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Jukasa News Update – Monday, April 6, 2020


A new case of coronavirus on Six Nations was reported over the weekend – bringing the total number of cases on Six Nations to 8.
Six Nations Health Services says they were notified of the person’s illness on April 3.
The pseron has been in self-isolation since they began experiencing symptoms.
No word on if the case is related to contact with the other positive cases on the territory or if this is a new case coming into the community.
SNGR Elected Chief Mark Hill says the 8 patients are receiving the best care possible and is urging people to stay home and only go out if absolutely necessary.

Bars and lounges as well as Canadian Cannabis businesses will be able to access $40 billion dollars in new credit as part of COVID-19 financial relief.
The credit availability program is being run through the Business Development Bank of Canada.
Officials with the program say these and other financial changes Ottawa is making are unprecedented and says they’ve seen as many applications in one month that they usually see in a year.
Bars and lounges in the country have been some of the hardest hit businesses as they were first in the list of places shut down by health officials at the start of most provinces pandemic action plan.

Students across Ontario are set to begin learning online this week s school closures due to COVID-19 carry on through to May.
Teachers will be submitting work via online platforms and email to students.
The Ministry of Education says that while e-learning can’t replicate being in class, it can still benefit students to carry on with studies through the pandemic.
Boards across the province are making plans for students who may not have access to the internet or devices to access the lessons. Premier Doug Ford is expected to make an education announcement Monday afternoon.

Applications for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit are now open.
Anyone who is out of work or not getting paid because of COVID-19 can apply for the emergency funding.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the funding would take about 3 days to appear in people’s account after submitting the application.
Applications are being open to Canadians staggered by month of birth to avoid a rush on the system.

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