Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says chloroquine is just one of a “vast suite” of existing drugs being tested for use against the virus and that the medication should not be taken until those scientific tests are complete.
The latest numbers of confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 1:44 p.m. ET on March 21, 2020: There are 1,189 confirmed and presumptive cases in Canada. _ Ontario: 377 confirmed (including 2 deaths, 6 resolved) _ British Columbia: 348 confirmed (including 9 deaths, 5 resolved) _ Alberta: 195 confirmed (including 1 death) _...
As part of COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, a new set of economic measures will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses, and will help stabilize the economy during this challenging period.
Federal aid of $20B is expected to include measures to get direct payments to Canadians so that they can afford to follow the advice of health professionals to stay home as much as possible to prevent the spread of infection — possibly through a temporary increase in the Canada Child Benefit and grants to workers who don’t qualify for employment insurance.
As efforts across the continent to contain the widening COVID-19 pandemic continue to upend daily life in North America, Trump tweeted:
“We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic,”
“Trade will not be affected.”
We are facing an unprecedented time in our history," said Premier Ford. "This is a decision that was not made lightly. COVID-19 constitutes a danger of major proportions. We are taking this extraordinary measure because we must offer our full support and every power possible to help our health care sector fight the spread of COVID-19. The health and well-being of every Ontarian must be our number one priority."