Ontario COVID-19

Ontario state of emergency extended again, Doug Ford insists reopening is not ‘on hold’

Ontario state of emergency extended again, Doug Ford insists reopening is not ‘on hold’

Ontario’s state of emergency has been extended by 28 days, but Premier Doug Ford insists that does not mean the province’s reopening will necessarily be put “on hold” during that time. The state of emergency, approved by the legislature on Tuesday, will now be in effect until June 30 as …

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Ontario mulls collection of race-based coronavirus data; some argue it’s essential

Ontario mulls collection of race-based coronavirus data; some argue it’s essential

TORONTO — The importance of understanding the role race might play in the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted Ontario to look at regulatory changes to make collection of such data provincewide, the government said Tuesday. The province had granted some health units permission to begin collecting race-based data voluntarily and some …

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Hundreds of positive coronavirus tests weren’t reported to Ontario public health units

Hundreds of positive coronavirus tests weren’t reported to Ontario public health units

Hundreds of positive coronavirus tests weren’t reported to public health units in Ontario, meaning some people tested positive for COVID-19 and were never notified. Ontario Health, which has set up laboratories across the province for testing, acknowledged the error in a statement to Global News. “Hospital laboratories have been collaborating …

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Woodbridge long-term care home sends 18 to hospital during coronavirus outbreak – Toronto

Woodbridge long-term care home sends 18 to hospital during coronavirus outbreak - Toronto

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 31, 2020 4:16 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — York Region says 18 residents at a long-term care home battling a COVID-19 outbreak were sent to hospital …

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Ontario reports 326 new coronavirus cases, 19 deaths as total cases surpass 27,800

Ontario reports 326 new coronavirus cases, 19 deaths as total cases surpass 27,800

Ontario reported 326 new cases of novel coronavirus Sunday morning, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 27,859. Nineteen new deaths were also announced, bringing the total fatalities attributed to the virus in the province to 2,266. Over 21,800 cases are considered resolved, which makes up 78.3 …

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30-day limit on prescriptions in Ontario expected to end by July 1

30-day limit on prescriptions in Ontario expected to end by July 1

Ontarians who rely on prescription medication will hopefully see an onerous COVID-19 precaution lifted by the end of June. A 30-day limit on prescriptions was brought in by the Ontario government in the early days of the pandemic in an effort to prevent drug shortages. Spokespeople for Ontario’s seniors community …

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Coronavirus: Ontario extends hydro rate relief, announces support measures for retirement homes

Coronavirus: Ontario extends hydro rate relief, announces support measures for retirement homes

TORONTO — Ontario is extending its COVID-19 residential electricity rate relief for another five months, but the fixed price will be going up by nearly three cents per kilowatt hour. Premier Doug Ford’s office said Saturday that hydro rates will now be a flat 12.8 cents per kilowatt hour, regardless …

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Ontario to start allowing backcountry camping as coronavirus restrictions ease

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By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 30, 2020 11:31 am Updated May 30, 2020 11:34 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — Ontario will begin allowing campers to return to provincial parks on Monday. …

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Coronavirus: Ontario says drive-in movie theatres are clear to reopen on Sunday

Coronavirus: Ontario says drive-in movie theatres are clear to reopen on Sunday

Posted May 30, 2020 11:17 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — Ontario is giving drive-in movie theatres the clear to reopen. The province says existing outdoor big screens will allowed to resume business starting on …

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Ontario reports 323 new coronavirus cases, 17 deaths as total cases top 27,500

Ontario reports 323 new coronavirus cases, 17 deaths as total cases top 27,500

Posted May 30, 2020 10:42 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Ontario reported 323 new cases of novel coronavirus Saturday morning, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 27,533. Seventeen new deaths were also …

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