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1/ Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

2/ When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue - throw issue away immediately and wash hands.

3/ Avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough.

Justin Trudeau @JustinTrudeau Father, husband, 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. Account run by PM & staff. Papa, mari, 23e premier ministre du Canada. Compte géré par le PM et son personnel. Mar. 18, 2020 2 min read

No matter who you are or what you do, right now you should be focused on your health - and not about whether you will lose your job or run out of money for things like groceries or medicine. So today, we announced our plan that will help you and your family. ⤵️

If you do not qualify for Employment Insurance and do not have access to paid sick leave but have to self-isolate or quarantine, or if you need to take care of a family member who has COVID-19, you can receive an Emergency Care Benefit every two weeks for 14 weeks.

If you have kids, we will boost your Canada Child Benefit to help with the increase in childcare costs as schools remain closed. And in the coming months, we will add more to your GST Credit - every adult who qualifies will get up to $300, and every child up to $150.

If you’re a student, we are pausing your loan repayment for six months, interest free. To those experiencing homelessness, we are boosting funding to address your needs. And for those who do not feel safe self-isolating at home, know that we are increasing funding for shelters.

If you own a small business, we will provide you with a temporary wage subsidy for three months so you can keep your workers on the payroll during these uncertain and challenging times. Because no one should feel like they have to lay off a worker due to COVID-19.

If your business needs support navigating this challenge, @ExportDevCanada is here for you. For farmers and our primary food producers, we will boost Farm Credit Canada. And we will keep looking at ways to help the sectors most vulnerable to COVID-19.

And to support immediate needs in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation communities, we are setting up a distinctions-based Indigenous Community Support Fund. We will make sure you get the help you need.

The spread of COVID-19 is forcing all of us to change our ways, and we know it’s a big adjustment. But we have your back, and together we will get through this. For more details on this $82-billion economic plan and how it will help you, click here:  https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/03/18/prime-minister-announces-more-support-workers-and-businesses-through 


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