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The latest news on COVID 19 developments in Canada for Friday, May 21, 2021

Last Updated May 21, 2021 at 7:14 am MDT

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern):

8 a.m.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada supports the Rome Declaration to fight COVID-19 globally.

Trudeau made the remarks this morning at the Global Health Summit, co-hosted by the European Union and Italy.

The declaration is a series of commitments to ensure access to vaccines, expand drug-manufacturing capacity and invest in health systems.

Trudeau noted that Canada has already contributed $1.3 billion to the World Health Organization’s access to COVID-19 tools accelerator.

The Canadian Press was first published May 21, 2021.

The Canadian Press