Waive EI waiting period for coronavirus patients: councillor

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Waive the EI wait for those under coronavirus quarantine, says a Toronto city councillor. In a letter sent Tuesday to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Councillor Jim Karygiannis calls on the federal government to waive the customary 14-day EI waiting period for those under medical quarantine due to the Wuhan coronavirus. The gesture would mirror a move by Ottawa during the 2003 SARS outbreak, where those unable to work while under quarantine could access Employment Insurance benefits immediately instead of waiting the usual two weeks.