Ontario declares second provincial emergency on Covid-19 spike

Coronavirus Canada Updates Ontario has declared a 28-day state of emergency over COVID-19

Coronavirus Canada Updates Ontario has declared a 28-day state of emergency over COVID-19

Across Canada more than 44,000 long-term care residents and 19,500 staff have contracted COVID-19.

A new shipment of COVID-19 vaccines has arrived in Ottawa.

You have traveled to the United Kingdom, or have come into contact with someone who recently traveled to the United Kingdom, please go get tested immediately (even if you have no symptoms). But another 41 people had died in the province since Monday and 138 more were admitted to hospital because of COVID-19.

The Ontario government has issued a stay-at-home order for the province beginning on January 14 and has declared a second state of emergency for the province. We need people to only go out only for essential trips to pick up groceries or go to medical appointments.

Ontarians caught violating the stay-at-home order could face a fine and prosecution, including up to a year of jail time. Elsewhere, in-person classes will be subject to new rules, including masking for Grades 1 to 3 and the requirement to wear masks outdoors, as well as increased screening protocols.

Intel CEO Bob Swan to Step Down in February
Intel Corporation CEO Bob Swan speaks outside the Fab 42 microprocessor manufacturing site in Chandler, Ariz., on October 2, 2020. Gelsinger has been the CEO of Dell-owned VMware since 2012.

Child-care centres for kids not yet in school will remain open, however.

Non-essential retail stores will be required to close by 8 p.m., and there will be additional restrictions on non-essential construction. The restricted hours of operation do not apply to stores that ‎primarily sell food, pharmacies, gas stations, convenience stores, and restaurants ‎for takeout or delivery.‎.

In response to a reporter's question about whether the stay-at-home order was enforceable, Ford emphasized the order is not the same as a curfew.

Ford also pledged an enforcement blitz on big box stores during this next period to ensure they are adhering to public health rules, such as capacity and crowd-wearing.

"Three of our cases we don't have a travel history", said Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario's associate chief medical officer of health.

Federal government secures another 20M COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer
Meanwhile, the border between Canada and the United States will remain closed to non-essential travel for another month. Canada's vaccine rollout to date lags behind that of other major Western nations, according to Our World in Data .

Ahmed says he is anxious when he hears people are not taking the virus seriously. This order and other new and existing public health restrictions are aimed at limiting people's mobility and reducing the number of daily contacts with those outside an immediate household.

Ontario reported 2,903 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, including eight new cases of a variant from the United Kingdom.

They also say 40 per cent of the province's nursing homes are experiencing outbreaks of the virus.

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board has allowed more than 10,000 claims related to COVID-19, most in the health sector, but just 60 across all sections of construction industry and a few hundred across all aspects of manufacturing.

In addition to defying pleas to implement paid sick days from public health experts and ignoring the long-term care crisis, Ford's decision to keep the legislature in recess has paused debate on bills that aim to provide support through this crisis.

Les premiers vaccins de Moderna sont arrivés en Belgique — Coronavirus
Mais une chose est primordiale, les vaccins doivent se révéler sûrs et efficaces dans les essais de phase III à grande échelle. En Europe, les vaccins seront stockés et centralisés dans un centre, mais son emplacement exact ne sera pas divulgué.

Latest News