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Trudeau to look at possible further aid for airlines

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 17, 2020
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday he would look at possible ways to help airlines further, but laid out no new measures.
Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister   Justin Trudeau
“This pandemic has hit extremely hard on travel industries and on the airlines particularly,” Trudeau said in a briefing in Ottawa. “That’s why we’re going to keep working with airlines, including Air Canada, to see how we can help even more.”

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Trudeau also said his government had approved the first Canadian clinical trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine, at Dalhousie University’s Canadian Center for Vaccinology in Nova Scotia.

The candidate vaccine was developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company CanSino Biologics, two Canadian government spokesmen said.

Canada’s coronavirus death toll rose 1.7% to 5,595 from the previous day, reflecting a declining mortality rate. Total cases rose to nearly 75,000.