Canada’s chief public well being officer struck an optimistic tone concerning the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, saying that efforts to flatten the curve are working as provinces throughout the nation reported extra constructive figures.
“By following public well being suggestions, we have now collectively introduced down the speed of an infection. We’re flattening the curve,” mentioned Dr. Theresa Tam in a information launch, as federal medical officers and the prime minister took a break from their every day information conferences.
“Whereas we will proceed to be cautiously optimistic, it is vital that everybody stays conscious of our responsibility to guard each other, particularly those that are most weak, as we navigate the subsequent few weeks.”
New Brunswick reported it had no extra energetic instances of COVID-19 as of Saturday after two weeks with no new an infection and in Ontario, Premier Doug Ford mentioned his province may get by the pandemic sooner than beforehand anticipated.
“We’re seeing a gradual downward slope within the public area and the decrease we get, the extra we will open up and get again to the brand new regular,” Ford mentioned.
“I do not know the precise time … but when we maintain going the best way we’re going, we’ll get out of this so much earlier than we thought we’d’ve been in a position to get out a few months in the past.”