Ontario Planning New Province-Wide COVID-19 Restrictions

Remigio Civitarese
Dicembre 21, 2020

A late November Ipsos poll showed 72% supported a lockdown that included shutting all non-essential businesses to get COVID-19 under control.

The cumulative average incidence rate in the province is 1,049 cases per 100,000 people in Ontario. Without action, further case increases are inevitable, he said.

The province-wide lockdown will only last two weeks, from December 26 to January 9, although it will remain in effect for four weeks until January 23 in the most densely populated southern parts of the province, including the Toronto area and Ottawa.

"What was really very important in each jurisdiction...was to communicate the serious of this so that people did stay at home", Dr. "The starting level of cases for the lockdown is very important".

We're expecting to find out more information about a potential province-wide lockdown this afternoon.

"There is differences between Australia and France, but there are some consistencies as well", he said.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce sweeping new public health measures later today as the province tries to curb a climbing number of COVID-19 cases and increasing strain on hospitals.

This will mean the end of personal care services, dining at bars or restaurants and shopping in-person at retailers - pickup and delivery for both is still okay - and that private indoor gatherings will be completely forbidden, among other heavy-handed orders.

On Friday, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reported 58 new cases of COVID-19 in the region and the death of a Midland woman over the age of 80 whose case was linked to the active outbreak at Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland.

"We do need to have measures that will reduce people interacting with people that don't live in their household".

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