Canadians need to cut contacts by a quarter to control COVID-19 outbreak: Tam

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New federal projections suggest that Canadians need to cut a quarter of their contacts to keep the COVID-19 outbreak under control, as several provinces wrestle with how far their lockdown measures should go to reinforce that message. The government released forecasts Friday indicating that at current rates of socializing in person, Canada could see COVID-19 case counts increase to 8,000 per day come early December. If Canadians reduce their rates of contact by 25 per cent, that number could drop below 2,000, according to the modelling. “We cracked down with the big hammer of a national lockdown in the spring, but now our tools are more refined,” One of those tools Trudeau cited is the COVID Alert app, which can now provide more precise information to people who are exposed to the virus.

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