Ontario’s top doctor says he would like the province to get well below 1,000 daily cases of COVID-19 before current restrictions lift. Dr. David Williams says the province is bending the COVID-19 pandemic curve, but the numbers are not low enough to lift the current stay-at-home order. Ontario has been under a stay-at-home under since early April, when the government declared a state of emergency to address surging rates of COVID-19. The health minister says the government is considering extending the current restrictions as experts advise the province to, “stay the course”.
Health Minister Says The Stay-At-Home Order Will Likely Be Extended:
Health Minister Christine Elliot says the province-wide stay at home order set to expire on May 20th will likely be extended. Elliot says daily COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations have declined slightly but remain far too high to ease restrictions. She says experts are currently advising the government to stay the course on the restrictions, and it will continue to monitor the numbers over the next week. Ontario declared another state of emergency and invoked the stay-at-home order in early April in response to the third wave of the pandemic.
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