Ontario extends stay-at-home order in Toronto, Peel, North Bay

20 Février, 2021, 06:11 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • 47 more COVID-19-related deaths reported in Ontario, 1,150 new cases

The stay-at-home order for Toronto, Peel Region and North Bay-Parry Sound has been officially extended until March 8 but restrictions will begin to ease in York Region next week.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says it was a hard but necessary decision to keep the areas under tight public health measures.

Top health officials in Toronto and Peel had called for the order to stay in place, saying loosening measures too soon would lead to more illness and death.

The government has been moving ahead with its economic reopening despite warnings it could set off a third wave of infections. "People in that region will pay the price in terms of an increased spike".

Even in the strictest level of the province's reopening framework, some businesses would be allowed to reopen with capacity limits.

Infectious residents are reporting significantly more contacts than a week ago.

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The government also announced that Lambton Public Health will move from the orange zone to the red zone "as a result worsening public health trends in the region over the past week". The Province also confirmed 1,456 resolved cases and 29 new cases of the COVID-19 variant that originated in the UK. A customer service desk will be made available to those who are unable to book an appointment through the online tool. He encouraged people to reach out to those they know in that age group to ensure they learn about vaccine opportunities.

"I want to assure the people of this great province that we are ready to get vaccines into as many arms as possible, we simply need the supply", said Ford.

Ontario was to receive close to 157,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine this week and said it expects weekly supply from the company to range between 173,000 and 186,000 doses through the end of March.

Phase One of the vaccine rollout focused on high-risk populations, including residents of long-term care homes, high-risk retirement homes and First Nations elder care homes.

Ontario reported 1,150 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and 47 more deaths from the virus.

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