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May 16, 2020 – COVID-19 Updates – COVID-19每日更新 – 2020年5月16日

COVID-19 Updates – May 16 2020

I would like to wish each of you a happy and safe Victoria Day Weekend.  Unless the City, Province or Federal Governments make a critical announcement, I will be resuming the Updates on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

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COVID-19 cases reported in Toronto

  • 8,386 total cases
  • 129 new cases since May 14
  • 428 hospitalized with 95 in ICU
  • 672 deaths
  • 6,189 recovered

Full details from Toronto Public Health

City of Toronto

  • Update on use of parks
    • City parks are important for respite, serenity, and as an escape to nature and green space. While park amenities remain closed, many activities are permitted.
    • At this time, City parks are open for the following activities:
    • Walking, running, and biking in parks and ravine green spaces and along beaches, trails, and boardwalks
    • Resting or reading a book in green space
    • Picnicking in the park or sitting on a blanket and enjoying the park setting with members of your household while remaining two metres away from others
    • Walking dogs on-leash
    • Fishing with a licence
    • Boating, kayaking and canoeing
    • While those who are not ill are encouraged to use parks, provincial orders and the City bylaw on physical distancing remain in effect, requiring people who are not from the same household to maintain a physical distance of two metres in a park or public square.
  • Fireworks over the long weekend The City of Toronto has suspended issuing firework vendor’s permits, permitting the sale of fireworks, at this time. Family fireworks may be discharged on your private property without a permit on Victoria Day. Family fireworks displays/discharges must still comply with the City of Toronto Fireworks by-law and the requirements to be aware of your surroundings and not discharge fireworks where they may be a nuisance, or pose a risk of fire or injury or damage to any person or property. Fireworks are not allowed to be discharged in City parks by members of the public. Please contact 311 to report any illegal sale or possible misuse of fireworks.

Government of Ontario

  • There was no update from the Province of Ontario today.

Government of Canada

  • The Prime Minister announced up to $100 million to help the Canadian Red Cross meet increased demand due to COVID-19 and to support future floods and wildfire relief efforts.
    • The funding includes up to $41 million to address immediate COVID-19 needs, with over $15 million committed to enhance the Red Cross’ response capacity and $25 million to support public health efforts.
  • The Prime Minister also announced that July will see the yearly increase in the Canada Child Benefit, which helps families keep up with the costs of living and raising their children.
  • The Government of Canada will work with the United Way/Centraide Canada, the Canadian Red Cross and the Community Foundations of Canada to disburse the $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund to community-based organizations.
  • Government of Canada will provide $15 million in additional funding to support women entrepreneurs through the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy(WES).
    • The money will go directly to select organizations that are currently WES Ecosystem Fundrecipients and will help women entrepreneurs through the COVID-19 pandemic.


COVID-19每日更新 – 2020516

我希望每个人都能度过一个安全愉快的维多利亚日周末。 除非市、省或联邦政府在本周末作出重要声明,否则我的每日更新将在2020年5月19日(星期二)恢复发怖。

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COVID-19 多伦多市累计个案

  • 8,386宗累计确诊病例
  • 自5月14日起有129宗新病例
  • 428名患者需要入院,其中95人在重症监护病房留医
  • 累计672人死亡
  • 累计6,189人康复



  • 有关公园的更新信息
  • 市内公园对于休憩、提供宁静环境、让市民接近大自然、和提供绿化空间有著很重要的作用。虽然公园设施仍然维持关闲,但许多活动已重新允许进行。
  • 市内公园目前允许以下活动:
  • 在公园和山谷的绿地上中以及沿著海滩,步行径和木板路散步,跑步和骑自行车
  • 在绿化空间里休息或阅读
  • 在与他人保持两米距离的情况下在公园野餐或坐在毯子上和与家人一起享受公园环境
  • 在使用狗带的前提下放狗
  • 在持有执照的前提下钓鱼
  • 划船,皮船和独木舟
  • 纵使市政府鼓励没患病的人使用公园,但省级法令和市级社交隔离条例仍然生效。除家人外,市民须在公园或公共广场上与他人保持两米距离。
  • 市政府目前已暂停发放允许烟花供应商出售烟花的许可证。纵使没有许可证,你的家用烟花仍能从你的家中发射。发射家用烟花时必须依从《多伦多市烟花条例》的要求、了解你的周遭环境和不能造成滋扰、可以造成的火灾危险或人生和财产伤害。 市民不得在市内公园内放烟花。 如要报告任何非法销售和不当使用烟花的个案请联系311。


  • 省政府在今天没有任何更新。


  • 总理宣布拨款1亿加元用以帮助加拿大红十字会满足因COVID-19导致的额外需求增长,并支持未来的洪水和野火救济工作。
  • 资金包括高达4100万加元,用于解决COVID-19的迫切需求上的款项。其中超过1500万加元用于增强红十字会的应变能力。
  • 总理亦宣布7月份加拿大儿童福利金将按年增加。这将协助家庭应付新增的生活和抚养子女费用。
  • 加拿大政府将与United Way/Centraide Canada, Canadian Red Cross 和 Community Foundations of Canada 合作向社区筹划拨款3.5亿加元。
  • 社区组织将能够向这些组织申请资助,以支持它们的各项活动。有关的活动列表请浏览: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/news/2020/05/support-for-community-organizations-helping-canadians.html
  • 加拿大政府将通过《妇女创业战略》(WES)提供额外的1500万加元资金支持女企业家。
  • 这笔款项将直接用于目前已获WES生态系统基金资助的特定组织,并将帮助女性企业家度过COVID-19疫情。