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Government document expects coronavirus measures to last until July

According to an Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada document, government models project the date in a “best case scenario.”

Coronavirus prevention measures in Canada could continue all the way until July, according to government documents obtained by the National Post.

According to an Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) document, government models project the date in a “best case scenario.” 

“Current GoC [Government Operations Centre] modelling suggests as a best case scenario that current measures continue until at least July,” claimed the IRCC Daily Sitrep Highlights document.

The federal government has been hardpressed to provide an exact timeline for how long measures such as social distancing, 14-day self-isolation orders for travellers and other measures will remain in effect. 

On Friday, Trudeau told reporters that he is taking “many different projections” into account but could not tell Canadians an exact time frame. 

“There are obviously many, many different projections of how long this could last, how serious this could be, how many cases we could be facing,” said Trudeau. 

“We will be able to say more about how many weeks or months this lasts for as we see the impacts of the behaviours people have engaged in over these days.” 

On the other hand, US President Donald Trump gave Americans a clear deadline for how long they can expect to practice social distancing.

On Sunday, Trump extended social distancing for another month. Americans can expect to social distance until April 30 for the time being. 

Trump extended the period after reaching the end of a prior 15-day time frame.  

“I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead. We’re going to go through a very tough two weeks,” said Trump. 

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