Trudeau Update Canadians on COVID-19 Pandemic | February 12

Note: ASL and LSQ interpreters available in the video.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses Canadians from outside his home in Ottawa on the federal government's response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. He announces that Pfizer has confirmed Canada will receive its expected 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses by the end of March, with another 10.8 million doses arriving in April, May and June. Canada has also purchased an additional 4 million doses of the Moderna vaccine. The prime minister also confirms that new border measures, which include mandatory testing at airports and supervised quarantine at a government-authorized hotel for air travellers arriving in Canada, will take effect February 22. The new measures come in response to growing concerns about the potential spread of highly transmissible COVID-19 variants.