Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised aid to the entirety of Canada [File: Dave Chan/AFP]

Canada shut down Parliament and advised against all nonessential travel outside the country while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau governed remotely from his home, in self-imposed quarantine after his wife tested positive for the new coronavirus.

Dr Theresa Tam, the chief public health officer, also advised more social distancing, and no handshakes or kisses.

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The Canadian government is advising the cancellation of all large events such as concerts. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said cruise ships with more than 500 people will not be able to dock in Canada until July 1.

Overseas flights returning to Canada will also be restricted to a small number of airports in

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