The weekend saw shocking pictures across the country of thousands of people flocking to beaches and parks to enjoy the spring sunshine, apparently without a thought for the pleas from health officials to keep a safe distance.
"This has been a tough week for a lot of Canadians, people are concerned about their health and the economy and today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination let's not forget that people are anxious about how fear can fuel racism too", said Trudeau.
"We're impressing on Canadians to do this of their own will".
"Enough is enough", said Trudeau. "Well you're not", he said.
Tam will be featured in a $30-million ad campaign by the federal government urging social distancing and hygiene.
When pressed by the media, Trudeau said the government is not ready to invoke the Emergencies Act.
Trudeau said no provinces have asked yet for the Emergencies Act to go into force.
The Prime Minister issued a special thank-you to kids who are forced to go without playdates to cancel sleepovers, have seen their playgrounds shut down, and are washing their hands "a lot".
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Health officials said Saturday the man had visited two public locations - both in Omaha - before becoming symptomatic. The state Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the total number of cases statewide at 48.
"Staying home is your way to serve".
Trudeau commended the decision by Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee not to send athletes to this summer's Olympics in Tokyo. Applications can be made today through Farm Credit Canada.
"We are also working with Quebec City-based Medicago for vaccine testing and production", said Trudeau.
"I know this is heartbreaking for so many people..."
The number of confirmed cases rose to 1,302 from 1,099, with a further 69 people listed as probably suffering from the highly contagious virus.
Trudeau last week announced a Can$82 billion (US$57 billion) aid package, which included Can$27 billion in direct aid to help workers and businesses cope with the economic impact of the new coronavirus.
"It is likely to take months before we're fully through this", he added.