In a press conference today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has so declared March 11 to be recognized as National Day of Observance for COVID-19.
Trudeau told Canadians that “We all have a role to play in ending this pandemic, and the crisis is not over yet. In recognition of how far we have come and how far we still have to go, the Government of Canada is designating March 11, 2021, as a National Day of Observance,” he said in the statement. “On this day, I invite all Canadians to join together in honouring the memory of those we have lost, and the people they left behind.
Trudeau did not forget about those who have been impacted as he gave a special tribute to all of those who continue to work hard and make incredible sacrifices in the fight against the virus.
Trudeau also highlighted that the four COVID-19 vaccines approved for use by Health Canada is more than any other country. He also highlighted that Canada will be receiving eight million doses of vaccines by the end of this month.