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How Employment Insurance (EI) benefits for COVID-19 quarantines will work

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced changes to Canada’s sick-leave benefits under employment insurance Wednesday, to respond to concerns about COVID-19. Here is a quick overview of how the program works and what these changes mean: What are EI sick-leave benefits? Eligible workers with no or limited paid-leave benefits through their employers can apply...

Trudeau goes into self-isolation over COVID-19
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Trudeau goes into self-isolation over COVID-19

OTTAWA, March 12, 2020 — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife are in self-isolation over COVID-19 concerns, which has forced the cancellation of an in-person meeting of Canada’s first ministers. “I have some personal news to share today,” Trudeau tweeted Thursday afternoon.  “Sophie recently returned from a speaking event in the UK, and last night...

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19):  Travel advice from the Government of Canada
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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Travel advice from the Government of Canada

All travellers should be aware that there are health risks when you travel. It is important to check your destination before you leave to know the risks and to be prepared.
The decision on Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease in Canada Order (Persons Not on Government Flight) is effective from February 19 to April 30, 2020.

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Government of Canada evacuating Canadians on board Grand Princess cruise ship

News release March 8, 2020  – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, today announced that the Government of Canada has secured a plane to repatriate Canadians on board the Grand Princess off the west...

HELP STOP THE SPREAD of COVID-19
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HELP STOP THE SPREAD of COVID-19

Please also consider “social distancing” by foregoing close greetings such as hugs, kisses and handshakes, and where possible look at doing things such as meetings virtually.
This time, please use common sense in managing your own health.

Ontario Confirms New Positive Cases of COVID-19
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Ontario Confirms New Positive Cases of COVID-19

All Protocols Followed and Risk to Ontarians Remains Low March 5, 2020, 10:33 A.M., News Release from the Ministry of Health TORONTO — Today, Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health, confirmed two new positive cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Ontario to 22. Of these, the first four...

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Duterte insists right to order vaping ban

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday justified his imposition of a total ban on vaping nationwide, saying he is merely wielding his power to protect the public from health risks. Duterte, in an interview with CNN Philippines, said he had to order the prohibition against vaping devices simply because these are “another form of cigarettes”...

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New case of vaping-related illness in Quebec brings national total to 8

MONTREAL — The third case of severe lung illness related to vaping has been confirmed in Quebec, the province’s Health Department said Friday. Department spokeswoman Noemie Vanheuverzwijn said the latest case was reported in Quebec’s Outaouais region, adding that Health Canada has been notified. The person who fell ill consumed a legal nicotine vaping product, as did...