Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Jessica Singer

CAMPUS:
-John Yoo, dean of Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University, said the COVID-19 pandemic will have an enduring effect on the way medicine is taught. 

-A new Western study suggests that individuals facing homelessness, or individuals who have been recently housed, can be adversely affected by boredom, which can lead to mental health issues, potential drug use, or suicide. 

LOCAL AND NATIONAL:
-Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that $77-million in funding will be given to help food processors provide workers with personal protective equipment and adapt their plants and facilities to allow for proper physical distancing.

-Ontario announced new measures to support licensed restaurants, bars, and cideries amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
-In an effort to help hospitality sector workers and businesses impacted by the outbreak, the province of Ontario is permitting licensed restaurants and bars to sell spirits with a food order at a lower price, and they are also making it easier for cideries to sell directly to consumers. 

INTERNATIONAL:
-Britain has now surpassed Italy as the European nation with the highest official death toll from COVID-19.

WEATHER:
-Today, we’re expecting a high of 14 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds.
-On Thursday, expect a temperature of 12 degrees with mainly sunny skies and a chance of showers.
-Moving onto Friday, the temperature drops to 4 degrees with partly cloudy skies.