US President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus at the White House on Thursday, as Vice-President Mike Pence and White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, who also serves as the Defence Production Act coordinator, listen. Photo: AP US President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus at the White House on Thursday, as Vice-President Mike Pence and White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, who also serves as the Defence Production Act coordinator, listen. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus at the White House on Thursday, as Vice-President Mike Pence and White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, who also serves as the Defence Production Act coordinator, listen. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: Justin Trudeau hints at retaliation after White House orders 3M to halt ‘critical’ N95 mask exports to Canada health workers

  • 3M says it will comply with the Defence Production Act to prioritise US orders of N95 masks but there will be ‘significant humanitarian implications’ elsewhere
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls order a mistake, pointing out that thousands of Canadian nurses travel to US to work each day, and trade ‘goes both ways’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
US President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus at the White House on Thursday, as Vice-President Mike Pence and White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, who also serves as the Defence Production Act coordinator, listen. Photo: AP US President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus at the White House on Thursday, as Vice-President Mike Pence and White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, who also serves as the Defence Production Act coordinator, listen. Photo: AP
US President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus at the White House on Thursday, as Vice-President Mike Pence and White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, who also serves as the Defence Production Act coordinator, listen. Photo: AP
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