Coronavirus: Canada to commemorate those who died of COVID-19

Coronavirus: Canada to commemorate those who died of COVID-19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has declared March 11th, as a National Day of Observance for those whose lives have been impacted by COVID-19.

He said that the virus has had an "immeasurable impact" on how we work, learn, connect with others, and live our daily lives.

Speaking in the House of Commons this morning, Trudeau praised the health-care workers, military personnel and others who he said have stepped up over the past year to help Canadians through the pandemic.

"Today, on the National Day of Observance for COVID-19, we honour every individual who lost their life to this disease, and we stand with the people they loved as they continue to cope with this unimaginable loss".

Canada's ties to the monarchy amid allegations of royal family racism infiltrated the question portion of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's COVID-19 update on Tuesday.

The idea is also to "pay tribute to all those who continue to work hard and make incredible sacrifices in our fight against the virus", he said.

One year after Canada's first COVID-19 death in Vancouver, Trudeau proclaims March 11 a national day of observance

The government is in the midst of ramping up a rollout of COVID-19 vaccines that has been slower than those of many other developed nations.

Following Sunday's interview, some Canadians started raising questions about whether Canada should drop the monarchy.

When it comes to which vaccine Canadians would likely take, more people said they were comfortable with the Pfizer shot with Moderna close behind while many appear unsure about the AstraZeneca vaccine.

"As we continue to deal with the impacts of the global pandemic, your government will continue to do whatever it takes, for however long it takes, to support you".

As of Monday afternoon, Canada reported a cumulative total of 888,952 COVID-19 cases and 22,259 deaths, according to the country's CTV Television Network.

That brings the total number of COVID deaths in Canada since this time past year to 22, 335.

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