April 23 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index rose on Thursday as oil prices recovered on hopes for production cuts, while some provinces prepared to ease shutdowns imposed to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
* At 9:33 a.m. ET (1333 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 70.95 points, or 0.5%, at 14,359.11.
* The energy sector climbed 3.2% as U.S. crude prices were up 20.2% a barrel, while Brent crude added 9.4%. (Reporting by Sagarika Jaisinghani in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni)