Ontario’s reopening plan may be enough to quell a potential fourth wave in the fall thanks to the 21-day intervals between stages and the focus on vaccinations, public health experts say, but not including a framework for opening schools may be problematic. “There’s a lot of positive here in terms
The city’s top doctor says Toronto residents need to do everything possible to “prevent history from repeating itself” when it comes to transmission of emerging COVID-19 variants. At a news conference at city hall on Monday, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s medical officer of health, said the B.1.617 variant, which
The head of Ontario’s science advisory table says that authorities were too late in introducing measures to prevent the B.1.1.7 variant from spreading in Canada and must not repeat that mistake again. Dr. Peter Juni made the comment to CP24 during an interview on Thursday afternoon. He conceded that officials
Extending strict public health measures in Toronto now could help to prevent another lockdown right before patio season begins in Toronto, Mayor John Tory said Wednesday. Speaking at a news conference at city hall on Wednesday afternoon, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa said she is asking
TORONTO – Refocusing Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout to prioritize long-term care residents would prevent a projected 115 deaths and hundreds more cases, a new report says. The brief published Thursday from experts advising the government on COVID-19 predicts that administering a first dose to all long-term care residents by Jan.
Anita Balakrishnan, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:29PM EST TORONTO – Just days after the discovery of a large party in one of its rental properties, Airbnb says it has a plan to curb New Year’s Eve parties this year while Canada works to slow the spread
The Ford government has launched a task force to reform and regulate the towing industry after several years of arsons, shootings and at least one murder connected to ongoing corruption. The announcement comes after two major police probes into criminal activity in the industry, one of which involved a Toronto
Jean-Benoit Legault, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, June 3, 2020 3:07PM EDT MONTREAL – Hydroxychloroquine is not effective in preventing the development of COVID-19 in people exposed to the novel coronavirus, a new study involving Canadian researchers concludes. The results are published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.
One of Toronto’s most popular parks is officially off limits to the public as the city takes rather drastic action to reduce the spread of COVID-19 during the annual cherry blossom season. The city has closed off all entrances to High Park effective today as it seeks to discourage people
Phil Tsekouras, CP24.com Published Friday, April 10, 2020 2:33PM EDT Last Updated Friday, April 10, 2020 2:55PM EDT The Ontario government has issued an emergency order which prevents closed child care operators across the province from charging parents fees. The news comes after some families reported that daycares were charging