Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has revealed the details of the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) that is dedicated to those directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The benefit was announced on Wednesday, by Trudeau, via his official twitter handle, @JustinTrudeau.
According to Trudeau, the CERB will provide $2000 per month for the next four months to workers who have lost their income as a result of COVID-19.
“If you’ve lost your income as a result of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit will give you $2,000 a month for up to 4 months. If you’ve lost your job – whether you worked full time, on contract, or were self-employed – you qualify for the benefit,” he tweeted.
Continuing, he said: “If you lost income because you’re sick or quarantined, if you’re looking after someone who’s sick, or if you’re home taking care of the kids – you qualify. And if you’re still employed but not receiving income because of COVID-19 – you qualify too. We won’t leave anyone behind.”
The consistent message from Canada’s top doctor is that Canadians need to avoid all non-essential travel.
According to Clearwater Times, Health Minister Patty Hajdu said with disruption in air travel and border restrictions around the world, the safest thing for Canadians to do right now is stay home.
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