Ford to make COVID-19 announcement this afternoon

Oct 29 2020, 6:13 am

Premier Doug Ford will be providing his daily announcement on Thursday afternoon outside of the GTA as Ontario continues to report high COVID-19 cases.

Ford will be joined by Vic Fedeli, the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade, to make an announcement in Barrie.

The Chief Medical Officer of Health and Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health are also providing a separate update on Thursday, scheduled at 3 pm.

On Sunday, Ontario saw a record-breaking 1,042 new COVID-19 cases, surpassing Saturday’s record for the highest case count since the pandemic made its way.

At that time, Saturday broke the record for most cases with 978.

On Wednesday, the Ontario government announced they will be providing up to $1.05 billion in funding to build or fix projects in long-term care, education, and municipalities.

The daily press briefing will take place at 1:00 pm.

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