Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged politicians of all stripes to unite behind the battle in opposition to COVID-19 in the present day, after U.S. President Donald Trump examined constructive following months of downplaying the pandemic.
Throughout a information convention in Ottawa, Trudeau stated the pandemic has turn out to be a political lightning rod within the U.S.
“Clearly, there’s an election happening within the U.S. the place the stances or approaches on COVID-19 have been a polarized, political situation,” he stated.
“In Canada, we have been extraordinarily fortunate that it has not. There was a concerted effort throughout orders of presidency, throughout political events, to work collectively to be there for Canadians and to get this virus beneath management. We’re definitely going to proceed with that in Canada and we advocate it as a path for individuals all world wide.”
Trudeau and different political leaders prolonged finest needs to Trump after the U.S. president introduced that he and his spouse, Melania, had examined constructive for the novel coronavirus.
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Trudeau first prolonged a get-well message on Twitter.
“We hope you each get effectively quickly and have a full restoration from this virus,” he tweeted.
Sophie and I are sending our greatest needs to <a href=”https://twitter.com/POTUS?ref_src=twsrcpercent5Etfw”>@POTUS</a> Trump and <a href=”https://twitter.com/FLOTUS?ref_src=twsrcpercent5Etfw”>@FLOTUS</a>. We hope you each get effectively quickly and have a full restoration from this virus.
Trudeau’s spouse Sophie Grégoire Trudeau tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a WE Day charity occasion in London along with her daughter, Ella-Grace, and her mother-in-law, Margaret Trudeau, on March 4. She skilled delicate signs.
Quickly after she recovered, the First Lady called Grégoire Trudeau.
“First Girl Trump expressed her effectively needs for Mrs. Grégoire Trudeau’s good well being, following her restoration from COVID-19 final month, and reaffirmed her deep appreciation for the continued cooperation between the USA and Canada to deal with unprecedented challenges associated to the pandemic,” stated a readout from the White Home on the time.
Conservative Chief Erin O’Toole and his spouse, Rebecca, additionally examined constructive and emerged from two weeks’ isolation this week.
He additionally tweeted out his finest needs to Trump, noting that he and his spouse know “first hand” the challenges of COVID-19.
Rebecca and I do know first hand the challenges of COVID-19 and need <a href=”https://twitter.com/POTUS?ref_src=twsrcpercent5Etfw”>@POTUS</a> and <a href=”https://twitter.com/FLOTUS?ref_src=twsrcpercent5Etfw”>@FLOTUS</a> a speedy restoration.
NDP Chief Jagmeet Singh additionally issued a press release.
“I want a speedy restoration for the President and the First Girl. Nobody deserves to get sick. This virus has needlessly price many lives. We will all do our half to guard ourselves and one another. Take heed to public well being officers. Put on a masks. Preserve bodily distance. Be secure,” he stated.
Bloc Québécois Chief Yves-François Blanchet additionally returned to Parliament Hill Wednesday after self-isolating for 2 weeks following a constructive coronavirus check.
He stated his private expertise ought to function a warning to everybody to take public well being steerage significantly.
“Some individuals undergo it way more painfully than I did. I used to be very, very, very fortunate. Some individuals die of that factor,” he instructed a information convention this week.
“There isn’t a absolute safety. There are solely methods to cut back the likelihood of catching the factor and giving it to somebody who is perhaps extra susceptible to it.”