OTTAWA, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) — More than 70 percent of Canadians said they will support or somewhat support new economic lockdown if the COVID-19 resurges, according to a survey issued by Canada’s Nanos Research on Tuesday.
The survey found that more than seven in 10 respondents indicated some level of support for closing all but essential businesses and asking exposed Canadians to self-isolate.
It also found 50 percent of respondents would support shutting down all but essential businesses, while another 23 percent would somewhat support it. Meanwhile, one in four Canadians registered some degree of opposition, with 13 percent opposing it and another 12 percent somewhat opposing it. Two percent said they were unsure.
The survey showed strong support for a return to in-person schooling this fall. Nearly 80 percent of Canadians said it’s important, or somewhat important, for provinces to find a way to open schools for in-person schooling this fall.
Forty-five percent of respondents said it’s important and another 33 percent said it is somewhat important. Meanwhile, 8 percent said it’s not important and another 11 percent said it is “somewhat not important.” Three percent of respondents are unsure.
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All Canadian provinces have announced plans for some form of in-person schooling this fall.
The survey also found that nearly 90 percent of Canadians support wearing masks in indoor public spaces. Seventy-two percent of respondents support this and another 15 percent somewhat support it. Just 8 percent opposed the measure and another 4 percent somewhat opposed it. Two percent said they were unsure.
Up to Monday, a total of 116,884 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Canada, including 8,945 deaths. Over the past week, an average of 40,665 people were tested daily, with 1 percent testing positive and an average of 461 cases were reported daily from across the country, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. Enditem
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