medical experts are urging everyone to take a proactive approach and practice social distancing. Mike Drolet explains what it is, how it’s aimed at flattening the curve of the outbreak, and how it will impact people’s daily lives.
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