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March 22, 2020 – COVID-19 Personal Perspective – 我想对新型冠状病毒谈一些个人观点

Dear Constituent:

 

I am writing with a personal perspective on COVID-19.

 

I want to thank all of you who have sent me your best wishes and assure you that I, my family and staff are all in good health.

 

My staff and I are working from home trying to cope in these difficult times to keep you updated on what is being announced by the three levels of Government and our community medical institutions.  These are long days and we are finding new ways to cope – following the news and daily briefings from staff and officials.

 

I strongly urge you to stay home and, together, we will get through this.

 

After a long day of working on the computer and answering phone calls, with pleasant interruptions from my granddaughter, I reach out to you, my constituents, for updates on how you are feeling and dealing with this difficult situation.

 

Unfortunately, some of the responses have caused me a great deal of concern. I have been advised that some restaurants, which have been ordered to close, are still serving dinner behind closed doors. Equally disturbing are the groups of people hanging around outside coffee shops having a smoke and drinking their coffee.

 

I am disturbed with businesses that do not encourage their customers to self-distance and are not providing their employees with the equipment to keep them safe.  I was sent a picture of a restaurant, in the Ward, that had advertised items for pickup at very cheap prices and then allowed over 60 people inside the restaurant.  This is not what they are supposed to do.

 

I am further exasperated when I get reports that people, who have returned from travelling and are not practicing mandatory self-isolating for 14 days.  Please stay at home and help curb the possible spread of COVID-19 virus.

 

This will not assist us in beating COVID-19.  You have been asked to stay home.  You have been advised to practice social distancing.  The above are examples of people not following the advice and mandates of government and health officials.  They are putting all of us at risk.

 

My staff and I have contacted the supermarkets and pharmacies in the Ward and updates are posted on my website click here with pertinent information and whether or not they deliver products to your home.

 

As we go through this difficult time, we are asked to care for each other – calling a senior neighbour or picking up groceries/prescriptions for a friend.  Non-profit organizations are in need of volunteers to help them during this difficult time.  If you are healthy and are willing to volunteer, please fill in a Volunteer Form by clicking here.  We will forward your information to the non-profit organizations.

 

By working together and following the advice given by health and government officials, we will get through this difficult time.  Practice self distancing and stay well.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS VIDEO https://youtu.be/kJ30hROEd-4
(Have a Laugh)

亲爱的选民:

 

我想对新型冠状病毒谈一些个人观点。

 

我要感谢所有向我致以良好祝愿的人们,并向你们保证,我、我的家人及办公室工作人员均身体健康。

 

我和我的工作人员正在家里努力工作,迎接困难时期的挑战, 让大家能够及时了解三级政府及社区医疗机构宣布的最新政策。经常十分忙碌,我们正在寻找新的方法来应对,——跟踪新闻和每日简报以及来自工作人员和官员的资讯。

 

 

 

我强烈敦促你们留在家中,我和你们共渡难关。

 

我今天在电脑上工作,接听电话,忙碌了一整天,时而愉快地被我的外孙女打断,我想与你们 ——我的选民们联系,了解你们的感受以及你们在疫情期间的状况。

 

不幸的是,有些答复引起了我的极大关注。我被告知,尽管已有立法要求关闭餐馆堂食,一些餐馆仍然关起门来私下提供晚餐服务。同样令人不安的是,一群人驻留在咖啡店外,一边抽烟,一边喝咖啡。

 

让我感到不安的是商户不去鼓励他们的客人自觉保持社交距离,亦未为他们的员工提供防护装备,以保护他们的安全。 我收到了一张本区餐馆的照片,它以十分低廉的外卖价格吸引顾客,然后允许60多人停留在餐馆里面。 这不是他们应该做的。

 

当我收到报告,说有人旅行归来而未实行14天强制性自我隔离时,我更加恼火。 请留在家里,为抑制新冠病毒的传播尽一份力。

 

这些无助于我们抗击新冠疫情。你们被要求留在家里,保持社交距离。以上是人们不听从卫生官和政府官员的建议和要求的例子。 他们使我们所有人都处于危险之中。

 

我和我的工作人员已经联系了本区的超市和药店,并在我的网站上发布更新,点击这里 click here可以获取相关信息以及他们是否送货到门。

 

当我们经历这个困难时期,我们被要求守望相助——给一位耆老邻居打电话,或者为朋友买菜或配药。 在此艰难时刻,非牟利组织需要志愿者来帮助他们。 如果您身体健康,并愿意做志愿者,请点击此处 clicking here填写志愿者表格。 我们将把您的信息转发给非牟利组织。

 

通过共同努力,并遵循卫生官和政府官员的建议,我们必将度过难关。 请保持社交距离,祝您健康。

 

 

 

新冠病毒必需品视频 https://youtu.be/kJ30hROEd-4

 

(笑一笑,十年少)

 

 

Regards,

 

Jim Karygiannis,

Councillor, Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt