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May 12, 2020 – COVID-19 Updates – COVID-19每日更新 – 2020年5月12日

COVID-19 Updates – May 12, 2020

On May 15, 2020 at 7:00pm, I will be holding a teleconference to offer suggestions to seniors as they navigate COVID-19.While all of us are dealing with the challenges posed by COVID-19, seniors are also dealing with being in one of the vulnerable categories.  This vulnerability means that seniors are taking stricter social distancing measures, which is leading to feelings of loneliness and depression.

Please submit questions that you would like answered during the teleconference to my assistant at olga@karygiannis.net Call-in details will be provided later this week.


Yesterday, I had the pleasure of partnering up with Dr. Lisa Salamon, Emergency Physician at Scarborough Health Network and Chair of District 11 of the Ontario Medical Association and we distributied free 12,000 face masks, 240 bottles of hand sanitizer and 160 face shields to 120 doctors who are practicing in Scarborough-Agincourt.

Hospitals, seniors’ and long term care homes have been given priority for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), leaving doctor’s offices and clinics short.Read more..

I want to thank Zion Building Supplies and   TESCO Building Supplies for donating the masks, and hand sanitizer. Their generosity is helping keep the people of Scarborough-Agincourt safe and healthy.

 

Toronto Hydro Electrical System Upgrade

Please note that Toronto Hydro will be performing electricity system upgrades in the southeast portion of Bridletowne Circle between May to August 2020. For more details, please click here.

If you have any questions, you may either e-mail me at jim@karygiannis.net, call my office at 416-392-1374 or call Toronto Hydro at 416-542-3366.

Please take a moment to pass along this message to your family, neighbours and friends. If you would like to sign someone up for our e-mailing list, please send me their e-mail addresses at jim@karygiannis.net .

COVID-19 cases reported in Toronto

  • 7,775 total cases
  • 218 new cases since May 10 (74 more new cases from day before)
  • 429 hospitalized with 101 in ICU
  • 622 deaths
  • 5,449 recovered

Full details from Toronto Public Health,

City of Toronto

  • The City’s community gardens and allotment gardens are open for the 2020 season. Plans for the safe operation of these gardens include COVID-19 public health guidelines. This week, permit holders were notified that their allotment is available. All permit holders must sign the provided permit and declaration forms before they can attend at an allotment garden. Visit the City’s website for more information about allotment and community gardens.
  • The Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) announced today, that this year’s CNE will not move forward with its 18-day event slated for August 21 to September 7, 2020 at Exhibition Place.

Government of Ontario

  • The Government of Ontario has extended the State of Emergency in Ontario until June 2nd, 2020.
  • Sunday saw the lowest daily number of new cases since March 31, 2020.
  • There will be announcements on Thursday about opening workplaces.
  • The Provincial Government’s focus will be on re-opening more low-risk workplaces, seasonal businesses and essential services.
  • The Government of Ontario has an online survey where people can have their say on how businesses, services and public spaces should re-open at https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario-after-covid-19

Government of Canada

  • The Prime Minister announced new measures to help seniors in Canada.
    • Seniors receiving Old Age Security (OAS) will be receiving a one-time payment of $300.
    • Seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) will receive an extra $200.
  • The Federal Government is investing $20 million on the New Horizons for Seniors program. This program funds community projects for seniors. The additional funding is to help with the impact isolation is having on seniors by implementing virtual exercise programs and tablet laptops.
  • The Prime Minister acknowledged the tragedies seen in long-term care homes and will be working with provinces to determine a long-lasting solution
  • Minister Gould announced a contribution towards the Vaccine Initiative, the Vaccine Alliance, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.  These organizations work hard to deliver vaccines to the worlds’ most vulnerable. Once the COVID-19 vaccine is ready, such organizes will help get it to the people who need it.

 

COVID-19每日更新 – 2020年5月12日

我将会在5月15日晚上7时举行一场电话会议,内容将谈及长者如何应对COVID-19疫情的建议。

虽然我们所有人在疫情期间都面对著很多的挑战,但长者在与此同时亦面对著弱势社群面对的额外挑战。这些难关包括如何贯彻愈趋严格的社交距离措施,和它们所带来的孤独感和沮丧感。

请将你想在电话会议期间发问的问题提交给我的助理,她的电邮地址为 olga@karygiannis.net。有关如何参与会议的详情将会在稍后公布。

 

我很高兴在昨日能够与士嘉堡医院联网的急症医生和医学会第11区主席Lisa Salamon医生合作,向120名在士嘉堡爱静阁区内执业的医生免费分发了12,000个口罩,240瓶洗手液和160个面罩。

由于医院、护老院和长期护理院优先获得个人防护设备(PPE),现时为医生办公室和诊所的供应变成十分紧绌。更多详情请阅: 点击这里

我亦要感谢锡安建材和特亿建材捐赠了口罩和洗手液,慷慨地为我们士嘉堡爱静阁社区的健康和安全出一分力。

多伦多电力系统改进工程

请注意,多伦多电力公司将在2020年5月至2020年8月之间在Bridletowne Circle的东南部进行电力系统升级的操作。有关详情请阅:点击这里

如有任何疑问,您可以电邮至 jim@karygiannis.net 与我或致电416-392-1374与我的办公室联络。你亦可致电Toronto Hydro,电话号码为416-542-3366。

 

请将此讯息传递给你的家人、邻居和朋友。如果各位希望收到我们的每日更新,请用电子邮件通知:jim@karygiannis.net

 

COVID-19 多伦多市累计个案

  • 7,775宗累计确诊病例
  • 自5月10日起共有218宗新病例
  • 429名患者需要入院,其中101人在重症监护病房留医
  • 累计622人死亡
  • 累计5,449人康复

更多详情请参阅多伦多公共卫生部网页

多伦多市政府

  • 多伦多市的社区花园和分配花园将于2020的栽种季节开放。这些花园的安全营运计划包括COVID-19公共卫生指南。持有许可证的人在本周将收到他们的分配园地已批准使用的通知。所有持证人必须提供已签名的许可证和声明表格才能参与分配园地。更多有关分配社区花园详情请参阅多伦多市政府网站。
  • 加拿大国家展览协会(CNEA)在今天宣布,今年的CNE将不会在2020年8月21日至9月7日于展览馆举行为期18天的活动。

安大略省政府

  • 省政府已将安大略省的紧急状态延至2020年6月2日。
  • 本周日的每日新增病例数目为2020年3月31日以来最低。
  • 省政府将于周四将发布有关重开工作场所的公告。
  • 省政府的策略重点将是重新开放更多低风险的工作场所、季节性和基本服务行业。
  • 省政府正进行了一项线上调查,市民可以在https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario-after-covid-19 就如何重新开放商业、服务和公共场所发表意见。

加拿大联邦政府

  • 总理宣布了协助本国长者的新措施。
    • 领取养老金(OAS)的长者将获得一笔300加元的一次性补助。
    • 领取保证收入补助金(GIS)的长者将额外获得200加元。
  • 联邦政府将在“New Horizons for Seniors”计划中投资2000万加元。 该计划为老年人的社区项目提供资金。 额外的资金将用在以透过平板电脑电和子运动软件减低隔离措施对长者的影响的计划。
  • 总理了解长期护理院中发生的悲剧,并将会与各省合作制定长期的解决方案。
  • Gould部长宣布了政府将对「Vaccine Initiative」、「Vaccine Alliance」和「Global Polio Eradication Initiative」提供财政援助。这些组织致力为世界上最弱势的人群提供疫苗。 在COVID-19疫苗制成的时候,这些组织将为有需要的人提供疫苗。