Sci-tech

Ontario shuts down for at least a month as ICU admissions jump

Ontario shuts down for at least a month as ICU admissions jump”

Supermarkets will have a capacity of 50 per cent, while all other retail businesses have a capacity of 25 per cent.

Some outdoor activities will be allowed such as golf, but team sports will not be permitted. "We are caring for people who have contracted COVID-19 at work, or who have followed all the rules and only gone out for groceries".

"So it's a complete shutdown of the entire province", said Ford. We are now fighting a new enemy.

Guests were required to be from the same household to sit at the same table; however, exceptions were made for people who live alone and those who need to visit with a caregiver.

Indoor and outdoor dining will no longer be permitted as of Saturday.

Take-out and delivery options will still be available.

Limiting capacity at weddings, funerals, and religious services, rites or ceremonies to 15% occupancy per room indoors, and to the number of individuals that can maintain two metres of physical distance outdoors. At least two-thirds of the province's public health units have already been under lockdown (grey zone) or control (red zone) restrictions.

"I'm asking everyone to only gather with your immediate households because, my friends, I want us to have a good summer and these steps the next four weeks are our best chance to save lives and to make sure this summer we can get things open and get back to our lives". "One thousand percent, it's the right decision", said Ford.

Ford says the province is facing a "very serious" situation and this is "a new pandemic" because of variants. "I know pulling the emergency brake will be hard on many people across the province, but we must try and prevent more people from getting infected and overwhelming our hospitals".

Health Minister Christine Elliott said the shutdown does not include a stay-at-home order, because last time there were tremendous ill effects on both children and adults. It will take effect at midnight. Residents are also being asked to limit trips outside of their home unless it's for essential reasons.

More news: 7 convicted in Hong Kong over 2019 pro-democracy protests

Earlier on Thursday, new modeling released by an expert panel advising the provincial government predicted that new cases of COVID-19 would double unless the government imposes a stay at home order.

"The current measures and framework are not working to contain the spread of this virus", reads the letter in part. He continued by stressing, "We need to close the gap between where we are today and where we will be with the millions of vaccines we are expecting".

When the stay-at-home order lifted, the Porcupine Health Unit moved to the orange - restrict level.

Ontario reported 2,557 new COVID cases Thursday.

As well, the province hit a record high on Wednesday for the number of COVID-19 patients in ICUs.

"We are in a desperate race against an extremely aggressive and more deadly virus". "The risk of death is 1.5 times higher".

The emergency lockdown also means stronger restrictions.

Keeping schools open is critical to the mental health and well-being of Ontario youth.

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy.

A new survey suggested Canadians navigating the complex patchwork of public health measures are likely to disregard them altogether and even ignore almost universal calls from public health officials and politicians to skip Easter gatherings this year.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


03 April 2021
Noah Green: Everything we know about the US Capitol attack suspect
Capitol to be flown at half-mast in honor of the slain officers, tweeted Drew Hammill, Pelosi's deputy chief of staff. National Guard troops who have guarded the building since then were seen mobilizing around the area of the incident.

03 April 2021
CDC Issues Guidance on Travel for Fully Vaccinated People
The agency cited "recent studies" of real-world evidence proving vaccines work outside of a clinical trial environment . They should stay home and quarantine for seven days after traveling, or 10 days if they don't get a test, the CDC says.

03 April 2021
Car rams Capitol barricade, injuring 2 officers; driver shot
The US Capitol complex was placed on lockdown after the shooting, and staffers were told they could not enter or exit buildings. The auto hit a barricade just outside the Senate, on a street that had recently been reopened after the January 6 insurrection.

03 April 2021
Officers hurt near US Capitol after being rammed by vehicle
That sequence of events aligns with what a senior congressional aide and a US Capitol Police source told CNN earlier Friday. Capitol Police tweeted just after 3 p.m. that it had cleared the "external security incident" at all U.S.

02 April 2021
Ontario's third wave of COVID-19 is 'killing faster and younger'
Premier Doug Ford has announced a province-wide shutdown due to a surge in COVID-19 cases and intensive care admissions. Premier Doug Ford has confirmed he will be pulling the emergency brake for all 34 public health units in the province.

01 April 2021
Gov. Cuomo signs bill legalizing recreational marijuana for adults in the state
Andrew Cuomo's desk to sign following the approval by both Houses, which he did on Wednesday, March 31, making the law official. John Lemondes Jr., a retired Army colonel who runs a farm not far from Syracuse, expressed concerns about workplace accidents.

01 April 2021
Derek Chauvin Told Witness George Floyd Was "Probably On Something"
Martin later said he was upset to see Chauvin on top of Floyd, and went up to another Black man on the sidewalk. One video played Wednesday showed Chauvin saying Floyd was "a sizable guy" and "probably on something".

01 April 2021
Southern California office building shooting kills 4, including child
The shooting killed several people, including a child, and injured another person before police shot the suspect, police said. Media reports said bodies could be seen on the building's second-floor walkway and in a courtyard.

01 April 2021
Video shows vicious attack of Asian American woman in NY
The 22-year-immigrant who graduated from New York University last year posted a photo of the envelope on Facebook that evening. She was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday after being treated for serious injuries, a hospital spokesperson said.

01 April 2021
Canada expects to start receiving Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines next month
None of the contaminated vaccine made it out of the plant, a federal official said. As of Wednesday, J&J had provided about 6.8 million doses, according to the U.S.