Additional COVID-19 restrictions coming for Ontario

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With strong public health measures in place for four weeks along with over 100,000 vaccine doses given per day, the province could see around 10,000 daily cases by late June. It will now be in place for at least six weeks, until May 20.

Ford also called on the federal government to step up their efforts on limiting air travel in and out of the country, pointing to the more than 36,000 people who pass through Toronto's Pearson International Airport on a weekly basis.

"We were expecting the shipments to come in, but unfortunately we never ended up getting them", Ford said.

Ottawa police will question Ontario-bound travellers while Gatineau police are expected to screen those bound for Quebec, which has also announced interprovincial border control measures.

All non-essential construction will also be shut down.

"Travel to and from work has been a major contributor to the spread of this deadly virus".

Police will have the authority to stop cars and people in the street to ask why they are not home and ask for their address.

Brown noted that while the gap has narrowed, people at the lowest risk were still receiving more vaccines than those at the highest risk.

Solicitor General Sylvia Jones says, "It is imperative that everyone limit their trips outside of the home to permitted purposes only, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, medical appointments, outdoor exercise, or for work that can not be done remotely".

Inspectors will also visit law offices, accounting firms, warehouses and other locations to ensure that only essential workers are present in the building. "I can not stress this enough, it is imperative that everyone limit their trips outside of the home for permitted purposes only".

"We, as a group, are not saying don't take a walk around and get some exercise", Ford said, but he added that there needed to be measures that target large groups of people who meet in public parks without social distancing.

"For our employers and employees, take note". It said enforcement will be a last resort.

The third state of emergency was declared in Ontario April 7. "We need to focus on those who are deliberating putting others at risk by ignoring the stay-at-home order". Private schools operating this week must transition to remote learning by April 15.

Ontario reported a pandemic high of 4,736 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

If strong new measures aren't implemented, Ontario's dire situation could "persist through the summer", warned Dr. Stieni Brown, co-chair of the province's science advisory table, before the premier's news conference on Friday.

Other public health units that reported case numbers in the triple digits today include Ottawa, Simcoe-Muskoka, Middlesex-London, Hamilton, Halton Region, and Niagara Region.

After a spike in cases, on Wednesday Grey-Bruce asked all residents to consider themselves carriers and to stay home for 48 hours for 48 hours, while Windsor-Essex saw a jump in cases Thursday almost bringing the daily report into triple digits. The health unit expects they are all the United Kingdom (B.1.1.7) strain.

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