COVID-19 roundup for Tuesday, May 12 – the one for the money, two for the show edition

New Brunswick – There were once again no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the province today.  Briefings are now held Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The latest updates and information on confirmed COVID-19 cases and laboratory testing in New Brunswick are available online.

Information on public health recovery phases, measures and guidelines is available online.

A self-assessment will help you determine if you should be tested for COVID-19.

Up-to-date information about COVID-19 is available online.

From outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced a one-time payments aimed at helping seniors.

Those receiving the Old Age Security (OAS) benefit will receive an additional one time $300 payment, and those who receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) will receive an additional $200, making a total of a one-time $500 support.

“This means that across the country, almost 7 million seniors will get help that they need,” said Trudeau.

Trudeau also reminded Canadians of the additional $20 million investment in the New Horizons senior program the feds made a few weeks ago.

Those who are already registered for the OAS and GIS will automatically receive the additional payments.

For details on COVID-19 in Canada, application portals for various funding, and information on programs available, go to www.canada.ca

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