Global National: March 13, 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has now addressed the country following Thursday's revelation his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau tested positive for COVID-19. Dawna Friesen has more on Trudeau's message to Canadians. Plus, David Akin reports on Trudeau's promise to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the Bank of Canada is reacting to the crisis.

In an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 in Canada, the federal government is asking Canadians to eliminate all non-essential travel outside the country. Jeff Semple looks at some of the measures in place during the pandemic.

U.S. President Donald Trump has now declared a national emergency over COVID-19, which will free up $50 billion in aid, and waived restrictions for hospitals in their response. As Abigail Bimman reports, life in the country has largely ground to a halt.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Europe the new epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, as that continent reports more cases and deaths than the rest of the world combined, excluding China. Europe is also reporting more new cases every day than China did at the height of its epidemic. Crystal Goomansingh reports on the latest measures to keep people healthy.

As some countries and some Canadian provinces close schools due to COVID-19, questions are being raised about whether the rest of Canada should follow suit. As Ross Lord reports, the right approach is a lesson in itself.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, concern is growing for Canadians living in remote regions of this country with limited access to medical services. Heather Yourex-West looks at what's being done to prepare Indigenous communities.

More than 130,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide and roughly half of the people who caught the virus have already recovered. Eric Sorensen looks at the silver linings of this seemingly dark time.

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