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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Ontario, May 7. Sean Kilpatrick / The Canadian Press via AP

The spread of the new corona virus has slowed down significantly in most parts of Canada, but the situation in Montreal remains critical.

"Of course, I'm worried – as a Quebec, as a Member of Parliament – about the situation in my riding, in the province, as I'm concerned about Canadians from coast to coast," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters Saturday in Ottawa.


There are more than 68,000 cases of the virus in Canada, and about 4,800 people have died, according to a summary from Johns Hopkins University. Montreal's cases make up about a quarter of the country's cases, Quebec officials say.

More background: Trudeau's constituency is in Montreal, where the senior centers have reported outbreaks.

Projections released by Quebec Public Health Institute on Friday indicates that the virus can cause as many as 150 deaths per day if Montreal is opened to full and strict social distance guidelines.


Earlier this week, deferred authorities in Quebec, the province of Montreal, are planning to lift some restrictions in the city from mid-May to May 25.

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