Live updates: Coronavirus in Canada

WATCH LIVE: Federal officials, Trudeau offer update on Canada's COVID-19 response

The novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, has been classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization after it spread worldwide.

Countries around the world imposed lockdowns and curfews, and asked people to self-isolate or practise social distancing to try to control the spread of the virus.

Now, months after those moves, several countries are cautiously reopening — including Canada.

This week, Ontario and Quebec released reports from the Canadian military that documented challenges — and in some cases shocking conditions — at certain long-term care facilities.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to the reports saying he’s “not taking anything off the table” when it comes to addressing the issue. On Thursday, he co-hosted a meeting of the United Nations, where global leaders began discussing a coordinated response to COVID-19 recovery.

Trudeau is scheduled to address Canadians again on Friday morning outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa. He is expected to announce additional funding for Canada’s remote Indigenous communities to help cope with the COVID-19 crisis.

You can watch his address at 10:30 a.m. ET in the video player above.

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