Coronavirus: 700,000 Canadians expected to apply for new COVID-19 benefits

Global News published this video item, entitled “Coronavirus: 700,000 Canadians expected to apply for new COVID-19 benefits” – below is their description.

As the pandemic drags on, more Canadians are applying for the new federal benefits aimed at easing the financial burden. The new benefits are now available and are a replacement for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) that was put in place earlier in the pandemic to help those impacted through job layoffs and other issues. Mike Le Couteur explains who qualifies for paid sick leave as well as the new caregiver benefit. For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: #GlobalNews #COVID19 #coronavirus

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Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

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The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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