People are being told to self-isolate at home during the pandemic and the possibility of being evicted must be prevented, Horgan said. Annual rent increases are now frozen during the state of emergency and landlords are now prevented from accessing rental units without the consent of the tenant (for showings or routine maintenance), except in "exceptional cases where it is needed to protect health and safety or to prevent undue damage to the unit", the province stated in a press release .
As of Wednesday morning, New York City had recorded 192 deaths - almost 100 more than any other county or state in the country. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says he will take sole charge of the country's battle against Covid-19, warning the outbreak may get much worse.
Outbreaks at a growing number of long-term care homes in the Lower Mainland have led to COVID-19 diagnoses for 55 health-care workers to date. British Columbia is offering tenants some of the strongest protections in Canada in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by freezing rents, prohibiting evictions except in extreme circumstances, and offering subsidies to those in need.
The treatment of coronavirus through antimalaria drugs is still under investigation. "The demand for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine , a related compound, have jumped after US President Donald Trump said that these salts were effective in treating Covid-19".
Finance Minister Rod Phillips says COVID-19 is an extraordinary threat to the health and economy of Ontario and it demands an extraordinary response. It also includes $10 billion to support people and businesses through tax and other deferrals to improve their cash flow, protect jobs and household budgets.
Ms Mistry added: "My handsome, kind-hearted 21 year old niece has passed away from Covid-19". In an appeal to take preventative action, Ms Middleton's aunt Emily Mistry described how her niece "had no underlying health issues". "Speaking from personal experience this so-called virus has taken the life of my 21-year-old daughter". She said the family had been "shattered beyond belief" by the death.