Coronavirus is a global pandemic as declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO), as many lives have been lost to the virus, and thousands still infected. Due to the rate at which the virus spreads, many countries have placed a total lockdown and the order has deeply affected both the economy and the citizens.
Due to that financial crisis faced by citizens, some countries has raised some package offer for their citizens in other to lift their spirit during the trying time.
Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has announced new financial measures to help Canadians affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Workers who lost their income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, people who are quarantined, caring for someone with COVID-19 and parents who have to stay home to take care of their kids will be given $2,000 a month for up to four months through the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).
The new system replaces the Emergency Care Benefit and the Emergency Support Benefit to streamline benefits for those whose qualify for Employment Insurance (EI) and those who don’t, after over a million people applied for the old program last week.
Trudeau said during a news conference;
“Families are worried about when they’ll get help. It can be hard to get through on the line, and that is frustrating.
“Public servants are working around the clock while dealing with unprecedented demand and all of the same personal stress everyone else is facing. They will get to your application.”
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