In photos: Life in Canada amid COVID-19 pandemic

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As Canadians grapple with the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new picture is being painted of life in the country.

But in his latest address, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reminded Canadians to take social and physical distancing measures seriously, saying: “We’ve all seen the pictures online of people who seem to think they’re invincible. Well, you’re not. Enough is enough. Go home and stay home.”

It was his most stern address yet and possibly a final warning before more stringent measures are imposed. As many Canadians do heed the warning, here’s a quick look at life in Canada amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

A health-care worker screens people in their vehicle at a COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal on Monday, March 23, 2020. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Photos: Canadians grapple with COVID-19 pandemic
A health-care worker screens people in their vehicle at a COVID-19 test clinic in Montreal on Monday, March 23, 2020. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
People wait in line to get into a walk-in test clinic for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, in Montreal on Monday, March 23, 2020. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Photos: Canadians grapple with COVID-19 pandemic
People wait in line to get into a walk-in test clinic for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, in Montreal on Monday, March 23, 2020. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
A woman is silhouetted while taking in the sunset with others at English Bay Beach, as a freighter is anchored in the distance off Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, March 21, 2020. The City of Vancouver asked those coming to the park and beach to maintain a distance of two meters between one another due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Photos: Canadians grapple with COVID-19 pandemic
A woman is silhouetted while taking in the sunset with others at English Bay Beach, as a freighter is anchored in the distance off Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, March 21, 2020. The City of Vancouver asked those coming to the park and beach to maintain a distance of two meters between one another due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
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People play volleyball on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday, March 19, 2020. The province of British Columbia and the provincial health minister are urging people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Photos: Canadians grapple with COVID-19 pandemic
People play volleyball on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday, March 19, 2020. The province of British Columbia and the provincial health minister are urging people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
In this Wednesday, March 18, 2020 file photo, a sign reminding people about "social distancing" in the midst of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak stands next to a roadway in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Many see “social distancing” to be the greatest pandemic-era addition the vernacular yet — easily understood phrasing that’s helped communicate to millions that they need to keep a safe berth to avoid spreading the virus. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Photos: Canadians grapple with COVID-19 pandemic
In this Wednesday, March 18, 2020 file photo, a sign reminding people about "social distancing" in the midst of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak stands next to a roadway in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Many see “social distancing” to be the greatest pandemic-era addition the vernacular yet — easily understood phrasing that’s helped communicate to millions that they need to keep a safe berth to avoid spreading the virus. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
A vehicle approaches the only open lane at the United States border crossing in Lacolle, Quebec, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The Canada-U.S. border will be closed to non-essential traffic in both directions "by mutual consent," U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed Wednesday, as efforts across the continent to contain the widening COVID-19 pandemic continued to upend daily life in North America. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Photos: Canadians grapple with COVID-19 pandemic
A vehicle approaches the only open lane at the United States border crossing in Lacolle, Quebec, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The Canada-U.S. border will be closed to non-essential traffic in both directions "by mutual consent," U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed Wednesday, as efforts across the continent to contain the widening COVID-19 pandemic continued to upend daily life in North America. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Staff at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank prepare food in Burnaby, British Columbia, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Photos: Canadians grapple with COVID-19 pandemic
Staff at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank prepare food in Burnaby, British Columbia, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
A woman walks into a restaurant offering 'take out' options in Montreal, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, as COVID-19 cases rise in Canada and around the world. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
Photos: Canadians grapple with COVID-19 pandemic
A woman walks into a restaurant offering 'take out' options in Montreal, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, as COVID-19 cases rise in Canada and around the world. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
Shoppers walk by near empty shelves at a grocery store in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, March 14, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Shoppers walk by near empty shelves at a grocery store in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, March 14, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference on COVID-19 situation in Canada from his residence March 23, 2020 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Dave Chan / AFP)
Photos: Canadians grapple with COVID-19 pandemic
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference on COVID-19 situation in Canada from his residence March 23, 2020 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Dave Chan / AFP)
Man wearing a plastic face-shield and surgical gloves to protect him from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as he carries groceries in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on March 21, 2020. (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Photos: Canadians grapple with COVID-19 pandemic
Man wearing a plastic face-shield and surgical gloves to protect him from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as he carries groceries in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on March 21, 2020. (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Stores are limiting the amount of items people can purchase as panic buying and hoarding of food and sanitary items continues due to fear of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) across the country on March 21, 2020 in Toronto, Ont. Canadians emptied shelves of grocery stores and markets to stockpile supplies such as toilet paper and canned goods. In many stores have begun rationing items and limiting the amount of people allowed to enter the store. The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Photos: Canadians grapple with COVID-19 pandemic
Stores are limiting the amount of items people can purchase as panic buying and hoarding of food and sanitary items continues due to fear of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) across the country on March 21, 2020 in Toronto, Ont. Canadians emptied shelves of grocery stores and markets to stockpile supplies such as toilet paper and canned goods. In many stores have begun rationing items and limiting the amount of people allowed to enter the store. The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Lone man walks past chairs and tables in an empty food court in a shopping mall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on March 21, 2020. Restaurants have been prohibited from allowing dine-in service and food courts and cafeterias have been ordered to be closed by the Province of Ontario, with any deciding to remain open facing steep fines and penalties. Retailers in malls across Canada have shuttered their stores due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Many malls are limiting entry to only 50 visitors at a time. (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Photos: Canadians grapple with COVID-19 pandemic
Lone man walks past chairs and tables in an empty food court in a shopping mall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on March 21, 2020. Restaurants have been prohibited from allowing dine-in service and food courts and cafeterias have been ordered to be closed by the Province of Ontario, with any deciding to remain open facing steep fines and penalties. Retailers in malls across Canada have shuttered their stores due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Many malls are limiting entry to only 50 visitors at a time. (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Customers line up with a social distance to enter a Costco warehouse store in Mississauga, Ont., on March 20, 2020. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new measures Friday morning to mobilize manufacturers to quickly produce vital life-saving medical supplies against the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. As of Friday noon, Canada has confirmed 924 COVID-19 cases and 13 people died of the coronavirus. (Photo by Zou Zheng/Xinhua via Getty)
Photos: Canadians grapple with COVID-19 pandemic
Customers line up with a social distance to enter a Costco warehouse store in Mississauga, Ont., on March 20, 2020. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new measures Friday morning to mobilize manufacturers to quickly produce vital life-saving medical supplies against the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. As of Friday noon, Canada has confirmed 924 COVID-19 cases and 13 people died of the coronavirus. (Photo by Zou Zheng/Xinhua via Getty)
A customer buys hand sanitizers at Spirit of York distillery in Toronto, Ontario, on March 19, 2020. The company has started to make hand sanitizers since supplies has been running short due to COVID-19. (Photo by Lars Hagberg / AFP)
Photos: Canadians grapple with COVID-19 pandemic
A customer buys hand sanitizers at Spirit of York distillery in Toronto, Ontario, on March 19, 2020. The company has started to make hand sanitizers since supplies has been running short due to COVID-19. (Photo by Lars Hagberg / AFP)
MPPs applaud as emergency legislation aimed at protecting workers who are forced to stay home due to the COVID-19 pandemic is passed in the Ontario Legislature. The Province of Ontario held a 1 pm emergency sitting of the legislator to pass COVID-19 legislation. Just 24 MPPs from all parties will be on hand so they can maintain social distancing in the house. in Toronto. March 19, 2020. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Photos: Canadians grapple with COVID-19 pandemic
MPPs applaud as emergency legislation aimed at protecting workers who are forced to stay home due to the COVID-19 pandemic is passed in the Ontario Legislature. The Province of Ontario held a 1 pm emergency sitting of the legislator to pass COVID-19 legislation. Just 24 MPPs from all parties will be on hand so they can maintain social distancing in the house. in Toronto. March 19, 2020. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
A convenience store on Queen Street West advertises a couple hard to come by items. The Province of Ontario held a 1 pm emergency sitting of the legislator to pass COVID-19 legislation. Just 24 MPPs from all parties will be on hand so they can maintain social distancing in the house. in Toronto. March 19, 2020. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Photos: Canadians grapple with COVID-19 pandemic
A convenience store on Queen Street West advertises a couple hard to come by items. The Province of Ontario held a 1 pm emergency sitting of the legislator to pass COVID-19 legislation. Just 24 MPPs from all parties will be on hand so they can maintain social distancing in the house. in Toronto. March 19, 2020. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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