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Minister of Health Patty Hajdu, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,

Trudeau warns situation could get worse as COVID-19 pandemic declared

The federal government rolled out a $1-billion package on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, to help the country's health-care system and economy cope with the novel coronavirus outbreak as the number of cases in Canada grew, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned that the situation could get worse, and the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.