FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 立即发布 February 7, 2020 2020年2月7日
TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 22, Scarborough-Agincourt, will host a 2019 Novel Coronavirus Community Information Session. Councillor Karygiannis will be joined by representatives from Toronto Public Health to provide information regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak.
Sent: February-05-20 2:01 PM
To: Councillor Jim Karygiannis
Subject: Re: Co-op job
I am pleased to inform you that my son has got a good job in Scarborough (in his field). It was a sudden interview and sudden placement. I know you were also sincerely working hard to help me out. Therefore, in return, I wish you good health and long life to serve the Agincourt society for many more years. I have listened to your short speeches at the Mosque many times. From that, I knew that you are sincere and humble person. That is the reason why I cam to you for help. Great to have a leader like you in our community.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Canadian Grenadian community on the occasion of the 46th Grenadian Independence Day.
Update – Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – Wuhan Flu
On Saturday, January 25, 2020, the first presumptive positive case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was confirmed in a Toronto resident who had recently travelled to Wuhan, China.
The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been identified at the same time as influenza (flu) is common in Toronto. While the risk of getting infected in Toronto remains low, Toronto Public Health is advising residents to take the usual measures to reduce the risk of the transmitting the flu and respiratory illness, which include:
- Get a yearly influenza vaccination, available from clinics and pharmacies;
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze;
- If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm; and,
- Stay at home if you are sick.
Toronto Public Health is asking residents who have returned from recent international travel and become ill with respiratory signs and symptoms, such as a cough and fever, to report their travel history to any health professional, or any emergency room, when they visit.
Last night, I hosted Mayor John Tory, my fellow colleagues from City Council and members of the community at a Solidarity Dinner to show our support for Chinese-Canadians living and working in Scarborough-Agincourt and the City of Toronto.
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey
February is Black History Month in Canada – a time to celebrate and recognize the contributions of people of African descent to the Canadian mosaic.
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.”
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;
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。
Toronto Sun January 29, 2020
In a letter sent Tuesday to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Councillor Jim Karygiannis calls on the federal government to waive the customary 14-day EI waiting period for those under medical quarantine due to the Wuhan coronavirus.
In 2003, the Canadian Government waived the fourteen day waiting period for Employment Insurance for those who were medically quarantined due to the possible exposure to the SARS virus. This was done in order to help alleviate the economic hardship of not being able to go to work.
I have written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau requesting that the Government of Canada waive the fourteen day EI Waiting Period for those individuals who are medically quarantined due to the possible exposure to the novel coronavirus.
Copy of Letter to PM corona Virus E.I.