Shomporko Desk:- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau opened his daily address on an optimistic note when referring to numbers out of British Columbia that indicated a flattening of the curve.
“We need you to continue to stay home,” Trudeau said on Saturday. “We need you to do everything you can to flatten the curve. Obviously there are sacrifices we are all making, but it is beginning to work.
He said “promising numbers out of British Columbia” showed that the measures were beginning to work but he added, “We need to keep it up.”
On Friday, Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, said it appeared physical distancing had started to slow the rate of growth of COVID-19 in the province by as much as half. She said it provided a “glimmer of hope” but she was anxious not to “overcall it.”
The prime minister also mentioned that as of noon Monday, boarding of domestic flights and trains will be denied to people showing any symptoms related to COVID-19. He said all Canadians are being asked to remain home as much as possible in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, but in particular those with symptoms of COVID-19 should not go out. Those symptoms include fever and cough.
It’s amazing’ — community rallies to help seniors, those in need: With their regular work had nearly dried up — like so many businesses during the COVID-19 crisis — the Men in Kilts have switched gears in Windsor and are making food bank deliveries and doing the grocery shopping for some of the city’s most vulnerable.
“We’re in the same dire straits as everyone else, but I think this is what everybody should be doing,” said local franchise owner Ben Snow.
On Friday, between the few regular jobs they’re still contracted to do, the company’s four workers in four trucks were making 60 door-to-door drop-offs for a downtown food bank, as well as doing the shopping for some desperate seniors.
“We’re focusing on people who don’t have any other means of help, people in dire need,” said Snow. At a time when “community” is needed more than ever, the head of the local United Way said individuals, companies and organizations in Windsor and Essex County are stepping up efforts to help.