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COVID-19

World
Total Cases  -  1.014.747

Today - New Cases  - 79.551
Deceased  -  53.166
Recovered  -  212.218

Across Canada 
Total Cases  -  11.283
Today - New Cases  - 1.552
Deceased  -  138
Recovered  -  1.971

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Ontario - 2.793 cases - 401 new - 53 deceased
Quebec - 5.518 cases - 907 new - 36 deceased
British Columbia - 1.121 cases - 55 new - 31 deceased
Alberta968 cases - 97 news - 13 deceased
Saskatchewan - 206 cases - 13 new  - 3 deceased
Nova Scotia - 193 cases - 20 new
Newfoundland and Labrador  - 183 cases - 8 new - 1 deceased
Manitoba - 167 cases - 40 new - 1 deceased
New Brunswick - 91 cases - 10 new
Prince Edward Island - 22 cases - 1 new
Northwest Territories - 2 case  - 0 new
Yukon -  6 cases - 0 new
Nunavut  -  0 cases
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Balkan 
Srbija - 1.171 slučaja - 111 novih - 31 preminulo
Slovenija - 897 slučaja - 56 novih - 17 preminulo
Hrvatska - 1.011 slučaja - 48 novih - 7 preminulo
BiH - 533 slučaja - 74 novih - 16 preminulo
S. Makedonija - 384 slučaja - 30  novih - 11 preminulo
Crna Gora - 144 slučaj - 21 novih - 2 preminuo
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Prirucnik o prevenciji i lecenju COVID-19 infekcije
The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine
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Toronto - Četvrtak, 2. april 2020.
 

Izazovi vanrednog stanja
Ne naplaćuje se kazna ukoliko u vozilu ima više od jedne osoba

Povodom objave na društvenim mrežama, oglasilo se nekoliko policijskih službi iz regiona Toronto i istaklo da ne naplaćuju kaznu ukoliko u vozilu zateknu više od jedne osobe.

Kako su naglasili, do sada su izrekli 14 kazni osobama koje se nisu ponašale u skladu sa zabranama boravka u parkovima i pri okupljanju više od pet ljudi, ukoliko nisu iz iste porodice.

Takođe, primetili su da na putevima ima manje vozila, ali da ima više slučajeva prekoračenja brzine i prekršaja koji spadaju u bahatu vožnju. Od početka vanrednog stanja, u drugih petnaest dana marta, u Torontu je uručeno 2.727 kazni za prebrzu vožnju, odnosno za trećinu više nego u istom periodu prošle godine.

Što se tiče bahate vožnje, odnosno prekoračenja brzine za više od 50 kilometara na sat iznad ograničenja, tu je broj prekršaja čak utrostručen u odnosu na prošlu godinu.

Slične primere iznose i policijske službe iz ostalih delova regiona. Podaci za čitavu provinciju, pak, pokazuju da gotovo da nema razlike između broja kazni za mart ove i prošle godine.

 

Skupovi su bili okidač za širenje virusa
Sve je počelo na konferenciji u Vankuveru

Zdravstveni eksperti označili su Pacifičku konferenciju dentista, održanu početkom marta u Vankuveru, kao rasadnik koronavirusa po čitavom severnoameričkom kontinentu. Na ovom velikom skupu bilo je preko 15 hiljada učesnika, prezentera i prodavaca.

Svega nedelju dana po završetku konferencije, jedan od učesnika bio je pozitivan na koronavirus, da bi se kako je vreme odmicalo, javljalo sve više inficiranih ljudi koji su imali neku dodirnu tačku sa tim velikim dešavanjem.

Još nekoliko sličnih manifestacija i okupljanja doprinelo je širenju bolesti. Na spisku se nalaze i turnir u karlingu, održan u Edmontonu, trka motornih sanki u Saskačuanu, sahrane u St. Džonsu, i tako dalje.

Tradicionalno rukovanje, razgovori, pa i smeh, na nekim od ovih okupljanja, doprineli su širenju virusa, za koji do tada oni nisu ni bili svesni da je prisutan.

 

Za Ontario već sutra, za Kanadu tek sledi
Uskoro projekcija onoga šta nas čeka sa kovidom-19

Premijer Džastin Trudo ističe da će zemlja i narednih meseci biti u borbi protiv pandemije kovida-19, ali vlada za sada odbija da daje predviđanja o potencijalnoj smrtnosti kod inficiranih pacijenata ili o tome kada bi se mogao očekivati najjači udar.

Danas je premijer Trudo ponovio da vlada u ovom trenutku nije spremna da daje takve podatke, ali je obećao da će sa premijerima provincija večeras razgovarati o tome. To bi moglo značiti dobijanje nekih preciznijih informacija narednih dana, kako bi građani znali šta ih može očekivati i mogli da se pripreme za to.

Ontarijski premijer Dag Ford rekao je da će projekcije o mogućim smrtnim ishodima i broju hospitalizovanih biti objavljeni u petak. On je prvo oklevao da se objave podataci o potencijalnom udaru pandemije kovida-19, jer strahuje da bi to moglo izazvati paniku, ali veruje da da oni mogu poslužiti i za osvešćivanje mnogih o stvarnoj razmeri opasnosti. Ford kaže da nam predstoji nekoliko turbulentnih nedelja, te da treba svi da vodimo računa, koliko god možemo, o distanciranju i samoizolaciji.

 

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OTAVA – Premijer Džastin Trudo će večeras razgovarati sa premijerima provincija i teritorija, kako bi dogovorili zajedničku akciju za nabavku najvažnije medicinske opreme za mesta u kojima je ona najpotrebnija. Tu se pre svega misli na respiratore, maske i ličun zaštitnu opremu za zdravstveno osoblje.

TORONTO – Kako prenosi CBC njuz, zdravstveni radnici u provinciji čine deseti deo od ukupnog broja pacijenata kod kojih je potvrđeno prisustvo koronavirusa. To situacija dodatno komplikuje, zato što će za zbrinjavanje pacijenata biti neophodno sve više zdravstvenog osoblja.

KALGARI – U Alberti se odlažu operacije, proširuju odeljenja za hitnu medicinsku pomoć i čine napori da se oslobode kreveti za sve više pacijenata sa kovidom-19.

MONTREAL – Premijer Kvebeka Fransoa Lego podsetio je građane da tokom pandemije ne odlaze u domove za starija lica, kako ne bi ugrozili ovu najosetljiviju grupu ljudi.

ST. DžONS – Njufaundlend i Labrador nude pomoć u finansiranju brige o dece za zaposlene u vitalnim službama. Premijer Dvajt Bol kaže da će taj program omogućiti alternativne aranžmane u sigurnim, regulisanim okruženjima, uz uputstva od strane zdravstvene struke.

TORONTO – Duga čekanja na rezultate testova na koronavirus delimično su posledica nedovoljnog broja laboratorijskih radnika u Kanadi, navode predstavnici udruženja laboranata i podaci sa konkursa za posao. U narednih pet godina bi polovina zaposlenih u laboratorijama trebalo da se penzioniše, a broj svršenih stručnjaka ne može to da pokrije. Situacija je još složenija u seoskim i zabačenim sredinama.

OTAVA – Sporazum o zaustavljanju svakog sem najnužnijeg saobraćaja između Kanade i SAD, različito se tumači u svakoj od zemalja. Kanada je zabranila sav saobraćaj koji nije iz preke potrebe, bez obzira na prevozno sredstvo, dok je američka strana zabranu na stavila samo na saobraćaj preko kopnene granice i feribota. To praktično znači da se odredbe ne primenjuju na vazdušni, železnički teretni ili morski saobraćaj.

OTAVA – Asocijacija Restorani Kanade tvrde da je u martu zatvoren za stalno svaki deseti restoran u zemlji, i da je oko 800 hiljada zaposlenih u tom sektoru ostalo bez posla. Kako vreme prolazi, situacija će biti još gora, jer zbog smanjenog prometa i dohotka restorateri neće biti u stanju da izmiruju ni najosnovnije račune za najam prostora, struju i ostalo.

 

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:
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News Release - April 2, 2020
 

Mayor Tory signs emergency order encouraging physical distancing in parks and public squares

Today, Mayor John Tory signed an emergency order regulating physical distancing in City of Toronto parks and public squares.

Any two people who don't live together, who fail to keep two metres of distance between them in a park or public square, will be subject to prosecution and will be liable for a fine of up to $5,000 upon conviction. The City has asked the Chief Justice of the Province of Ontario to issue a set fine for this offence. 

The Mayor took this emergency action ­ which is in effect for at least the next 30 days - to further drive home the message that people have to keep their distance from each other to avoid spreading COVID-19 in our city and to save lives.

Mayor Tory and the City’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, are asking Toronto residents to take the message of staying home, except when absolutely necessary, with the seriousness that the situation requires.
 
To save lives, protect our healthcare system, and get the economy and City back to normal as quickly as possible, the public must follow the advice ­ and orders communicated publicly on several occasions ­ to stay home as much as possible.
 
This weekend, the public can expect to see increased enforcement of orders and laws designed to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

A COVID-19 Enforcement Team of 200 Municipal Bylaw Enforcement Officers, 10 Toronto Public Health Bylaw Officers, plus the resources of the Toronto Police Service will enforce the new physical distancing bylaw, provincial orders banning organized social gatherings of more than five people, bans on using closed playgrounds and other parks amenities, and the closure orders on non-essential businesses that remain open. 

The enforcement team will be responding to complaints and proactively patrolling parks and other public spaces, all in an effort to ensure public understanding of the need to limit social interactions. 

Fines for violating a provincial order under the Emergency Measures Act can range from $750 to $100,000, including up to one year in jail, for social gatherings exceeding five persons, using parks amenities which have been closed, opening non-essential businesses, and failing to identify oneself to a police officer or a provincial offences officer (bylaw officer) investigating a matter under the Emergency Measures and Civil Protection Act.

The advice from Toronto’s public health officials has been clear and consistent: To stop the community spread of this deadly virus, we must reduce all contact with others as much as possible. 

Failure to adhere to these guidelines and orders will result in more people dying from COVID-19. It will result in our healthcare system being overwhelmed and unable to treat all who need critical care. And it will result in our inability to recover more quickly ­ as a society and economically.
 
More information about the City's response to COVID-19 is available at https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/.

The By-Law can viewed at https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/96af-covid-19-ID_Physi...

The Emergency Order can be viewed at https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/9718-covid-19-emergenc...

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"This is but one more measure we are taking so that your City government can assure you we are doing everything we can to stop the spread of this deadly virus now. I do want to thank the vast majority of people who are doing the right thing, following the advice of our public health officials, and staying home as much as possible, often at considerable sacrifice. To those responsible and good citizens, thank you for helping us save lives. But we continue to see, especially as the weather gets better, people ignoring that advice and worse, flocking to our parks to use even closed playgrounds, closed parking lots, and gathering together with others to play sports in the parks. This will further the spread of COVID-19 in our city and cost lives. We will continue to do everything we can as a municipal government to lock the city down in order to save lives."
- Mayor John Tory

Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture, and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit http://www.toronto.ca or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/CityofToronto, on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cityofto.

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Media contact: Media Relations, media@toronto.ca

 

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Toronto - Sreda, 1. april 2020. godine

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OTAVA – Premijer Džastin Trudo nagovestio je da bi stroge mere zaštite mogle potrajati nekoliko nedelja, možda čak i meseci. On je ponovio građanima da poštuju uputstva zdravstvenih radnika i da vode računa o propisanoj udaljenosti od drugih, naglašavajući da od nas samih zavisi kako će se odvijati ova kriza.

TORONTO – Prvi dan u mesecu je termin za plaćanje stanarine, što je mnogima izuzetno velika briga ovih dana. Za sada se zna da Nema izbacivanja iz stanova dok traje pandemija, bez obzira da li je stanarina plaćena ili nije. U Britanskoj Kolumbiji, na primer, stanodavci mogu da naplate kamate na zakasnele uplate, dok u Ontariju to nije slučaj. Najavljuje se da će ovih dana biti poznato više detalja o obavezama za plaćanje zakupa stanova u ovom periodu.

TORONTO – TTC je od danas pojačao 15 linija gradskog autobuskog prevoza sa najmanje 85 vozila, kako bi smanjio gužvu u njima i time smanjio širenje koronavirusa. No, bez obzira na uvođenje dodatnih autobusa, iz TTC-a apeluju da se javni prevoz koristi u neko drugo doba dana, a da se izbegavaju jutarnji špicevi koliko god je to moguće.
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TORONTO – Nekoliko naučnika ovih dana se intenzivno bavi proučavanjem uticaja pandemije na poverenje koje imamo prema društvu i zvaničnicima, zdravstvenom sistemu, sugrađanima, ali i prema sebi samima. Prvi, ohrabrujući, rezultati pokazuju da Kanađani imaju viši nivo poverenja nego što je ustanovljeno u drugim zemljama, počev od informacija koje dobijaju od zvaničnika, pa nadalje.

OTAVA – Premijer Džastin Trudo kaže da je, po svemu sudeći, predsednik SAD-a Donald Tramp odustao od ideje da šalje vojnike na granicu između dve zemlje, koji bi sprečavali prelazak migranata van zvaničnih graničnih prelaza. I kabinet premijera Trudoa i zamenica premijera Kristija Frilend su se usprotivili toj ideji, navodeći da bi to moglo narušiti odnose dve zemlje.

MONTREAL – Kvebek je najavio da prodavnice prehrambene robe neće raditi nedeljom, kako bi zaposleni u njima mogli da se odmore. Mnoge prodavnice su rezervisale prvi sat rada za seniore ili osobe iz rizičnih grupa.

OTAVA – Sektori turizma i aviosabraćaja, sa oko dva miliona zaposlenih, izuzetno su teško pogođeni pandemijom kovida-19, pa federalna vlada priprema poseban paket mera za njihovo zbrinjavanje.

MONTREAL – U Kvebeku su pooštrene mere za ograničavanje svih putovanja po provinciji koja nisu preko potrebna, pa će policija, po metodu slučajnog uzorka, zaustavljati ljude i ispitivati razloge za putovanje.

TORONTO – Šef torontske zdravstvene službe dr Ajlin de Vila, komentarišući dalji rast broja inficiranih od koronavirusa, upozorava da bi se moglo dogoditi da ostanemo u svojim kućama i čitava tri meseca, uz ograničene izlaske isključivo za najneophodnije potrebe. To bi značili samo odlazak kod lekara u zakazano vreme, a u kupovinu jednom nedeljno. Samoizolacija za osobe sa simptomima kovida-19 treba da bude 14 dana, isto kao i za osobe sa kojima su zaraženi bili u kontaktu.
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MONTREAL – Ministarka zdravlja Kvebeka Danijel Mekkan kaže da se trenutno upotrebi deset puta više medicinske opreme nego u normalnim okolnostima.

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Toronto - Utorak, 31. mart 2020. godine

Vlada potpisala ugovore

Medicinske potrepštine iz domaćih fabrika

Premijer Džastin Trudo saopštio je da je vlada potpisala ugovore sa tri kanadske kompanije, Tornhil medikal, Medikom i Spartan bajosajns, koje treba da prave respiratore, hirurške maske, testove i druge medicinske potrepštine, u narednom periodu, za potrebe zdravstvenog sistema u borbi sa koronavirusom.

On je istakao da će sve to biti sve neophodnije kako vreme prolazi, tako da treba obezbediti održiv, stabilan priliv ovih proizvoda, što je najlakše ostvariti ukoliko se radi o domaćim proizvodima.

Federalna vlada je, pre desetak dana, najavila svoju nameru da ponudi novčanu pomoć kompanijama koje mogu da preusmere svoju proizvodnju i počnu da prave respiratore, maske i drugu zaštitnu opremu, i tako uvećaju proizvodne potencijale. Gotovo tri hiljade kompanija odazvalo se na taj poziv vlade.

Premijer Trudo je, takođe, razmenio pisma o namerama sa još pet kompanija, za obezbeđivanje dodatne količine potrepšina.

Federalna vlada je opredelila dve milijarde dolara za nabavku zaštitne opreme, od maski i vizira, do sredstava za dezinfekciju ruku, delom i zajedno sa provincijama i teritorijama.

Ministarka za međunarodnu trgovinu Meri Ng je nešto ranije saopštila da se privremeno ukidaju carine i takse, i to na sve proizvode koje se uvezu za potrebe zdravstva.

 

Nastavak školske godine pod znakom pitanja

Ontario, Nova Skotija i Kvebek saopštili su da se učenici neće vraćati u školske klupe barem do početka maja meseca, dok su u Manitobi i Nju Brunsviku produžili taj rok na neodređeno vreme.

Severozapadne teritorije i region Nanavik najavili su da se škole neće više raditi u ovoj školskoj godini.

U Njufaundlendu i Labradoru obećavaju da će svi učenici iduće školske godine preći u viši razred, bez obzira šta se bude dešavalo do kraja ovog polugodišta, a u Saskačuanu će učenicima zaključiti ocene koje su dobili do prolećnog raspusta, s tim da ih mogu popraviti tokom nastave na daljinu.

 

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TORONTO – Gradonačelnik Toronta Džon Tori rekao je da se, zbog rasta broja obolelih od kovida-19, sva značajnija dešavanja u organizaciji grada, poput konferencija, festivala i kulturnih programa, otkazuju do 30. juna. On naglašava da je grad morao da preduzme te mere kako bi zaštitio zdravlje svojih građana, uključujući i radnike u vitalnim sektorima i pripadnike osetljivih grupa.

OTAVA – Bivši ministar za javnu bezbednost Ralf Gudejl rekao je vlade moraju da govore o primenjenim merama protiv koronavirusa, i to što je moguće transparentnije.

MONTREAL – Er Kanada, koja je suočena sa gotovo potpunim prekidom saobraćaja, počev od ove nedelje, započeće sa privremenim otpuštanjem oko 16.500 svojih zaposlenih. Kako se navodi, 15.200 radnika i 1.300 menadžera neće raditi u aprilu i maju, čime će kompanija uštedeti oko 500 miliona dolara. Ovog meseca je i skoro 5.200 kabinskih radnika iz ve kompanije privremeno ostalo bez posla.

MONTREAL – Juče su potvrđeni prvi slučajevi inficiranih koronavirusom u kanadskim zatvorima, i među zatvorenicima i među čuvarima, pa se čuju apeli za oslobađanje lakših prestupnika, što bi sprečilo dalje širenje epidemije u specifičnim, zatvorskim uslovima. I ministar za javnu bezbednost Bil Bler je zatražio od vodećih ljudi u sistemu državnih kaznenih ustanova i nadležnih za odobravanje pomilovanja, da razmotre otpuštanje nekih zatvorenika.

OTAVA – U kompaniji Tornhil medikal, jednoj od tri koje su potpisale ugovor sa federalnom vladom o isporuci respiratora, kažu da će 500 aparata biti u bolnicama i zdravstvenim ustanovama već početkom aprila.
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VINIPEG – Manitoba zatvara sve službe i aktivnosti koje ne spadaju u vitalne, počev od danas. To podrazumeva da više neće raditi saloni za ulepšavanje i masažu, a da će restorani moći samo da isporučuju obroke za poneti.

OTAVA –Kanadska privreda je još u januaru počela da pokazuje znake usporavanja, čak i pre nego što su se pojavili prvi znaci koronavirusa. Statistički podaci govore da je bruto domaći proizvod u tom mesecu porastao za 0,1 odsto, odnosno manje nego u prethodnom mesecu. Najveći rast zabeležio je sektor prodaje na veliko, 1,2 odsto, dok je na suprotnoj strani, sektor transporta iskazao pad za 1,7 odsto.

OTAVA – Ministar odbrane Hardžit Sadžan u ponedeljak je izjavio da Kanadske oružane snage imaju u pripravnosti 24 hiljade pripadnika stalnog i rezervnog sastava, koji može pomoći u svim situacijama u kojima se pokaže potreba. Šef štaba odbrane general Džonatan Vens kaže da se vodilo računa da oni ostanu zdravi, kako bi bili spremni da reaguju.

 

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:
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News Release - March 31, 2020
  

Cancellation of mass events through to June 30

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in response to the recent provincial emergency order to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than five people, the City of Toronto will cancel all City-led major mass participation events, festivals, conferences and cultural programs, and all City permits for major mass participation events organized by external groups at civic centres and squares, parks, public spaces (including road closures), City-operated museums and cultural centres through June 30. 

The decision to cancel City-led events and third-party permits has been made in consultation with Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, the Emergency Operations Centre, Toronto Police Service, Mayor John Tory's office and major event organizers, and supports the directive that physical distancing is critical to stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The breadth of the COVID-19 crisis and the City's need to ensure the sustainability of essential services also limits the City's ability to provide the usual level of support to third-party event organizers to ensure public safety.

The City’s decision provides clear direction to event organizers to enable them to make sound decisions in support of public health efforts and their business needs, access insurance, support impacted employees and manage sponsors.

The City urges event organizers to follow Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health’s recommendations of physical distancing as a way to minimize COVID-19 transmission in the community when reviewing their event plans for the upcoming months and make prudent decisions about cancellations. Physical distancing means limiting the number of people a person comes into close contact with, including keeping two metres (six feet) apart from others, avoiding mass gatherings and avoiding crowds.

The end date for the cancellation period will be reviewed every two weeks following the initial announcement and may be extended beyond June 30 in consultation with Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health and in consideration of the provincial prohibition of organized public events and social gatherings.

The City of Toronto will not be in a position to issue new permits until there is further direction on mass gatherings from Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health. The City is committed to working with event organizers to mitigate the impacts of these cancellations and to determine potential future dates once the public health crisis is contained and economic recovery efforts are underway. Among the major events impacted by today's announcement are Doors Open Toronto, Indigenous Arts Festival, Pride Toronto, and NXNE Music and Gaming festival.

Event organizers are encouraged to contact the relevant permitting bodies at the City or Toronto Police Service officers/liaisons they have been working with. Alternatively, event organizers can contact the City at eventpal@toronto.ca.

Mayor Tory also announced today that City of Toronto facilities will continue to be closed until further notice, including non-emergency city child care facilities in schools. All regular Council and Committee meetings are cancelled until May 4. City-operated programs also remain suspended. Frontline emergency and critical services continue to be delivered.

This is based on recommendations from Toronto Public Health to help slow the rate of COVID-19 infection in Toronto. 
More information about the City's response to COVID-19 is available at https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/.

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"While the City recognizes the importance of special events and festivals to the livability and vitality of the city, protecting the health and safety of residents is of primary concern. City staff are working closely with event organizers to help mitigate the impacts of cancellations wherever possible and we look forward to Toronto's festivals and events being featured prominently as part of the city's recovery from the impact of COVID-19." 
- Mayor John Tory 

Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses.
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Toronto - Ponedeljak, 30. mart 2020. godine

Pomoć preduzećima i neprofitnim organizacijama

Od vlade tri četvrtine plate, poslodavac pokriva ostatak

Premijer Džastin Trudo najavio je da se za vladinu pomoć za subvencije plata zaposlenih, u iznosu od 75 odsto, mogu prijaviti preduzeća i neprofitne i humanitarne organizacije koji zbog epidemije koronavirusa ostvare za 30 odsto manji dohodak.

Vlada će pokriti do tri četvrtine plate na prvih 58.700 dolara, što bi moglo značiti do 847 dolara nedeljno, a premijer Trudo poziva poslodavce da nadoknade preostalih 25 odsto plata.
Kako je istakao, broj zaposlenih neće biti odlučujući faktor za dobijanje subvencije.
Ove mere primenjivaće se retroaktivno od 15. marta 2020. godine.
Premijer Trudo je, takođe, napomenuo da će ozbiljne posledice snositi svako ko pokuša da zloupotrebi ove najavljene mere.
Dodatne informacije o programu izneće sutra ministar finansija Bil Morno. 
Predstavnici Saveta za biznis pozdravili su predloženi program.

 

U Ontariju vanredno stanje se produžava za još dve nedelje

Premijer Dag Ford najavljuje da će produžiti vanredno stanje za još dve nedelje, a ako treba i preduzeti dodatne mere, pošto broj novih slučajeva nastavlja da raste u provinciji.
Tokom vikenda je izuzetno lepo vreme izmamilo ljude na ulice, što je u ovakvoj situaciji, potpuno nepoželjno i opasno. Mnogi su prekršili preporuke o obaveznom socijalnom distanciranju i izbegavanju okupljanja.
Premijer Ford kaže da su angažovane sve snage i kontakti u čitavom svetu, za obezbeđivanje neophodne medicinske opreme. Od građana se traži da svojim odgovornim ponašanjem i ostajanjem kod kuća, pruže svoj doprinos očuvanju svog zdravlja, i pomognu provinciji da se što lakše izbori sa koronavirusom.
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OTAVA – Jutros je barel severnoameričke nafte bio svega 19,92 američkih dolara, što nije zabeleženo u poslednjih osamnaest godina. U isto vreme, tip nafte sa kanadskih polja, poznat kao Vestern Kanada selekt, imao je cenu od svega 3,82 američka dolara, što se do sada nikad nije dogodilo. U Torontu je danas cena jednog litra benzina na pumpama bila oko 74 centi.

OTAVA – Od danas je u čitavoj zemlji na snazi zabrana putovanja u domaćem saobraćaju za sve sa simptomima kovida-19.

KVEBEK SITI – Premijer Kvebeka Fransoa Lego kaže da ima nade da je situacija u provinciji u fazi stabilizacije, pošto je u bolnice primljeno manje pacijenata nego što je bilo očekivano.

VINIPEG – Poljoprivrednici su zabrinuti što se zbog koronavirusa i samoizolacije odlaže prolećna setva, a stočari imaju probleme sa cenama, koje su pale za oko 12 odsto u odnosu na početak godine. Sektor poljoprivrede se zalaže da bude proglašen za esencijalan, što bi im omogućilo nesmetan rad tokom pandemijske krize i angažovanje potrebne radne snage, uključujući i radnike iz inostranstva.

TORONTO – Šef provincijske zdravstvene službe dr Dejvid Vilijems preporučuje svim osobama starijim od 70 godina da budu u samoizolaciji i izbegavaju sve nepotrebne kontakte. Ukoliko se zaraze koronavirusom, kod njih je povećan rizik od neželjenih posledica. Stoga se preporučuje da starije osobe preko telefona ili interneta zatraže neophodne usluge od prijatelja, porodice ili suseda. Do sada je svaki peti slučaj kovida-19 potvrđen kod osoba starijih od 65 godina.
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VANKUVER – Nastavnici Britanske Kolumbije su se danas vratili na posao, kako bi pripremili planove za nastavu na daljinu. U petak je provincija započela novi obrazovni vebsajt za za sve koji brinu o deci, jer će oni pomagati mališanima u učenju do kraja školske godine.

OTAVA – Premijer Džastin Trudo je rekao da će Oružane snage biti spremne da se odazovu, ukoliko provincije upute takav zahtev.

KVEBEK SITI – Kvebek je najavio hitno izdvajanje 133 miliona dolara za domove za stara lica.

VANKUVER – Tokom vikenda prodavnicama je naloženo da ne dozvole kupcima korišćenje torbi za višekratnu upotrebu.

TORONTO – TTC je redukovao saobraćaj na mnogim svojim autobuskim linijama, zato što je oko petine radnika na bolovanju ili u samoizolaciji zbog toga moguće izloženosti koronavirusu u poslednje vreme. I broj putnika je drastično smanjen, pa procene govore da ih je sada za oko 70 odsto manje od uobičajenog.

 

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Toronto - Nedelja, 29. mart 2020. godine

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OTAVA - Šef nacionalne zdravstvene službe dr Teresa Tem kaže da će naredna nedelja biti ključna, jer bi tada trebalo da se vidi da li je mera socijalnog distanciranja dala rezultate u sprečavanju širenja koronavirusa.

OTAVA – Sofi Gregoar Trudo, supruga premijera Džastina Trudoa, preko Fejsbuka je objavila da se oporavila od kovida-19, od koga se zarazila dok je, početkom ovog meseca, boravila u Velikoj Britaniji. Po povratku u Kanadu, ona je sve vreme provela u kućnoj izolaciji.

OTAVA – Kanađane očekuje drastično uvećanje deficita i veliki rast nezaposlenosti, čak do 15 odsto do trećeg kvartala, iako vlada pokušava da umanji privredni pad zbog epidemije kovida-19, stoji u izveštaju Iva Žiroa, nezavisnog parlamentarnog analitičara budžeta.

TORONTO – Uprkos krizi oko koronavirusa, cene na torontskom tržištu nekretnina nastavljaju da rastu.

TORONTO – Predstavnici Resurs centra za žrtve nasilja navode da u Kanadi svakih šest dana jedna žena strada od partnerskog nasilja. U ovom trenutku, kada je sve više ljudi prinuđeno da bude u kućnoj izolaciji, bez mogućnosti da se izmakne iz nasilne veze, ovaj problem može postati još izraženiji. Premijer Džastin Trudo je, u svom obraćanju medijima prošle nedelje, prepoznao potencijalnu opasnost i najavio dodatnih 50 miliona dolara za pomoć.

TORONTO – Ontarijski premijer Dag Ford najavio je mnogo strože mere za sprečavanje nezakonitog podizanja cena važnih proizvoda tokom pandemijske krize. Po njegovim rečima, svima koji prekrše ovaj propis može uslediti kazna do 100 hiljada dolara, dok direktoru kompanije može biti izrečena kazna do pola miliona dolara, a korporaciji čak do 10 miliona.

TORONTO – U Ontariju su sada zabranjena okupljanja više od pet osoba, a sahranama može, u jednom trenutku, da prisustvuje najviše deset osoba.

OTAVA – Banka Kine donirala je Kanadi medicinsku opremu, uključujući i 30 hiljada medicinskih maski, saopštila je kineska ambasada u Kanadi. Ministar inostranih poslova Fransoa-Filip Šampanj zahvalio se na donaciji, naglašavajući da podržavati drugoga nije samo prava, već i mudra stvar. Kanada je u februaru donirala Kini 16 tona lične zaštitne opreme.

OTAVA – Er Kanada je, u saradnji sa federalnom vladom, od 21. Marta sprovela devet specijalnih letova za povratak kanadskih državljana iz raznih delova sveta, tri iz Maroka, tri iz Perua, dva iz Ekvadora i jedan iz Španije. Od danas, 29. marta, do 1. Aprila, biće organizovani letovi iz Alžira, Kita i Lime.

 

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

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News Release - March 29, 2020

City of Toronto reminds people to be mindful of mental health amid closures and ongoing response to COVID-19

The City of Toronto continues to respond to the COVID-19 emergency. As of today, the City’s Emergency Operations Centre has been mobilized for 19 days, working with Toronto Public Health to slow the spread of the virus and keep our community safe and healthy. 

Toronto Public Health has had 540 cases of COVID-19 reported in Toronto, up from 512 cases yesterday. Currently, 39 of these people are hospitalized and there are 18 in ICU. Among cases of COVID-19 in Toronto, there have been four deaths to-date. There have been 24 other people diagnosed with COVID-19 who have recovered from their illness. This data was extracted from the Integrated Public Health Information System at 1 p.m. The numbers may differ from other sources as data are extracted at different times.

Earlier this week, Mayor John Tory, Medical Office of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, and Fire Chief and General Manager of the Office of Emergency Management, Matthew Pegg, stressed the importance of mental health and addressed the anxiety many people are experiencing in response to the public health and social impacts of COVID-19. These are normal and healthy responses and feelings to an abnormal situation. It’s OK not to feel OK.

Whether in self-isolation or practising physical distancing, it is important to connect with friends and family over the phone or online and try to eat well and stay rested. Everyone is encouraged to check in by phone or other means that maintain physical distancing on family, friends, and colleagues who may be struggling.

Individuals looking for additional crisis supports should reach out to Crisis Services Canada or Toronto Public Health. Crisis Services Canada is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week at https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/, by phone at 1-833-456-4566 or by text message at 45645. In an emergency, always call 911.

More information on COVID-19 crisis and mental health supports are listed on our website at https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-health-advice/. 

The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice, and information about City services and social supports. Check https://www.toronto.ca/covid-19/ for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311. 
 

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Toronto - Subota, 28. mart 2020. godine

Članovi posada aviona traže dodatnu zaštitnu opremu

Kako prenosi CBC njuz, među obolelima je i preko deset članova posada aviona, a jedna osoba je donedavno bila i na intenzivnoj nezi u Kalgariju.

Budući da avioni i dalje lete na međunarodnim i domaćim linijama, jer ima onih koji se još uvek nisu uspeli da se vrate svojim kućama, i da posade i dalje rade, sindikati ovdašnjih posada udruženim snagama zalažu se za bolju zaštitnu opremu. Oni ne mogu da drže propisanu distancu od putnika, pa zahtevaju, između ostalog i od vlade, propisnu zaštitnu odeću i obavezno testiranje na koronavirus, zato što su oni izloženi kontaktima sa ljudima iz svih krajeva sveta.

Aviokompanije su trenutno u obavezi da za članove posada obezbeđuju rukavice, maske, vlažne maramice i sredstva za dezinfekciju.
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OTAVA – U okviru novih mera za usporavanje širenja koronavirusa, premijer Džastin Trudo najavio je danas da će od ponedeljka u podne biti zabranjeno da u avion ili voz u domaćem saobraćaju, uđe osoba koja pokazuje simptome zaraze kao što su kašalj, groznica ili otežano disanje. Zabrana se ne odnosi na međuprovincijski autobuski prevoz, zato što on ne potpada pod jurisdikciju federalne vlade.

TORONTO – Zamenik šefa nacionalne zdravstvene službe dr Hauard Ndžo upozorava da je borba protiv koronavirusa tek predstoji, i da može trajati mesecima, tačnije mnogo meseci.

TORONTO – Kompanija za proizvodnju donjeg veša, Knidž jedna je od onih koje su ovih dana želele da se preorijentišu na proizvodnju mnogo važnije, neophodne, medicinske opreme. Međutim, pošto materijali koje imaju nisu pogodne za medicinske maske, njihova aktivnost je preusmerena na onlajn kampanju za prikupljanje novca za kupovinu hirurških maski i rukavica. Već u prva tri dana kampanje, uspeli su da sakupe 80 hiljada dolara, a kupljeni materijal će ići organizacijama i ustanovama koje su iskazale potrebe.

TORONTO – Građani Ontarija dobili su u petak preko svojih mobilnih telefona, radija i televizije, upozorenje da svi koji su nedavno doputovali obavezno ostanu u kućama jer ih zakon na to obavezuje. U poruci se ističe da ne treba da idu u prodavnice, kod članova porodice ili prijatelja. Po rečima ministarke zdravlja Kristin Eliot, provincija koristi sve resurse kako bi ljudi dobili pravu informaciju o tome kako treba da se ponašaju.

HAMBOLT, Saskačuan – Bivši igrač Hambolt Bronkosa Rajan Aleksander Strasnički pokrenuo je parnicu protiv lica odgovornih za saobraćajnu nesreću, u kojoj je poginulo 16 članova hokejaškog tima, a on ostao paralizovan. On traži obeštećenje od 13,5 miliona dolara.

OTAVA – Profesor prehrambenih nauka sa Univerziteta Gelf, Kit Variner skreće pažnju da, iako je verovatnoća da dostavljači hrane prenesu infekciju veoma mala, ipak treba preduzeti neke preventivne korake da bi se rizik umanjio. Variner kaže da je mnogo veća šansa da infekcija dobije od osobe, a ne preko paketa, pa treba tražiti da pošiljku ostave na vratima. On tvrdi da je često pranje ruku, posebno pre i posle kontakata sa hranom i ambalažom, može dodatno umanjiti rizik. Preporučuje se da se hrana podgreje, ukoliko postoji bilo kakva sumnja.
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City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

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News Release - March 28, 2020

City of Toronto stresses the need for resident cooperation in responding to COVID-19

The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19, with first responders and staff working around the clock to keep Torontonians safe and healthy. All people in the city need to be our partner in slowing the spread of the virus. 

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Toronto confirmed by Toronto Public Health continues to increase. As of 1 p.m. today, there are 512 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Toronto, including 74 new confirmed cases since yesterday’s report. Of the cases, 24 have recovered, 36 are in hospital, and 17 are in the ICU.

Toronto Public Health, led by our Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, has repeatedly stated the importance of self-isolation for those that are ill but do not require medical attention, have travelled, or may have been exposed to the virus. Self-isolated people living with roommates should stay in a separate room as much as possible, open windows in shared rooms to help with airflow, increase cleaning, and stay two metres away from others. Staying home, maintaining physical distance when out, and good hygiene, including hand-washing, remains the most responsible behaviour for healthy individuals. 

We are asking everyone to remember they have a role to play in slowing the spread of COVID-19. City staff continue to see troubling examples of people disregarding public health recommendations. Barriers to closed City park equipment and facilities have been removed. People of all ages are regularly seen in groups with much less than two metres between them in City green spaces and public places. These behaviours are easy to correct in support of our community’s response to COVID-19.
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City of Toronto toopen child care for essential and core service workers 

The City of Toronto has received authorization from the Province of Ontario to open four licensed child care centres specifically to provide care for children of essential and critical service workers. Centres are located across Toronto in existing City-run licensed child care facilities and staffed by City of Toronto child care workers. Toronto is the first city to receive approval and open these responsive child care facilities. 

To support members of this essential and critical workforce, licensed child care service will be available at no cost to families, funded by the Province of Ontario, for children under age 12. Services will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week—a first for the City.

Emergency child care services are reserved exclusively for children of essential and critical service workers identified in the Province of Ontario's "List of Workers Eligible for Emergency Child Care," who have no other alternatives. The safest option for families is to have children remain at home, if possible.

To be eligible, workers must be required to report to an official work location to deliver the service without the ability to work from home. City staff required to report to an official work location to deliver core essential services are also eligible. 

There a number workers that are eligible for emergency child care, including, but not limited to police officers, firefighters or individuals providing fire protection services, regulated health care professionals, unregulated health care providers working in health care, paramedics, individuals who perform work that is essential to the delivery of core services in a municipality (such as TTC, water and solid waste).

A complete list of workers eligible for emergency child care is available at https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-social-support/covid-19-ch....

Due to limited space in order to maintain provincial health and safety requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City will commit to child care spaces for eligible families on a first come, first served basis. Once eligible workers complete and submit the online application, they will be contacted by Toronto Children's Services staff if space is available.

If the level of demand exceeds the ability to provide care, the City will prioritize child care space for front-line health care workers and first responders. If required, the City will work closely with our provincial and community partners to determine how this service may be expanded.

Because physical distancing is difficult when caring for young children, additional measures are being taken, in consultation with Toronto Public Health and Occupational Health and Safety, to maintain a healthy and safe environment. Precautions include daily screening of children and staff, increased disinfection, reduced group sizes and limiting the number of people in the centre to 50 as per Provincial order.

The goal is to open these emergency child care centres as quickly as possible, following an application process for families. For details on eligibility and application, visit https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-social-support/covid-19-ch....

The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice and information about City services, social supports, and economic recovery measures. Check https://www.toronto.ca/covid-19/ for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311.

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“Providing 24-7 licensed child care, even under these circumstances, is a first for the City. Staff have been working with our partners at the Province of Ontario for more than a week to get the right approvals in place to open emergency licensed child care spaces as quickly as possible for our essential and critical workers.”
- Mayor John Tory

“Opening designated child care centres for essential and critical service workers is one way we can support those who are making exceptional efforts to keep our City working despite this pandemic. Knowing that their children are safe and well looked after will ease some of their burden through this difficult and dangerous time.”
-  Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson, Chair, Economic and Community Development Committee

Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture, and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses.
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Toronto - Petak, 27. mart 2020. godine
 

Premijer Trudo najavio:
Dodatna pomoć za mala i srednja preduzeća

Premijer Džastin Trudo najavio je danas dodatnu pomoć za mala i srednja preduzeća, kako bi oni zadržali svoje zaposlene na platnim spiskovima.
Pomoć se ogleda u subvencijama na plate u iznosu od 75 odsto i garantovanim beskamatnim kreditima.
Premijer Trudo je mala i srednja preduzeća nazvao kičmom privrede i izrazio nadu da će im nove mere omogućiti da izbegnu otpuštanja i da kompanije ne budu prinuđene da zatvore vrata.
Trudo je rekao da će subvencije biti određivane od 15. marta, a krediti za mala preduzeća, do 40 hiljada dolara, biće godinu dana oslobođena od kamate tokom. Takođe, pod određenim uslovima, krediti do deset hiljada dolara mogu biti i bespovratni.
Premijer Trudo je saopštio i da će GST i HST, kao i carine i takse na uvoz, biti odložene do juna, što je deo beskamatnih kredita preduzetnicima.
Detalji ovih programa se još uvek razrađuju i biće predstavljeni narednih dana.
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OTAVA – Premijer Trudo rekao da ne može precizirati koliko će još građani morati da ostaju u svojim kućama i da vode računa o socijalnom distanciranju, ali je rekao da se može govoriti o nedeljama i, moguće, mesecima. On je, takođe, naglasio da se preduzimaju sve mere da se kriva koja pokazuje broj inficiranih što više spusti.

OTAVA – Banka Kanade ponovo je nenajavljeno smanjila referentnu kamatnu stopu, na svega 0,25 odsto, kako bi umanjila ekonomske posledice pandemije kovida-19. Najavili su, takođe, dva programa koji treba da osiguraju novčani sistem. Prvi je program kupovine komercijalnih papira, kojim centralna banka u suštini preuzima vrstu duga od kompanija, kako bi zadovoljila njihove kratkotrajne finansijske potrebe, dok će drugi biti otkup državnog duga u obliku obveznica, u iznosu od 5 milijardi dolara nedeljno.
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TORONTO – TTCriders, grupa koja zastupa interese putnika u saobraćaju, u otvorenom pismu gradonačelniku Džonu Toriju, apeluje na zvaničnike da ukinu karte za gradski prevoz tokom pandemije i da obezbede dovoljno vozila, kako bi mogla da poštuje preporuka o propisnoj udaljenosti između ljudi u vozilima.

OTAVA – Dve trećine građana, anketiranih u istraživanjima Institituta Angas Rajd i agencije Leger, smatra da se premijer Džastin Trudo dobro snalazi u ovoj kriznoj situaciji oko pandemije. Ipak, za neke provincijske premijere su građani imali i snažniju podršku, posebno za premijera Kvebeka Fransoa Legoa i njegov kabinet - čak 93 odsto. Lego je trenutno jedan od najpopularnijih lidera u svetu.

VINIPEG – Zdravstveni eksperti upozoravaju građane da ne veruju akupunkturologu i specijalisti tradicionalne kineske medicine Guođijanu Huangu, iz Vinipega, koji prodaje biljni čaj, za koji tvrdi d može sprečiti kovid-19. On sam je, kasnije, promenio svoje sugestije, zamenjujući ih uputstvima da je najvažnije biti na propisanoj udaljenosti od drugih, prati ruke, izolovati se, nositi masku, rukavice i zaštitne naočari, te da biljke ne mogu to zameniti.
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OTAVA – Putnici koji zbog kovida-19 nisu mogli da iskoriste svoje kupljene avionske karte, neće dobiti povraćaj novca, zato što su letovi otkazani zbog razloga van kontrole aviokompanija, saopštila je Transportna agencija Kanade. Putnici će dobiti putne kredite, sa rokom važenja od dve godine. Jedino Sanving i dalje prihvata refundiranje za otkazane letove.

TORONTO – Ontario, sa 1.300 bolničkih kreveta opremljenih sa respiratorima, 300 dobijenih prošle sedmice a uz to još 210 u rezervi, ima brojku od samo 12 respiratora na stotinu hiljada stanovnika. Po tome je pri dnu lestvice među kanadskim provincijama, a Kvebek je na čelu liste, sa 35 respiratora. Premijer Dag Ford kaže da vlada čini velike napore da obezbedi dovoljno opreme za nesmetani rad ontarijskih bolnica, što podrazumeva i angažovanje resursa iz privatnog sektora.
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City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:
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News Release - March 27, 2020

Landlords, Condo Boards urged to adopt new health and safety measures to protect residents from COVID-19

The City of Toronto is urging Landlords and Condo Boards to adopt new health and safety measures to protect residents from COVID-19. Large residential buildings with a high number of units require new practices and a rigorous cleaning routine to prevent viral spread. 

Building operators and staff should follow these guidelines to protect residents in vertical communities:

•       Alcohol-based hand sanitizer or a hand washing station with soap and water should be placed at all building entrances.
•       Alcohol-based hand sanitizer should be available in all common areas that remain open, such as laundry rooms.
•       Close non-essential common areas such as bathrooms, gyms, playrooms, playgrounds and other high traffic areas. 
•       Routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces in common areas, including doorknobs, elevator buttons, light switches, toilet handles, counters, hand rails, touch screen surfaces and keypads, with common household cleaners and disinfectants.
•       Organize the building to accept deliveries of essential goods, like medications, for residents to avoid non-essential trips outside.
•       Post signage limiting the number of residents allowed in common areas, including laundry rooms and elevators, to ensure that individuals are able to maintain a two-metre distance. Consider allowing a maximum of three residents at a time in elevators.
•       When showing units or suites for sale or lease, practice physical distancing - keep a safe distance of two metres from the resident and wash hands with soap and water, and or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, before and after the visit.

Additional information regarding General Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Guidance for Commercial or Residential Buildings can be found here:  https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/8ecd-General-Infection...

The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice and information about City services, social supports, and economic recovery measures. Check https://www.toronto.ca/covid-19/ for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311. 

Quotes: 

"Making sure people are practicing physical distancing within vertical communities presents a unique challenge. That's why it's imperative that Landlords and Condo Boards move forward with rigorous health and safety measures now to protect residents from COVID-19. Thank you to those who have already taken action. We are sending out these guidelines today to make sure everyone in these communities knows what they need to do to stop the spread of COVID-19."
- Mayor John Tory

“It is impossible for renters to adopt life-saving hygiene and social distancing practices if hand sanitizer isn’t accessible and elevators and common areas are crowded. That’s why the City of Toronto is asking landlords to protect their tenants’ health by immediately implementing a COVID-19 action plan in their building.”
- Councillor Josh Matlow, Toronto-St. Paul’s (Ward 12)

"The City is requesting that large residential buildings practice rigorous sanitization and physical distancing practices. It’s essential that landlords implement these common-sense measures to protect their tenants during this difficult time.”
- Councillor Paula Fletcher, Toronto-Danforth (Ward 14)

Media contact: Media Relations, 416-338-5986, media@toronto.ca

 

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Toronto - Četvtak, 26. mart 2020. godine

Vodeće banke daju klijentima pauzu u otplatama

Nekoliko vodećih kanadskih banaka, Montrealska, Imperijal, Nacionalna, Rojal, Banka Nove Skotije i TD banka, pokušavaju određenim merama da daju svojim klijentima, pojedincima i malim preduzetnicima, pauzu u otplatama i podršku tokom trenutne situacije sa pandemijom.
U svom zajedničkom saopštenju, banke najavljuju da će omogućiti klijentima odlaganje plaćanja do šest meseci, s tim da će dodatni detalji biti naknadno predstavljeni.
Za sada nije poznato da li će i u kojoj banci ova odlaganja biti oslobođena od kamata.
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Paket mera za finansijski oporavak
Pritisak na vladu za subvencije preduzećima

Na federalnu vladu se vrši sve veći pritisak da poveća obećane subvencije preduzećima da zadrže radnike na poslu i obezbede da se privreda oporavi kada prođe kriza sa kovidom-19.
Vlada je odredila pomoć za radnike pogođene ovom zdravstvenom krizom, u iznosu od 2.000 dolara mesečno, u trajanju od četiri meseca, za one koji nisu pokriveni radnim osiguranjem, EI.
Liberali su obećali 3,8 milijardi dolara za pokrivanje do deset odsto iznosa sa platnih spiskova malih i srednjih preduzeća širom zemlje. Ovo bi trebalo da traje tri meseca i pokriva do 1.375 dolara po radniku i 25 hiljada po preduzeću.
Opozicione stranke smatraju da to nije dovoljno, pa se NDP zalaže za pokrivanje najmanje 75 odsto troškova za plate, sve dok preduzeća ne otpuštaju svoje radnike.
Vlada će povećati poreski kredit GST/HST za osobe sa niskim primanjima, ali konzervativci se zalažu za povraćaj poreza na promet i za mala preduzeća.
Preko 60 poslovnih organizacija apelovalo je da federalna vlada direktno finansira poslodavce, kako bi zadržali radnike, umesto da ih otpuštaju. Napominje se da mala i srednja preduzeća, koja zapošljavaju najveći broj radnika u Kanadi, nemaju mogućnosti da prežive dugotrajni zastoj u radu, se te može dogoditi da oni prestanu da rade, naglašava Perin Biti, predsednik Privredne komore.

 

Ontario još ne nudi pomoć za plaćanje rente

Ontario je u sredu najavio jednokratnu pomoć za roditelje u iznosu od 200 dolara, olakšice za račune za struju i odlaganje plaćanja raznih taksi i nadoknada. No, za sada nije pomenuta nikakva specifična pomoć za plaćanje renti, pa se apeluje na vladu da pomogne što pre, jer u protivnom može biti kasno.
Aleksandra Ruizvargan, portparolka organizacije ACORN, koja zastupa stanare iznajmljenih stanova, naglašava da se ne može reći da ljudi ne žele da plate za stan, oni jednostavno nisu u mogućnosti to da urade jer je na hiljade njih ostalo bez posla. Organizacija se, stoga, zalaže da drugi nivoi vlasti donesu programe koji će nadoknaditi stanodavcima rente za stanare koji to neće moći da plate u naredna dva meseca.
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OTAVA – Federalna vlada je izričito protiv ideje da se američke trupe stacioniraju blizu granice, kako bi presretali ilegalne imigrante, u borbi protiv pandemije koronavirusa. Zamenica premijera Kristija Frilend rekla je danas da su američkoj strani to veoma jasno predočili, u želji da zadrže važno i vredno partnerstvo sa SAD-om.

OTAVA – Iz kabineta zamenice premijera Kristije Frilend saznaje se da maksimalna kazna za kršenje naredbe o obaveznoj samoizolaciji za svakoga ko doputuje iz inostranstva, u trajanju od 14 dana, može biti do 750 hiljada dolara i šest meseci u zatvoru.
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OTAVA – Premijer Džastin Trudo naimenovao je vršioca dužnosti ambasadora Kirsten Hilman, za kanadskog ambasadora u SAD.

OTAVA – Lideri G20 održali su telekonferenciju o uticaju pandemije kovida-20 na svet u celini. Razgovarali su o koordinaciji međunarodnih napora za zaustavljanje virusa i ublažavanje udarca na svetsku ekonomiju, ali nisu saopšteni detalji kako će to biti sprovedeno.

TORONTO – Vrednost kanadskog dolara porasla je na 70,97 dolara, sa 69,92 američkih centi, kolika je bila u sredu.

BEOGRAD – Kako prenose mediji u Srbiji, profesor sa Univerziteta Mekmaster Boris Šakić kaže da je u Kanadi situacija stabilna, da su zatvorena samo preduzeća čiji rad nije od vitalnog značaja, ali da rade prodavnice hrane, apoteke, banke i mediji. On ističe da nema nestašica, izuzev toalet papira, a kao kuriozitet navodi da je cena benzina niža od cene vode.
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TORONTO – Institut Angas Rajd sproveo je anketu među građanima Ontarija o njihovom poverenju u zdravstveni sistem provincije. U ovom trenutku manje od polovine anketiranih veruje da su zdravstvene ustanove spremne da se suoče sa naletom novih slučajeva pacijenata, dok je u februaru poverenje u sistem bilo za 22 odsto veće. Sa manjim ili većim odstupanjima, situacija je slična i u drugim provincijama.
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OTAVA – Vozačima kamiona, koji su izuzeti od obaveze o karantinu, trenutno imaju mnogo manje posla i putovanja, ali im je upućena je molba da prate da li imaju simptome infekcije koronavirusom, da se drže na propisanoj udaljenosti od drugih, i da primenjuju odgovarajuće higijenske mere, počev od čestog pranja ruku.

TORONTO – Gradonačelnik Toronta Džon Tori posle 14 dana nije više u samoizolaciji, ali najavljuje da će i dalje boraviti u kući i voditi računa o držanju propisanog odstojanja od drugih, što preporučuje i građanima.

TORONTO – Posle sajber napada na Beer Store, pojedini njihovi objekti u četvrtak su primali samo gotovinu.

TORONTO – Restorani i barovi u Ontariju mogu, uz hranu koju isporučuju po porudžbini, da prodaju i alkohol, odobrila je Komisija za alkohol i igre na sreću, AGCO. Ovo se primenjuje za porudžbine između 9 ujutro i 11 uveče. AGCO produžava sve dozvole i registracije za alkohol, igre na sreću i kanabis za tri meseca.
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News Release - March 26, 2020 
  
Mayor's Economic Support and Recovery Task Force to survey Toronto businesses about the impact of COVID-19

The City of Toronto, as part of the work of the Mayor's Economic Support and Recovery Task Force, has issued a survey to hear directly from local businesses about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting them and what information and support they need at this time.

The City's first priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is to protect the health and safety of Toronto residents, however the economic impact of this pandemic will also take a toll on the livelihoods of Toronto residents and businesses. The City is doing everything possible, in full cooperation with provincial and federal governments, to minimize the economic impact, support businesses, employees and residents now, and see an economic recovery take place as soon as possible. 

The survey will be sent to more than 20,000 businesses as well as Business Improvement Associations. The survey is also available on the City's COVID-19 web page at http://www.toronto.ca/covid19 under the Economic Support & Recovery tab. 

Quotes

"Toronto is the economic engine for Ontario and Canada. Together, I know we can get through this emergency and that our city will come back stronger than ever. It is critical that we heed the advice of Toronto's Medical Officer, Dr. Eileen de Villa and do everything we can to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of COVID-19, but I am also committed to ensuring that we are doing everything we can to support residents and businesses through this challenging time."
- Toronto Mayor John Tory 

"Toronto entered this crisis on a strong economic footing, and we will get through this if we work together. That is why the City is launching a survey to determine the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and their employees and to learn what supports from the City are needed."
- Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Ward 21 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee

"The City is doing everything possible, in full cooperation with provincial and federal governments, to minimize the impact of COVID-19, support businesses, employees and residents now, and see an economic recovery take place as soon as possible. I have been hearing input from hundreds of business owners since COVID-19 began impacting our daily lives. Those conversations are helping shape our response and I encourage all businesses, large and small, to take the City's survey."
- Councillor Brad Bradford (Ward 19 Beaches-East York)

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Toronto - Sreda, 25. mart 2020. godine

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:
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News Release - March 25, 2020

 
City of Toronto closing playgrounds and other parks amenities to stop the spread of COVID-19
 
Today, the City of Toronto announced that all City-owned playgrounds, sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, off-leash dog parks, skateboard and BMX parks, picnic areas, outdoor exercise equipment and other parks amenities, as well as parking lots attached to its parks system, will be closed effective immediately, in the City’s continuing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. 
 
While the public has been advised that fresh air and exercise is good if you are not ill, and if so, you should stay home, it has been observed that individuals are using parks and their amenities to congregate. The public has also shared its concerns about how parks amenities are supporting that congregation. The City is urging all residents, who are not performing essential or critical services, to stay home.
 
Beginning tomorrow, signage will be erected across Toronto’s parks amenities to advise of closures, including playgrounds. Where fencing or gates exists, they will be locked. Unfenced playground structures will be signed and taped off. Parks green spaces will remain accessible, but all amenities within City parks will be closed.
 
Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, has been clear: physical distancing of at least two metres is critical in helping stop the spread of COVID-19. Every Torontonian has a part to play in helping bring an end to this pandemic. The action today is one more important step in that effort.
 
Dr. de Villa is also urging condominium boards, all Toronto schools and the Toronto Community Housing Corporation to close its playgrounds and parks amenities to limit public congregation and reduce the spread of COVID-19. 
 
City parks by the numbers:
• More than 1,500 parks
• 800+ playgrounds (mostly unfenced, signed to be taped off)
• 300+ soccer and multi-use fields (signed, many are unfenced and will be locked where possible)
• 300+ baseball diamonds (signed)
• Approx. 70 dog off-leash areas (signed, the majority are fenced and where gated, will be locked)
• 150 basketball courts (hoops to be wrapped up and taped)
• 360+ parking lots at 200 locations (roughly half of these are gated and will be locked)
• 14 skate parks (signed, unfenced)
• 5 BMX parks (signed, unfenced)
• 4 Frisbee golf locations (signed, unfenced)
• 50+ park locations with outdoor fitness equipment (signed, to be taped off)
• 600+ tennis and pickleball courts at 185 locations (signed, fenced and locked where gates exist)
• 12 outdoor allotment gardens (signed, mostly unfenced)
• 83 community gardens (signed, mostly unfenced)
• picnic sites (signed)
• park shelters (signed, to be taped off).
 
Parks Forestry and Recreation staff will be locking gates, taping off playgrounds and amenities, securing basketball nets, and affixing signage over the next several days, with 75 per cent of planned completion by March 27. Work will continue throughout weekend.
 
Municipal bylaws give the General Manager of Parks Forestry and Recreation the authority to close parks amenities. Violations of municipal bylaws related to accessing a closed, City-owned parks amenity vary depending on the offence, but can result in fines of up to $5,000. Residents with concerns can call 311. 

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Toronto - Utorak, 24. mart 2020. godine

Pošta ima novo radno vreme i pravila

U okviru mera zaštite od pandemije kovida-19, Pošta Kanade redukuje svoje radno vreme, postavlja providne barijere na šalterima i daje prioritet pripadnicima rizičnih grupa.

Pošte će sa radom počinjati jedan sat kasnije, prvi sat će rada biće rezervisan za starije sugrađane i osobe sa ugroženim imunosistemom, a zatvaraće se sat ranije, kako bi bilo vremena za čišćenje, sređivanje dokumentacije i davanje oduška zaposlenima.

Kod kućne dostave pošiljki, uvodi se procedura po kojoj će poštar pokucati, ostaviti pošiljku i otići. To podrazumeva da više neće biti obavezan potpis pri preuzimanju pošiljke.

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Čeka se na izglasavanje zakona o pomoći građanima

Parlament je suspedovan, sve dok se postigne saglasnost između federalne vlade i opozicionih stranaka o zakonu o pomoći građanima tokom pandemije.

U Parlamentu, konzervativci su odbili da glasaju za zakon, jer zameraju da je tek sročen, da daje prevelika ovlašćenja ministru finansija Bilu Mornou, a da je uloga Parlamenta loše definisana.

Premijer Džastin Trudo insistira na što skorijem donošenju zakona, kako bi građani što pre dobili neophodnu pomoć. U ovakvoj, vanrednoj situaciji bez presedana, brzina je ključna.

Vlada je već učinila neke ustupke, poput odustajanja od ovlašćenja za porez i potrošnju do decembra naredne godine, ali još uvek se nije stiglo do glasanja o zakonu.
 

BLIC VESTI

TORONTO – Ontarijska vlada privremeno će prekinuti tarife za struju i za sve potrošače primenjivati najnižu cenu struje, jer su ovih dana, tokom pandemije, ljudi većinom u svojim kućama. Najniža tarifa, po ceni od 10,1 centi, važiće čitavog dana. Kako se ističe, do 31. jula neće biti isključivanje struje zbog neplaćenih računa.

OTAVA – Premijer Džastin Trudo je razgovarao sa provincijskim i teritorijalnim liderima o mogućnosti uvođenja zakona o vanrednoj situaciji, kojima bi Otava dobila ovlašćenja da uradi sve što smatra za potrebno za obuzdavanje krize. Među premijerima nije postignuta saglasnost o tome da federalna vlada preuzme odgovornost o odlučivanju.

TORONTO – Kako prenosi CTV njuz, prodavnice LCBO i Beer Store nastaviće da rade i nakon što je premijer Dag Ford naložio da, od 24. marta, na prestaju sa radom samo neophodna preduzeća. Ova odluka stupa na snagu u ponoć i trajaće barem dve nedelje.

TORONTO – Provincijska vlada najavila je 200 miliona dolara za finansiranje socijalnih službi u gradovima tokom pandemije. Novac je namenjen za pomoć u pružanju osnovih službi, angažovanje dodatnog ljudstva, promovisanje socijalnog distanciranja i samoizolacije za zaštitu zdravlja i sigurnosti klijenata tokom pandemije.

MONTREAL – Kompanija Bombardije privremeno obustavlja proizvodnju u Kanadi, uključujući i proizvodnju aviona i železnice u Kvebeku i Ontariju.

OTAVA – Aviosaobraćaj je, sasvim sigurno, jedna od delatnosti najteže pogođenih pandemijom. Posle najava o prestanku službe za 8.700 radnika zaposlenih kao kabinsko osoblje u Er Kanadi i Er transatu, oglasio se i Vestdžet. Oni će gotovo prepoloviti broj svojih zaposlenih, pošto će od oko 14 hiljada, zadržati tek 7.100. Kompanija iz Kalgarija naglašava da oko devedeset odsto radnika napušta posao dobrovoljno. Takođe, oko 600 pilota Er Kanade odlazi na neplaćeno odsustvo u narednim mesecima, saopštio je njihov sindikat.

OTAVA – Premijer Džastin Trudo je rekao da još uvek nema planova za praćenje kretanja ljudi preko smartfona, ali nije odbacio mogućnost da se, u nekom trenutku, i to upotrebi da bi se proverilo da li se građani pridržavaju apela zdravstvenih zvaničnika da ostaju u kućama i tako spreče širenje pandemije kovida-19.

OTAVA – U Kanadi se od srede za posetioce zatvaraju svi nacionalni parkovi, a da se kroz njih jedino može proći autoputevima koji tuda prolaze, saopštio je ministar za životnu sredinu i klimatske promene Džonatan Vilkinson.
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News Release - March 24, 2020

City of Toronto response to COVID-19 strengthened by emergency declaration

This afternoon, Toronto’s Medical Office of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, and Fire Chief and General Manager of the Office of Emergency Management, Matthew Pegg, provided an update on the City of Toronto’s COVID-19 response and the implications of the Toronto and Ontario emergency declarations.

As of 1 p.m. today there are 280 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Toronto. More cases are expected because community transmission is occurring. The City reminds residents to respect the privacy of those who have tested positive for the virus.

The formal declaration of a municipal emergency made yesterday by Toronto Mayor John Tory, as recommended by Dr. de Villa and Chief Pegg, enables the City of Toronto to remain nimble and able to address the evolving public health situation. This declaration strengthens recommendations already made by the Medical Officer of Health to cease all non-essential work and activities to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The Mayor is now empowered to issue orders, implement the City's Emergency Plan, and better protect the health, safety, and welfare of individuals within our city.

Essential services in Toronto are continuing without interruption. Emergency response by first responders and the public health response to COVID-19 is ongoing. Our utilities, including clean, safe water, continue to be delivered. Social supports across the city are ramping up to provide emergency assistance to those who need it and protect vulnerable members of our community. New community and private sector partnerships are being sought out to aid in the City response.

The Province of Ontario also declared a state of emergency yesterday. Similar to the municipal declaration, the provincial declaration provides additional tools and resources to respond to this extraordinary situation. A key tool of the declaration is the ordered closure of non-essential businesses. More information on the Province’s declaration is available here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus. 

City of Toronto Municipal Licensing & Standards is now participating in a joint operation with Toronto Public Health and the Toronto Police Service to ensure non-essential businesses are complying with the order to close. Compliance audits started this morning at 8 a.m. across the city and will continue 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Non-essential businesses found to be open may be provided with a Notice under the Provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. 

The best way for Torontonians to contribute to the public health response and protect themselves and their loved ones is to stay home and practise physical distancing to prevent COVID-19 spread. If you have urgent questions about whether a business that is continuing to operate is essential, call 311.

The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice and information about City services, social supports, and economic recovery measures. Check https://www.toronto.ca/covid-19/ for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311. 
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Toronto - Ponedeljak, 23. mart 2020. godine

U Torontu proglašeno vanredno stanje

Nakon što je objavljeno da je broj potvrđenih slučajeva pacijenata inficiranih kovidom-19 u Ontariju sada 503, gradonačelnik Toronta Džon Tori je, u obraćanju za medije, proglasio uvođenje vanrednog stanja.

Tori je upozorio da je nekoliko narednih dana kritično u borbi za zaustavljanje pandemije, i apelovao na sve da ostaju u kućama što je više moguće i izlaze samo jednom nedeljno zbog nabavke najnužnijih namirnica. Gradonačelnik Tori je istakao da su zdravstveni radnici u ovom trenutku naši apsolutni heroji, i da svako od nas treba da učini sve što možemo da bismo učinili da oni budu sigurni. On je rekao da treba da se potrudimo da padnemo u očajanje, već da sačuvamo nadu. Treba pomagati drugima, posebno osobama iz osetljivih grupa.

Tori se nalazi u samoizolaciji, otkako je došao sa poslovnog putovanja u Englesku.

Provincijski zakon određuje da prvi čovek grada može proglasiti vanredno stanje i odrediti mere koje smatra neophodnim za zaštitu imovine i zdravlja, sigurnosti i dobrobiti stanovnika ugrožene oblasti.

Prvi čovek provincije Dag Ford već je proglasio vanredno stanje i naložio da do srede prekinu rad sva preduzeća čiji rad ne spada u najnužnije.
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BLIC VESTI

OTAVA – Kanada je prva zemlja koja je najavila da njeni sportosti i parasportisti neće učestvovati na ovogodišnjim Olimpijskim igrama u Tokiju. Nakon te objave, još nekoliko zemalja je prijavilo svoje dileme oko učešća, pre svih Australija. Početak Igara najavljen je za 24. juli.

OTAVA – Zvaničnici procenjuju da se tokom protekle sedmice, od objave o opasnosti od kovida-19, u Kanadu vratilo preko milion kanadskih državljana i osoba sa stalnim boravkom. Očekuje se da će se narednih dana vratiti u zemlju još građana, između ostalog i specijalnim avionima koji se organizuju za njihov povratak.

OTAVA – Premijer Džastin Trudo apeluje na sve da poštuju uputstva zdrvstvenih radnika u vezi sa kovidom-19, i upozorava da bi se mogle primeniti kaznene mere prema osobama rizičnog ponašanja, koji ugrožavaju druge. Premijerova poruka je da moramo da verujemo lekarima i da ih slušamo.

LONDON, Ontario – Pivara Labat je svoju proizvodnju preusmerila na pravljenje sredstava za dezinfekciju ruku. Prva serija od 50 hiljada boca biće donirana Bankama hrane, radnicima iz prve linije fronta i zaposlenima u barovima i restoranima koji rade na serviranju hrane za poneti.

TORONTO – Ontarijski đaci neće se vratiti u školske klupe 6. aprila, kako je prethodno najavljivano, zato što je prekid nastave produžen na neodređeno vreme.

MONTREAL – Posle Er Kanade, i Er transat saopštava da od ukupnog broja zaposlenih, oko 70 odsto, ili 3.600 ljudi, ostaje privremeno bez posla. Kako se napominje, među njima su svi profili članova posada.
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News Release - March 23, 2020

Mayor Tory declares a State of Emergency in the city of Toronto

Today, Mayor John Tory declared a State of Emergency in the city of Toronto after receiving advice this morning from Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health and the Office of Emergency Management. 

Through his office, the Mayor has also been in communication with the members of City Council, and has spoken to both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Doug Ford.

The declaration of a municipal emergency is part of the City's ongoing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 and will ensure the municipal government can continue to act and respond quickly to the pandemic and any other events that arise in the weeks ahead. 

We know the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase in our city and that the next few days are absolutely critical in our ongoing efforts to slow down the spread of COVID-19. In making this declaration, Mayor Tory strongly encourages our residents to continue taking every precaution in protecting themselves ­ stay home, stay safe, and only venture out to buy essential supplies once a week. Even better, order online if at all possible.

While the Mayor thanks the residents and businesses who are listening to public health advice and practising social distancing, we know from our public health professionals that there are many who are continuing to put their health and the health of our community at risk.

This declaration sends the strongest possible message to our residents to stay home and to change their behaviour.

This decision was not taken lightly. It is part of an overall collaborative effort and cooperation with the Government of Canada led by Prime Minister Trudeau and the Government of Ontario led by Premier Ford ­ both of whom the Mayor has worked very well with throughout this crisis.

It also comes after we learned on the weekend about the first death of a Toronto resident related to COVID-19. It is a tragic reminder that we are confronting a deadly virus. That is why it is so important that we all continue to do everything we can to keep COVID-19 from continuing to spread.

The Mayor continues to ask all non-essential businesses to close ­ as the Medical Officer of Health has urged publicly ­ and as the Government of Ontario has ordered. To further contain the spread of COVID-19, the Ontario Government has ordered the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces effective as of Tuesday, March 24th at 11:59 p.m. Mayor Tory supports this action by the province and has been clear that he will support further recommendations and orders from the Medical Officer of Health and the provincial and federal governments if people do not comply with the need to stay home. 

Later this afternoon, Dr. Eileen de Villa and Chief Matthew Pegg will outline, in greater detail, what this declaration means for essential and critical workers, and how it assists in the City’s operations as it works to protect Torontonians.

Right now across Toronto, our healthcare workers are confronting the reality of COVID-19. The Mayor is making this emergency declaration in support of our healthcare workers and all City workers focused on this crisis, to make sure we flatten the curve, and protect our healthcare system.

While the declaration does not change the Level 3 status of the City’s Emergency Operations Centre, it does provide City staff with the necessary flexibility to access resources in a more timely way so it can continue to keep the city functioning and safe.

The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice and information about City services, social supports, and economic recovery measures. Check https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/ for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311.
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Toronto - Subota, 21. mart 2020. godine

Produžava se rok za plaćanje nekih računa

Grad Toronto za period od dva meseca, ukida sve kazne za neplaćene poreze na imovinu i druge račune, kako bi olakšao ekonomski pritisak na građane i preduzetnike.

Gradonačelnik Džon Tori je, u saopštenju iznetom u petak ujutro, rekao da se mere primenjuju retroaktivno od 16. marta. Napominje se da se i za plaćanja za vodu i odnošenje smeća uvodi rok od 81 dana, umesto dosadašnjih 21. 

U ponedeljak će gradonačelnik Tori održati telekonferenciju sa stanodavcima, kako bi se i tu našla određena povoljnija rešenja, saopšteno je iz njegovog kabineta. Gradonačelnika Torija zabrinjava što na igralištima ima puno dece, pa je ponovio apel da se što više izbegavaju bliski kontakti sa drugim ljudima.
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ER Kanada otpušta preko pet hiljada kabinskih radnika

Zbog drastičnog smanjenja broja letova na svojim linijama, Er Kanada najavila je otpuštanje oko 5.100 zaposlenih kao kabinsko osoblje.

Potpredsednik kompanije Rene Smit-Valad, u svom saopštenju, naglašava da se radi o teškoj, ali neophodnoj odluci, koja je doneta zato što nisu imali drugog izbora. Za april je otkazano oko četiri petine letove ove kompanije, zbogapela vlada država širom sveta da građani izbegavaju putovanja.

U nadležnom sindikatu kažu da ovaj broj predstavlja oko polovinu kabinskog osoblja u Er Kanadi i Er Kanada Ružu. Oni kažu da će otkazi biti na snazi makar do 30. aprila.
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Kome ide vladina pomoć? 
Karantin ili gubitak posla uslov za dobijanje pomoći

U paketu federalne vlade, koji je premijer Džastin Trudo najavio pre nekoliko dana, nalazi se i 27 milijardi direktne pomoći građanima pri plaćanju rente ili nabavci hrane.

Oni koji se kvalifikuju za ovu naknadu za urgentnu pomoć mogli bi dobijati do 900 dolara, svake druge nedelje, za period od najviše 15 nedelja. To će biti namenjeno radnicima koji moraju da ostanu kod svojih kuća, a iznos bi se usklađivao sa onim što se isplaćuje preko EI.

Po rečima ministra finansija Bila Mornoa, ovu pomoć mogli bi da dobiju oni koji su u karantinu, koji su izgubili posao ili ne mogu da rade.

Premijer Trudo je, takođe, rekao da federalna vlada privremeno podstiče beneficije za decu sa 300 dolara po detetu, za 2019-2020. godinu.

Najavljene su i poreske olakšice za ljude sa nižim primanjima, šest meseci bez otplate i bez kamate za otplatu studentskih kredita i udvostručavanje programa za brigu o beskućnicima.

Tomas Davidof, profesor ekonomije sa Univerziteta Britanska Kolumbija, smatra da bi u nekom trenutku trebalo razmotriti zamrzavanje rente na državnom nivou.

Što se tiče posebnih mera koje će provincije preduzimati, u cilju zaštite porodica i pojedinaca u Ontariju, Britanskoj Kolumbiji i Kvebeku neće biti novih naloga za iseljenje, dok u Manitobi još uvek razmatraju načine za smanjenje pritiska na stanovnike, preduzeća i preduzetnike, ali ne i obavezivanje na zamrzavanje iseljavanja.
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BLIC VESTI

TORONTO – Kompanija Sanving erlajnz nudi besplatna mesta u avionima za kanadske državljane koji bi, u ovom trenutku, želeli da se vrate u domovinu iz raznih delova sveta. Kompanija je ovo ponudila zato što se zna da na hiljade osoba nemaju mogućnosti da doputuje nazad, što zbog toga što nema letova, što zbog toga što nema mesta u avionima.

TORONTO – Ontarijski premijer Dag Ford upućuje roditelje i učenike na resurse za onlajn učenje, koji mogu da se koriste dok su škole zatvorene zbog koronavirusa. Mnoge onlajn aktivnosti su sa TVO, javnog provincijskog servisa.

MISISAGA – Volmart Kanada traži oko deset hiljada radnika za svoje prodavnice i distributivne centre, kako bi izašli u susret povećanom obimu posla za snabdevanje građana. Horešio Barbeito, izvršni direktor kompanije, kaže da, sa svim nivoima vlasti, rade na tome da obezbede da apoteke i prodavnice prehrambenih proizvoda budu na usluzi građanima.

OTAVA – Ministar inostranih poslova Frnsoa-Filip Šampanj obavestio je da test pokazao da je negativan na koronavirus. On je poslednjih dana bio u samoizolaciji, pošto je, po povratku iz Evrope, imao simptome sli¬ne gripu.

MONTREAL – U Kvebeku se pregovara da se u hotelima širom provincije, obezbedi između tri i četiri hiljade kreveta za bolesnike. Kako se naglašava, u njima ne bi bili smešteni pacijenti sa koronavirusom, već lakši bolesnici, čime bi se u bolnicama oslobodio prostor za zaražene kovidom-19.

OTAVA – Premijer Džastin Trudo je, u redovnom obraćanju medijima, izjavio da, u slučaju potrebe, u obzir dolazi i angažovanje vojnih resursa za potrebe borbe protiv koronavirusa.

OTAVA – Dr Ajsra Levi, iz Nacionalne službe za krv, upozorava da će se Kanada suočiti sa kritičnom nestašicom krvi, ukoliko ne iznađe načine da se izbori sa drastičnim padom broja donacija. On napominje da je slična situacija i u drugim zemljama, pogođenim kovidom-19.

TORONTO – Portparol Ontarijske prodavnice kanabisa izjavio je, za CTV njuz, da je primetan značajan porast prodaje poslednjih dana, otkako se propagira ‘socijalno distanciranje’ za sprečavanje širenja koronavirusa. Bilo je dana kada je potražnja čak dvostruko namašivala uobičajenu, dotad zabeleženu.

OTAVA – Šef zdravstvene službe dr Tereza Tem kaže da mogu proteći nedelje i meseci pre nego što moći da se kaže, sa sigurnošću, da li su i koliko efikasne mere koje se trenutno primenjuju za zaustavljanje širenja kovida-19.

TORONTO – Ontarijsko Ministarstvo za životnu sredinu, zaštitu prirode i nacionalne parkove odlučilo je da zatvori parkove do 30. aprila, kako bi zašitilo zdravlje zaposlenih i posetilaca.
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City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:
News Release - March 21, 2020

City of Toronto urges residents returning from March Break travel to self-isolate for 14 days to help stop the spread of COVID-19 

This afternoon, Toronto’s Medical Office of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Fire Chief and General Manager of the Office of Emergency Management, Matthew Pegg, and City Manager, Chris Murray, provided an update on the City of Toronto’s COVID-19 response. 

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed by Toronto Public Health in the city continues to increase. As of 1 p.m. today there are now 193 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Toronto.

New cases are not unexpected as the City continues to respond to the current situation. As the number of cases grows, the City urges that the privacy of individuals who have tested positive for the virus be respected.

The best way for Torontonians to contribute to the public health response is to continue the proactive measures of social distancing, and if sick, self-isolation. 

Importantly, for those returning from abroad following March break, self-isolation is critical to helping mitigate the continued spread of COVID-19. Anyone who has returned to Canada, including from the United States, is asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

We have received inquiries about gathering in parks and playgrounds in the city. While exercise and enjoying the outdoors is important for those who are not self-isolating, these gatherings may pose a risk to the health of families and the wider community. To that end, the City will begin erecting signage near playgrounds reminding the public of the importance of social distancing and that playgrounds are not sanitized.

Following the Province’s declaration of an emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act earlier this week, complaints and requests for enforcement have come into the City, representing about 2% of calls to 311. These calls will be responded to on a priority basis. While enforcement of provincial orders is carried out by police, not bylaw enforcement, the public is asked to not call 911 and instead direct calls to 311. 

Finally, City of Toronto employees at home may be called in and redeployed to ensure the City can continue to deliver critical services during this unprecedented time. The services the City provides are critical to millions of residents and business. The Toronto Public Service is a dedicated and committed workforce that continues to show up and do an outstanding job during this extremely difficult time.

A number of measures have been put in place to protect employees from COVID-19 and City Manager Chris Murray is committed to continuing to ensure staff are protected so they are able to keep the city and its infrastructure safe, while responding to this pandemic.

The City’s website is updated daily with the latest health advice and information about City services, social supports, and economic recovery measures. 

Check https://www.toronto.ca/covid-19/ for answers to common questions before contacting the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline or 311.
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Toronto - Petak, 20. mart 2020. godine

OTAVA – Premijer Džastin Trudo očekuje da će nove restriktivne mere o ograničavanju putovanja preko granice sa SAD-om, stupiti na snagu u noći između petka i subote. Ova zabrana turističkih i rekreativnih putovanja neće sprečiti kanadske državljane, žitelje sa stalnim boravkom, strane studente i radnike sa vizama i radnim dozvolama da se vrate u Kanadu svojim kućama, s tim da će svi po povratku morati da ispoštuju vladin zahtev i provedu dve sedmice u samoizolaciji.

OTAVA – Ministar finansija Bil Morno izjavio je da će Kanađani, zabrinuti da neće imati dovoljno novca za hranu, stanarinu i lekove, mogu očekivati pomoć u naredne dve do tri sedmice. On je naglasio da vlada razume da se radi o urgentnoj situaciji, te da će učiniti sve da se to što pre sprovede u delo.

OTAVA – Ministar inostranih poslova Fransoa-Filip Šampanj radi od kuće i očekuje u samoizolaciji rezultate testiranja na koronavirus. On je boravio u Evropi pre dve sedmice i, potom, imao simptome slične gripu. I premijer Džastin Trudo, koji se oseća dobro, već nedelju dana je u samoizolaciji, budući da je njegova supruga Sofi Gregoar pozitivna na virus.

TORONTO – Zdravstvena služba Toronta podržava zatvaranje frizerskih i kozmetičkih salona i prodavnica odeće, u cilju sprečavanja širenja koronavirusa.

TORONTO – Torontska agencija za saobraćaj TTC saopštila je u sredu da će dozvoliti zaposlenima da nose svoje maske na radnom mestu. Gradonačelnik Toronta Džon Tori zahvalio se TTC-u na prilagođavanju promenama.

RIDžAJNA – Vlada Saskačuana proglasila je vanredno stanje kada se broj potvrđenih osoba inficiranih koronavirusom udvostručio u jednom danu, sa osam na 16. U provinciji se ističe da mnogi starosedelački narodi nisu spremni na ovo što se sada dešava, pa se tek očekuje da drastičan skok broj inficiranih i obolelih. I u Saskačuanu važe sve mere koje su već na snazi u Ontariju i Britanskoj Kolumbiji.
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City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:
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News Release - March 20, 2020
  
City of Toronto working with community and social services to help residents during the COVID-19 pandemic

This afternoon, Mayor John Tory and City of Toronto officials announced actions the municipal government is taking to help essential service workers with child care options; vulnerable residents such as seniors; people affected by untreated trauma, mental health and addictions; people in need of housing supports and emergency food access; and people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City is committed to doing everything it can to help residents during this extremely difficult time.

Support for vulnerable residents

To ensure that the needs of vulnerable residents are met during the COVID-19 emergency, the City is working in partnership with social service agencies to address issues that arise in the community service sector.

A City-Community Response Table meets daily and includes representatives from more than 30 agencies across Toronto and 11 City divisions. This group is working to identify new and emerging issues affecting vulnerable Torontonians during the COVID-19 emergency and to plan city-wide responses to address and resolve these issues, for example, food security and community resource needs.

The City is also partnering with community agencies like the United Way Greater Toronto to help agencies and groups communicate with each other so they can continue to do their important work of serving Torontonians as well as communicate with Councillors and other services providers. Toronto Aboriginal Social Services Council (TASSC) is also leading the coordinated Indigenous response and will collaborate with the City and United Way.

All long-term care homes continue to care for residents. For seniors not living in a long-term care home, Seniors Services and Long-Term Care continues to provide essential support services to seniors already enrolled in their Supportive Housing program with personal care, medication reminders, and safety checks. Many community agencies offer supports to seniors including Meals on Wheels, friendly visiting, transportation to appointments, personal support, and adult day programs. Seniors and caregivers should check with the individual agencies to confirm continuity of service delivery. Call 211 (available 24/7 in 150+ languages) to obtain up-to-date information.

Other resources for seniors include:
•       Toronto Seniors Helpline:416-217-2077 or 1-877-621-2077, for support and referral to services
•       Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Home Care: 310-2222 (no area code required) to find out about services in their area
•       Distress Centres of Toronto: 416-408-4357, 416-408-HELP
•       Seniors Safety Line (Elder Abuse Ontario): 1-866-299-1011

Food Security Table to ensure access to food

Access to food is a major issue for residents that live near or below the poverty line. Community food programs, which include food banks, are a vital part of our communities, especially in times of crisis. To ensure that Toronto’s food programs can stay open during the outbreak, the City has convened a Food Security Table (including Second Harvest, Daily Bread Food Bank, North York Harvest Food Bank and Red Cross) to receive updates and find solutions for food access issues.

The City is calling on all restaurants that are still providing take-out and delivery services and businesses that sell food to consider donating any type of unsold, good food through https://foodrescue.ca/. Residents who are able, are also encouraged to donate essentials to their local food bank.

Child care for essential and core service workers

The City of Toronto is working with the province of Ontario to find ways to help health care workers and emergency responders and other essential workers with child care. We hope to have further updates on this shortly.
 

Volunteers to help deliver essential services

Non-profit agencies in the community services sector are also facing a shortage of volunteers to help with delivering essential services. The City is urging non-profit organizations and agencies to do the following to help facilitate connecting residents willing to volunteer to organizations and agencies who need the help:
1.      Update or add information about current operations to 211’s database
2.      Register volunteer needs through Spark Ontario at https://www.sparkontario.ca/ and/or with Volunteer Toronto at https://www.volunteertoronto.ca/. Volunteer Toronto has waived the fee associated with posting volunteer positions.

Residents interested in volunteering should register with the above-mentioned websites to get alerts for volunteer opportunities (some of which may be remote), call Volunteer Toronto at 416-961-6888 or email info@volunteertoronto.ca to connect with an advisor to discuss volunteer opportunities. Non-profit organizations and agencies’ staff are practicing infection prevention measures within their operations and volunteers would be required to do the same.

Although many places across Toronto have been closed due to social distancing measures, there are still social services supports available for residents in need. Through 211, operators can connect residents to income supports, distress lines, and mental health supports to name a few. Call 211, text 21166, or live chat with 211 agents Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., or visit http://211toronto.ca to search for services.

Please continue to check https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/ for details and updates as they are made.  

Quotes:

"In the midst of this crisis, as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect people's health and safety, the City of Toronto is doing everything it can to help our residents and there will be more relief measures to come in the days ahead for people and businesses and organizations who are struggling. We have to take care of people who need our help ­ it's what the city does well during the best of times and it is what we must do during these trying times. City staff and community organizations are working together to ensure that we identify gaps in service so that we can continue to effectively support vulnerable residents throughout this pandemic. This is all about making sure those who need help now from the City continue to receive it." 
- Mayor John Tory 

“We know that the fast evolving COVID-19 situation is having an impact on many social and community services that residents of our city rely on. These critical services ­ from support for seniors self-isolating at home to access to food for people on low incomes ­ will be part of the City’s response and our commitment to protect the health and wellbeing of all Torontonians.”
- City Councillor and Board of Health Chair Joe Cressy

“Leveraging our partnerships, not just with the community, but with businesses as well, is critical during an emergency like this. As we see this situation changing daily we must work with our partners to find solutions quickly to address emerging issues.”
- Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson, Chair, Economic and Community Development Committee

" As the largest investor in social services next to government, United Way stands with our City partners to ensure Toronto’s network of community agencies can best support our most vulnerable in these unprecedented times. People who already face significant barriers of poverty, homelessness and social isolation need help more than ever. We’re all in this together, and it is together that we will get through this. That’s the power of community." 
- Daniele Zanotti, President & CEO United Way Greater Toronto
 

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Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture, and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit http://www.toronto.ca or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/CityofToronto, on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cityofto.  

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Media contact: Media Relations, 416-338-5986, media@toronto.ca  

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

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News Release - April 2, 2020

Mayor Tory signs emergency order encouraging physical distancing in parks and public squares

Today, Mayor John Tory signed an emergency order regulating physical distancing in City of Toronto parks and public squares.

Any two people who don't live together, who fail to keep two metres of distance between them in a park or public square, will be subject to prosecution and will be liable for a fine of up to $5,000 upon conviction. The City has asked the Chief Justice of the Province of Ontario to issue a set fine for this offence. 

The Mayor took this emergency action ­ which is in effect for at least the next 30 days - to further drive home the message that people have to keep their distance from each other to avoid spreading COVID-19 in our city and to save lives.

Mayor Tory and the City’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, are asking Toronto residents to take the message of staying home, except when absolutely necessary, with the seriousness that the situation requires.
 
To save lives, protect our healthcare system, and get the economy and City back to normal as quickly as possible, the public must follow the advice ­ and orders communicated publicly on several occasions ­ to stay home as much as possible.
 
This weekend, the public can expect to see increased enforcement of orders and laws designed to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

A COVID-19 Enforcement Team of 200 Municipal Bylaw Enforcement Officers, 10 Toronto Public Health Bylaw Officers, plus the resources of the Toronto Police Service will enforce the new physical distancing bylaw, provincial orders banning organized social gatherings of more than five people, bans on using closed playgrounds and other parks amenities, and the closure orders on non-essential businesses that remain open. 

The enforcement team will be responding to complaints and proactively patrolling parks and other public spaces, all in an effort to ensure public understanding of the need to limit social interactions. 

Fines for violating a provincial order under the Emergency Measures Act can range from $750 to $100,000, including up to one year in jail, for social gatherings exceeding five persons, using parks amenities which have been closed, opening non-essential businesses, and failing to identify oneself to a police officer or a provincial offences officer (bylaw officer) investigating a matter under the Emergency Measures and Civil Protection Act.

The advice from Toronto’s public health officials has been clear and consistent: To stop the community spread of this deadly virus, we must reduce all contact with others as much as possible. 

Failure to adhere to these guidelines and orders will result in more people dying from COVID-19. It will result in our healthcare system being overwhelmed and unable to treat all who need critical care. And it will result in our inability to recover more quickly ­ as a society and economically.
 
More information about the City's response to COVID-19 is available at https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/.

The By-Law can viewed at https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/96af-covid-19-ID_Physi...

The Emergency Order can be viewed at https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/9718-covid-19-emergenc...

Quote:
"This is but one more measure we are taking so that your City government can assure you we are doing everything we can to stop the spread of this deadly virus now. I do want to thank the vast majority of people who are doing the right thing, following the advice of our public health officials, and staying home as much as possible, often at considerable sacrifice. To those responsible and good citizens, thank you for helping us save lives. But we continue to see, especially as the weather gets better, people ignoring that advice and worse, flocking to our parks to use even closed playgrounds, closed parking lots, and gathering together with others to play sports in the parks. This will further the spread of COVID-19 in our city and cost lives. We will continue to do everything we can as a municipal government to lock the city down in order to save lives."
- Mayor John Tory

Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture, and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit http://www.toronto.ca or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/CityofToronto, on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cityofto.

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