Ford to make announcement alongside Minister of Health

Sep 28 2020, 1:00 pm

Premier Doug Ford is set to make an announcement with the Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliot on Monday.

Since last week, Ford has been releasing a different pillar each day of his Keeping Ontarians Safe: Preparing for Future Waves of COVID-19 plan

So far, he announced an investment of $1.07 billion for expanding coronavirus testing and case/contact management.

The premier also said the province would invest $70 million for the flu vaccine, urging everyone to get the shot. Subsequent announcements included a new plan for  asymptomatic testing to occur in pharmacies across the province.

The pillars of the COVID-19 plan include quickly identifying, managing and preventing outbreaks; accelerating efforts to reduce health service backlogs; preparing for surges in COVID-19 cases; recruiting, retaining, training, and supporting healthcare workers, and also continuing to engage families and caregivers.

As of Sunday, the province continued to report high numbers across the region with 491 new coronavirus cases. It was the highest number of new cases since May.

The province reported more than 400 new cases several times over the last week.

The press briefing will take place at 1 pm from Queen’s Park.

DH Toronto StaffDH Toronto Staff

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