Your daily COVID-19 update: May 15

Welcome to our daily COVID-19 update. We’ll bring you the latest coronavirus news and stories about how Canadians are coping during these scary, uncertain times. 

 

What’s the government doing? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $470 million in emergency funding for Canada’s fisheries that don’t qualify for wage subsidies. 

 

The prime minister is expected to announce an extension today of the wage subsidy program, which is set to expire on June 6. 

 

What’s happening across Canada? With the May long weekend upon us, CTV News put together this breakdown of the guidelines in different provinces when it comes to whether you should flock to your cottage this weekend. Ontario Premier Doug Ford has asked residents to “hold off” on going to their cottages, as locals in cottage country are worried about influxes of city folk. Do as Dougie says, not as he does

 

On Thursday, British Columbia reopened trails and beaches in provincial parks, but public health officials urged residents to avoid traveling. 

 

In Alberta, hair salons, retail stores, daycares and museums have been permitted to reopen. 

 

Canada has now seen 5,472 deaths and 73,401 confirmed cases of the disease. 

Lift me up. We leave you today with this video of an American 10-year-old girl, who created a plastic curtain with arm holes on a door so she could hug her grandparents:

 

Stay safe.