WHAT TO KNOW
Global COVID-19 cases have reached 7,544,701, up from 7,394,905 at 3:30 p.m. yesterday. Canada now reports 97,472 cases, up from 97,060 cases of COVID-19 yesterday. Ontario reports 31,544 cases, up from 31,341 cases yesterday.
The growth rate of new cases in the province is now under 1%, with 203 (0.6%) new cases reported since yesterday. Of the province’s total cases, 25,885 have been resolved (82.1%) and there have been 2,487 deaths (7.9%). The province has now completed 924,680 tests and reports 16,359 tests are currently under investigation. More information here.
The City of Toronto has shared a breakdown by postal code of all COVID-19 cases here.
A province-by-province breakdown of Canada’s COVID-19 case count can be found here.
Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, announced that the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association (OBIAA), the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA), Communitech, Invest Ottawa and the Toronto Region Board of Trade will receive a combined $50 million Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) investment through FedDev Ontario. The Government of Ontario is contributing an additional $7.65 million to support this project.
Recovery Activation Program (RAP):
The Toronto Region Board of Trade will provide intensive training for over 1,000 small- and medium-sized enterprises to digitize their operations. This support will be provided to businesses from across Ontario, with at least half of participating firms to be located outside of the Greater Toronto Area. With assistance from an extensive network of chambers of commerce, industry associations and program delivery partners, RAP will include training in areas such as supply chain management, IT and customer acquisition. With more than 13,500 members and strategic partnerships, the Toronto Region Board of Trade is one of the largest chambers of commerce in North America, driving economic growth and competitiveness through advocacy, resource sharing and business supports.
Canada will host the Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the Ottawa Group on World Trade Organization Reform on June 15, 2020.
As the world faces the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19, countries are working together to find ways to keep people safe while supporting businesses, workers, and their families.
The virtual meeting of the Ottawa Group will build on the progress made by Canada and like-minded countries over the past few months, ensuring trade stays open and predictable to give people stability at this uncertain time. More information here.
Today, Infrastructure and Communities Minister Catherine McKenna announced that Ontario has received more than $816 million through the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) for the 2020–21 fiscal year to fund its most pressing infrastructure needs. More information here.
Today, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation and Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation, released comprehensive safety guidance for public transit agencies as the province reopens and more people return to work. This guidance, developed in consultation with health and transit officials, provides transit agencies with the information they need to help protect employees and passengers during the COVID-19 outbreak. More information here.
In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government announced the gradual resumption of visits to long-term care homes, retirement homes, and other residential care settings. Family and friends will be allowed access to these settings beginning June 18, 2020. More information here.
The Ontario government has appointed Cathy Fooks as Ontario’s new Patient Ombudsman to help improve the quality of care and supports people receive in hospitals, long-term care homes and in their own homes through home and community care. More information here.
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*Brazil’s COVID data is unreliable. More information here.