Stay at home orders extended

Ontario to get new AstraZeneca shipment, reserve doses for second shots

Ontario's stay-at-home orders and public health restrictions have been extended until June 2.

The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) has been vocal in their support for an extended stay-at-home order based on the current number of hospitalizations in the province, along with daily case counts.

Andrea Horwath, leader of the opposition at Queen's Park, said the extension of the stay-at-home order is the result of Ford ignoring the advice of health experts.

Under the order, stores providing essential goods remain open but are only permitted to sell grocery and pharmacy items.

The decision to keep outdoor sports shuttered contrasts with the opinion of health experts who stress these settings are safe.

The scientific director of Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table said this week that outdoor activities like golf, tennis and beach volleyball are low risk.

Dr. Peter Juni says that in some cases if physical distancing can not be maintained during the activity, people should wear masks.

Trudeau fired back at Ford's relentless attacks last week.

"We don't expect that there will be any, or perhaps just a few doses, that may expire", Health Minister Christine Elliott said.

Ford did say his goal is "to have the most normal a July and August as possible".

He has only made a total of four public appearances since April 16, two were at new conferences while in isolation and two were at question period.

Line 5 fight shows age of oil isn't over
It also says shutting down that line contravenes a 1977 treaty between the two countries. The State is arguing that its case belongs back in state court.

Ford also announced Thursday that youth between the ages of 12-17 will be eligible to book their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine as of May 31.

"At the same time, we want to see what is going to be the impact of our vaccination on our population at large".

The province says they will work with public health units to offer both doses of vaccine to youth aged 12 to 17 by the end of August, in collaboration with school boards and other partners.

"The federal government needs to protect us all from a fourth wave fueled by vaccine-resistant variants", Ford said. We must stay vigilant.

Meanwhile, Ontario passed another grim pandemic milestone on Thursday when the number of laboratory-confirmed cases of people with COVID-19 passed the 500,000 mark.

Thirty one more people have died. There are 1,632 people now hospitalized with COVID-19 across the province, including 776 in intensive care. The main issue right now is the load on our hospital system, ' said Dr. Williams. More details on Ontario's reopening plan will be provided at that time.

The health minister said the number of hospitalizations and patients in ICUs would have to go down and a backlog of surgeries would have to be worked through before the ban on outdoor sports could be lifted.

Ontario premier Doug Ford doubled down on his federal finger pointing on Thursday, accusing Justin Trudeau's government of "weak and porous" border policies that have allowed wealthy travellers to evade mandatory hotel quarantines by exploiting loopholes. The province ended in-person learning on April 19 as community transmission of the virus climbed.

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

Ontario reported another 2,759 cases of COVID-19 and 31 additional deaths linked to the virus this morning.

Related News:



Most liked

David Cameron to face MPs over Greensill lobbying
At the time he was lobbying ministers, Cameron said he had no sense that Greensill was in difficulty. Labour MP Angela Eagle claimed Mr Cameron's behaviour was "more like stalking than lobbying".

Covid: US relaxes mask guidance for fully vaccinated Americans
Walensky said immunocompromised individuals who are vaccinated should consult their doctors before they give up their masks. Test positivity rates are also at the lowest point since the pandemic began last March.

CDC Lifts Most Face Mask Rules, Cruise Regs Coming Next?
A person is considered fully vaccinated when two weeks following their last dose of a COVID-19 vaccine have elapsed. She said "If you are fully vaccinated you can start doing the things you stopped doing because of the pandemic".

Stay-at-home order extended to June 2
The province reported 2,759 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases since January, 2020 to 502,171. Ford says the extension is necessary due to the new, more contagious COVID-19 variants continuing to pose significant risks.

Indian COVID-19 variant found in 44 countries, Britain reports most cases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dubbed B.1.617 a "variant of interest" - a less urgent designation - last week. The WHO also said it does not identify viruses or variants with names of countries they are first reported from.

Indian Covid-19 variant found in 44 countries
The variant has already spread to more than 30 countries, according to the WHO. The Indian virus strains now remain under this classification.

Birthday Party Shooting in Colorado Leaves 7 Dead, Police Say
But he faces serious opposition from gun rights advocates including Republicans and some Democrats who cite the U.S. The incident was Colorado's worst mass shooting since a gunman killed 10 people at a Boulder supermarket March 22.

Clashes Between Palestinians, Israeli Police In Jerusalem Leave Many Injured
A new date will be set in the next 30 days. "That is what we have done and that is what we will continue to do", Netanyahu said. Israeli police take a Palestinian into custody during a protest at the Masjid al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem on Sunday.

Afghan school blast toll rises to 58, families bury victims
Arian's deputy Hamid Roshan told AFP that an investigation had begun into the explosion, adding that casualties included students. It happened in the Kabul district of Dasht-e-Barchi, where gunmen killed 16 people in a hospital maternity ward one year ago.

Mother and young daughter shot in New York's Times Square
The child is among three innocent bystanders to have been injured in the shooting on Saturday afternoon (Sunday morning AEST). The NYPD posted a video and a photo to Twitter of at least one person wanted in connection with the shooting.

Land rights case sparks new east Jerusalem clashes
Thousands protested afterwards, waving the green flags of Hamas and chanting pro-Hamas slogans before dispersing peacefully. Sunday night is "Laylat al-Qadr" or the "Night of Destiny", the most sacred in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

United Kingdom hits out at ‘unacceptable’ French threats to cut Jersey’s power
One boat was identified as a gendarme police vessel and the other a maritime administration patroller. The post-Brexit tensions over shared fishing grounds have been simmering in recent weeks.

China to suspend economic dialogue mechanism with Australia
AUD/USD came under fresh selling pressure on the above news, falling over 50-pips from near-daily highs of 0.7758 to hit fresh daily lows of 0.7702.

Active COVID-19 cases in St
Effective Friday, May 7, all students in kindergarten to grade 12 will move to online learning until Monday, May 25. These services include personal and wellness services, such as hair salons, barbers, or tattoo parlours.

Horse race bet with William Hill
How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.