Global National: April 5, 2020 | COVID-19 cases surge in Ontario, Quebec

Robin Gill looks at the in deaths and of COVID-19 in and , while David Akin breaks down the government’s financial assistance package that Canadians can apply for starting Monday. Plus, Amanda Jelowicki looks at the concern in , as a quarter of all nursing homes in the province have now confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks.

Crystal Goomansingh looks at the international race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, while Jennifer Johnson reports on the Canadians who are still waiting to disembark the Coral Princess cruise ship, which docked in Miami after two passengers died and several others tested positive for the virus.

And leaders of all kinds are playing a huge role in the fight against COVID-19, but in Canada, many are doctors and nurses who happen to be women. Robin Gill reports.

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