Ford to make COVID-19 announcement amid rising cases in Ontario

Nov 17 2020, 6:07 am

Premier Doug Ford is set to give an announcement on Tuesday afternoon amid COVID-19 surge, and after saying he will not hesitate to “lock things down” before the holiday season.

On Monday, Ford said there is “nothing more important other than the health and safety of the people if we continue to see the spike go up, I look at the health and safety over anything else.”

“We’ll always have other celebrations, we’ll always have other Christmases, but if the numbers continue to spike I won’t hesitate in a heartbeat to lock things down.”

Cases in Ontario have been high in November with Monday’s 1,487, Sunday’s 1,248Saturday’s 1,581, and Friday’s 1,396.

The provincial health officials are also projecting that the province could see up to 6,500 COVID-19 cases a day by mid-December.

Ford will be joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions – Ministry of Health, and Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, to make the announcement.

It will take place at 1 pm from Queen’s Park.

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