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The main COVID-19 stories for April 22 in Vancouver
Trudeau Launches $ 9 Billion Emergency Benefits Plan For Students
Early this morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a $ 9 billion plan to help Canadian students. The Prime Minister launched the Canada Emergency Student Allowance and said that the new allowance will give students $ 1,250 per month from May to August and $ 1,750 each month if the student takes care of another person or is disabled. The benefit period begins on May 1 and will be delivered through the Canada Revenue Agency. Qualifications include post-secondary students going to school in September or if you graduated in December 2019.
New cases, three more deaths in British Columbia
Here in British Columbia, health officials have announced 71 new positive coronavirus cases and three more deaths from the virus. At a press conference, provincial health worker Dr. Bonnie Henry said the total number of cases registered in the province is now 1,795. Breakdown by health region, Henry said there were 745 cases at Vancouver Coastal Health, 747 at Fraser Health, 110 on Vancouver Island, 153 at Interior Health and 40 at Northern Health. Out of the total number of cases, 103 people are hospitalized, including 46 in intensive care. A total of 1,079 people “are now considered fully recovered,” said Henry.
Fraser Health Reports Three New Coronavirus Cases In Three Different Care Facilities
Fraser Health officials have identified three new cases of COVID-19 in three different nursing homes in the region. The health authority said a resident of Eden Care Center had been diagnosed with coronavirus. The Eden Care Center, owned by Fraser Valley Care Center Management Ltd., is located in Chilliwack and includes long-term care services. The resident is isolated at home in long-term care. The second case involves a staff member from Guildford Seniors Village. Guildford Seniors Village, owned by Retirement Concepts, is located in Surrey and includes long-term care services. The staff member is isolated at home. The third case involves a staff member from New Vista Care Home, located in Burnaby, who includes long-term care and independent living. The staff member is isolated at home.
Vancouver Folk Music Festival officially canceled
The Vancouver Folk Music Festival has been officially canceled for 2020. In a statement, organizers of the annual weekend festival, which takes place in July at Jericho Park, said the decision to cancel this year’s event was made was taken “with a heavy heart”, but that “It is the decision responsible for everyone’s health.” Organizers say the decision comes after Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s provincial health worker, announced that major events would “not realistically” happen this summer. For those who have already purchased tickets for this year’s festival, organizers have announced that they will receive a festival email outlining their options for the future.
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