Premier of Ontario, Ministers of Finance and Education to discuss coronavirus in Vaughan

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford is expected to speak about the province’s continued response to COVID-19 alongside Ministers of Finance and Education in Vaughan on Monday afternoon.

Ford, Education Minister Stephen Lecce and Finance Minister Rod Phillips will speak as asymptomatic testing at some schools has revealed dozens of cases and lockdowns imposed on Peel Region and Toronto come into their own. second week.

After committing so much to its school reopening plan released this summer, voluntary asymptomatic testing for COVID-19 has begun in parts of the province, with screening at an elementary school in Toronto’s Thorncliffe Park area, revealing 19 cases among students and staff.

The school remains open.

Meanwhile, lockdowns banning private gatherings, indoor and patio dining, indoor fitness activities, and nearly all in-person retail businesses in Peel and Toronto are now in effect. up for a week.

The Ford government has set aside $ 600 million to help affected businesses pay fixed costs such as property taxes or utility bills, and has also proposed legislation capping commission than food delivery apps. may charge 15%.

Announcement starts at 1 p.m.

CP24 and CP24.com will broadcast it live.

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