Feds eyeing ways to curb COVID-19 spread as pandemic declared

Article Link: https://torontosun.com/news/national/feds-promise-1-billion-for-covid-19-fight/wcm/c8277f2b-5312-4c4b-919e-c6e7930303ab

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OTTAWA — The federal government rolled out a $1-billion package Wednesday to help the country’s health-care system and economy cope with the novel coronavirus outbreak as the number of cases in Canada grew, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned that the situation could get worse, and the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Multiple health authorities reported a flurry of new positive tests for COVID-19, including one person at Canadian Forces Base Trenton repatriated from a cruise ship docked in California, and a man in Sudbury, Ont., who attended a large mining conference in Toronto.