The National Full Live Episode for May 5

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Published on May 6, 2020 by

On today’s episode of Global National, new evidence suggests France’s first COVID-19 case was earlier than previously though. Redmond Shannon explains why this new finding may be integral to understanding the virus’s spread.

In Canada, New Brunswick has reported only one new case of COVID-19 in more than two weeks and there have been no COVID-related deaths at all. Ross Lord has more on the lessons other provinces can take from New Brunswick’s success.

And Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a $252 million aid package for Canadian farmers and food processors struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Abigail Bimman explains, the industry says it needs more help now, or else food prices will soar.

Turning away from COVID-19, about 6,000 fires burn across Canada every year, But Natural Resources Canada expects that number will soar this year. Robin Gill reports on why.

Plus, is all soap effective at killing COVID-19? And how much protection do gloves really offer? Jeff Semple takes your COVID-19 questions to the experts.

It’s been 75 years since Canadians helped free the Netherlands from the Nazis during the Second World War. Mike Armstrong explains how the Dutch are commemorating the event this year.

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