A lot of moms across Canada will be missing their hugs and kisses this Mother’s Day because of physical distancing rules and guidelines.
The COVID-19 pandemic will make this year’s celebration of mothers unlike any other for most people, but especially those in long-term care facilities, barred from any physical contact with family members.
Many moms will be receiving the traditional messages of love and gratitude by remote means, or from the other side of glass barriers.
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3:33Celebrating Mother’s Day under quarantine
Celebrating Mother’s Day under quarantine
Federal officials issued dire warnings yesterday about the dangers to long-term care residents if COVID-19 restrictions are lifted too quickly.
Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam noted that long-term care residents account for more than 80 per cent of deaths caused by the virus across the country, despite making up only one in five cases. And she said stricter measures “may have to be reinstated” if controls ease up too soon.
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1:22Coronavirus outbreak: Trudeau declines to say when federal supports for Canadians will end
Coronavirus outbreak: Trudeau declines to say when federal supports for Canadians will end
During his daily briefing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was “very worried” about residents of Montreal,