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Ontario government expected to announce province-wide COVID-19 lockdown ahead of Christmas

Home News Ontario government expected to announce province-wide COVID-19 lockdown ahead of Christmas

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.

Ford is scheduled to hold a news conference beginning at 1 p.m. ET at Queen’s Park. The premier’s office says he will be joined by the ministers of health and education, as well as the province’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. David Williams.

Sources told CBC News on Sunday that new measures will include a 28-day lockdown for all parts of the province south of Sudbury. The restrictions in these areas will look much as they did during Ontario’s initial shutdown in the spring, with only essential businesses remaining open. The specific list of closures and guidelines was still being fine tuned over the weekend, the sources said.

The measures come against a backdrop of modelling that forecasts that, under any scenario, Ontario could see up to 300 patients with cases of COVID-19 in intensive care units by the end of December, the sources said.

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Source: CBC News

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