Ontario announces 23 new COVID-19 cases; Quebec reports first death; Trudeau promises $82 billion to help Canadians

Article Link: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/03/18/latest-coronavirus-covid-19-news-canada-updates-pandemic.html

Discussion posted by: itzfitzhere

The latest novel coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Wednesday (this file will be updated throughout the day): 10 a.m.: President Donald Trump is confirming that the Canada-U.S. border will be closed “by mutual consent” to non-essential traffic. Trump, who disclosed the news on Twitter, says trade will not be affected and more details will be forthcoming. Sources in Ottawa say both sides have been in talks to limit travel in both directions across the border without restricting the all-important flow of trade and commerce between the two countries at a time when the global economy is under severe pressure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.