Coronavirus: Manitoba Company Helps Small Businesses Access Federal Grant Programs – Winnipeg


Small businesses in Manitoba will receive a little extra help to access federal grant programs to help them survive the coronavirus pandemic.

Prime Minister Brian Pallister said local company 24-7 In Touch will operate a small call center to contact local businesses to help them access the 75% wage subsidy and the Canadian Business Account. emergency, which offers interest-free loans of up to $ 40,000.

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“We have never been here before, but … we know how to stay focused on our goals,” said Pallister, praising local small businesses as the backbone of the economy.

“This government thinks of them – every day.”

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Manitoba lost 23,000 jobs last month, said Pallister.

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“This month will be worse. “

Because federal programs “address most of the concerns … we think they can serve as bridges to recovery,” said Pallister.

Pallister also thanked those who canceled their Easter and Passover celebrations last weekend for following the physical distance guidelines.

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There were no new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba on Easter Sunday. A probable case has been determined to be a false positive, so the number of cases is 242.

Eight people are hospitalized, four in an intensive care unit. Four people died and 96 recovered.

Easter Sunday brings no new cases of COVID-19 to Manitoba

Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you should know:

Health authorities warn against all international travel. Returning travelers are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days, beginning on March 26, in case they develop symptoms and prevent the spread of the virus to others. Some provinces and territories have also implemented additional recommendations or enforcement measures to provide self-isolation for people returning to the region.

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Symptoms may include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing – very similar to a cold or the flu. Some people may develop a more serious illness. Those most at risk are the elderly and people with serious chronic conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend washing your hands frequently and coughing up your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying at home as much as possible, and keeping two meters away from others if you go out.

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