TRENTON, Canada

Canada’s suspended parliament will meet Tuesday to pass emergency measures to battle COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.

Trudeau also announced a CAN$5 billion aid fund for farmers and producers to keep the supply chain intact so there is no shortage of food.

And, the government will create CAN$192 million fund for research on a vaccine to combat the coronavirus but he said the vaccine will take months to test and produce.

Trudeau, who is still in self isolation because his wife tested positive for the virus, held daily press conferences at a podium outside his house

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