Ontario Premier Doug Ford said that he will get a haircut in the province’s last reopening region, to personally thank the people for their patience.
On Monday, Ford said that the remaining two cities in Windsor-Essex that have not been able to move ahead to Stage 2, now have the go ahead.
On Tuesday, July 7, at 12:01 am, Leamington and Kingsville can enter the next reopening stage, which includes having people dine at patios, shopping at malls, and going to hair salons.
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Ford said that he will go to one of the two cities to have a haircut.
“Just one question. I’m coming down to pay you folks a visit. I’m in desperate need of a haircut, so let’s pick a barber somewhere,” the premier said. “I cannot wait to thank the people personally.”
He emphasized his gratitude to the people of Leamington and Kingsville for their patience and thanked the farmers and workers for their cooperation.
The farming regions had been hit hard by the virus but now outbreaks in the community are contained, transmission rates are low, and resources are in place for enhanced contact tracing.
This means on Tuesday, all of Ontario will be in Stage 2.
Toronto, Peel, and Windsor-Essex were the last regions to enter Stage 2.
To date, there has been a total of 35,948 confirmed cases in Ontario, with 31,426 resolved, and a total of 2,689 coronavirus deaths, according to the Province.