Canadian measures to flatten the curve of COVID-19 beginning to work, says Trudeau

screenshot 2020 03 29 at 16 23 30

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau opened his daily address on an optimistic note when referring to numbers out of British Columbia that indicated a flattening of the curve.

“We need you to continue to stay home,” Trudeau said on Saturday. “We need you to do everything you can to flatten the curve. Obviously there are sacrifices we are all making, but it is beginning to work.”

He said “promising numbers out of British Columbia” showed that the measures were beginning to work but he added, “We need to keep it up.”

On Friday,  Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, said it appeared physical distancing had started to slow the rate of growth of COVID-19 in the province by as much as half.