COVID-19 in Ontario: Premier Doug Ford unveils plan to end remaining restrictions


In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces his government’s long-term, incremental plan to lift all COVID-19 restrictions. He is joined by Christine Elliott, Ontario’s minister of health, Kaleed Rasheed, the associate minister of digital government, and Dr. Kieran Moore, the province’s chief medical officer of health. The province’s plan calls for the gradual removal of all remaining public-health measures by March 2022, beginning on October 25, 2021, with the lifting of capacity limits in most indoor settings where proof of vaccination is required. The plan is contingent on key public-health indicators and trends, such hospitalization rates.

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