OTTAWA, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on Canadians Friday noon to avoid all non-essential international travel due to still rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking to Canadians from outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa where he has been self-isolating, Trudeau said that additional screening measures are being implemented at Canadian airports, and a "significant" fiscal stimulus package will be implemented in the coming days.
Trudeau is also reassuring Canadians that he has no symptoms, is "feeling good" and will continue to work from home.
Trudeau is addressing Canadians after his wife Sophie tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday night. He is going to be in self-isolation for the next 14 days alongside his family, but will be continuing his duties, according to his office.
Canada's House of Commons voted to shut down for at least five weeks to limit COVID-19 spread.