Ford to make an announcement as Ontario gradually reopens economy

Feb 24 2021, 2:16 pm

Premier Doug Ford is set to make an announcement on Wednesday afternoon, as Ontario gradually reopens the economy.

Ford will be joined by Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, and Ross Romano, Minister of Colleges and Universities, to make the announcement.

Long-term care has been one of the hardest hit sectors of the province with COVID-19 deaths the highest in congregate settings and those 80 years and older.

To date there have been over 21,000 COVID-19 cases in long-term care homes with 3,747 deaths.

There is currently an independent commission being conducted to investigate the treatment of residents in long-term care during the pandemic.

The press briefing will take place at 1 pm from Queen’s Park, which will follow a conference by General Rick Hillier, head of the province’s COVID-19 distribution task force at 10 am.

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