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Canada and the 10 provinces have agreed to boost the pay of essential workers, such as those working in seniors’ residences where many coronavirus cases have occurred, prime minister Justin Trudeau said.
Trudeau told a briefing that Ottawa would contribute $4bn CAD, which he said represented 75% percent of the total cost.
London’s Notting Hill Carnival, held annually over a long weekend in late August, has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers announced.
They said in a statement:
After lengthy consultations with our strategic partners and our advisory council, the board has taken the decision that this year’s carnival will not take place on the streets of Notting Hill as it has done for over 50 years.
This has not been an easy decision to make, but the reality of the Covid-19 pandemic and the way in which it has unfolded means that this is the only safe option.