DAY 21 - The COVID-19 Daily Podcast with Dave Trafford
The COIVD-19 Daily Podcast
This is DAY 21 of the COVID-19 pandemic.
3 weeks ago, March 10th, Canada had 96 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Today, at the time of this recording, Canada has nearly 82 hundred cases.
More than half of all Canadian cases to date are in the province of Quebec/
Here’s what you need to know on Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Business is putting the common good ahead of the bottom line. Industries across Canada are stepping up to help fight the COVID-19 outbreak.
Non-medical industries are retooling to manufacture made in Canada medical supplies.
The help can’t come soon enough. Quebec’s premier says the province could run out of key medical supplies in 3 to 7 days
Ontario Premier Doug Ford extends state of emergency for another two weeks
Food industry 'decimated' as consumers abandon restaurants, report finds
Air Canada to temporarily lay off 16,500 staff
Lines of urns in Wuhan prompt questions about the veracity of China's COVID-19 death toll
Moscow orders partial lockdown as coronavirus cases in the capital pass 1,000 mark
US President Donald Trump says US in good shape to meet 'peak'
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is spending $2 billion to procure more diagnostic testing, ventilators, and personal protective equipment for front-line workers in the COVID-19 fight, with some supplies set to be ready within days.
Trudeau says a handful of companies are close to or have already signed contracts with the government to help boost the health sector’s stockpile of medical supplies.
Every sector of the economy has been staggered by the COVID-19 outbreak but there are questions and concerns that restaurants may not recover. David Lefebvre is a VP at Restaurants Canada. He tells BNN Bloomberg it’s nothing short of carnage.
Guests: Former advisor to Mcguinty and Lastman, Jim Warren, Deb Hutton, former senior advisor to two premiers and now a communications advisor, Writer, actor and business owner Jason Peat and Mike Bendixen, NEWSTALK 1010 Program Director.
Guest: Dan Riskin- Newstalk 1010 Science Correspondent.