Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on May 4 – fr

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Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on May 4 – fr


Here are the latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Tuesday:


Toronto police laid 221 charges related to emergency orders over the weekend

Toronto Police said they laid just over 220 charges related to alleged violations of provincial emergency orders over the past weekend.

The acting force chief provided an update on enforcement efforts in a tweet on Monday evening.

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James Ramer says the charges include criminal charges, but gave no further details.

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Toronto police laid 221 charges related to emergency orders over the weekend


TTC bus driver reportedly assaulted after asking passengers to wear masks

Officials say two people face charges after a TTC bus driver was allegedly assaulted on Sunday evening after asking passengers to wear masks.

Local 113 of the Amalgamated Transportation Union (ATU), which represents about 12,000 TTC workers, said the incident occurred around 7:15 p.m. on Flemington Park Road at Broadview and Torrens Avenues, just north of Cosburn Avenue.

Local 113 president Carlos Santos said a bus driver was assaulted after asking four passengers to wear masks while in the vehicle.

A Toronto Police spokesperson told Global News they were called to the scene for reporting an ongoing assault. The spokesperson said a bus driver had a “verbal argument” with two passengers and the passengers allegedly physically assaulted the driver and damaged the bus.

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Federal quarantine hotel in Toronto will not be completely closed after 13 staff test positive for COVID-19

Public health officials in Toronto have said they will not completely close a federal quarantine hotel for international travelers where more than a dozen staff have tested positive for COVID-19.

Thirteen staff at the Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport hotel tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

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Ontario government reveals virtual school option for 2021-2022, funding plan

As students in all Ontario school boards continue to learn online amid the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has released a funding plan for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year that will include the virtual learning option.

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“While we all want classroom learning to return this spring, we will not take risks with your child as we respond to the high rates of COVID-19 in the community,” the Minister of Education said Tuesday. from Ontario, Stephen Lecce.

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Ontario to provide $ 85.5 million for the “Student Resumption and Renewal Plan”

Ontario to provide $ 85.5 million for the “Student Resumption and Renewal Plan”


Group of active and retired police officers files constitutional challenge over Ontario’s COVID-19 rules

A group of active and retired police officers from multiple forces has launched a legal challenge to Ontario’s pandemic orders, alleging that rule enforcement forces officers to violate their oath to uphold the constitution.

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A constitutional challenge notice was filed late last month on behalf of 19 officers, including two Toronto officers who are currently under an internal police investigation for allegedly violating restrictions on social gatherings.

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Indoor events, communal meals with precautions now authorized under Ontario’s new LTC directive

The Ontario government has released a new guideline for long-term care homes in the province that will see COVID-19 restrictions relaxed after heavy vaccine use.

In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, officials said the province’s updated directive was made by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr David Williams.

“The update [directive] indicates that long-term care homes can now safely resume activities such as communal meals and indoor events and gatherings with precautions, ”the statement said.

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“Additionally, residents and their caregivers who are fully immunized may choose to have close physical contact beyond what is necessary for care and supervision, such as cuddling.

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Ontario outdoor recreation facilities to remain closed until cases drop: Minister

Ontario’s closure of outdoor recreational facilities will remain in place until cases of COVID-19 significantly decrease, the government said on Tuesday.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said the province currently has no timetable for reopening facilities such as tennis courts and golf courses.

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State of Business in the Greater Toronto Area

Ontario reported 2,791 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

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From these:

  • 931 were in Toronto
  • 653 were in Peel region
  • 275 were in York Region
  • 147 were in Durham region
  • 101 were in the Halton region


Ontario Reports 2,791 New COVID-19 Cases, Smallest Increase Since Early April

Ontario is reporting 2,791 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the smallest increase since April 1. The provincial total now stands at 476,692.

The death toll in the province rose to 8,143 as 25 more deaths were recorded.

The resolved cases increased by 3,323 from the previous day. The government said 33,740 tests had been processed in the past 24 hours.

At 8 p.m. on Monday, a total of 5,467,120 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered. This marks an increase of 88,871 vaccines over the past day. There are 378,085 people fully vaccinated with two doses.

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Variants of concern in Ontario

Officials have listed data for new VOCs (variants of concern) detected in the province, including B.1.1.7 (first detected in the UK), B.1.351 (first detected in Africa South) and P.1 (first detected in Brazil).

VOC B.1.1.7 is currently the dominant strain with 77,649 confirmed cases, an increase of 2,303 from the previous day. There were 309 confirmed cases of variant B.1.351, an increase of eight, and 971 cases of variant P.1, an increase of 51.


Cases, Deaths and Outbreaks in Ontario Long-Term Care Homes

According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, 3,760 deaths have been reported among residents and patients of long-term care homes across Ontario, which is unchanged. Eleven virus-related deaths in total have been reported among staff.

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There are currently 50 outbreaks in homes, which is unchanged from the previous day.

The ministry also said there are currently 60 active cases among long-term care residents and 175 active cases among staff – up four and five, respectively, on the last day.

– With files from the Canadian Press


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