Ford to announce new restrictions tomorrow as COVID cases continue to climb

Brunilde Fioravanti
Апреля 7, 2021

He said the government will be "very clear tomorrow".

He said he would discuss the new measures "tomorrow" but reiterated he very much regretted shutting down restaurants.

Noting on Tuesday that the USA has reached a milestone of 150 million vaccinations since President Joe Biden entered office, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Biden will officially announce that by April 19 all adult Americans will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

A spokeswoman for Health Minister Christine Elliott said the shutdown was aimed at dealing with the third wave of the pandemic, but noted it takes time for the intended effects of the measures to be realized due to the incubation period of the virus.

But some public health leaders appeared to have lost patience with the province's approach.

"I hate doing that, but we're going to have further restrictions", stated the Premier today however as COVID-19 numbers and deaths continued climbing in Toronto, Peel and York Regions. "This variant is moving hour-by-hour, day-by-day so we have to move with it and be nimble and be quick and that's what we're doing", he said. "Vaccinate educators", he tweeted Monday.

The letter asks Williams to issue a province-wide stay-at-home order, close non-essential businesses (and be stricter about which businesses quality as "essential"), mandate staffing limits where possible, set strict capacity limits in open businesses, restrict people from travelling within Ontario, offer paid sick days to essential workers and move schools online in hard-hit areas.

Ontario will implement new COVID-19 restrictions targeting large employers and hot spots as a deadlier strain of coronavirus surges through Canada's most populous province.

But increasingly, experts in the health-care sector say essential workers who can not work from home and often can not self-isolate if they contract the illness should be prioritized for the shot.

ICU doctors have said numerous patients they're treating these days are essential workers who got infected in the workplace.

Ottawa Public Health has reported a dramatic rise in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations since the city first moved to the "Red-Control" level on March 19.

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