Ontario has declared a one-month stay-at-home order as it battles a surge of Covid-19 cases. In a statement, Ontario’s premier Doug Ford said, “The risks are greater and the stakes are higher.”
The B117 variant is responsible for new cases in Ontario, which has tripled in March. ICU admissions have increased at a rate faster than the province’s worst-case scenario modeling, said Ford. Earlier this week, Peel and Toronto announced they would close schools for two weeks as a precautionary measure.
Ford continued to reveal that the province plans for mobile vaccine teams to vaccinate teachers and factory warehouse workers starting as early as next week. The only silver lining, this comes more than a month earlier than expected.