Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Long-Term Care to discuss coronavirus restrictions – .

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Long-Term Care to discuss coronavirus restrictions – .


Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Long-Term Care Minister Rod Phillips will make an announcement in Toronto Thursday afternoon, a day before the province enters the third stage of its summer coronavirus reopening plan .

Starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday, indoor catering, fitness and cinema activities resume, along with a series of capacity increases in other public areas.

The seven-day moving average of new COVID-19 cases in Ontario has fallen to less than four percent of the province’s record number of cases set in mid-April, due to a lengthy lockdown and vaccination campaign which has now covered 79 percent. percent of people 12 years of age and over with at least one dose.

Yesterday, the Ministry of Long-Term Care announced it will no longer require fully vaccinated visitors and staff who do not have symptoms to take a COVID-19 test before entering a facility.

From Friday, the number of visitors allowed to enter a facility at any time will also increase.

Nearly 4,000 residents and staff of the long-term care system have died from COVID-19 since March 2020.

Phillips and Ford will speak at approximately 1 p.m.

CP24.com will broadcast the announcement live.

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