Canada to spend $730 million to fight virus

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Canada to spend $730 million to fight virus

(JAMAICA GLEANER) – Canada has announced $730 million in funding to help health-care workers cope with the increasing number of new cases and to help Canadian workers who are forced to isolate themselves.

The money will help buy masks and other supplies for health-care workers as well as funding research for a vaccine.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is also loosening restrictions on employment insurance payments for people who are off work due to illness by waiving the waiting period for benefits.

Trudeau says Canada has been fortunate so far.

Canada had 93 confirmed cases and one death as of Wednesday morning.

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