Live updates: Coronavirus in Canada

The novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, has been classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization after it spread worldwide.

Countries around the world imposed lockdowns and curfews, and asked people to self-isolate or practise social distancing to try to control the spread of the virus.

Now, months after those moves, several countries are cautiously reopening — including Canada.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday that the federal government is rushing $2.2 billion in expected infrastructure funding to Canada’s cities.

He also addressed escalating tensions over the death of George Floyd, a Black man in the U.S. who died just after a police arrest.

Trudeau said he wants young Black Canadians to know he is listening and understands why many are “anxious and angry” about the continued racism and discrimination they face, including at the hands of police.

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