The Prime Minister is staying very busy during his self-isolation. After speaking about Canada's borders on March 16, Justin Trudeau's statement on March 17 included a more domestic focus. He urged Canadians to stay home instead of partying on St. Patrick's Day.\nAfter reminding everyone of the advice from Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, Trudeau moved on to speak about how he wanted people to celebrate the important Irish holiday.\n"This is an especially important day on St. Patrick's Day. Lots of you probably had parties planned, or were going to head out with friends," Trudeau said. "Now is the time to find another way to celebrate, and to do that at home."\nThe Prime Minister acknowledged that people would most likely prefer that things return to normal. "I would too," he said.\n"But we all must take all action through social distancing to protect our health and the health of others."\nStatements about staying home and not going out unless absolutely necessary were reiterated by Trudeau, who also urged anyone who can do so to work remotely.\nHe added that people with kids should let them run around the house a little bit, saying "things will get better."\nCanadians will get through this together by listening to our public health and medical experts, and acting to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities. More on the Canada-wide approach to #COVID19, and how each of us can help #FlattenTheCurve ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/DMCBPTCaQn— CanadianPM (@CanadianPM) March 17, 2020\nOn March 16, the Prime Minister announced strict measures to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19, including closing Canadian borders to anyone who is not a citizen or permanent resident (with the exception of U.S. and Mexican citizens).\nView this post on Instagram This morning, I spoke with G7 leaders about COVID-19. This is a global issue, and we are committed to doing all it takes to protect people and support our economies. We will coordinate our responses, take strong and collective action, and get through this together. 🇨🇦 Ce matin, j’ai parlé avec les dirigeants du G7 de la COVID-19. C’est un enjeu mondial, et on va faire tout ce qui est nécessaire pour protéger les gens et soutenir nos économies. On va coordonner nos réponses, prendre des mesures fermes et concertées et traverser cette épreuve ensemble. A post shared by Justin Trudeau (@justinpjtrudeau) on Mar 16, 2020 at 5:13pm PDT\nA number of Canadian provinces have already put bans on large gatherings. Quebec, Alberta, and Saskatchewan have all placed a ban on events with more than 250 people.\nOntario and British Columbia, the provinces with the highest number of COVID-19 cases, have both placed bans on gatherings with more than 50 people.\nAs of 10:30 a.m. on March 17, there are 424 confirmed and 16 probable cases of COVID-19 across the country.