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COVID-19: Here's the situation in the Sault today

Mandatory self-isolation for travellers returning to Canada imposed; Parks Canada suspend vehicle traffic in national parks, historic sites
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The federal government introduced the Canada Emergency Response Benefit Wednesday morning, which will provide $2,000 a month for the next four months for people who lose their income due to COVID-19. 

The new benefit replaces the COVID-19 benefits announced last week. 

Also on Wednesday, the federal government announced it's imposing a mandatory, 14-day self-isolation period for travellers returning to Canada, with fines and arrests for those who disobey the new quarantine measures.  

Parks Canada announced that it's closing its national parks and historic sites to vehicle traffic until further notice. 

The closure, brought on by ongoing COVID-19 concerns, goes into effect Wednesday. 

According to the most recent numbers from Algoma Public Health, 84 people have tested negative for COVID-19 in the Algoma District. 

Another 110 test results are pending. 

Only one person has tested positive for COVID-19 in the region to date. 

On Tuesday, SooToday reported that the city may redirect a $500,000 job creation fund to restaurants and other business impacted by COVID-19. 

There's also a photo gallery from Tuesday on what it's like to go shopping, social distancing style

In provincial news, Ontario reported 100 new cases of COVID-19 in the province Wednesday morning - the largest single-day spike in cases.

The total number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Ontario sits at 688 as of Wednesday morning. 

Wednesday also marked the province's ninth death due to COVID-19.      




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