When asked why the USA had been exempt from the closure of the border to non-Canadians, Trudeau said that as Canada's closest neighbor, the country was viewed in a different category than other countries.
"All Canadians as much as possible should stay home", he said.
Asked why USA citizens were exempt, Trudeau said the close bilateral integration meant the United States was in a different category from other nations but added that more measures could be announced soon.
Officials also announced the arrival of global flights will be limited to the country's four largest airports: Toronto Pearson, Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary.
"Let me be clear", Trudeau said during Monday's announcement: "If you are overseas, it's time for you to home".
As Breitbart News reported, the U.S. -Mexico border has been inundated with foreign nationals from coronavirus-affected countries.
Trudeau also says Canadians should avoid non-essential travel outside of the country until further notice.
The prime minister also admitted that announced measures were "far-reaching" and said they were made necessary by "exception circumstances".
Trudeau said the exemption for Americans, despite the rapid rise of cases in the USA, was due to "the level of integration of our two economies".
Wall Street trading halted after deep losses
The S&P index recorded no new 52-week highs and 325 new lows, while the Nasdaq recorded three new highs and 1,238 new lows. The coronavirus outbreak has produced the most profound shock to the financial system since the crash almost 12 years ago.
Trudeau said '"we can still slow the spread of this virus" but it will take a major adjustment from everyone.
"Canadian travellers will be able to get financial assistance to help them with the costs of returning home or temporarily covering basic needs while they wait to come back to Canada", the prime minister revealed.
"We are prepared to see Canadians through this time", Trudeau said. Trudeau is in self-imposed isolation with his wife, Sophie Grégoire, who is recovering from COVID-19.
The top public health officer in British Columbia (BC), on Canada's west coast, said on Monday that three more people had died due to the virus, raising the death toll in the province to four.
At this time, Trudeau said the measure doesn't apply to United States citizens or to flights coming from Mexico and the Caribbean.
It's still expected that anyone who is returning from outside of Canada should self-isolate for 14 days.
The death toll in Canada jumped to four on Monday, from one on Sunday.
There were 324 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada as of Monday morning and another 17 probable cases, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.
British Columbia health officials have banned gatherings of over 50 people in an effort to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Officials did not confirm where the seven new cases are, only that they are in the Island Health catchment area.
Début février, l'OMS avait demandé 675 millions de dollars (613 millions d'euros) pour combattre le coronavirus jusqu'en avril. C'est la première fois que la désignation " pandémie " est utilisée pour une épidémie à coronavirus .
Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Frank Atherton said the 68-year-old patient had underlying health concerns. It has also said it is still working to confirm the residential area of 12 of the 30 new cases.
They also say 13 more people have died, mainly in Hubei Province, with the country's death toll now standing at 3,226. In order to get on the flight, she didn't tell anyone that she believed she might be infected with the coronavirus .
New Zealand bond yields have never been lower than they are now - meaning it is very cheap for the Government to borrow money. Economist Shamubeel Eaqub said he was not surprised that fixed home loan rates had not yet been cut.
The Cut's Matthew Schneier confirmed the news in a tweet , telling his followers that this year's Met Gala was "under review". This year's exhibition, " About Time: Fashion and Duration ", is sponsored by luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton.
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Others on the short list of both men include Senators Any Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren, who also dropped out of the race. Biden, 77, and Sanders, 78, have been forced to cancel public events and step off the campaign trail during the crisis.
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S. Korea reports 74 new coronavirus infections
Other major provinces and cities have also reported some infections, with Gyeonggi Province reporting 20 additional cases. South Korean soldiers disinfect Daegu after a second cluster of cases linked to a religious group emerged.