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March 13, 2020 – City of Toronto to cancel programs and close facilities as COVID-19 precaution

Based on recommendations from Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, to help slow the rate of COVID-19 infection in Toronto and protect vulnerable populations including seniors, people with compromised immune systems, and individuals experiencing homelessness, the City of Toronto is cancelling all programs and closing a number of its facilities as of 12:01 a.m. tomorrow.

March 2 statement from Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health, on new positive cases of COVID-19 in Toronto

March 2 statement from Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health, on new positive cases of COVID-19 in Toronto

 

Today, Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, provided an update on the novel coronavirus: COVID-19. A total of 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 has been reported in Toronto in 2020. Two of these people have since recovered from their illness. The remaining eight people are currently recovering in self-isolation and Toronto Public Health is following up with them and their close contacts.

 

February 9, 2020 – The Lesson We Didn’t Learn From SARS –

The Lesson We Didn’t Learn From SARS

In recent weeks, Toronto has been gripped by a type of fear it has not felt in almost 17 years.

When SARS arrived in 2003, I was the Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Agincourt – ground zero in Canada. The Scarborough Grace Hospital, in the heart of the riding, was the hotbed of the virus.

2019 Novel Coronavirus Community Information Session Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     立即发布                            February 7, 2020  202027

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

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.

February 1, 2020 – Update – Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – Wuhan Flu 更新——新型冠状病毒(2019新型冠状病毒)——武汉肺炎 更新——新型冠狀病毒(2019新型冠狀病毒)——武漢肺炎

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:

January 28, 2020 – Councillor Karygiannis Requests for Removal of 14-Day EI Waiting Period

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.

January 27, 2020 – Councillor Requests for Matching Funds for Those Affected by Coronavirus – 詹嘉礼议员请求政府为受影响人士提供配对捐款发表声明

Request for Matching Funds for Those Affected by Statement by Jim Karygiannis

The Chinese Canadian community has begun raising funds to assist loved ones in China obtain preventative medical devices, such as face masks and surgical gloves, which, presently, are either prohibitively expensive or impossible, at any price, to obtain. They have asked me to help them in this effort.

January 26, 2020 – Update – Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – Wuhan Flu 更新——新型冠状病毒(2019新型冠状病毒)——武汉肺炎 更新——新型冠狀病毒(2019新型冠狀病毒)——武漢肺炎

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: