Toronto data suggests COVID-19 disproportionately impacting lower income residents and immigrants - Cantonese
TV - Fairchild TV Ontario - Toronto, 05/05/2020 - News, Cantonese
Translated Summary: No byline - The COVID-19 outbreak might be disproportionately impacting Torontonians living in low-income areas or with the highest proportion of recent immigrations, the city's medical officer of health Eileen de Villa said. In April, Toronto Public Health began analyzing race-based and socio-demographic data related to COVID-19. She said the preliminary findings suggest people in areas that have the highest proportion of lower income earners or areas that have the highest proportion of recent immigrants and high unemployment rates are experiencing higher rates of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
PRINT - Corriere Canadese - Toronto, 04/05/2020 - NEWS, Italian
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Summary Translation: No byline - Toronto Mayor John Tory says he hopes that the City will be able to follow the same timetable as the rest of the province with respect to relaunching the economy. Cautious optimism is the word, in his opinion. Tory said that a one-time tax to help pay the Toronto Transit Commission's financial losses could help, but he hopes that the other levels of government can present a financial platform to lend a hand to the municipalities after the pandemic.
Peel Police, community and friends get together for drive through birthday of Brampton teen - South Asian English
PRINT - MidWeek - Mississauga, 28/04/2020 - NEWS, p. 6
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Summary: No byline - A Brampton teen held a fundraiser for healthcare and other frontline workers and aims to raise $100,000. Mayor Patrick Brown, Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Peel Police supported the event. Fourteen-year-old Shreya was adamant on organizing a fundraiser to help local hospitals and non-profit organizations that have been working around the clock to serve people during a national crisis. A virtual birthday party was organized too, which saw over 2,000 people in attendance through Zoom and Facebook Live. The virtual get together was addressed by Mayor Brown, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, MPs Maninder Singh, Rameshwar Sangha, and Iqra Khalid, Associate Minister Prabhmeet Sarkaria, MPPs Deepak Anand, Gurratan Singh, and Sara Singh, Peel Police Board Chair Ron Chatha, provincial liberal leader Steven Del Duca, and Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon. The raised money will be donated to William Osler Healthcare Foundation, Trillium Health Foundation, Mississauga Food Bank, long term care homes and some other nonprofit organizations.
RADIO - Fairchild Radio FM 94.7 Cantonese Noon News - Calgary, 28/04/2020, Cantonese
Translated Summary: Phyllis Ho - Alberta Health Services is sending help to Millrise Seniors Village in Calgary to support the facility during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement released on Monday. Due to challenges in staffing levels at the facility over the past few days, AHS is directly involved in supporting residents and staff of Millrise Seniors Village to manage the COVID-19 outbreak on site. AHS said it took immediate action to improve staffing, outbreak control, and infection prevention and control measures. The health authority said that over the weekend, it sent about 20 staff to the facility to help deliver care. Ashley Homme, the general manager of Millrise Seniors Village, said the facility is more than open and transparent. A COVID-19 outbreak was initially declared at the site on April 15, according to AHS. AHS said that its action at Millrise came just days after it and the United Nurses of Alberta signed an agreement to ensure that Albertans in care homes would be supported during staffing shortages.