Global National: March 14, 2020 | New cases surface in Canada; Trump travel ban expands

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New cases of COVID-19 have surfaced in Canada, with Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador reporting their first positive cases and Saskatchewan confirming its first two cases. Ontario reported 22 new cases on Saturday as well, with Quebec’s total rising to 24 after seven cases were confirmed.

Abigail Bimman reports on the new developments with Canadian travelers being urged to come home as soon as they can. Plus, Mike Armstrong looks at new risks that Canada’s already vulnerable homeless population faces amid the growing outbreak.

In the U.S., Jennifer Johnson takes a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing lawmakers to come up with strategies to help Americans, with an emergency bill passed early Saturday to help with free testing and paid sick leave. Robin Gill also takes a look at Apple’s decision to close all of its stores outside China in an effort to limit the virus’ spread.

Multiple countries around the world are now taking immediate countermeasures in an effort to contain and mitigate the spread. Redmond Shannon reports on the increasingly dire situation in Europe, now seen as the epicentre of the outbreak, as Spain prepares a 15-day national lockdown. Plus, Robin Gill provides new updates on the pandemic’s impact across the globe, including Japan and Iran.

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