Live updates: Coronavirus in Canada

WATCH: New measures will ensure Canada 'bounces back' from economic impact of COVID-19. Trudeau says

The novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, has been classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization after it spread worldwide — with major hotspots in China, Iran and Italy.

Countries around the world are imposing lockdowns and curfews and asking people to self-isolate or practise social distancing to try to control the spread of the virus.

The federal wage subsidy for small and medium-sized businesses hit by the new coronavirus pandemic is jumping up to 75 per cent, the prime minister announced on Friday.


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