Trudeau announces sweeping border closure as coronavirus spreads: Full replay

The PM spoke from his home in Ottawa during his 14-day self-isolation. Several cabinet ministers also spoke to reporters.

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Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, speaks to members of the media outside of his residence at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Friday, March 13, 2020. Trudeau said Canada will introduce a “significant” fiscal stimulus package, as part of a coordinated effort with other Group of Seven countries to counter the virus-driven global economic slowdown and calm markets. Photographer: David Kawai/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada would close its border to non-resident visitors, except for U.S. travellers and a limited number of international exemptions (such as diplomats and flight crew). For a full transcript of Trudeau’s remarks, click here.