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Ottawa, Mar 24 (Canadian-Media): After speaking with his provincial and territorial counterparts Mar 24, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that most premiers think it was not necessary yet to invoke the federal Emergencies Act and that they would support it once the need arises, media reports said.
Justin Trudeau. Image credit: Official website
Trudeau said that every province and territory has already declared either a state of emergency or a public health emergency and some provinces have adopted additional rules, such as a requirement for self-isolation upon arrival from another province.
Trudeau also repeated his warning to ensure compliance with public health recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19, which include social distancing, self-isolation (in cases where there has been a risk of exposure) and staying home whenever possible and added that the duration of crisis would be determined by choices made by them right now.