Canadian Trudeau: The world will change even when the epidemic ends & vaccinations found
Canadians need to accept the world even if they find a vaccine and the coronavirus epidemic ends, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday, urging people to adapt to a new norm that requires modified behavior.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is looking forward to the opening of a meeting of the COVID-19 Pandemic Special Committee as efforts continue to contribute to the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Parliament Hill. , Ontario, Canada, May 13, 2020.
Trudeau has unveiled new measures to support severely injured sectors, including $ 470 million ($ 334 million) for fishing and the partial reopening of some national parks.
“We need to recognize that things are changing in this world, even after the end of the pandemic, after vaccination,” he told reporters. “COVID-19 will be one of the things that will bring about change in our society. There will be adjustments.”
World Health Organization emergency expert Mike Ryan said Wednesday that the coronavirus that triggers COVID-19 could be endemic, like HIV, and “never go away”.
Several Canadian provinces are lifting restrictions and moving to restart economic activity, while warmer times are encouraging more people outdoors.
Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, will allow some retail stores, as well as vehicle dealers and construction sites, to reopen on May 19, in the first part of three phases needed to restart the province’s economy. [L1N2CW1TS]
It was not possible to put a date in the next stage, said Ontario Premier Doug Ford, adding that it depends on a steady decline in cases.
“The truth is, we can’t predict things will go, so we have to be ready,” Ford told reporters. “As more and more people return to work, the risk of flare-ups is real, so we need to be vigilant.”
The number of deaths caused by the Canadian coronavirus rose 2.5% to 5,337 on Wednesday, one of the smallest daily increases, according to the Public Health Agency.
More than 60% of the deaths occurred in Quebec, the second most populous part of the ten provinces.
Prime Minister Francois Legault says the situation is fragile in Montreal, Canada’s second-largest city. Many businesses are still closed and the planned reopening on May 25 can only take place if the number of daily deaths is reduced, he said.
“I understand that some people in the business community are a little scared, but most of all, we need to think about our health,” Legault said at a briefing, urging people to wear masks.
According to Legault, Montreal schools will close at the end of August until the start of the new year, instead of reopening this month as originally planned.
In addition to fisheries subsidies, Ottawa is expanding its federal wage subsidy program to encourage more employers to keep employees on the payroll.
Canadian farmers and agribusinesses have claimed much of the $ 5 billion ($ 3.55 billion) in extra costs provided by Ottawa to improve cash flow in less than two months during a coronavirus epidemic.
In its annual review of Canada’s financial systems, the Bank of Canada said that while the coronavirus remains a huge challenge, the measures it is taking are “showing signs of success”.