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January 30, 2020 – Karygiannis Hosts Mayor and Members of Council at a “Solidarity Dinner” – 詹嘉礼议员主持“团结晚宴”招待市长及市议员

TORONTO – This evening, Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 22, Scarborough-Agincourt, hosted Mayor John Tory and other members of City Council at a dinner to show their support of the Chinese-Canadian community at a time when the community is facing stigmatization.

“The attitude of intolerance, which has raised its ugly head in recent days, has no place in Canada.” said Mr. Karygiannis. “As Canadians, we pull together and support one another in times of need.”

The “Solidarity Dinner” was organized in response to a number of actions taken by members of the public over the last few days.

“My job as Mayor, today and every day is to support all of our residents and stand behind them when they need it. Recently, members of our Chinese community and Chinese owned businesses have asked for our help and support as they face challenges due to misinformation and anxiety around the Coronavirus. Tonight’s event is one way in which I can demonstrate my support for our Chinese-Canadian community and their businesses which play a vital role in our city. I encourage all residents to listen to our health professionals who continue to advise us that the risk of Coronavirus is very low and that residents should go about their daily routines while taking customary preventative measures to stay healthy,” said Mayor John Tory.

More than a hundred people joined the City politicians for dinner at the Royal Fine Dining Banquet in Scarborough.

“With this dinner, I am hoping to encourage Torontonians to continue to support the Chinese-Canadian business community. I urge all Canadians to continue to go about living their lives as usual.” Mr. Karygiannis stated.  “If you take the Public Health precautions, the risk of getting ill is very low.”

 

 

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World Health Organization (WHO) Illness Prevention Recommendations

 

WHO’s recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of illnesses are as follows:

 

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
  • When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands;
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough;
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;

 

詹嘉礼议员主持团结晚宴招待市长及市议员

 

         多伦多 —— 今晚,士嘉堡——爱静阁第22区市议员詹嘉礼在晚宴上招待了市长庄德利和其他市议员,当华人社区面对侮辱时,他们表达了对华人社区的支持。

 

“不容忍的态度在最近几天抬起了它丑陋的头,这在加拿大没有立锥之地。”詹嘉礼先生说。“作为加拿大人,我们应该齐心协力,在需要的时候相互支持。”

 

“团结晚宴”是对公众在过去几天中所作出的一些行动而举办的。

“作为市长的我,现在每天的工作是支持我们所有的居民,并在他们需要时支持他们。最近,由于冠状病毒的误传和人们的忧虑,我们华人社区和中资企业的成员面临挑战并寻求我们的帮助和支持。今晚的活动是一种表达我对在城市中起着至关重要作用的加拿大华人社区及其企业支持的方式。”

“我鼓励所有居民听取我们健康专业人员的意见,他们继续向我们建议,冠状病毒的风险非常低,居民应保持日常生活并采取预防措施保持健康。”庄德利市长说。

 

一百多人并市府领导们参加了在士嘉堡皇家御宴举办的晚宴。

 

“通过这次晚宴,我希望能够鼓励多伦多市民继续支持加拿大华裔商界。我敦促所有加拿大人继续像往常一样生活。”詹嘉礼先生表示。“如果您做好公共卫生预防措施,患病的风险是非常低的。 ”

 

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世界卫生组织(世卫)对预防疾病的建议

 

世界卫生组织建议公众减少接触及传播疾病,措施如下:

 

  • 经常使用酒精消毒液或肥皂和水洗手;
  • 咳嗽和打喷嚏时用弯曲肘部或纸巾捂住嘴巴和鼻子,并立即扔掉纸巾及洗手;
  • 避免近距离接触发烧和咳嗽的人;
  • 如果您发烧、咳嗽及呼吸困难,应尽早求医并与医务人员讲述您的旅行史。