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Premier Ford extends stay-at-home order to "at least" June 2, 2021

Premier Ford extends stay-at-home order to

"If the Ontario government wants to do more to restrict the volume of people coming into Ontario, we are more than happy to work with them on it", Trudeau said during a conference Friday. "We must stay the course as we continue to quickly vaccinate more Ontarians, including our children and youth".

"We still have a ways to get back down, we didn't get all the way out of the second wave before we went into the third wave".

Under the order, stores providing essential goods remain open but are only permitted to sell grocery and pharmacy items. "We must stay vigilant and continue to do what we're doing".

Neighbouring New Brunswick announced that it had two more cases of the blood clots for a total of four.

However, youths age 12 to 17 will be eligible to book a vaccine starting May 31, said Ford, along with their families.

Williams said the province will need to see a daily case count well below 1,000 because variants of concern at putting more pressure on the health care system.

Thanks to the collective efforts of Ontarians in following public health and workplace safety measures, the province continues to make considerable progress in the fight to control the third wave of COVID-19.

The province also administered over 130,000 vaccinations; just below its capacity of 150,000 per day.

"I just don't believe in a one-dose summer", Ford said. As of Wednesday, none of the aforementioned public health units are recording an Rt above 1 (0.82 in Toronto, 0.95 in Peel Region, and 0.96 in York Region). From May 5 to 12, the number of patients with COVID-related critical illness in intensive care has decreased from 877 to 776.

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"We're still at a point where the trajectory is on a downward slope, but it's still taking a while for the numbers to come down", said Dr. Thomas Tenkate, associate professor at the Ryerson School of Occupational and Public Health.

Ford, however, said recreational outdoor facilities would remain closed to limit mobility and other behaviour that could contribute to spread of the virus.

In an interview with Toronto television station CP24, the prime minister said Ottawa has reduced the number of worldwide flights and is open to working with the province to enact more restrictions.

Ford criticized the federal government for the lack of border restrictions saying "it's their job and they need to do it".

Ford also stressed that while he knows people are eager for some "sense of normalcy", COVID-19 variants of concern remain a risk to the province.

Reports earlier this week suggested the Ford government has yet to rule out a return to in-person learning in areas with low rates of COVID-19.

On Monday, Dr. Williams said he wants to see schools re-open before anything else, and "as soon as we can".

The province reported 2,759 new infections in its latest update - well below the more than 4,000 a day it was seeing when it last extended the order and added sweeping restrictions about a month ago.



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