The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada on Monday, March 30

Daniel Fowler
March 30, 2020

Lastly, the Government of Canada has promised to contribute $9-million through the New Horizons Seniors Program to United Way Canada, for local organizations to support practical services for seniors.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that businesses impacted by COVID-19, no matter the size, will be eligible for wage subsidy if revenue has decreased by at least 30%.

"To fight COVID-19, we're asking everyone to stay home as much as possible".

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Canada soared to more than 5,500 on Saturday as hundreds of new cases were reported.

Sophie also posted a similar message to her Instagram stories, letting her followers see her huge smile as she announced she'd beaten COVID-19.

Trudeau says companies that can pay their employees without federal help should do so, warning of consequences for businesses caught abusing federal financial aid - although he isn't providing details. It will apply to non-profits and charities, as well as companies big and small, he said.

New data released by PHAC said 65 per cent of reported cases in Canada were linked to community transmission, while 35 per cent were either "exposed while travelling or exposed to a traveller returning to Canada". While his wife has recovered from the deadly virus, in a public announcement on March 29, Justin asserted that he will continue to self-isolate.

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Trudeau says his wife has now taken their three kids to the prime minister's cottage residence in Quebec while he remains at their Ottawa home.

Trudeau says the couple took steps to remain apart, but staying at home for another two weeks is prudent because he was sharing a roof with someone who was ill.

Gregoire Trudeau tested positive on March 13 are coming back from England.

While details of the funding are expected this week, Families Minister Ahmed Hussen said Sunday $15 million in emergency funding has already gone out and is having an impact, allowing shelters to get hotel rooms for clients who need to be quarantined or isolated and to buy emergency supplies to protect frontline staff.

"I have to continue in isolation in order to be sure that we're following all the protocols and the recommendations by Health Canada", he said.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on March 29 that Canada will ensure that all medical equipment and the protective masks arriving from China were in ideal condition while speaking at the press conference.

Neither he nor their children, Xavier, 12, Ella-Grace, 11, and Hadrien, 6, have shown symptoms of the illness.

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